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Gilbert Speaks on The Walking Dead S11 E02

30 Aug

The war between Maggie and Negan! Who will be the last one standing? I have my economy size bottle of Tums ready for tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead.

Acheron Part 2

Acheron is separated into three separate stories in this episode. Maggie, abandoned by an angry Negan, is outnumbered by railroad walkers, while her comrades search a train. Negan lies when they ask, “Where’s Maggie?” Why the others didn’t go looking for her, I don’t know, but they sure don’t have the loyalty that Daryl has for Dog. Apparently, Daryl and Dog have found an underground tunnel with lots of telling graffiti. Daryl finds a ton of money with messages written on the bills. Dog finds a hobo walker before taking off, with Daryl hot on his trail.

The Commonwealth

Back at the Commonwealth, Eugene is worried about Ezekiel. He is missing. Yumiko is worried about her brother and wants to speak to the manager. The manager is surprised how much Yumiko knows about the Commonwealth just from observation. Yumiko was a lawyer, and she knows what questions to ask her interrogators. It worked. They offered her a cup of coffee. Princess asks to use the bathroom and is thrilled to learn that they have toilet paper. When Princess and Yumiko don’t return, Eugene begins to panic.

Negan

While Maggie’s team moves through the train, they hear morse code. It’s an SOS. Maggie is alive, and she is really pissed off. Maggie has to decide if Negan lives or dies, but they are interrupted by Gage who is trapped outside of the train. Maggie leaves the kid to die. Gage commits suicide rather than become a walker snack. I know we’re supposed to believe that Maggie is a great leader, but I haven’t been impressed with her leadership skills, yet. Maggie does tell us a story of when she and Hershel found an old man. It turns out this man was a serial killer before the apocalypse. There are much worse things than walkers out in the world, and Maggie admits to the others that she lost some of her humanity when she discovered what the man had in his house.

Conclusion and Spoilers

After walker Gage (Jackson Pace) and his band of railway walkers break into the car, Maggie and the others are outnumbered until Daryl comes to the rescue in his famous kick ass fashion. Love the hand grenade!

Poor Eugene is all alone, and he is a mess. He doesn’t know where his friends are. They could be dead. He faces the interrogators again and is told that they are being processed. Eugene talks about his radio chats with Stephanie. Josh McDermitt did an amazing job tonight with his character, Eugene. I think this is the first time we have ever witnessed Eugene under the bright and unblinking light of a true confession. Eugene admits to his captors what a loser he is, and that he doesn’t want to lose his friends

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Look, no one is ever going to forget how Glenn died. That said, I think Negan has proven to us that there is a good side to him. He is trying to do the right thing and I still say it is all because of Judith. Maggie is a survivor, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a good leader. When civilization circles the drain, it will take team work to survive, and that means trusting your enemy. Will Maggie ever trust Negan? Let’s wait and see…but for now…Team Eugene has been welcomed into the Commonwealth as citizens with Eugene meeting Stephanie for the first time. I like this guy Mercer (Michael James Shaw). Let’s home he doesn’t turn out to be a dick.

Team Maggie doesn’t fare too well. They head over to a supply depot and run into the Reapers.

Gilbert Speaks on The Walking Dead S10E20

22 Mar

 

In case you are wondering if you missed my recap of E19 of The Walking Dead, One More…you did not. I just didn’t like the episode enough to write about it. I did not like last night’s episode either, and I am wondering if TWD universe is just throwing episodes out there until they premier the eleventh and final season. Let’s hope that I am wrong.

Splinter

This week, we get to concentrate on one of my favorite characters, Princess (Paola Lazaro). Princess, Ezekiel, Eugene, and Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) have been captured by the apocalyptic stormtroopers and are now separated and locked inside train boxcars.

What we do learn in this episode is that Princess hates small, dark places. She was abused as a child and has many a battle scar from her childhood. She has also grown close to her new friends even though she just met Team Ezekiel. She was hit pretty hard during the scuffle with the stormtroopers and may be suffering from a concussion because the rest of the episode has her talking to Yumiko through a crack in the boxcar. Princess is able to rip off a piece of rotted wood, but it earns her a splinter which we learn has something to do with the maltreatment and neglect she suffered as a child.

Stormtroopers

We are given no hint on who these Stormtroopers are, or what they want from Team Ezekiel. When they drag Princess out of her boxcar, the questions they ask make her suspicious. She only wants to know if Yumiko is okay, and if they are taking care of her injuries. She also pleads for them to take the splinter from her finger, but if we thought that they were decent people, that brutal slap to Princess shows us differently.

Princess

Paola Lazaro really made this episode worth watching. Her Princess was both brave and frightened. Princess had survived severe childhood abuse and neglect, but she had learned to deal with the abuse and fear by using tools such as repeating the names all the states to keep calm.

All through the episode, Princess displays her survivor abilities when she sneaks in and out of her boxcar via a broken plank to chat with Eugene (Josh McDermitt), who was locked up in the next boxcar. Princess may have been afraid of the Stormtroopers, and she may have wanted to run away…but she was loyal to her new friends. Princess refused to leave her friends, even when Ezekiel climbed down into her boxcar… not even when Ezekiel knocks out the Stormtrooper who delivered her lunch.

Conclusion and Spoiler

Nothing is as it seems. Princess is suffering from a mental breakdown, and the Stormtrooper that brought lunch was attacked by Princess. Ezekiel (Khary Payton) was a figment of her fear and imagination as was the broken plank. Our little Princess was hallucinating her conversation with Eugene, and Ezekiel.

***Embargoed for Dalton*** Paola Lázaro as Juanita ‘Princess’ Sanchez, Soldier Cameron Scott Roberts – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 20 – Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC

Who are these people who hold Princess and the others captive? Why the ridiculous outfits? Are they connected to the woman that spoke to Eugene? I don’t know, but Princess does get to see her friends alive before a cloth bag is pulled over her head. I definitely liked this episode better than last week’s.

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S10 E06

11 Nov

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Negan and the Whisperers! What could possibly go wrong with this situation? I still trust Negan to do the right thing, but in this episode of The Walking Dead, Carol and Daryl go on a mission and Siddig plays Sherlock Holmes. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S09 E12

4 Mar

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On this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” Lydia is back with Mother Dearest, who is suspicious of her daughter’s loyalty. Michonne must make a decision about sending a delegation to the Kingdom. Will her conversations with Negan help with this decision? Will Eugene’s chart help Gabe and Rosita’s baby dilemma? Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S09 E02

15 Oct

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On this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” everyone has to work together to restore the route for communications and trade…but before Team Rick fixes the bridge, they might want to work on that bridge to friendship Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S08 Finale

16 Apr

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While Walker Simon guards the gate, Eugene turns 100% traitor. Father Gabe will need to do more than pray to save his friends. Dwight has sent the wrong message, and now, Team Rick is walking into a trap. I don’t know what’s going to happen on tonight’s finale, but “The Walking Dead” is the only show that can keep my mind off a president that launches missiles as a distraction to cover up an affair. Meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S08 E15

9 Apr

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Aaron is still searching for allies, while Daryl and Rosita confront an old friend. But that leaves us with two big questions, “How much does Negan know about Dwight and, what happens to Simon? Meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “The Walking Dead” S08 E11

12 Mar

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On last week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” Jadis got the full treatment from Simon, and now she’s all alone with her trash art. Aaron and Enid were kicked out by the Oceanside amazons, and Negan learns about Carl’s death. The war is on, but things don’t look good for Team Daryl. What’s in the swamp? Find out after the jump Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S08 E08

11 Dec

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In the world of “The Walking Dead” you should never count your enemy, or cockroaches, as easily conquered. On this mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead” Negan proves that just like the pesky roach that can withstand the devastation of an atomic bomb, he will not die easily. It’s rumored that we lose someone important tonight. Who will it be? Meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S08 E07

4 Dec

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With Rick a prisoner of the Queen of Trash, Negan is frantic to protect the Sanctuary. Dwight tries to convince Eugene to choose a side, and we are one episode away from the mid-season hiatus. I have so many questions, but will I like the answers? Find out after the jump Continue reading