“Name’s Phil. With an ‘i’.”
Welcome to another installment of TWD! I somehow managed to tear myself away during the most riveting hour of the Oscar telecast to watch last night. What the heck is the difference between sound editing and sound mixing? Even the winners, who moonlight as co-presidents of the Lucius Malfoy Fan Club, looked exactly alike! I was disgusted that the Academy didn’t bother to stop patting itself on its collective back for 5 minutes to acknowledge the many people who were killed/injured WHILE AT A SHOWING OF THE BIGGEST FILMS OF THE YEAR. Truly shameful. **Stepping off soapbox…**
(If you should’ve learned anything about me by now, it’s that I get off topic easily.) Without further adieu… I totally forgot about the Ghost Lori soap opera until the “previously on…” segment. Selective amnesia. I come down with that a lot, mainly when someone asks me about my romantic history, so I’m very familiar with the signs and symptoms. We last left the Rickettes in the wake of Gov’s rampage. Dude went apeshit and sent in an old van filled with walkers (and a mysterious chickadee in combat gear) to attack our band of merry men. We also saw the return of Daryl and Merle, and the unceremonious dumping of Tyrese and friends from the show…the latter of which was unusual because normally all characters, backstories, and and plot lines are thoroughly fleshed out.
Post attack, the crew’s holed up in Shawshank. Merle’s locked up in a cell but that doesn’t stop him from putting in his 2 cents. I must admit he seems to be the voice of reason here. The Rickettes are not taking the Gov’s threats seriously, and are acting like he’s just your average Tom-Cruise-yelling-at-Matt-Lauer bag of nuts, when Merle and the rest of us know he’s practically surpassed Mel-Gibson’s-voicemails/DUI levels of cray.
Merle says Gov’s for sure got guys on the road, and rightfully points out they should have gotten the hell out of there last night while Gov. was most likely regrouping. The zombie truck through the fence shenangigan was simply a calling card. Listen, Merle may be a douche to the 19th power (though it’s no secret I’ve been hoping he’ll redeem himself), but he is the ONLY one with inside info on Gov/STD, so I suggest the Rickettes start taking his advice. Ignoring him for the sake of being stubborn or holding a grudge is going to get people killed.
Maggie says this is all Merle’s fault, he started it, I know you are but what am I, I’m rubber you’re glue, and so forth. Rick, meanwhile, is still acting dazed and confused. Hershel says Rick’s losing his grip on reality, and as he strides away rather than deal with the situation at hand, Hershel screams at him to get his ghost-humpin’ ask BACK HERE.
YOU. SHALL. NOT. PASS.