‘Twas the bes…actually ’twas really just the worst of fucking times.
Greeting, friends! Last time: Andrea became the temporary mayor of East Berlin (or Woodbury, same diff), Rick continued to lose his mind, Daryl defected. Sorry so brief, Deadheads, but we have MUCH to discuss, so I’mma get right to it….
We open on Rick watching Michonne from binoculars when suddenly…oh for crying out loud. If you thought something interesting might happen — Michonne suddenly sharing her life story, or Tyrese informing Rick his crew’s staying — well, you’re wrong. Once again, Lori’s ghost appears. Alert commenter Dashley mentioned last week that this was straight out of a daytime soap. As an avid fan of Passions and DOOL (that’s Days of Our Lives to the uninitiated) through high school/college, I speak with authority when I say this observation was spot on. The only difference being the absence of public domain high-tension soap music, and the fact that the Rickettes are often out-acted by their daytime counterparts. Rick certainly speaks in the requisite soap raspy voice, but needs to work on his signature look. Signature soap looks convey every emotion possible: boredom, terror, amusement, confusion, sadness, surprise, you get the idea.
Grimes ain’t got nothin’ on me.
Lori is looking very old-Hollywood glam in these visions — she’s gone from emulating Olive Oyl to emulating Veronica Lake — which should be Rick’s first clue he’s nuts. Ghost Lori was standing at her own grave or something (really who cares about the specifics), but when Rick gets there, she’s suddenly gone. He continues to have some type of vertigo-like episode. Between that and his damaged vocal cords, all the more reason to see consult an ENT when the apocalypse ends…
Now Ghost Lori is standing beyond the prison fence by some type of water tower. For a while I’m unsure whether this is Sarah Wayne Callies because Ghost Lori appears to weigh more than 9 lbs. Also I liked this plot better when it was called “when I saw The Sixth Sense in theaters.”
[Things that make you go 'hmmmm' -- “The Sixth Sense” was released in 1999!]
Sorry, between the soaps and Sixth Sense, I’ve really gotten off topic. Finally Rick reaches her and it is, in fact, Sarah WC. We get to see her closely as she touches Rick with her manhands.
“It’s an eyelash. Make a wish!”
Pardon me, but why the fuck are these two are acting like this is the reunion from the final scene of fucking Titanic? May I remind everyone that Lori slept with Rick’s BFF, tried to conceal a pregnancy, and overall these two couldn’t barely tolerate one another in real life. Their relationship was completely toxic. So sorry, writers/producers, for not feeling especially moved by any of this.
It’s worth noting Michonne has been watching Rick make out with Ghost Lori AKA the air, and unless you’re a 12 year old practicing your moves for the weekly YMCA dance, this ain’t normal.