The others, also known as Tara, Rosita, Abraham and Eugene, really don't make much of a mark in this episode, except to band together as our little team of misfits. Tara wakes up from a prior head injury caused by the Alexandria morons, and we'll call it a day.
Gabriel embarks on his continued journey of not being able to cope in this new world. By the end of the episode, unable-to-cope-in-this-new-world Sasha holds him at gunpoint until Maggie breaks them up. This is of course after Gabriel leaves the gates to Alexandria wide open.
Michonne proves once again that she is now the little voice in Rick's ear. Opposite to a little nagging voice, she acts as his voice of reason. She seems to have legitimately given up her samurai sword, which I can't help but feel disappointed about.
Carol, in her knew found role as undercover bad-ass, pays Pete a visit and threatens to cut his throat in true 'come at me bro' fashion. We all cheer at this point and remember that sweet innocent lady washing clothes in the river bank, back in Season 1.
Glen and Maggie exchange I love yous, right before Nicholas lures Glen outside the walls of Alexandria. He takes the bait...of course...and I did, maybe, possibly, perhaps threaten the writer's of The Walking Dead verbally when I thought Glen had met his demise. Although Glen had Nicholas at gun point, and a reason to shoot him, he is, as always, the bigger man.
Deanna calls a town meeting to discuss the fate of our beloved Rick, and the trusty team of zombie apocalypt-onites come to his defence. Oh, I should probably mention that Pete comes to the meeting ready to take Rick down.
Rick fights with the biggest decision of his life in this episode - to admit that he went too far. After Gabriel's dream state in which he left the gates of Alexandria open, we now have walkers to deal with. Rick takes one of them down in an epic squeeze-its-head-till-it-pops scene. Awesome. He attends the town meeting in an oh so fashionably late style, accessorised with a dead zombie scarf. He then proceeds to tell the Alexandria town folk that it's not him, it's them, and frankly, at this point, I'm with him because hey, they trusted Gabriel, Nicolas and Aiden.
Pete slits Reg's throat, and finally Deanna seems to realise the problems within the walls of her Alexandria. She gives permission for Rick to shoot Pete, and finally we have a fatality.
Enter Morgan. That's right folks, you heard me...MORGAN! The episode opens with Morgan fighting off two guys in the woods, using only a stick. Yeah. He's come a long way. The strangers are both sporting our curious W, and one of them spins some weird tale about wolves.
Let's get to the real action. Daaron. Our new favourite duo. Daryl and Aaron are on their first recruitment expedition, and yes, we do get our fix of Daryl on a bike. They end up following a guy in a red jacket, stumbling across a canned food factory.
We know it's a trap right? Seriously...Daryl opens one of the canned food trucks doors and triggers a trap that opens several more, freeing a herd of zombies. In their attempt to escape, and after an epic Daryl-slices-three-zombies-heads-off-in-one-go-with-a-giant-chain scene, they end up in a car. Inside there's a note:
Trap. Bad people coming. Don't stay.
Just when they're about to take on the five million zombies on their own, Morgan comes to their rescue. With him, he has the original map that Rick gave him many moons ago.
The guy in the red jacket is captured by the W army, and killed. They now have photos of Alexandria, Rick and Carl included.
All in all, this series has shaped up to be satisfyingly and morbidly, epic.
Five decapitated zombie heads out of five.
Let's hope The Walking Dead spin off series is as good as Better Call Saul.