This group of people are speaking Spanish, proving that while AMC may discriminate, walkers do not. Do you think people of different ethnic backgrounds taste differently to the walkers?
We like the Latin flava.
Despite being outnumbered by walkers, and despite the bridge people being relatively helpless, Daryl takes out like 19 walkers with no problems whatsoever. Merle also takes out a couple walkers with his gun, but, ever the gentleman, then threatens the baby’s dad and starts to raid their car.
Daryl points his crossbow right at Merle’s fat head until he backs off. Daryl tells the people to vamanos. I’m relieved because I am kind of over the revolving door of cast members. Merle, however, is less than impressed. According to Merle, the bridge people were “rude” — yeah, the way they were trying to protect themselves and a small baby from that herd of walkers was real bush league. Also those people “owed him” and what the hell is all this Rickette scout kumbaya bullshit about? Daryl notes a lot of Merle’s pent up hostility is coming from the whole being tied to a roof/having to cut off his own hand business, so he suggests Merle build a bridge and get over it.
Merle says Rick might be Daryl’s new BFF (some serious jealousy here — the apocalypse is a psychologist’s dream) and we learn they were planning to rob the camp blind before the whole roof/hand thing went down. Daryl said that was only in the planning stages, so he is exonerated from any wrongdoing. He also tells Merle he lost his hand cause he’s a simple-minded piece of shit. For some reason that proclamation causes Merle to tear Daryl’s shirt, revealing some scars I assume are from their equally simple-minded dad. Merle seems surprised that Daryl has scars, and we learn Merle had to leave Casa Dixon because he couldn’t take their abusive dad. I take all of this to mean Daryl became dad’s punching bag after Merle left. Not sure how the two hooked back up, but Daryl clearly has some abandonment issues over all of this (told you, psychologist’s dream).
Merle says he sure cannot go back to the prison because he almost killed Michonne, who in case you hadn’t noticed is black (thank you, Merle, for constantly pointing that out) and “the Chinese kid.” Daryl says he’s Korean. Equal opportunity apocalypse.
I am finding the Dixon plotline to be far more engrossing than the daily goings-on at Shawshank/East Berlin. And as for Rick and Lori…well I couldn’t possibly care less. It’s been a long time since I’ve cared for a lead character so little.
Yes, I am referring to you.
Herhsel attempts to counsel Glenn, saying he still trusts Glenn but this rage is going to get his ass killed. Well, someone’s got to step up, and with Daryl gone and Rick riding the crazy train, Glenn is automatically heir to the Rickette throne. As Glenn takes off (I am unsure as to where he’s going — E. Berlin?), Hersh catches a glimpse of Rick wandering through some weeds like a whack-a-doodle-doo. In other words, exactly what one wants to see one’s beloved leader doing when one’s group is in serious need of a confidence boost.