Observations from Walking Dead episode 306
[Spoilers are included, so if you didn’t watch yet, consider watching first, before
How creepy and clever was the
message? Michonne not only knew thecrew was coming after her, but knew exactly what route they would take.
For the first time, we see Michonne kill a living person. Actually two.
After the initial phone conversation, for the first time in ages Rick looks really distraughtand humble, and makes the group seem that way too. It is reminiscent of the scene inseason one where he was begging to enter the CDC.
on’t understand why Michonne is hunting, instead of running.
Actually I do, she hatesthose guys. But why take the chance? Just get far away!
Does the governor send untalented bow-
person Haley to “train” Andrea in order to
discourage her from sentry duty or to give Andrea a chance to outshine easycompetition?
When Haley tells Andrea
that “you’re not supposed to go over the wall”, it is more than just a “safety issue”. It is symbolic of the Governor’s hold on the people of Woodbury.
By making even a brief unpermitted venture outside into an offense, the Governor has
increased the people’s fear. This lends credence to the fact that the wall is not as much
to keep walkers out, as it is to keep people in!
Rick, while he first saw the prison as “home” and a place where they can get a new start,
now desperately begs to join the phone-people.
He’s starting to see it
now as the placeLori died.
to the “phone call”
and the apparent lack of a dial tone, weknow at that point that Rick might be hallucinating.
While scouring the prison, Daryl and Carl chat and we learn more about Daryl than ever before when he relays his life story.
Governor seems so thrilled about Andrea admitting she liked the fights! This puts her onhis level which allows him to accept her more as his partner.
With that shot to
head, Merle has lost all positive credits he may have earnedin the past few episodes.
With his maneuever capturing Glenn and Maggie, he’s back to
scumbag. He clearly appears (at least in the moment) far more malevolent than theGovernor.
I think Merle is kind of happy that the three men perished, including his kill of Gargiulo.The G
overnor has less power now with less army. Thus Merle is truly not afraid to “lie tothe Governor” like Neil was.
After this episode, I almost viewed the Governor as the benevolent leader who’s saving
Woodbury from being ruled by tyrant Merle!
Michonne seems surprised that the walkers ignore her when she is covered with deadguts. Yet she was using that very premise by walking around
with her two “pets”.