ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 22, 2015 – This week’s episode, “Try,” will have you “screaming” at your TV, or so we are promised. To help you join the fun, I have placed in quotations some of the more popular sayings emerging from “The Walking Dead” this season.
Not sure about you, but Noah’s gruesome departure left this Walker-Watcher feeling a bit beat up. Last week’s show “Spend” was a tough one, and it set us up for this week starting with that “Crazy Padre” Father Gabriel’s crazed warning to Deanna.
Doesn’t he realize that without the Survivors, as I have come to call them, he would be one of the walkers? Of course he doesn’t. God would have protected him.
But with the padre’s warning comes a healthy dose of Deanna’s grief for her son, Aidan, who became zombie lunch. Will she believe that Glenn, who had that run-in with Aidan in episode 513, tried to save him, or will she believe that “Rat Bastard” Nicholas’ liar version of events that we know is coming?
This next episode may, in some way, belongs to Abraham and Eugene.
They have some unfinished business as a result of Eugene’s admitting he is just a guy, not THE guy. Glenn’s story of Noah’s death, Eugene’s courage in saving Tara and his refusal to leave despite the coward Nicholas’ threatening him may open the door to reconciliation.
Tara was badly injured in the zombie attack following Aidan’s bombing disaster; however, this sneak peek has Rosita, now on the medical detail, letting us know that she is probably going to be OK.
Michonne wants Alexandria to work, and there is a surprise or two waiting as Rick confronts “Porch Dick Pete,” who has been abusing his wife, Jessie, and son.
And then we also have Carl and Enid, last left in the romantic rotting tree.
Then we have “W” carved in the foreheads of walkers (remember CDN chatter Soul Train’s prediction that the rovers terrorizing survivors are actually from Alexandria). Sasha has slipped and was spending a lot of time in the watchtower before disappearing.
Daryl’s alliance with Aaron and Eric needs to play out, and we know Daryl is once again mobile with a new bike (see how that came about below).
Tonight is the last episode before the season 5 finale on March 29, when we can expect an expanded show – 90 minutes long. Michael Cudlitz, who plays our favorite ginger, Abraham, says that finale will piss us fans off … leading to plenty of shouts of ‘Mother D–K.”
But for now we have episode 515 – Try to join us at 8 pm for a repeat of episode 514-Spend and keep on watching and chatting right through The Talking Dead – with special guest Chandler Rigg, on his first Talking Dead appearance, along with Emmy Award-winning sci-fi producer Gale Anne Hurd and actress, and huge TWD fan, Yvette Nicole Brown.