Andrea: “If only we had some Cab.”
Michonne: “Girl’s Night.”
We are building up to the season finale and all the pieces have to be in place. This episode helped to move those pieces but I didn’t find it very enjoyable. Sometimes I almost dread starting to watch this show but I review it so I kind of have to. By the end of each episode I’m glad that I watched but I was a little less glad with this one. I sometimes get tired of evil winning which is a particular reality for this show and I’m plenty tired of the Governor. Do we really need any more evidence that he is a bad guy and really should be put down? How many missed chances to kill him are we going to have to sit through? It looks like torturing Andrea will be final proof of his evil and I am really not happy about that proposition. What a tired cliche in a line of tired cliches.
On the other hand I was very happy to see Milton finally grow a pair. He isn’t a very good liar but he has finally gotten to the point that he doesn’t care. He understands that the Governor has just become a bully - a stupid, twisted, vengeful bully. He was scared when the Governor found out that he had talked to Andrea and told her about the Michonne deal. What was really wonderful was that he wasn’t scared when the Governor found out that he had burned the ‘biters’. He lied straight to his face and then didn’t care when it was obvious that the Governor didn’t believe him. I really hope that Milton has something else up his sleeve.
Tyreese and his group obviously have a place in this whole mess. There is a lot of history that seems to be a result of Donna’s hero worship of Tyreese because he saved her life. Tyreese and Allen have been at each other before it seems and I don’t know why we would find this out if it wasn’t going to have some significance. I also didn’t realize that Sasha was Tyreese’s sister. I guess I wasn’t paying attention. Tyreese is smart and I don’t think he believes the Governor but he is trying to protect his little group. I hope that they were not just brought on to get killed off in the inevitable battle that is coming.
I’m worried that next week will just be the same kind of episode, only at the prison. I really don’t want to spend an episode having them all decide to give up Michonne or deciding not to but basically arguing about it for an hour. And I’m pretty sure the season finale is going to be a huge killing fest and I’m starting to make bets about who is going to make it and who isn’t. I think Carl and Rick are going to make it for sure, and I would give odds on Glenn and Maggie, Daryl and Michonne. All other bets are off, but I will say that if Andrea dies a martyr’s death I’m going to be pissed. Anyone else have some guesses out there?
Bits and Pieces
Collecting all the guns in the town and then driving away with them and all the men who can fight leaves the town very vulnerable.
Tyreese is a terrible shot. That can’t bode well for him.
Of course, Milton is right if you kill the Governor you will just get Martinez, but I don’t really get Martinez. He seemed pretty human talking to Daryl. Would he really be as bad?
It was creepy watching the Governor talk to Tyreese and his group about the ‘biters’. He knows exactly what to say to give people just enough doubt. And I enjoyed watching Martinez try to keep a straight face - good acting, Jose Pablo Cantillo.
Things I could live without: the scene at the beginning with the Governor and the burnt biters still moving. Wouldn’t they smell terrible? I already talked about Andrea.
Despite my displeasure with the whole torture thing, the ending was quite effective. I wasn’t sure what we were going to see although I knew it was going to reveal what happened to Andrea.
Michonne: “They deserve what they got. They weren’t human to begin with.” - I wonder what they did?
Milton: “This was supposed to be a new start, a way out. What about what we talked about, beating this thing, clawing our way back.”
Andrea: “If you stay, you can’t keep looking the other way.”
Tyreese: “How am I going to relax if you keep telling me to relax.”
Milton: “Whether that was Penny or not. It’s done. It doesn’t matter.”
Governor: “It’s all that matters.”