Meanwhile, Rick, T-Dog, Daryl and Carol are outside the prison gates and are talking about using the vehicles. They call for Glenn and Maggie at the guard tower, who look like they were relieving some stress. Axel and Oscar walk out from the prison, much to the crew’s shock. The duo plead their case to Rick: “You gotta understand, we can’t live in that place for another minute with the blood and brains,” Axel explains. Rick stands his ground and says to either live in the cell block or leave the prison, as part of their deal. Oscar disagrees and states “they are no better pricks than the ones that shot up our boys. These were good guys who had our backs….I may not be a saint but were not like them.” Oscar and Axel accept that they have done things that have landed them in prison but felt they paid their dues to society. Rick looks at Daryl. Daryl shakes his head, indicating no. Daryl locks them back in. But T-Dog suggests that they should give the two prisoners a chance.“You want to go back to sleep with one eye open?” Rick said to T-Dog. T-Dog said it wouldn’t be any different then the way he sleeps now. Daryl throws in his two cents: “I grew up with guys like this…they are degenerate but not psychos. Let them take their chances on the road just like we did”. Rick tells the crew his first arrest about a 19-year-old male who stabbed his girlfriend. Rick explained that the boy was so "emotionally distraught" that the jury believed his sincerity and acquitted his case due to insufficient evidence. Two weeks later, the boy shot another girl. So Rick learning to trust the prisoners are as likely to happen as pigs flying.
|Glenn, Daryl and Rick running to the rescue|
|Andrea and the Governor having a talk|
|Faced with an unspeakable decision|
Jane's Notes: Okay...um.....wow......where do I even BEGIN to start on this? I've thinking in my head on how I was going to present this but even Chris Hardwick of "The Talking Dead" seemed shook up by the episode. Media everywhere covered about how it had to probably be one of the most heartbreaking episodes in the whole series. Okay, so now that we have that out of the way, let's break it down with some commentary;
Let's talk about Andrea now. I think I need to ask others whether or not Andrea would have sessytimes with the Governor, which is partly why I think she wants to stay. There is a lot of safety and comfort in Woodsbury but also, she needs to be reminded that Michonne could've easil let her go but had saved her butt for 8 months straight so the fact that Andrea begins to question Michonne makes me go;
Now about T-Dogg...I was NOT expecting that! I think all of California heard me cry "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" as I literally had my hands on my head. T-Dogg was always a good guy and if he was to be killed off, he was killed off as heroic as his character was. He knew he wasn't going to last after being bit and probably didn't want to suffer anymore so he used his final minutes to save Carol (who has grown on me). I heart T-Dogg ALOT and am sad to see him get killed off :(
Now onto Lori...oh dear, where to begin. I really have no words so I'll let my tweet speak for itself;
The group has had it's share of losses throughout the whole series from Andrea's sister to Hershel's wife. But Lori and T-Dog have been there since the first season so to see them killed off in ONE episode was a major blow of epic porportions to the group.
So what do you think will happen to the group now?
I (personally) predict that Rick is going to absolutely lose his damn mind. I think it's time for Hershel, although injured, to step up and take over Rick's position of leadership, at least for awhile. The group has been shook up before but I think with Lori's death, it's going to shake it to the core to the point that I think either the group will take on a new leader, possibly welcome the prisoners and/or even go as far as to disban. It's a good thing that Rick still has Daryl, Hershel and Glenn because they have made it so far and provide a good foundation for the group's backbone. Maggie won't leave Glenn and her family, Beth won't leave Hershel and Carol will lean on Daryl. They have all come to rely on one another...but Rick? Not sure at this point how deep his core of leadership will be shocked to the point where he'll pull a Shane and just become erratic. Hopefully, Rick will realize he still has his kids to live for and will stay united with the group...also, does anyone think that the baby will end up being Shane and looking like him?
(Keep in mind, I've never read the comic so my predictions are solely based on the TV show)
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