Month: October 2015

The Walking Dead Recap S6E3: Thank You

The Walking Dead S6E3: Thank You

Original Airdate: October 25, 2015

Recap by Sarabeth Pollock


Rick barks out commands to Tobin while Glenn and Michonne clear Walkers ahead of them.  Abraham, Sasha and Daryl want to turn back and help but they can’t.  The townspeople are falling behind, and falling down and hurting themselves.  One guy accuses Rick of bringing them out to die, and Michonne silences him.  The horn is still blaring at this point.  Rick tells the group he’s going to go get the RV and lead the herd away, leaving Michonne and Glenn in charge.  Rick tells them that they’re not all going to make it.  As if on cue, Mr. Protester gets bitten by a Walker and Michonne kills the Walker as everyone watches.  The horn stops.  “Get back safe,” Rick tells them.

Michonne’s group continues through the forest.  Heath asks what they’ll do if they don’t make it.  They consider that they might be returning to “nothing” because something must have happened.  They know that they’re moving in the same direction as many other things and might run into something.  Michonne says they have to keep going.  They come across a small group of Walkers and Michonne, Heath and Glenn start to take them out as quietly as possible.  The rest of the group, including Nicholas, joins the fight.  As expected, several members of the group are taken out by Walkers.  When they think they’re clear, a Walker takes out another one of their group.  One guy runs away.  It’s insane how the Alexandrians can’t protect themselves.  Two people are bitten and they’re still alive.  The group must press on.

Daryl asks how far they’ve gone.  They’ve led the Walkers five miles out and he’s ready to turn around and go back.  Five miles is fifteen miles short of their goal, but he wants to change the plan.  Sasha says that if he goes, the herd might overtake the car.  Daryl says he has faith in them and pulls out ahead of them.

Michonne’s group reaches the road.  They’re beaten up but still going.  The man who was bitten on his back asks how the wound looks.  He has been married for three months and lost everything until Aaron found him.  He’d given up until that point.  He found his wife, Betsey, on the way back and they found solace together.  He hopes to make it back to tell her that finding her made everything better.  They come to a town that has been ransacked.  They search the cars to see if they can use anything.  Glenn tells Michonne that he has to get back.  Heath asks Nicholas about the last time they were in this town.  He tells the group that he can lead them through, but he gives the impression that something bad went down there.  They find Sturgis’s hat…and then they find Sturgis as he is being eaten alive.   That’s what he gets for leaving them behind.  Walkers surround the town in the few minutes they’ve taken to stop there.  Nicholas leads them into a pet store, where carcasses rot in cages.  Michonne says they can wait it out, but Heath says that they are surrounded.  She tells him that she’s trying, and she won’t give up.  Glenn proposes that they burn a building down to distract the herd.  He says he’ll do it, because Michonne needs to lead the group back to town.  Nicholas offers to take him them, and Glenn agrees.

Rick runs down the road.  Glenn radios that he’s setting the fire and he tells Rick not to worry about it.  In the meantime, Rick kills three Walkers and cuts his hand in the process.

The pet store group does some triage.  Heath says they will make crutches for Annie, but she tells him to leave her.  The man with a bitten leg agrees with her.  They’ll only slow everyone else down.  Heath says they don’t leave people behind, and Michonne seconds that.  Michonne approaches Heath and asks what his problem is.  Heath says that he heard what Rick said about some of the group not making it back.  Michonne says that they know what it’s like out there.  Heath says he’s been making runs, but Michonne says that unless Heath has been covered in so much blood he doesn’t know if it’s his, Walkers or his friends, he has no idea what it’s really like.  That shuts him up.

Nicholas and Glenn run toward the feed store.  Bodies line the ground and a Walker is pinned under a car.  He says he should kill him because he was on Nicholas’s team.  He was a 19 year old named Will.  Glenn sees the agony in Nicholas’s face and tells him he isn’t the same guy anymore.  He does the deed, and suddenly they hear a gunshot.

The pet shop group hears the gunshot.  They’re bandaged up and ready to go.  The gunshots lure the Walkers away.

Rick makes it to the RV.  His hand is bleeding heavily.

Bitten Guy gives Michonne a note for Betsey.  She writes on her arm that they’re getting home.  There’s a noise in the back and Michonne opens a door.  Two Walkers stumble out and Michonne kills them, but the noise distracts the herd.  She looks out the door to see that the rest of the herd is approaching the pet store.  This just keeps getting better and better.

Michonne throws open the door and they fight off the Walkers.  They start running away when Annie falls down.  She tells them to run and gets eaten herself.  Glenn and Nicholas get to the feed store and find that it has already been burned.  Michonne leads the group between two buildings and they have to jump the fence.  Michonne and bitten man are the last ones over but they get caught before they can make it.  Glenn and Nicholas find themselves in a similar dead end, only Glenn is trapped on both sides.  Bitten Man gets pulled down and eaten, his note crushed under his boot.

Glenn pulls Nicholas on top of a trash bin.  They are surrounded by Walkers.  Nicholas looks at the Walkers and seizes up with fear.  Glenn calls to him but he is gone.  He says “thank you” to Glenn and then blows his brains out.  He falls into Glenn, who falls off the trash bin and is torn to shreds by the Walkers.  His entrails are pulled out while he screams.

Glenn…no, not Glenn!

Michonne and Heath lead their bitten leg friend out of the forest.  He collapses but they press on after picking him up again.  They reach a river.  Michonne turns around and sees that there is no smoke.  Heath says that doesn’t mean anything, but she knows better.  She looks at the message on her arm and wipes it off.  Heath catches a glimpse of himself in the water, with blood all over his face.  He understands what Michonne meant now.

Rick calls in to Glenn and gets static.  He calls Tobin and gets the same response.  He reaches Daryl, who is flying down the highway.  Rick hears the gunshots from Alexandria and tells the others that they have to press on for them, and that hopefully they make it on their own but this is for them.  Rick seems very weak from the cut on his hand.  Suddenly someone shoots at Rick from inside the RV.  Another man jumps out and tackles Rick.  He manages to fight them off and shoot them.  One of the men has a jar of baby food in his pocket.  Rick spots several other people creeping around the RV and he starts shooting at them through the walls.  Daryl flies down the road and meets back up with Sasha and Abraham.

Michonne and her group arrive back in Alexandria to find the buildings burned.

Rick tries to start the RV but it’s dead.  He is shaking uncontrollably as the herd moves in.

And that’s it.

Is Rick going to make it?  We don’t know.  We don’t know much of anything.  Perhaps Glenn really didn’t die…maybe those aren’t his entrails…

Oh, how The Walking Dead loves to torture us….

The Walking Dead Recap S6E2: JSS

The Walking Dead S6E2: JSS

Original Airdate: October 18, 2015

Recap by Sarabeth Pollock


Enid is standing in an SUV calling for her parents.  They need to move, and now.  The Walkers are coming.  They don’t move fast enough, though, and next we see Enid sitting in a bloody car while Walkers devour her parents.  Enid walks along the road, trying to steer clear of the Walkers she can hear nearby.  As she waits for them to pass, she writes JSS in the sand.  On she walks, until she comes upon a car with a Walker falling out of it.  She pulls him out and kills him, and then she takes shelter inside the car.  Again, she writes JSS on the dirty window.  Next we see a turtle walking along, and Enid eats it.  (RIP, Mr. Turtle)  She writes out JSS with its bones.  Enid comes upon a wall and a house, and eventually a gate.  It’s the front gate at Alexandria.  She pauses, contemplating whether or not she should go inside.  Eventually, she writes JSS on her hand and goes inside.

Carol is in the supply room choosing ingredients for her latest recipe.  She’s grabbing food that no one else wants because they’re running low on supplies so she’s stretching things out using recipes she made for her ex husband.  Shelly complains about the pasta and wishes she had a machine for it.  Carol says she could teach Shelly to make it herself if she promises to stop smoking; there are so many things trying to kill them that they don’t need one more thing, right?  Point, Carol.

Carol comes across Sam, who is sitting on her front steps.  She tells him that his dad used to hit him and then he got himself killed. “It happened, now it’s done.  Live with it or it eats you up.  Go home,” she tells him.  Cold. Just, cold.

Jesse calls for Ron so she can give him a haircut.  He comes downstairs and says that the haircut is a ploy to get him to talk to her.  He’s still upset about his dad, and she reminds him that the reason he can’t lift his arm over his head is his father.  She says there are things he needs to learn and wonders if he blames her for what happened.  Pete was dangerous, she says.  Ron says Rick is dangerous, but Jesse says he’s her friend.

Maggie and Deanna are in a field.  Maggie says there will be some sore citizens, but eventually they can plant the seeds she found and then they’ll have a huge garden.  They just need the wall expansion.  Reg wanted the community to grow, Maggie points out.  Everyone who is there is alive because of Deanna, so she needs to show them she’s still there.

Eugene complains to Tara that building a church in the expansion is a waste of space, and that “thumpers” shouldn’t get dibs.  Denise interrupts them from her studies.  She’s nervous being the new doctor, but her background is in psychiatry even though she was going to be a surgeon until the panic attacks started.  She wants to know why Tara wants aspirin, and Tara says she got dizzy while working on the guard tower.  Denise assures her that she can’t kill her with that symptom, but Eugene, ever helpful, says she could miss a hematoma.  He gets a double shot of evil eye from the ladies.

Carl is taking Judith on a walk.  He’s pushing her in a stroller when he spots Ron and Enid hugging each other.  Gabriel approaches and says that he knows he was the problem.  He wants to learn how to fight now.  Carl says he needs to tell everyone else that, and Gabriel agrees.  Carl tells him to come by later and they can start with the machete.  Enid looks up as Carl walks by.

Carol is in her immaculate kitchen.  She has a kitchen timer next to a baby monitor that shows Judith sleeping.  She looks outside the window and sees Shelly smoking.  Suddenly a man runs up and cuts her open, then he hacks into her skull.  Carol hurries off.  Who is this guy?  He isn’t a Walker.

Deanna and Maggie hear yelling.  She calls to Richard at the wall and suddenly he’s lit on fire with a fire bomb.  Maggie points her gun and leads Deanna away.

Carol runs to Carl, who already has a gun ready. He can see the intruders all around them.  She tells him to keep Judith safe.

Blood pools under a bike tire as people flee for their lives.  Sam pleads with his mom not to leave him to find Ron.  Someone is inside the house, though, so she goes to the closet with him to hide.

Carl hears someone at the door.  It’s Enid, who is packed to leave.  Carl commands her to stay here and help him guard the house.  She says the place is too big, with too many blind spots.  He doesn’t want her to say goodbye, so she says she won’t.  They sit back to back and wait.

Carol runs through the houses and sees men with Ws on their foreheads attacking everyone.  One of the women is stabbed so Carol kills her attacker and then stabs the woman in the neck so she doesn’t turn.  From the church steeple, Spencer takes aim at the Ws and then he sees a truck coming straight at the wall.  He shoots the driver, and the truck crashes.  The horn gets stuck and that’s the noise we hear from the road, where the rest of the gang are trying to lead the Walkers away from Alexandria.

The horn blares on.  Spencer is stuck inside the church.  Eugene and Tara are still inside with Denise.  Rosita comes in with a wounded woman.  Aaron and Rosita know they need to get back out there, so they leave Eugene and leave.

Spencer gets to the truck but the driver is a Walker already.  He’s trying to figure out how to kill him when Morgan appears and kills the Walker, then pulls him away from the horn.  Spencer tells him what’s going on inside the walls, but he’s terrified, so Morgan tells him to hide.  When Morgan goes in he sees a W hacking a body to bits.  The W has an axe and asks Morgan if he wants to die fast or slow.  Morgan tells him to leave.  As the W charges him, a hooded figure swoops in and stabs the W.  It’s Carol.  She quickly paints a W on her forehead in blood while Morgan says she didn’t have to kill him.  She needs his help getting to the armory.

Maggie and Deanna find Spencer.  Deanna knows she doesn’t know how to fight and she tells Maggie it’s better that she stays outside.  Spencer vows to protect her.  Deanna looks on in horror as she hears what’s going on inside the walls.

Denise tells Tara that the woman has a cut to her femoral artery.  She needs surgery.  Tara wants Denise to jump into action but Denise is afraid.  Eugene tells her not to be a coward.  Denise takes a breath and tells them what she needs for surgery.

A W is chasing Ron, so Carl shoots the W in the leg.  As Enid and Ron watch, the W begs for help, but he’s really trying to lure Carl closer.  When he grabs Carl, Carl kills him.  Carl tells Ron he can protect him, but Ron sees Enid in Carl’s house and shakes his head, running away.

There’s someone in Sam’s room as Jesse and Sam hide in the closet.  As soon as they hear the footsteps going back downstairs, Jesse leaves Sam and goes down to see who it was.  She crouches in the kitchen and calls out in case it’s Ron.  A very dirty woman attacks her from behind.  Jesse’s gun goes flying and Jesse falls to the ground.  The woman goes for the gun, so Jesse jumps up with a pair of scissors and attacks the woman, stabbing and screaming at her until she’s dead.  Ron walks in and sees his mom deliver the final stab with a guttural scream.

Carol and Morgan walk through the streets.  Carol pretends that Morgan is her prisoner until Morgan decides to help Gabriel out.  Carol is dressed like one of the Ws and she manages to shoot several of them.  She reaches the armory and finds Lydia in the closet.  Carol starts loading weapons into a bag and shows Lydia how to shoot a gun before she leaves.

Morgan ties up the guy he took down and he’s about to talk when Carol shoots him.  She hands them both a gun, but Morgan gives his back to Gabriel, who says he’s not good with guns either.  Carol finds Maggie, and they go off together.  Aaron shoots a few Ws, and Rosita is doing well, too. Morgan is surrounded by several Ws, and he tells them to leave.  They get closer, so he hits two of them with his stick.  They keep getting closer, and he tells them that his people have guns, and if they continue to choose this path, they will die.  The lead W says they didn’t choose this life.  He turns to run away, but he grabs a gun on the way.  Morgan closes the gate.

Carol looks down at dead Shelly.  Her Morley cigarettes are on the ground.  (Morleys are what Cancer Man smoked in The X-Files)  Carol starts to smoke one and then she sees a red letter A on her porch.  Sam had the A stamp.  She starts to weep.

Aaron walks through the streets stabbing people in the head to prevent them from turning.  He finds a dead man with a knapsack that has photos inside.  They’re photos of the town, and the wall.  They’re the same photos he used to recruit new members.

Denise tries to resuscitate Holly, who is very much dead.  Tara gives her credit for trying.  Denise tells them all to leave.  Tara tells her to get her brain.

Deanna and Maggie walk along the wall.  Spencer asks Rosita if this is what the world is like outside the walls.  She says that their group is trying to keep them safe, that this is what they do.  Maggie puts a charred Walker out of his misery.  “We’re still here,” Maggie says.  “Not all of us,” Deanna replies.

Carl looks out at the dead man outside.  He calls for Enid, who has left.  She left a note for him.  “Just Survive Somehow.”  JSS.  The alarm goes off and so Carl takes Carol’s casserole out of the oven.

A Walker approaches Morgan.  He hits him in the face and keeps going.  Morgan goes inside a house and is ambushed by a W, who realizes that Morgan doesn’t want to kill him.  “You should have,” he says.  Morgan attacks, and apologizes before killing him.  Morgan walks along the road and crosses paths with Carol, who keeps walking along.

Alexandria has been compromised, but we have yet to see the extent of the Wolves’ attack….

The Walking Dead Season 6 Premiere Recap: First Time Again

The Walking Dead S6E1: First Time Again

Original Airdate: October 11, 2015

Recap by Sarabeth Pollock

Welcome back to Alexandria, fellow Walkers.  It’s time to get Season 6 of The Walking Dead underway!

Tonight’s episode is a series of flashbacks and scenes from the present.  Flashbacks are presented in black and white while the present is in glorious color.

We begin as Rick pulls the trigger and kills Pete.  It starts in color and fades to black and white.  Next we return to the present as Rick talks his team through the game plan.  They’re gathered in a ravine where thousands of Walkers are trapped and mulling about aimlessly.  They’re doing a dry run at present, preparing for when they actually do whatever it is that they’re getting ready to do.  Confused yet?  As with most best laid plans, things go awry when the tractor trailer on a ledge goes plummeting over the side.  Yes, dozens of Walkers have been crushed, but they’re also free to get out.  This sends the team into motion as they have to forego the dress rehearsal and jump into action.  Abraham is happy to get moving, while Glenn agrees to accept help from a repentant Nicholas.  The Walkers break through another barrier of trucks and head toward the team.

Cue the opening credits.  This looks like it’s going to be one hell of an episode!

Gabriel walks up to Deanna, who is sitting beside a pool of her husband’s blood.  You were wrong, she tells him.  He nods and walks away.  Abraham carries Reg’s body out of the area and takes a drink.  Jesse consoles her boys, but she can’t stop Ron when he gets up and runs away.

Rosita is at the infirmary helping Tara into a sitting position.  She’s glad Tara is ok.  They’re interrupted by Glenn and Nicholas, who return from their fight in the woods.  Glenn covers for them, saying that they encountered Walkers.  Nicholas nods at Glenn in understanding.  Tara comments that they both look like shit, and both Glenn and Nicholas are incredibly pleased to see that she’s ok.  Maggie hurries in and rushes to Glenn’s side.  He assures her that he was merely grazed by a ricocheting bullet.  That’s when Eugene walks in.  “Holy shit,” he says when he sees Tara.  “Thank God nothing happened to your hair,” she replies, giving him a smile.  (Eugene Hair Zing #1!)  Eugene, in a classic Eugene moment, stares at her while grinning stupidly.  It unnerves poor Tara, who asks for Noah’s help to protect her from Eugene’s stalker tendencies.  The group looks away, with Nicholas looking the most regretful of them all.

Morgan fingers the map that led him to Rick.  The rabbit’s foot is beside it.  Morgan tells Rick he was right, that it wasn’t over, referring to the last time they saw each other.  Rick says he doesn’t take chances anymore, and Morgan agrees with him on that note as well.  They’ll talk more in the morning.  Daryl looks on.

Abraham slips Reg’s ring on the top of his liquor bottle and waves at Sasha as she walks by.

Back in the present, Rick barks orders at the team.  They run through a fence made of cars as Daryl leads the Walkers through the maze on his motorcycle.

Flashback:  Daryl tinkers with his bike as Rick exits the house.  He says Morgan is ok with their plan of keeping him locked up temporarily.  Daryl asks if Morgan relayed the bit about the men who had the same Ws on their foreheads as the dead Walkers they found, and Rick nods.  He’s going to tell Deanna that the town isn’t going to go on any more runs. People need to take care of themselves.

Present:  Sasha steps on the gas, pushing 70.  Abraham asks her if she’s ok to drive, and she tells him that she’s holding it together.  When he asks again, she reminds him that he got into the car with her.  Don’t mess with Sasha.  Living, she says, is being part of such a huge plan.  They arrive at the red balloons and radio to Rick, who says the parade is coming.

Flashback:  Rick unlocks the metal security door and finds Morgan practicing his stick-work.  Rick asks if he learned that before or after everything.  It was after, Morgan says.  Rick apologizes for having to lock him up, and Morgan says they have to get to know each other again.  And meet each other for the first time.

Still in the past, Eugene is at the gate when a car pulls up.  Heath and his team have been on a run for the past few weeks.  Eugene uses lots of words to say he can’t open the gate, but eventually he lets them in.  Heath asks if Deanna put Eugene on gate duty, but Eugene (again) gives him a long story about filling in for Holly, who needed a break.  Scott and Annie get out of the car and ask how many are with their group.  Eugene first says 13, then he corrects himself.  Annie apologizes, knowing that someone died.  Heath asks if anything happened while they were gone.  Eugene says they had a meeting the night before, and then he suggests that Heath speak directly with Deanna.  As Heath walks away, Eugene tells him that he “fully respects his hair game.”  (Eugene Hair Zing #2)

Rick tells Morgan the brief history of the wall and the people of Alexandria, and how they never had to deal with anything that happened.  They’ve been living behind the wall in safety and don’t know how to protect themselves.  When he refers to Reg in the past tense, Rick refers back to having to kill Pete.  They come across Gabriel and Toby digging graves.  Gabriel says he wants to help.  It’s clear that he is sincere about this, but it’s still hard to trust him.  Rick says they won’t be burying Pete inside the town’s walls.  Deanna walks up and agrees with Rick, saying that they should dump the body out on the West side where they don’t make many runs. “Let the trees have him.”  Ron overhears this plan about his father’s body.

Morgan and Rick load Pete into the trunk.  Rick says he shot Pete because he killed Reg.  Morgan reminds him that they have a cell, but Rick says it isn’t for killers.  Morgan reminds Rick again that they’re both killers.  Rick needs to remember that.

Present:  Rick and his gang run to the road.  Glenn is on the radio saying that they’ll meet at yellow.  Michonne, Rick and Morgan look at the wall of trucks they have erected.  Michonne is glad it will hold, given where they’re standing.  Morgan suddenly asks Michonne if she took one of his protein bars.  He swears he had one more peanut butter one.  She sighs.  That’s how it always is, she tells him.

Flashback:  Ron is under the bridge as Rick and Morgan pass over it.  Morgan gets out with two shovels and he tells Rick that leaving Pete isn’t who Rick is.  He starts digging, but Rick hears something.  They go walking until they come to the edge of a cliff, and in the distance thousands of Walkers are gathered in the ravine.  Suddenly Ron comes running through the woods, being chased by Walkers.  Rick tackles him and shoots a Walker while Morgan kills the others, sending them over the edge.

Present:  Daryl leads a procession of Walkers along the road.  They follow slowly behind him, determined to catch him.  He looks bored.  Sasha and Abraham pull out in front of him and the parade continues.

Flashback: Rick, Morgan and Ron look at the Walkers.  Rick asks why Ron followed them.  He says he wanted to know where his father is buried.  Morgan looks at the ravine and sees Walkers plunging into the ravine, following each other blindly.  Rick figures that this is why the town was spared.  The Walkers never made it that far.  Ron walks away, and Rick grabs him and says that he will teach him how to survive, but he won’t be okay on his own.  They walk back to the car and pass Pete’s body.  Rick grabs a shovel and starts digging, with Ron looking on.  Morgan takes the other shovel and starts helping.

Present:  Glenn and Nicholas are in place. Heath is with them.  The Walkers inside the building are making too much noise and might distract the herd, so Rick says to kill them.  Glenn tells Nicholas to open the door and let them out slowly.  Nicholas tells Heath that he and Aidan didn’t know what they were doing but they have to trust Glenn. They get ready as Rick and Daryl lead the herd their way.  Nicholas opens the door…but there is a wall there.  Someone blocked it already.

Flashback:  Heath recounts the tale of finding a camp that had been eaten.  Rick has told the group assembled about what they found, and now the pieces fall into place.  The Walkers have been pulled away from Alexandria by the sound of the Walkers in that building.  Carol says it sounds scary, but it must be done.  The exit from the ravine is going to fail, and soon.  Rick assigns roles.  Sasha and Abraham volunteer to help Daryl lead the Walkers.  Glenn tells Maggie to watch Deanna.  Rick asks for more volunteers amid concern that they shouldn’t be following Rick.  But it’s clear that they are going to do this.  Rick just needs to give the people of Alexandria a lesson in how to get shit done.

Present: Daryl and Sasha pull up to the fence.  Rick and Co. start firing their guns to make more noise.  This is it.

Flashback:  Carter demands that Rick explain everything to them, and so he does.  The plan is to lead the Walkers away from the town and round them up.  Rick will use trucks and cars to lead them where they need to go.  Eugene says they have plates at the construction site.  Carter still argues that if they fail, the Walkers will go right into Alexandria.  Deanna pleads with him.  He was a worker on the original wall.   With his help, the temporary fence will hold.

Present:  And it works.  As Daryl and Sasha make the turn, the gunfire seems to hold their attention.  Several Walkers run into the wall and are quickly trampled.  But it works.  The herd moves in the desired direction down Redding Road.

Flashback:  The townspeople work to construct the wall.  Rick works but has an eye on everyone else.  Daryl comes up and says that part of taking care of themselves involves going out to find more people.  “Your call, though,” he says.  Carol brings water to Rick.  He tells Carol to stay back and continue to get a feel for the townspeople.  While Deanna may be in charge, Rick is really the leader.

Present:  Glenn plans to draw the Walkers out.  He tells Nicholas to call Rick if there is trouble.  It’s interesting that Glenn will fight with Heath, but he still doesn’t trust Nicholas.

Flashback:  Maggie approaches Tara, who is watching Nicholas.  She knows he was the reason Noah died.  Maggie tells her what really happened in the woods between Glenn and Nicholas, and that Glenn left it up to her whether or not they should tell people.  Nicholas would be exiled.  Tara can’t believe that Nicholas is walking around free.  Maggie says that she was thinking of how Tara was on the other side on Maggie’s worst day, when her father was killed, and now Tara is incredibly important.  Things get better, she says.  They hug it out.

Present:  Glenn breaks the glass and they’re quickly overcome by the Walkers.  Nicholas rushes in and saves Glenn, and together the trio clears the area.  They have bonded.

Flashback:  Carol brings water to Morgan.  He asks if she was a cop, too, because she’s always watching over Rick and she’s ready to handle things.  She says that he’s very sweet.

Present:  Abraham notices that several Walkers are taking a “constitutional” so he jumps out and gets the herd back in line.  When he returns to the car, he’s splattered with blood and he starts to tell Sasha about how he got splattered when Reg and Pete died.  Now he’s just living, just like Sasha.

Flashback:  Rick approaches Deanna on the worksite and tells her he’s sorry about Reg.  Reg was a good man.  She asks what else they need.  She wants Rick to tell her.  He says that the town needs weapons, and they need to know how to use them.  Case in point, a group of Walkers approaches the site and Carter panics.  Rick tells his people to stand down so the townsfolk can give it a shot.  They panic, and Morgan jumps into action.  Rick’s team moves in and takes the Walkers down quickly.  Morgan reminds Rick that he doesn’t take chances anymore.  This just serves to emphasize Rick’s point to Deanna.

Flashback:  Eugene walks in and overhears Carter talking to a group of people in the storage room.  Spencer is there and Carter says they need to take out Rick before more of them die.  He’s not talking about talking to Deanna.  He’s talking about killing Rick.  At that moment, lovable Eugene drops a jar and the noise alerts the group to his presence.  Carter approaches Eugene, gun drawn, and Eugene falls back against the wall.  Carter knows that Eugene heard them, so now he has to die.  In a monumental coincidence, Rick, Daryl and Morgan enter the room.  They want to know what’s going on.  Carter says he’s taking the town back from Rick.  The others say they were only listening to him, but they don’t agree with him.  Rick says Carter should have had a lookout.   Rick easily takes Carter’s gun away and says that he isn’t giving up the town.  He offers Carter the choice of making things work, which seems to baffle Carter.

Present:  The Walkers continue their march.  Glenn and Co. meet up with Rick and Co. in the woods.  Carter sees the Walkers march on, and he shakes Rick’s hand now that he sees that it worked.  They’re all a team now, but the work isn’t done yet.  Carter offers to watch the front of the line, but he quickly gets nabbed by a Walker and is bitten, so his cries lead the herd off track.  Rick tells Toby’s group to fire their guns to get them back in line.

Flashback:  Morgan polishes his wood stick and Rick walks out on the porch with Judith.  He is borrowing Rick’s porch because his house doesn’t have one.  Rick tosses him the key and tells him that he’d like Morgan to stay with them.  Michonne listens in with a smile.  Rick offers Judith to Morgan, who gladly accepts the baby girl.  He tells Rick that seeing him back down from killing Carter is the man Morgan knows he is.  Rick admits he wanted to kill him to make things easier, so he doesn’t screw up anything in the future.  But he knew he didn’t have to kill him.  However, Carter doesn’t get how things are now, and he will die anyway.

Present:  Rick kills the Walker who killed Carter, and he tries to keep Carter quiet.  There’s nothing they can do for him, so Rick tries to keep him quiet, but all he can do is stab Carter in the back of the neck.  The gunfire is working, and Rick reports that Carter is dead.  He asks Morgan to return to the others to let them know.  Morgan knows they didn’t have a choice, but you can see the pain in his eyes.  The Walkers march on.

Flashback:  Rick finds Jesse in the storage area.  He’s looking for flares and she hands them over.  Ron has told her what happened out in the woods and she tells Rick that he can’t talk to Ron.  Ron isn’t listening.  She has already talked to Rosita, who is going to teach them how to fight.  She wants to fight, but he can’t teach them.

Present:  Michonne and Rick survey the herd.

Flashback:  The day before the big plan goes into action, Abraham asks Sasha if she’s doing this because she wants to die.  “No,” she replies.

Present:  Daryl and Sasha continue to lead the group.

Flashback:  Rick says that the service station needs to be cleared before the next day.  Glenn pulls Nicholas aside and tells him that he will personally train him, but not now, not yet.  Nicholas thanks him.

Present:  Glenn and Co. move through the woods together as a team.

The Walkers move on.  A horn sounds in the distance.  It breaks the back half of the herd away toward Alexandria.  Rick and Co. take off to make it stop.  Someone has ambushed their plan.

As the screen fades to black, we hear the horn blaring.  Who the hell is honking the horn??

Season 6 is off and running, folks!  What did you think?