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is a breakdown of The Walking Dead Season eight episode 11 A Dead or Alive or title taken from Megan‘s final line. This episode Dead or Alive or some kind of in-between which I guess applies to Gabriel, who’s now living in an existence where he sees everything through a booty hole definitely some in between there. I’m gonna run through this episode one out all the parallels and connections you might have missed and what this all means for these characters going forward. Let’s start with a big question something tweet and commented by a lot of you guys why does Negan think his Walker Guts plan will work. This episode ended with Negan explaining to the Savior’s his new strategy cover their weapons with infected Walker blood and guts so that they only have to wound Rick’s people and then let.
Infection Take Over Now The Confusion
with that is on this show We’ve seen characters wounded in ways that would almost certainly get them infected with Walker blood and survived no problem. Rick impaled his hand on one of Winslow’s Spikes in the landfill last season though I don’t know if his what actually made contact with the walkers flesh or fluids the fluids weird back. In season two. Shane cut his hand with a knife that he had just been using to kill walkers and in season bored Daryl casually held a bolt in his mouth after plugging it in and Walker said really guys if you’d go back and re-watch. This entire show no one is really being that sanitary when it comes to their open the wounds around walkers This isn’t World War Z for 28 days later.
No Ones Using Purell Here And Rick
learned from the UK that everyone whether or not they get bitten is infected with the virus and that it will turn them whenever they die anyway a bite just speeds up that process so again, Why does Negan see this is such a big game-changer Now I would say Negan could just be less informed about the virus he wasn’t at the UK after all that was really privileged insider information that Rick got but when Sasha killed herself in that casket and then jumped out at Negan. He was really more curious over how she killed herself than by the fact that she turned. Despite not getting bitten seems like he just kind of figured that out from experience really Negan I think just sees this as a new form of war. They’re inspired by Eugene’s proposal to catapult Walker parts over. walls something I think we all need to see at some point Cuz it’s awesome.
Meghan Just Wants To Try A Form Of
chemical warfare in psychological warfare rather than killing your enemy outright. You make them sick and cause a panic that destabilizes them from the inside out that’s the idea behind the various real-world nerve gases that were developed in the 20th century and why many of them were classified as inhumane. In the Geneva Accords. Meghan believes that merging their current danger manpower and firepower with that of the walkers. German Power is the key to bringing Rick to heel and without spoiling anything coming up Yeah.
This Plan By Negan Is Taken Directly
from the comics. This she won 22. So this is actually important to the narrative guys. It’s not just our random thing added to the show, but ultimately I think getting that scientific. from Dr.
Jenner And Thenk] Early On Instilled Rick And
his crew with a sort of reckless dirty bravery that might explain why they survive this long but more on that later for now let’s move on to some of the other ways. This episode reminded us of past episodes in our segment callbacks and speaking of Negan’s Walker Gut plan this final close-up of Lucille covered in Walker Blood as he tells us man look that parallels the moment in his infamous line up with Rick’s crew when he said look at this look at my dirty girl for Negan. It’s like he’s returning to that feeling of pride when he could actually still shock and scare it into submission. Another connection I saw was the radio broadcaster Gabriel and Harlan stumbled upon Harlan reads this script that the guy had for anyone who can hear my voice. know that you’re not alone please hold on we can make it through this if we don’t give up if we keep leaving, etc.
Remember earlier in the series, Rick used to broadcast similar messages over emergency channels in the radio, hoping to connect with any other survivors out there. Even though Harlan dismisses it. Gabriel interprets repeatedly sending a positive message out into the airwaves and not expecting a response as an analogy for prayer and he’s embracing that optimism. That season one Rick still had the reality that this Brady Oh broadcaster killed himself and the fact that this storyline really ended with Gabriel back in custody with Harlan dead is a really grim reminder of the Bleak place.
This Show Has Come To It Also Makes
you wonder why we even watched this multiple episodes subplot. I guess the writers want us to think with Sadiq. Now on the show two doctors is just too many for the zombie Apocalypse and Gabriel’s foolish for believing in the higher power now that said I am very interested in Gabriel’s booty hole blindness and I have some more thoughts on that later another parallel was Henreid a creepy Kingdom Kid staring down the Savior Pows at the hilltop after he killed Gavin. We talked about how that episode painted Henry has a parallel figure to Carl back in season 3 when he shot that Woodbury Kid Carl ended up taking the high road in his life. But the fear now is that Henry is taking the dark path.
This Debate Between Morgan And Carol
is overseen by Maggie, who later learns that Carl died by helping a stranger. Her decision to show benevolence and mercy to the prisoners echoes the way her father Hershel reacted to Carl back. In that moment he saw that young reckless inhumanity as a warning sign for all of their souls and his daughter Maggie is both inspired by Carl’s Mercy and concerned with Henry’s Wrath moving her to now share the rations with the prisoners and if we’re looking at past episodes guys We’ve got to talk about Tara. This episode and I’m Sorry Tara sucks her ongoing stubbornness and refusal to accept Dwight switching sides in this war, just completely hypocritical. Considering yeah she did the same freakin thing.
She Fought For The Governor.
She stood right next to him. When he chopped off Maggie’s Dad’s head. Now sure she didn’t fire on Rick or kill anyone the way Dwight did but considering how grateful she was when Rick and Maggie let her stay with them. Tara should have some sympathy for a convert.
Also Can We Just Say Its
a. Little weird to see Tara mourn Denise for this long considering they were only together for like one or two episodes. I think we saw them one scene of them even talking from what I remember look. I know we were all sad when Denis died. Tara, but it’s time to move on Rick’s son just died two episodes ago and Rick is already asking who’s coral anyway Thank You Daryl for yelling in Tara’s face here maybe throw a walker at her while you’re at it okay.
Lets Move On To A Few Cultural Influences
that showed up this episode and our segment under the influence and first Gabriel in Harlan’s storyline notice what car they’re driving it’s a green Jaguar. It’s a little odd that in this zombie apocalypse. These fugitives are driving such a luxury car with a pretty good shine no less, but maybe it’s just. Because it’s a reference another famous zombies story Shaun of the Dead Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Ik Bill Nikes Green Jaguar Yeah I guess we’ll have to take the Jag. The walking dead crew has been known to make similar little nods to pass zombie movies so that wouldn’t surprise me if this is an intentional Easter egg there’s also this piggy bank with the I heart Ham radio on the side you gotta love that pun it ends up containing keys and a map exactly what Gabriel and Harlan needed for their salvation.
Gabriel Points Us Out As An
example of his faith leading to spiritual salvation or salvation From within this may be a stretch but I see a parallel between these fugitives and the Shawshank Redemption. Andy Dufresne, who becomes a fugitive hid his tool of salvation in plain sight inside his Bible writing salvation lies. Within as a lesson for the warden both Shawshank and The Walking Dead series were directed by Frank Darabont, so they’re really spiritual ancestors. At least I also think there may be some deeper meaning to Gabriel’s blindness his illness, causing him to lose his vision. Maybe transforming Gabriel into the blind seer archetype of literature and mythology.
The Blind Seer Is A Character Whos Literally
blind, but possesses some divine powers that give them deeper insight or predictive abilities. Often these figures are men of faith like Gabriel is in Greek mythology and theatrical traditions. There was the character Therese the Lines Soothsayer who possessed cryptic knowledge of the future. They’re also various pop culture blind seers like Daredevil and the Marvel Comics and his also blind.
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Since A Stick And Yeah Gabriel Must Have
been using some kind of super echolocation to be able to shoot that Walker no one should ever operate a firearm while looking through a booty hole anyway. I predict Gabriel’s blindness will result in something greater than just a disability, but let’s talk about the deeper meaning of this episode remember its title is alive or dead or some kind of in between from Negan’s final line now I mentioned before that ever since the UK in season one. Rick and his people have made every move with the knowledge that they’re already infected. However, they die they’re gonna turn the walkers no matter what and I think that sort of death sentence has given them an edge in these years sense if you can lose each other at any moment.
Why Not Risk It All At Every Opportunity
that willingness. to go all-in is what separates them from the other groups of survivors that they encounter so if Negan thinks he can scare Rick Maggie and the rest with this idea of being neither dead nor alive, but some kind of between he’s definitely wrong. They’ve already felt like some kind of between for the entire time that we’ve known them and that hasn’t scared them one bit and let’s move on to this week’s kill count after last week’s record shattering number of human casualties. We only saw one person die.
This Episode Dr.
Carson because the medical profession of the Walking Dead is apparently the equivalent of Defense Against the Dark Arts professor when it comes to turnover. So We’ll measure the kill count this weekend Walker takedowns, which makes Daryl the deadliest by my count he killed at least four walkers, probably more as they cleared that. But a question for you guys considering next week’s previews make it seem like Simon is laying the seeds for some kind of mutiny?
This episode ended with Negan explaining to the Savior’s his new strategy cover their weapons with infected Walker blood and guts so that they only have to wound Rick’s people and then let.& infection take over now the confusion with that is on this show . This entire show no one is really being that sanitary when it comes to their open the wounds around walkers . This isn’t World War Z for 28 days later. No One’s using Purell here. Rick learned from the UK that everyone whether or not they get bitten is infected with the virus and that it will turn them whenever they die anyway a bite just speeds up that process so again, Why does Negan see this is such a big game-changer? This is a big question something tweet and commented by a lot of you guys why did Negan think his Walker Guts plan will work. Now I would say Negan could just be less informed about the virus he wasn’t at the UK after all that was really privileged…. Click here to read more and watch the full video