There is a lot to talk about in this week’s episode, so if you haven’t seen the latest TWD serving, what are you doing clicking this post? Go watch it and then come back here. Because as usual, major spoilers ahead! Walkers were massacred by a fire hose! Go see it already!
Let’s just get the elephant in the room out of the room, because the elephant is taking a huge dump and I mean Eugene just pooped all over our faces, meaning he is a fudging liar! He lied about DC and he lied about everything else. But before that was revealed we had bits and pieces of Abraham’s past, who is shaping up to be an interesting character than I thought he would be.
From the flashbacks we know that Abraham had a family. Fans of the comics would know the real reason why he smashed that guys face in a pulp and finished him off by stepping on his bleeding neck. Fans of the comics would also tell you that Abraham’s family – wife and 2 kids – were slayed by Walkers. And that when he first met Eugene, he just discovered his family’s carcass and is about to go suicidal.
Hold up! That’s how they met!? So you’re saying that Abraham, who’s number one driving force is to get this “scientist” to DC to hopefully “save the world” met this same scientist while he was on the brink of offing himself?! I don’t know who is more insane, Eugene for pretending to be a scientist dude or Abraham, who apparently will believe that unicorns exists if a guy with a mullet tells him so.
So cats out of the bag, Eugene is a liar. But can we blame the guy? He’s smart but also helpless and here is this gullible guy who just appears to have lost everything, and also strong. I actually admire Eugene. When the lie was getting out of hand though, he tried to delay the trip to DC. And here I was thinking that the reason he wanted to stay with Rick is because he see him as a better leader. But he wanted to stay because he wanted to not go to DC because that would mean exposing himself and losing his protection.
Does this justify Eugene’s lie though? This was his only tactic of surviving the apocalypse. He thinks he is as helpless as Judith. If Abraham wasn’t so desperate to believe his lie, I think Eugene could have ended up dead or he could have learned to defend himself. Just like Carol and the others did. But once you weave a lie, it’s hard to spin out of it. And also Abraham would literally kill him for making him his personal dancing monkey.
Outside the whole Eugene thing, we saw Maggie and Glenn questioning their own decisions of leaving Rick’s group. They tried to make themselves feel better by saying, “think of it as a vacation”. It’s hard to stand by your decision when it turns out the person you chose to follow is willing to lead you through Walker city but no sympathies there. I want Glenn and Maggie to feel guilty.
So DC is a bust. What’s next for this group? Will they split up now that there is no mission? Will they turn back and try to find their way to Rick’s loving arms? Do you think people would still want Eugene around or his worst nightmare’s just came true?
I think we have to wait another episode to find out because if you’ve seen the after show and catch the spoilers for the next episode, you’d know that the next episode features a healthy and very much alive Carol who is reunited with Daryl. Looks like they left the church because the setting has changed. And they are also getting rid of a child sized body. More mystery!!
So I leave you with this, do you think Abraham should go or Eugene? How happy are you that Maggie and Glenn are in this predicament? Are you in agreement that there should be more Rosita? Let me know in the comments!