I think I tend to agree with Ganesha33 the most. Lori did irritate me - a LOT a LOT a LOT! - but this season she was coming into her element (they all were) and I was starting to appreciate her.
I knew about the comics but don't expect them to follow it to a "T" so this did shock me. I was equally shocked - then relieved, then worried again - that the baby was alive and not a zombie. When I saw the blood that's where I thought they were going. I say worried again because I see little chance of that baby surviving, so we are just going to have to watch her die a different way.
I hadn't even considered that maybe Carl didn't really shoot his Mom. Sure, plausible... but I doubt it. He has grown into a shockingly adaptable and - gasp - respectable character this season. I was pissed at Maggie though. If Lori said "It can't be Rick" about who kills her, why the hell did she think it was okay to let Carl do it?!?!?! You think Lori would have said "my estranged husband can't do it, but sure, my 12 year old son can - no damage at ALL there.". SMH
Did Lori just die from the blood loss? I don't really get it - dying from C-Section, even in those circumstances, isn't the norm. Maybe Carol finds her? I don't think Carol is dead (to the commenter who asked why everyone keeps saying that, it was because when Rick and Darryl went back looking for them, they found her scarf, but not her).
Rick brought actual tears to my eyes at the end. So did Carl, actually.
I am a mom, and I don't honestly know if I COULD have the same universal "save the baby" mentality Lori did this time, not knowing A) if it was alive, B) if it was a zombie, and C) its chances of survival, especially without me and breastmilk. Interesting angle.
I can't wait to see someone push Rick's buttons now, especially since in reality, this all comes down on his shoulders. It was all caused by the guy he threw out in a way he would not have done 8 months ago. Lori and T Dog are dead as a result of those actions. Fantastic character development.
CMA awards for today.
They didn't take the *settlement offer*. The settlement only came about because of the lawsuit and would have stopped the lawsuit if taken. Since it was not taken, the suit proceeds.
This was, in my opinion, a "turn-around" episode.
Had been getting bored but it's starting to get GOOD!
A little explanation on Rosalee - the actress who plays her is on maternity leave so she can't be in much this season, therefore they are using her family's illness as a reason for her to be away.
I wouldn't mind a bit more Monroe WITH Hank and Nick. I definitely like having Hank in the loop but miss Monroe.
This was neat but a little more slow. They DEFINITELY need to find a way to let Grams convey the info to Juliet again. Maybe it will sink in to her skull that Grams knew WAY too much (someone brought a cat to you, etc.) and she'll go back. That was too specific to be a guess! Maybe she'll remember something about the Grimm conversation - who knows?
and I was SO glad to see her do the right thing. I think she can honor her father and still be revengey :)
I don't think Padma is up to evil. I think that's a red herring. Nolan believed Ems. He's just being strategic. Padma doesn't know he's on to her, so he can get more info that way.
Next week shows Daniel asking Ems about what it would have been like if they'd stuck it out. Maybe Ems will be the one to prevent a takeover of Nolcorp (btw the 49% from her could be controlling if they have already invested other %ages to total more than 51%).
Emily is going to have Aiden's HEAD for basically handing Nolcorp over on a silver platter (FYI even if the stocks were sold, it was probably SO much $ she can live off of the interest).
I don't think Aiden is up to evil though, I think it is long game. AND, I bet he is betting on Daniel to be manipulat-able, which I think he is. Maybe Daniel will do a different thing that Aiden suggests - owning the company was just the carrot.
Heartbreaking talk in the car "I can't believe she didn't recognize me." Ems: "I can't imagine.". :(
I can't help but think Kara knows it's her. But then again, people can change a LOT over time so who knows. I didn't think Fauxmanda would forgive until she realized her own failings - I seduced him even when you loved him (she knew he was her lifelong childhood love) and it was unfair all around. And Ems' motives, while not selfless, were understandable and a little sad. I think they have a neat potential here, and I was SO glad to see her do the right thing. I think she can honor her father and still be revengey :)
I don't think Padma is up to evil. I think that's a red herring.
The whole episode did throw me off as I think about it, because I guess I just assumed the confrontation would be w/the governor, not inmates. We wait longer :)
But I can already tell this will be one HELL of a great season. Wow.
The scene with Rick and Laurie - I don't known if Rick was trying to be an a-hole, but the part where she puts it out there about hoping they were talking about them as a couple, and him putting his arm on her - getting her hopes up like that - and then saying "gee, thanks for what you did for the group." and walking away - that was ice f***ing cold. No matter who it is! My husband and I both were howling at that one. Unless they did some calculations they haven't revealed to us viewers yet that show the baby is not his, you'd think he'd still have SOME compassion about it. The extra gesture before hand is what made it so cold. I don't really like her much at ALL but she's starting to prove valuable (Hershel CPR and something else, can't recall what) and that did seem unnecessarily cold for anyone in the group/one of your own.
I would like to see T Dog get some more lines. Come on already.
I freaking love Carol this season. Talk about a 180! I loved her "even better" line last ep when Darryl said "I'll go first". I love that she's taking on this responsibility and is just so - different. Nervous about what might come out of that walker's stomach though now thanks to Laurie's fear last episode. Hopefully it's already starved so much it cannot harm Carol.
I get why he let the skinny black guy die - he ran, and if he's not accounted for, he's a threat. The big black guy showed some signs of honor. There was a lot of "looking into eyes" to discern trust during those times.
I knew the prison leader guy was going to die, Rick even gave Darryl the signal, but I did NOT expect the machete. I did kind of expect Rick to do it himself, as that is more his style, but holy crap!
I laughed out loud when you typed this is not going to end well in the review, as we uttered that out loud at least six times during the episode, that time definitely being one of them.
I absolutely, positively cannot believe I am going to say this. But. This is now *two* episodes in a row where I not only didn't hate Carl, I actually - gasp - liked him. Notice when all the sh** was going on when Hershel gasped coming to life, everyone else was frantically worried but Carl was there with his pistol cooly trained right at Hershel's head. He was the only one being sensible. He's come a long way. He has generally followed instructions w/o issue, and the one time he didn't he seemed to have a decent assessment of what he could and could not do, and it was for a really good reason.
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