Synopsis: Denise (Merritt Wever) convinces Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Rosita (Christian Serratos) to take her along on a supply run and quickly discovers she's not as ready as she thinks she is. Meanwhile, Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) have a falling out while on their own run.
Final Thoughts from The Walking Dead Episode "Twice as Far"
Thoughts from the season 6 television episode that first aired March 20, 2016.
Daryl Really Should Have Stayed Off the Train Tracks
He obviously learned his lesson after the incident at Terminus, at least judging by his initial reluctance to follow the tracks. It's just too bad he didn't stick by his guns on the way back, otherwise, Denise might still be alive.
Of course, we probably should have seen this coming considering the episode, up until that point, had been relatively tame. Something was bound to happen.
At Least Daryl is Whole Again
I'm not sure Daryl has really been the same person without his silent crossbow/noisy motorcycle. In fact, other than when he was using the rocket launcher, I don't think he looked comfortable with other weapons at all.
So, I guess it's a good thing for him that, over the course of the past three episodes, he regained both his weapon and his bike. Maybe now he won't make stupid decisions, such as traveling on a train track when he knows it's a bad idea.
I Think Alexandria is Dying
Their supplies are running low, they are, once again, without a doctor and the toughest one of them all, Carol (Melissa McBride) is having a major identity crisis and has flown the coop. This is not the type of thing that bodes well for that community and I fully suspect we'll see it finally fall either at the end of this season or early next season.
The One I Feel Most Sorry For In All of This is Tara
Tara (Alanna Masterson) really wanted Denise to go with her when she left on the supply run and I suspect it was because she was paranoid something bad was going to happen to Denise while she was gone. Sadly, that did happen and I can only imagine what kind of reaction she is going to have when she learns Denise is dead and why.
Eugene Actually Had a Great Idea. But...
Is there any reason why he couldn't make ammunition inside Alexandria's walls? Sure, he needs the equipment. But, it just seems like it would make more sense to load up everything in that workshop and haul it back to Alexandria than it does to make the ammunition off site. Even if he got that place up and running, it would be with the constant threat of attack in a less-than-secure location.
I wasn't overly crazy about this episode at first, because it looked like yet another episode where nothing important happened. But, that fire fight at the end did help redeem it a bit. It'll be interesting to see if the community survives after the latest death and Carol's defection.
My Grade: B
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