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The Walking Dead Recap and SPOILER Thread – A Lennie Saved Is a Lennie Earned

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Finally, FINALLY the character whose name I forgot but is played by Lennie James shows up again. And yeah, I could look his name up, but I’m not gonna. It’s a cruel world out there and I play by my own rules.

My reactions to this finale episode, in order of me having them…

-HOLY SHIT are we finally acknowledging Lennie James? Only took you the whole season.

-The “W” stands for wolves, eh? Not “Wolverines”? This ain’t no Red Dawn of the Dead, I guess. Though somebody will make that movie now.

-Stupid. Don’t tell the guy you’re going to kill him until you’re actually gonna do it. For a guy who likes movies, you’ve obviously never seen the ones featuring a character named “James Bond.”

-Speaking softly, carrying a big stick…and positioning your kills in a gay sex position to be eaten by zombies. I think that’s what Teddy Roosevelt had in mind.

-Rick needs to have a facial Band-Aid contest with Marv from Sin City.

-Rick is not significantly less psychotic than the alcoholic surgeon, when you think about it.

-“The cavemen were all nomads, and they died.” What a great story. So there are no nomads around today, right? Or…I guess yesterday, for you guys in the future world.

-I really really hope Sasha’s zombie mass grave isn’t meant as a Holocaust metaphor. Sympathy for the zombies rarely works.

-Eh, sleeping on corpses. I guess if they’re squishy it’s comfier than the hard ground.

-“Oh, sunshine.” Nice.

-Wait, did I just see an ad FOR the season finale DURING the season finale that I am watching at this moment?

-Wolves. Red riding hood. I get it, man.

-This wouldn’t be much of a show if just talking solved stuff.

-“The word of God is the only protection I need.” That and a bite-proof suit, father.

-If you can see the guy from a mile away, how did you lose track of him, Aaron?

-You can slice heads with a license plate? Good to know.

-Aaaaand Todd McFarlane is now salivating about making those trailers with hanging torsos.

-With that “I want my dish back clean when you’re done,” I do believe Carol has taken over from Daryl as biggest badass on the show. If ever a character is introduced named Farrell, keep your eyes on ’em.

-Oh my God, he (maybe) killed Glenny! You bastard!

-No, we shouldn’t see you two talking, We should be seeing you doing it, already.

-Like a surgeon! Cut for the very first time! Like a surrrrrgeon…When your heart beats…in Rick’s hand, it’s inev-i-table!

-Lit a cigarette and lie some more, these conversations kill. Driving nowhere in this car…

-So by the rule of black (male) cast members, Gabriel has to die now, right? Well shit, dude, you don’t have to make it THAT easy…

-Sigh. Of course it’s a fake-out. Crybaby.

-Abraham is reminding me that Sheamus was supposed to come back to WWE soon, and he wasn’t even in WrestleMania.

-That is not a good job of door-shutting, but I’m sure it won’t come up again later.

-Oh my God, they (maybe) killed Glenny AGAIN! You bastards!

-“Just don’t MAKE something happen.” Well, sorry, Michonne, but that’s pretty much the definition of a protagonist.

-You may find yourself…in a beautiful house. And you may say to yourself…”Well…How did I get here?”

-Yeah, I’m thinking this priest is pretty bad at his job.

-Sorry, Rick’s too busy saving your asses AGAIN to make his own trial.

-Trigger the PTSD girl, Gabriel. That’s a reeeeal good idea.

-“There’s a vast ocean of shit that you people don’t know shit about.” Abe has a way with words. Sheeeit.

-My, what a big throat wound you have, Red Riding Hood.

-Drinking game for anyone rewatching this – do a shot any time somebody says “you people.”

-How the hell did Maggie get there that fast?

-Compassion wins! Sort of.

-You are not ready. PlayStation’s original motto, that.

-OH SNAP! Mister Deanna down! Best shock moment of the episode, albeit one that makes it an extremely open and shut case for killing asshole surgeon and banging his wife.

-Well, thank the fucking gods Lennie didn’t just breeze through for a random stick-fight. Now, do we have to wait all of next season before he’s referred to again?

-Decent finale, but I honestly thought the last beat would involve the Wolves. The truck-trailer deathtrap owned. Surprising amount of resolution, and multiple black characters still alive. And now I go back to having to find an extra story for Monday morning each week.

Your turn.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist