Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Walking Dead S06E11 "Knots Untie"


"After Rick comes to the realization that Alexandria might not be as safe as he thought, decisions must be made about where to go from here."

What I thought?

Well, if last week was an enjoyable comedy, this week it's more of a quiet and curious one, with the self-named "Jesus" taking the gang on a road trip to his base, which is a smaller version of Alexandria and constructed around a delightful periodic large house. Maggie is sent to do the negotiating with the leader of this complex, but finds him somewhat unwilling to trade. Then things really pick up a level as some returnees to the camp have had a run-in with Negan. The lead returnee gives the leader a message from Negan, that of a knife to the stomach! Well, that causes chaos as Rick and gang are fist fighting in a rather complex situation of no one really knowing who each other is. Things probably don't look good when a blooded Rick stabs one of the guys in the neck. Yes, that guy is quite dead. This all leads to another chaotic stand-off, of which "Jesus" helps cool. Minutes later Maggie strikes a deal with the injured and recovering complex leader, in that Rick and Co will take care of Negan in return for half "of everything". Seems that doesn't include people I guess. So, Rick's wagon is loaded up like they just popped out to the local supermarket, with "Jesus" and one other now joining them on the road trip back to Alexandria.

Maggie struck an impressive deal although given we know Negan is a serious bad-ass, even half of everything probably won't feel like enough by the time they've battled him. It's great to see another self-sufficient protected complex and meet more new characters. You just know the doctor at that complex is likely to become a member of the Rick team at some point. "Jesus" continues to be the most interesting new charector in this show since Hershel due to his diplomacy, charisma and undoubtedly interesting back-story as to how he became such a kick-ass Harry Houdini. Rick and Michonne have already started a lovely hand holding,, loving smiles etc couple thing, which leads you to wonder if this spells the end for one of them, or both now become "untouchable" in terms of any possible future demise?

Sadly though this episode strolled along rather than really grabbed my attention.

Rating 6/10 (DECENT)

Aww, cute. They are now doing the hand-holding thing.
So, which one is going to die this season then???
Dead, double dead, and impaled on a car, This zombie's luck was in. Today he's meeting Rick.
The Vikings are making a comeback
"It may not look like much but it's got it where it counts" he didn't say but should have.
Michonne eyes pop out as this guy comes down with a serious hole in the neck
Happy families once more, everyone is swapping holiday postcards as they do off to meet Uncle Negan.

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