- I know some people will criticize the fact that the “journey” of this episode was to get some booze. But I’m fairly certain if anyone were to actually get stuck in the zombie apocalypse, there would be quests for hooch. Which is where we go with this episode, as Beth goes on a quest to get her first drink.
- Following along a similar emotional journey to Glenn, Beth ends up becoming more like Hershel in this episode. She is trying to find a reason to go on. It starts off getting booze. But it eventually develops into an urge to get Daryl to open up, and give him something to live for. Thankfully, she finally brought Daryl back from the edge in her own way, and an important piece of Hershel lives on in here.
- We finally learn what Daryl did before the apocalypse: He followed Merle around. He never had a job, never had a goal, never had a passion, and his overbearing brother defined his whole life. But being part of Rick’s group gave him a purpose that he never had. The Governor took all that away, and now he is simply protecting Beth,who seems to want nothing more than to get drunk. What makes this episode really interesting is the new details on his past, combined with the fact that he blames himself so much for the prison’s destruction.
- Apocalypse or not, peach schnapps should be nobody’s drink of choice.
- Wow, drunken Daryl is an asshole. Being surly is one thing, but breaking bottles and pissing in a corner makes you the last guy I want to drink with.
- I think they are trying to foreshadow Daryl being be the only character left alive at the end of the series. But in my opinion, it is going to be a four-way tie for last person standing between Daryl, Carol, Carl, and Michonne.
- Why the hell did they burn the cabin down? It is theyir only immediate shelter, and it’s the dead of night. Why abandon guaranteed fortification in favor of terrain you can barely see Also, in terms of storytelling, there were no bad memories of their past or any real emotional connection to the structure that necessitated burning it down.
- “Zombie Apocalypse really sucks” moment of the week: We’ve got a tie this week – Peach schnapps being the only thing left in the bar, and the fact that the burning cabin is probably going to lead to a massive forest fire.
- Zombie Kill of the Week: Daryl Dixon steps up to the green. He has made the bold choice to go with what I believe is a 7-iron over a driver. This Georgia course has a reputation of being very tough for even the best zombie slayers, but Daryl Dixon has distinguished himself in the past. He’s got a good grip, he winds up, and … a beautiful shot that kills the walker and ruins Beth’s golf sweater.
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