CLEVELAND, Ohio – As Sunday night time’s episode proved, “The Strolling Lifeless” nonetheless has the power to shock us after seven seasons.
Simply if you thought you have been witnessing simply one other motion-packed episode of the collection (an excellent one), up pops Morales, a personality we might all however forgotten about.
What makes Morales’ return so surprising is that he was just about irrelevant. We final noticed the daddy of two and husband heading off walkers on the camp Shane, Lori, Andrea and firm had arrange outdoors Atlanta.
As an alternative of going with everybody else to the CDC, Morales tells Rick he is taking his household to Alabama to satisfy up with kin. Rick arms Morales a gun and a few ammo, and that is it.
Quick ahead to Sunday night time and Morales is now a Savior, guarding an outpost Rick and Daryl have invaded. Would not it’s loopy if the pistol Morales have been pointing at Rick’s head because the episode ends was the one Rick gave him earlier than he left Atlanta?
That is in all probability an extended shot, however what a second. Not solely was it surprising. It made you rack your mind to keep in mind that first season and the way the present brilliantly captured the times following the zombie apocalypse.
What occurred to Morales’ spouse and youngsters? Nicely, I am positive we’ll discover that out earlier than Rick kills him (As a result of you recognize that is coming).
In fact, Sunday’s episode was about rather more than simply the return of an obscure character. Rick’s allies are all-in, going HAM on the Saviors’ outposts with combined outcomes.
Carol and Ezekiel get off to a rocky begin, dropping a Savior in a cloud of smoke. They then spend a lot of the episode monitoring him down earlier than he can warn the opposite individuals at his outpost (It is Shiva who winds up catching him #tigerfood).
The most effective a part of the entire thing is King Ezekiel by no means provides up his King Arthur shtick. It annoys the hell out of Carol, however I can not get sufficient of it.
Tara and Jesus come throughout a Savior, who has apparently peed his pants, solely to study he did it on objective to trick them. Jesus nonetheless refuses to kill the man, explaining to Tara, “It isn’t about revenge. It could actually’t be about that.” He is primarily the brand new Glenn.
If Tara is blood thirsty, then Morgan has completely misplaced it. Two members of workforce Hilltop go down. However Morgan manages to outlive. “I do not die!” as he tells it. It is onerous to not consider him. He appears just like the Terminator. (However significantly, Can Morgan actually not be killed?)
Morgan goes on a killing spree earlier than coming throughout a gaggle of Saviors who’ve surrendered that…