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The Walking Dead SPOILER Recap: Cans Worth Taking

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Gene Page/AMC

Gene Page/AMC

Coral Count: Fuck it, Rick doesn’t seem to ever say this any more.

-Last week, we saw that Morgan learned pole-fighting from the Zodiac Killer. This week, I hope we see how Daryl Dixon learned the crossbow from John Rambo.

-Do any of you reading this actually do the “two-screen experience”? How do you find it?

-I’m sorry, Glenn better be fucking dead after that.

-Katanas, bos, knives aplenty – somebody really does need nun-chuks.

-“Into the Badlands – all the same kills as The Walking Dead but no zombies!” Iffy commercial there.

-“Glenn and Nicholas gonna walk right back through the front gate after” Uhhh, nope.

-Oh Rick, you had to make the graveyard metaphor just so somebody could rub it in.

-Dead bodies make good paintbrushes, assuming you like your floor red.

-“We don’t bury killers inside the walls.” Why? Haven’t you made a big point about how everyone’s a killer, Rick?

-You’re not gonna starve for a while, y’all. Let someone skinny have the extra cans.

-Who has the biggest arsenal? Maggie may.

-And now, a seen of the angriest pencil-writing ever shown on TV, complete with what looks like cryptic Latin at the end. Wanna bet it means something relevant to this episode’s theme?

-Your kid needs a smacking, Deanna.

-Carl’s hair is starting to resemble a Spaceball helmet. And he’s starting to move his face like Andrew Lincoln’s when he talks.

-Yeah, go tell on Carl to his dad. That should go well.

-When someone has an infected wound, I think you give them antibiotics. I’m no amateur doctor, though.

-MANGA REFERENCE! One Piece has survived the apocalypse.

-Is this house zombie just saying “Hiya hiya hi!” over and over again? Sounds like it.

-“It’s not that I couldn’t, it’s that I didn’t want to.” The classic excuse every five year-old knows.

-Maggie’s Southern accent is literally getting worse every week.

-Technically you don’t have to live with anything, Aaron. Dying is an ever-present option.

-Mud zombies! The best kind.

-The least vehement utterance of the phrase “Hot damn” I have ever heard. TWICE!

-Lesbian kiss! So that was what the “hot damn” was about.

-Well, if it wasn’t over, Maggie, you yelling certainly brought in the dead.

-And now you’re being a surrogate for the skeptical audience. But then why come down into the damn sewer in the first place?

-Nobody told Deanna about headshots, huh.

-Chris Hardwick SHAVED! Looks like he used “Something About Mary” hair gel, though, if yanowhutImean.

-What a romantic night to stand on a wall and flirt, while hordes of murderous walkers gather below.

-“Tell me there’s more.” “There’s more in my pants, baby.”

-Blood dripping through the wall? So, uh…what? Walkers squishing each other against it?

-Next week: every character who wasn’t on this episode kills time until the story finally advances (we hope).

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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