Betrayed. I feel utterly betrayed by this episode. But more about that later. So how about this episode huh? I am both pleased and terrified by how fast everything is going. Like wait what? Gareth’s dead now? So who are we allowed to hate? Gah!
So Gareth died. And whoo boy was it sweet. But before Andrew J. West makes his bloody farewell, Bob has his last laugh. Didn’t I tell you guys that he was bit from the food bank? *smug face* After what seemed to be 30 minutes of “perspective” BS coming from Gareth, Bob reveals that he has been bit and everyone hurled their tainted meat. The episode could have ended with Bob yelling “TAINTED MEAT!!” and I would have been fine with it – for like 5 minutes – then of course I would demand more. Also, why is this episode not titled Tainted Meat??
Bob, Carol and Daryl’s disappearance causes panic back in the church. Everyone goes wacko, specially Sasha and tries to pin it on Father Gabriel. By the way, can someone kill that guy now please. I don’t know what’s worst, the reveal that he locked out a lot of his congregation or his patheticness.
Bob was dumped in front of the church as a warning maybe? What was the purpose of that? To intimidate Rick? I think we’re way past that Gareth. Bob fills them in with the Termite lot, how they monologued the eating of his leg and how he got them back by making them eat zombified meat. And that’s how you know the people who love you. The people who would not throw up when you show your zombie bite.
Rick plans his immediate revenge but Abraham is tired of fighting. He wants out and he wants to take Tara, Maggie and Glenn with him. Abraham’s unstable guys and he’s scary man. He’s hanging on the hope in the form of Eugene and he would looose it if he is killed. I didn’t know the power of Abraham over Eugene and Rosita until this episode. He is scary bossy. Nothing at all like Rick. Maybe Eugene and Rosita secretly wants to choose Rick over Abraham? How much do they owe Abraham to be that loyal.
With promises of leaving for DC as soon as the threat of the Termites are eliminated, Abraham relents and stayed. And what happens next is just…Well let’s just say that Rick remained true to his word. That was some sweet poetic justice seeing that machete hack through Gareth, over and over. And how Sasha was just stabbing Martin like she’s trying to get a block in a Fischer Price toy. And I was like,
ME: “Ok guys, I think they’re dead.”
ME: “I don’t think they’ll bother us anymore…so…”
I think this episode answers the question, who is scarier? The Governor or Gareth? Gareth begged, even promised not to cross paths again with Rick. He was like the school bully who messed with the new kid who used to be the tougher school bully from his old school. While The Governor, that dude will never beg. He would rather die in the hands of Rick who, for all intents purposes, is his mortal enemy, than by some random Walker, or hunger or anyone else really.
We say our last goodbye to Bob as Tyreese, doing the necessary evil, drives a knife through his temple. Oh Bob, you began your TWD story by being that drunken twerp that nearly got everyone killed, to Sasha’s driving force and to becoming tainted meat. I will miss you, but I will miss how Sasha’s like with you more. And speaking of missing, how about that scene where Michonne realises that her katana is back. Anyone tear up over that? Oh just me?
I’m not sad to see Gareth go or am I sad about losing Bob. Someone has to die sometime. But it makes me anxious about who will be the next threat.
The episode ends with Abraham, Eugene, Rosita, Tara, Maggie and Glenn driving away. I hate Glenn right now, and Maggie too. After spending an entire season looking for each other they extract themselves from the group? What is this? Was this about the hacking? Was this about keeping the peace? Or is Glenn ready to take his own route away from Rick who is becoming darker and darker by the episode. Betrayed Glenn! Betrayed!!!