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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.


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.


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.


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 E05

5 Nov


On last week’s episode of The Walking Dead, Negan escaped. We don’t know for sure who is responsible, or if they will later regret the good deed, because in my travels I have learned that no good deed goes unpunished. There is trouble brewing between our protagonists, and that is bad news. A divided team is easily conquered Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S10 E04

28 Oct


The good folks of Alexandria are scared. They have every right to be, but poor Negan gets the worst of it. Did we ever think we would feel sorry for Negan? On this episode of The Walking Dead, Hilltop deals with safety issues, while Judith imparts some wise wisdom on Michonne. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” Season Finale

1 Apr


On this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” winter is coming, and the communities are dealing with the recent slaughter of their loved ones. Will Carol ever accept Lydia? Will the people of the Kingdom make it safely across Alpha’s borders? Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On “The Walking Dead” S09 E11

25 Feb


Holy Silence of the Lambs! You have to be desperate or just plain crazy to wear the skin of the dead…but on this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” Alpha wants her daughter returned to her. Did Daryl just give Alpha the wrong answer? Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S08 E09

26 Feb


This season of “The Walking Dead” left us mentally and emotionally drained. The scripts and cast members were both top notch, but the losses were hard to take. We now know that Chandler Riggs’ character, Carl, was bitten and in the Walking Dead universe, there’s no antidote for a zombie bite. Team Rick is hiding in the sewers, and King Ezekiel has been captured, but how will we say goodbye to Carl Grimes? Find out after the jump Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S08 E04

13 Nov


Holy Hell in a hand basket! It’s never a good idea to do a victory dance before the battle is done. On this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” Carol is trapped behind enemy lines, King Ezekiel and his soldiers are under attack, and Morgan is AWOL! We need a miracle, and Carol might need to bake a shitload of cookies to get out of this mess. Meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S08 E04

6 Nov


Every war is fought because of agendas: more territory, more food and water, natural resources, greed. It really doesn’t matter what side you are on. War sucks for the innocents…like baby Gracie, Judith, and Shiva. Walkers may be the disease, but they’re not responsible for the load of crap raining down on both Team Rick and Team Negan. On this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” the people of Hilltop, Kingdom and Alexandria deal with consequences. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” S08 E02

30 Oct


A face from the past shows up just as Team Rick, the Kingdom, and the Hilltop are preparing for a second battle on this episode of “The Walking Dead” Will this bode well for Rick? Why didn’t Rick kill that rascally Negan when he had the chance? Meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “The Walking Dead” Bury Me Here

13 Mar


On last week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” Rick and Michonne went on a honeymoon and Jadis said “Yes”, but things are about to go wrong back at the Kingdom. What will it take for Morgan to fight? Continue reading