Stunt Granny Conversation: The Walking Dead – Season 5 – Episode 11 – The Distance

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Kevin:  Cool. Hit me up when you want to do the Walking Dead thing.
Jeremy:  We good. I liked last nights episode.
Kevin I had to laugh that after our talk last week, we mentioned how action episodes have less to talk about. This episode blended yapping with a decent dose of action.
Jeremy:  Yeah the action pieces were good but goofy again. Dont understand the logic of getting out of a car to go in woods. Roll the window down a tad and get to stabbing or shooting. Of course Aaron panicking didn’t help.
Kevin I wouldn’t trust a window. When there’s a large enough hoard of walkers, they tend to bust through something like that. That was a pretty large hoard. I do keep finding it funny how many different names there are for walkers. What was Aaron calling them?
Jeremy:  Roamers. I mentioned that exact same thing last night while watching. So Aaron was a welcome edition to the show. His natter of fact-ness getting crushed by Rick got a cheer
Kevin He was a champ for taking that punch like a man. He wasn’t even out that long.
Jeremy:  Too early on to make a shot in the mouth joke?
Kevin Nope, not even a little. Aaron turning out to be gay was a pretty shocking moment to me. I’m not sure why I didn’t expect something like that on The Walking Dead.
Jeremy:  The clean cut dude with decent fashion during the zombie apocalypse tuning out to be a gay dude was a shock? Stereotypes work for a reason my friend. I am just waiting for the inevitable backlash against  gay dudes on a popular show.
Kevin We haven’t gotten over that yet? I could give a care less. His character is more compelling to me than The Governor in that you could see through the Governor’s plan the whole time. If Aaron has a nefarious plan, it has yet to unfold.
Jeremy:  No most of the country hasn’t. Just waiting for Academy Awards garbage talk to stop. Aaron had proven to be on up and up. I am solidly in Rick camp though. The fact everyone has yet again forgotten the past is annoying.
Kevin I think that show more how easy it is to get beaten down. Everyone still wants things to go back to normal. I’m not sure why anyone thinks that’s a realistic goal.
Jeremy:  It is just thw about face.  Glen at least acknowledged it. They are all falling for a guy with answers.  Rinse repeat. Most annoying is Michonne’s new found urgency to get living. If they wanted something they could have stayed at hospital in a sense.
Kevin:  They certainly could have. We note the time lapses and I think this is one of them. I think the starving, then eating dogs and only getting water because of rain fall pushed them over the edge. I know you joked about last week being a LOTR moment, but if they had displayed that more, maybe the about face would be more understandable. If they had show more walking and starving though, more people would tune out.
Jeremy:  I agree with ya on that.  More struggle would have been more conducive at showing their anguish. It is rushed now i suppose. This episode did give importance to some characters while others were relatively ignored or forgotten.
Kevin Eugene is in the “pay no mind” category. kind of funny that Maggie & Sasha got put on the list after their big episode last week. Carol has been MIA since rejoining the group.
Jeremy:  Funny you mentioned them casue  placed them on the importance list since they had at least some dialogue. Eugene got nothing and Noah, i forgot about. I have no idea what is coming next but you no it will fal apart. But I would love to see some of the group just fade away in this new community. Isn;t that how life would work sort of?
Kevin I’ve had a number of people come and go so it is the way it goes. Remeber baby momma drama? Or even Jason in college? People just disappear. Happens even quicker when zombies can eat them. Noah got the big scene near the end of the show helping out Aaron on the way to their camp.
Jeremy:  Yeah that was the scene that reminded me Noah was a person on this show. Would ave been nice if he wasn’t fully stupid and looked at least a bit skeptical.I do understand we could be totally off track here and Alexandria is exactly as Aaron describes. It is still curious he took 1 picture of the people.
Kevin They left the previews quite ambiguous, but it doesn’t look like a happy ending in Alexandria. Nor do I ever expect one on this show. I expect grim, grim and things end when Rick dies.
Jeremy:  I have always figured that was the end of the show. Rick gets offed and it either goes dark or they show everyone meltdown and get eaten. The preview, which i saw 10 seconds of, looked like the beginning of the episode. Just because the gate opened doesn’t mean it is safe. Back to Aaron for a bit, his preparedness for every scenario should be a huge red flag right?. He had an answer for everything down to the way he would have killed them all.
Kevin The guy is very fascinating. He had enough water for the whole group. Brought a large enough vehicle to transport them back what seemed like a fairly long distance. Flares in case something went wrong. Food even though he wasn’t a fan of applesauce. Holy Boy Scout Batman. If gays were allow in the Boy Scouts.
Jeremy:  God bless America! Was more confused by the master plan. So Eric was supposed to respond with a flare or walk up and say ” Hey, I’m here” to the group?” That sounds like instant death for ole Eric.
Kevin It sounds like they knew they’d be in for rough treatment from the group which is the weird thing to me. Why go after a group that you’ve seen kill people and ignore a hoard of zombies? They can’t feed themselves or find water. What does Aaron think they’re going to bring to his community? That’s a lot of work for a very high possibility of being killed by zombies or more likely Rick.
Jeremy:  He at least mentioned to them about the pack of walkers catching up to them. Maybe the community needs warriors or people to clean the walkers away? Perfect group I guess.
Kevin:  Good plan. It could be what they’re lacking. It is surprising to me that someone else in this crazy world isn’t a complete nut like the Governor. It would be an interesting twist if Aaron & Eric are on the up & up even if I doubt that’ll be the case.
Jeremy:  Right the foot soldiers are fine but the leader may turn out to be another Governor or Gareth. Those walls didn’t build themselves so figure there is to be  strong figurehead or big bad that had their hands all over it
Kevin I’m an idiot for thinking that Aaron was the top dog. Just like in Justified, you don’t send the boss to do the door to door work.
Jeremy:  Or you do as cover for your plan?
Kevin The Walking Dead world is a whole different animal so it’s possible. Just because of Aaron’s attention to detail, I was assuming he was the head. If Aaron isn’t the leader, he’s been let on to more plans than the Governor would ever give out.
Jeremy:  Milton seemed to be in the know as well and we see how that turned out.
KevinI still feel like Milton didn’t get that much info.
Jeremy:  Gong back tot eh side characters. I liked the scene with Rosita and Abraham. They are building their actual relationship outside of them banging out
Kevin I hope they keep up with informing us about their relationship. It was just enough to tell you something else is there other than the deep dickin’ but not by much.
Jeremy:  Yea his endless intensity and her seemingly.sweet nature is a nice dichotomy. Also like the calk back to Dale with the battery going bad.
Kevin That was pretty funny and another nod to Aaron being prepared. Some of those RVs have to be running out of batteries at this point, right?
Jeremy:  How does a battery run out while driving? Thought that was what the alternator was for. Then again I don’t know what that actually is anyway. Did this episode feel like a season finale?
Kevin:  It certainly could have had that vibe since they were arriving at a new location but it didn’t have that vibe to me. Too many questions left surrounding Aaron.
Jeremy:  Right on. The way the episode was framed about a new plan or a new beginning is why I mentioned it. Especially the end.
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