1. Morgan Actually Killing People
What a relief it is to witness Morgan take someone else’s life! Following the TED Talk he used to shoo the Wolves out of Alexandria (and straight to Rick’s RV), it was oddly invigorating to watch him shove a spear into someone’s neck. We know, this is the bottom of the barrel for him and he has to grow this episode but it’s SIGNIFICANTLY better when he does what’s necessary and breaks necks.
2. Call of Duty: Morgan Warfare
Wow, old Morgan really doesn’t care! It’s OK Morgan, we know you’ve forgotten how to meet someone without immediately CLEARING them, but this guy has a cabin and isn’t trying to kill you! HE EVEN MENTIONED FALAFELS. Unfortunately for Morgan, he probably can’t see past the blurry stroke vision and thought he saw a ten-foot tall purple cyclops. Whatever, just leave Tabitha alone!
3. Morgan Gets Jailed
If this weren’t the apocalypse, Morgan would have been committed to crazy town on the hill YEARS ago. Of COURSE it’s tragic to lose your wife and kid, but Rick and the gang lost WAY more and are mostly fine, right? RIGHT?! ANYWAY, if you walked around Target yelling I HAVE TO CLEAR you’d be tackled and bound. Maybe some time behind bars will do Morgan some good…
4. Eastman Left the Cell Open
Time behind bars did Morgan zero good. He tried everything he could to escape…except checking the cell door. I’ve never been to prison but isn’t that the first thing you try?? Man, Eastman is trusting! He caged a maniac who says he’ll kill him the second he gets out and then leaves the door UNLOCKED. And you know what Morgan does to repay him??
5. Morgan Attacks Eastman!
Hey Morgan, remember that time in Game of Thrones when Oberyn thought he could take The Mountain and ended up getting his head popped like a balloon? (Spoiler). No? Well it’s one of 10 billion examples that fighting a dude twice your size who hasn’t even taught you how to fight is a BAD IDEA. (Though at least Morgan can say he got in a prison fight).
By the way Morgan doesn’t win this fight either:
Probably because this ALSO didn’t work out:
6. Eastman’s Horrific Backstory
Eastman’s backstory is so dark it could be a Disney movie. Basically, Eastman counseled an evil prison inmate that was hellbent on destroying his life. Sticking to his word, Crighton Dallas Wilton got out of prison and murdered Eastman’s family. It’s always the guys with three names that’ll get you, isn’t it? John Wilkes Booth, John Wayne Gacy, Bryce Dallas Howard…SPEAKING of killer clowns, check out Eastman in American Horror Story:
7. The Blatant Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Karate Kid References
This meme essentially draws all the Homeland-esque comparisons between this episode and the Ninja Turtles. Eastman is Master Splinter! Morgan is Donatello! FINKLE IS EINHORN!
With Glenn gone, Walking Dead fans needed something human or otherwise to cling to. Although Morgan gradually becomes more likable, we weren’t surprised to see all the fan empathy REDIRECTED towards Tabitha the goat. Tabitha doesn’t ask for a lot in this world; she eats, poops, and occasionally does screaming remixes of Taylor Swift. Unfortunately, it’s SUPER easy for walkers to get to her and she eventually gets eaten because THERE’S NO JUSTICE IN THIS WORLD. RIP Tabitha, tell Buttons the Horse we say hello.
9. Eastman Gets Bit
This was completely avoidable. Morgan and Eastman are approached by a familiar walker. Two on one seems like a pretty easy task, right? So Morgan zoned out for a second, it happens! People wake up in the middle of the night and remember they left the stove on. For Morgan, HE remembered he should have stabbed that guy in the head before he turned. Whoops! What are the chances that the one walker he dealt with earlier finds him in the woods? Well, very high! And you know what, Eastman SAVES Morgan for the 37th time this episode WITH HIS BACK to block the walker. THEN HE GETS BITTEN, MORGAN. YOU HEAR THAT?? How does Morgan repay him? The only way Morgan knows how: IMMEDIATELY attack him, get his ass kicked, and then beg for death. But you came so far, Morgan! Don’t throw it all away now!
Honorable Crazy Moment Mention: Eastman DID kill that Crighton guy (I doubt HIS cell was open) and (presumably) had Morgan kill him as he waited to turn.
DAMN IT MORGAN, LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE:
10. Morgan Still Doesn’t Kill This Guy
Practicing what you preach is always a good motto…until you’ve met this guy. Remember when Eastman said he’s only met one truly evil person in the world? HERE’S NUMBUH TWO. Listen, Morgan’s Aikido training has obviously been tantamount to his return to sanity…but when a guy who just murdered a bunch of people tells you he’s about to murder MORE people, you can play judge, jury, and executioner! This guy has the teeth of a meth addict and the charm of a school shooter. But telling him your remarkable revival story unfortunately won’t help. If killing him goes against your new creed, why not just casually mention to Carol there’s a surprise for her in the other room? We don’t want him to revert to crazy Morgan either; but maybe he can have a cheat day.
worst episode yet
No the worst episode yet was when Walt chased a fly around the lab for the whole episode and people called it art. Oh. Wait. Wrong AMC show…
Hey I loved that episode! It WAS art dammit! Symbolism! Beautiful and painful symbolism! Anyway, this article is…confusing?
Cassie, I forbid you from being a “Fly” fan.
What about being a Firefly fan? 😉
Second worst for me. The worst was Daryl and Beth in the cabin drinking moonshine
Oh, c’mon, Skanes! Smells like teen spirit!
They burned the cabin down with the rest of the shine in it!!! WTF!!!
2nd most unrealistic thing about TWD. 3rd is Daryl using that walker as a shield at the prison.
Bastet haha! I’m indifferent with Daryl. I could care less if he lives or dies. I have a hard time caring about characters that weren’t in the comics. They’re just sort of there for me. I love the show but I’m much more excited when a new comic comes out. As far as him using a walker as a shield… yeah conventional wisdom does say that at least one of those bullets would make it through haha!
Can I just say my mind is trying REAL hard to understand the heading for #3… I know the show and all, but, uhhhhh…
Much better with the update!
WTF did I just read?! I guess this is Morgan bashing & is supposed to appeal to all the Morgan haters out there? Nothing better for this in-depth ep than “Craziest Moments”?! “…yadda yadda yadda…”? That “Black is the New Orange” title & it’s lame write-up?! WTF?!! I hate to say this, but this is the worst thing I’ve read on this site!!
Honestly I’ve noticed a change in Digital Media Presence for The Walking Dead. I assume it’s because the popularity and the desire to keep it popular. Maybe I’m not like everyone else. Robert Kirkman pulled me into the world of TWD full on with his comics. The amount I was pulled in is beyond what I’ve experienced before. The show, the games, the novels, and the spin-offs(or not spin-offs) are all just added icing for the cake. I love how this TV season has everyone talking, critics and non. Soooo many speculations… to me that is part of the fun. To me, if they want to side track, let them. That’s just more of the world we get to know. I seriously doubt if they can get so many people to care about something fictional that it will be canceled any time soon. Enjoy the ride. My apologies for the rant.
Maybe Johnny O’Dell is a new contributor…
Side tracking is fun! Johnny’s new & has been highly entertaining… but this one…
Well, it’s been cleaned up a little, so I’m holstering my blasters.
There have been far worse episodes. Think back to the farm.
It was different, I’ll give it that. But every now and then I like good dialogue to humanize the characters. Despite having to kill walkers, I’m sure there is a lot of downtime in the Zombie Apocalypse, complete with actual conversations. Afterall, not everyone has solar power or what-have-you.
On that note, one of my favorite all time episodes was the season one finale at the CDC. Thought Jenner was an amazing character, and the entire episode humanized everyone. Again, not high on action, but just people being people.
Aspects of this episode were a little far fetched, and I hate how Eastman was bitten. It just wouldn’t go down that way.
But here is the alternative. I’m currently reading through compendium two again and just got to the part where they meet up with Morgan. Basically, they find him half crazy keeping his dead son “alive”, and he just goes with Rick. So honestly, this is an instance where the show development is much better than the comic.
I had forgotten all about what you’re reading. I keep running into that! A re-read for me is in order!!
I actually liked that better. I found it much more believable how they met up again because rick went back and got him instead of morgan walking all the way to washington and stumbling apon them. I constantly go back and re-read the comics too. I’ve probably gone through them at least a dozen times now haha!
Love going back to re-read. Everything happens in such a different way. Like the three highway bandits. Rick still bites the guys neck, but completely different situation. But now I realize why he had to. He only has one hand. Kind of loses its impact (well, maybe not that much) in the show.
well in both the comic and show he had to bite his neck out because the guy had him in a bear hug and couldn’t get his arms free. Not so sure that had anything to do with him not having a hand or not. but yeah re-reading the comics is awesome. for some reason I never get tired of it. It’s cool that the show usually gets it right eventually. It keeps comic fans guessing a little on how they are going to play certain scenarios out. Not trying to toot my own horn but I usually do figure things out rather quickly. In the first episode of season 4, I told the wife that those two girls will be the female version of the twins and that the older one will kill her younger sister. Still fun to wait and see if I’m right.
i thought someone was fucking with me when i asked who Morgan said trained him. the response i got was a cheese maker. i dont take the bait when people try to wind you up on the internet.
but it was a cheese maker, ha ha. not everyone is out to wind you up on the internet.
a cheese maker ha ha ha.
I thought maybe he refined his own skills & instead of calling his staff a “peacemaker”, he decided to call it a “cheese maker”. I could see him considering walker brains being cheese when he’s done with them, lol!
That first picture is terrible. Wooden staffs don’t bend. You can tell it’s a rubber prop.