WASHINGTON, November 16, 2014 – Walking Dead fans consumed by Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) rejoice as episode 506 is all about our fearless dynamic duo Carol and Daryl. A show teasers say that the show will feature only a small portion of the cast – five actors – and only one female – Carol.
That alone tells us we are going to learn how Carol ended up being wheeled on a gurney into Grady Hospital, leaving viewers on the edge of the cliff at the end of episode 4. But then what we expect is often not what we get on The Walking Dead.
They left a lot of questions dangling including what happened after Carol and Daryl started chasing the car with the cross, how did Carol get hurt. Who is with Daryl who shows up alone back at the church? My money is still on Noah
The buzz is the show is about a rescue mission which might be Carol and Daryl’s quest to find Beth, who Daryl must feel some personal guilt over losing, though when Carol asks he tells her Beth is tough and a survivor. Like Carol and Daryl. Also remember, Carol had a close relationship with Beth (Emily Kinney) and the two girls, Mika And Lizzie Samuels who we last saw in The Grove after Lizzie kills Mika and almost kills Judith in a bit of zombie-land sociopathy.
But tonight’s journey is about Carol and Daryl. A reminder that Carol was not there when the prison fell at the hands of the Governor, having been banished by Rick for killing and burning Karen, Tyreese’s girlfriend. So there will be some catch up and flash backs there, which may account for the “burning” scene in last weeks end of show sneak peak.
It reminds us of Carol’s past as we worry about her future.
It is obviously a child that Daryl is carrying and the end of the video show that they are not in the country as the camera pans up on a tall structures that looks like it might be an apartment building of some type with the plastic garbage can blind and industrial ac unit.
Theories abound as to how Carol ends up a Grady. Carol got caught in a fight, there was a car accident (teasers say two car accident’s tonight), she is faking in order to “get inside” and find Beth.
In this week’s sneak peak, Daryl is explaining to Carol how they became separated from the group and Beth was lost.
Last weeks episode, Self Help, left us dizzy with two very sad peeks into lives of characters that were integral, yet filled with mystery – like what is with the mullet and why is Abraham so intense, angry that he makes Rick (Andrew Lincoln) look kind and gentle.
So we learned about the horrific end of Abraham’s (Michael Cudlitz) family, brutalized and raped by survivors.
We also discover that Eugene’s (Josh McDermitt) claim to being the “one” that can save the world is false. With little survival skill, Eugene felt the lie would keep him alive as those that are stronger would fight to protect him. And that Eugene gave Abraham’s life purpose after he failed to protect his family.
Do we really blame Eugene or Abraham for being who they are?
Tonights episode is being promised to be one filled with “high stakes” as the group heads out on a rescue mission in a place they have not been to before.
And we still don’t know who is in the woods behind Daryl. And where is Carl and Judith. They don’t seem to be with the short bus group? Or the group left behind at the church. I must have missed something. But then that is easy to do on The Walking Dead.
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