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The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 2: "JSS" Recap & Discussion

Season 6 is RIPE with flashbacks and this episode is no different. FLASH BACK to Enid’s backstory: walkers kill and eat Enid’s oblivious parents as she stares on helpless from the car. Frightened and on her own, Enid is forced to survive by stabbing walkers, writing “JSS” everywhere she can (we’ll get to the meaning later), and eating raw turtle meat straight out of the shell (gross). She EVENTUALLY stumbles upon Alexandria, where they take her in as one of their own.

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Programming Note: This episode will NOT be in black and white but the events WILL occur during Rick’s big parade plan from the premiere. So unfortunately, there will be no Rick, Daryl, Sasha, Abraham, Michonne, Glenn, Maggie, Heath, Nicholas, or Carter (because he’s dead). Despite this, it’s still one of the craziest episodes to date. Now, back to the recap:

Despite a parade of walkers being corralled close-by, everything is seemingly normal in Alexandria. Carol plays the innocent homemaker-type with the other Alexandrian women (she even passes out recipes and smoking advice)! Meanwhile, Jessie tries to connect with her son Ron via a haircut and he tries convincing her Rick is dangerous (didn’t he save your life last episode?). Meanwhile, Maggie teaches Deanna about growing crops once the walls go up and reminds her to stay strong. Wow, everything is so WONDERFUL! Nothing could POSSIBLY go wrong, right?

NEW CHARACTER ALERT: Meet Denise Cloyd, Alexandria’s new doctor (from the comics)! Denise has a background in psychology and SORT OF attended med school (she can perform basic nursing duties but surgeries…who knows?! Eugene questions her qualifications (who better to do that?) but Denise admits, “I’m all this town’s got.” Father Gabriel apologizes to Carl for the damning things he told Deanna about the group and asks for help in learning self-defense. Carl reluctantly agrees and notices Ron and Enid embrace close by (someone call Nick Jonas because Carl is JEALOUS).

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Remember when we said everything is wonderful? It’s not. This episode is about to go 0-100 REAL QUICK. While attending to kitchen stuff, Carol looks out her window and notices her neighbor Mrs. Neidermeyer ALL OF A SUDDEN GET STABBED BY ONE OF THE WOLVES. Holy CRAP! they’re everywhere (even Richard the lookout gets taken out by a Molotov cocktail)! Deanna is beside herself but summons enough courage to run away from the chaos. Carol instructs Carl to protect Judith while Jessie hides in a closet with Sam. Back outside, the Wolves are killing EVERY minor character in sight. This is a TERRIBLE time to not have Rick, Michonne, Daryl, and anyone else that could put an end to this invasion.

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Enid tries to tell Carl she’s running away but he convinces her to stay and they sit back to back for protection. “This place is too big to protect,” Enid laments. Carol sneaks through the community and witnesses Alexandrian after Alexandrian get brutally murdered by the Wolves. Knowing everyone’s helpless and she’s the only one that can save them, Carol grabs one and stabs him in the head. Unfortunately, it’s too late for her friend, who Carol puts out of her misery.

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Spencer, who’s done a questionable job as lookout shoots and kills the driver (one of the Wolves of course) of an oncoming truck that crashes into the wall. Now we know WHAT was causing the horn! While Denise tends to injured Alexandrians, Morgan takes out the trucker-turned-walker and finally shuts off the horn. He instructs a pathetic Spencer to hide and soon comes face to face with one of the Wolves, who’s taken out by a disguised Carol. Morgan’s upset Carol killed him instead of knocking him out but she’s more focused on getting to the armory to worry about Morgan’s Batman morals. Back at the “hospital,” Dr. (not surgeon) Denise tries her hand at surgery.

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Carl shoots one of the Wolves chasing Ron (that guy is always being chased) and kills him when he tries to attack him (that guy is always getting saved). DESPITE saving his life, Ron doesn’t take Carl’s offer to stay with him and runs off in a huff (that guy is always in a mood).
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Jessie instructs Sam to stay hidden in the closet while she investigates the noise in her house. Turns out it’s one of the Wolves, but they picked the wrong mom to mess with. Jessie grabs a pair of scissors and stabs the living hell out of the intruder and goes full Travis Manawa from the Fear finale.
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Outside, Carol picks off more Wolves while Morgan saves Father Gabriel. Some of the Wolves follow Carol to the armory (terrible, terrible idea) and they end up all getting shot up (her kill streak is insane, someone get her a care package). She stocks up and then shoots the guy Morgan just tied up. Morgan, who relies on nothing but Batman “I don’t kill” rules also refuses to take a gun.

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Rosita and Aaron take out a couple of the Wolves as the invasion comes to a bloody close. Before it can, Morgan comes upon a group of them by himself. He takes a few of them out with his stick and scares the others off with a lecture about making poor decisions. “We didn’t choose,” one of them tells Morgan (all the more reason to kill them, Morgan)! Carol is overcome with emotion after seeing half the town get slaughtered.

To make matters worse, Aaron makes a devastating discovery: One of the dead Wolves had his recruitment pack of Alexandria pictures he dropped a while ago. Essentially, it’s his fault that they found this place and he can clearly feel the blood on his hands. Meanwhile, Dr. Not a Surgeon Denise fails to revive Holly. Carl finds a note from Enid which says, “Just survive somehow” (THAT’S what JSS means)! It’s a fantastic slogan that in retrospect makes sense for her to perpetually write while she was out eating turtle and stabbing walkers. Morgan enters his house and is immediately attacked by Alpha Wolf we met last season. Morgan easily holds his own and knocks him out (not kill). Morgan and Carol end the episode by walking in opposite directions (literally and figuratively). Despite employing dramatically different methods, they both saved the town.

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Questions

1. WHO LET IN THE WOLVES?!

2. Did Morgan turn the truck horn off in time to ward off the hoard? Or is everyone even more screwed?

3. How would this invasion have gone if Rick and the gang were here?

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  1. WendyAngel48 October 18, 2015 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    This was an intense show tonight i was screaming and yelling it pissed me off when they came n killed the people from the comuinty and it made me mad when the stupid ashole left them go they should of been killed for all that they killed. OMG i so love the walking dead its one of the best shows on amc.

    sincerley #1 fan for life, WendySmith

  2. Peaceful October 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Loved tonites episode. More of my guy Morgan and Caol just showed out. Love her! Glad no good people were killed.

  3. Peaceful October 18, 2015 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Carol showed out. She was Great so was Morgan.

  4. Peaceful October 18, 2015 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    I think Morgans transition from survival mode to Clear killer mode to trying hard to not kill mode is cool though I don’t know how long the ‘don’t kill’ mode will last.

  5. 3373March October 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    If the direction is going to make me eventually choose between Carol’s or Morgan’s way of doing things, I am always going to go with Carol. Those wolves Morgan let go are going back and will talk. Nobody Carol came into contact with is going back to come again another day! They both saved the day (and Alexandria for now) but Carol is, well, she’s Carol !!

  6. BASTET. October 18, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply
  7. carlyyougoonie October 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    – Enid!! Oh my shit. That opening was awesome and gave me much respect for her character, but I still feel like she’s a wolf cub in sheep’s clothing. Several little moments in this episode hinted at it and I just feel it.

    – Maggie and Deanna’s inspirational garden chat was so remenicent of Hershel and Rick that I could hardly stand it. (In a good and tearful way.) Maggie, you better be careful with that moral compass business girl, but I’m rooting for you!

    – I see people already speculating about a Denise and Eugene love affair—no way. Two people that awkward could never figure out where to put it. Not happening. I dig their interactions though.

    – Spencer…

    – I just knew we were going to lose Carol on this episode as she was running around in her wolf suit. It would have been so easy for Aaron or Carl to mistake her and break all of our hearts.

    – Welcome to the apocalypse Jessie! I knew you had it in you!

    -Really thought Morgan was a goner when he went into the armory and Olivia was tucked away in there with instructions from Carol to just point and shoot until their dead.

  8. carlyyougoonie October 18, 2015 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    This episode was beautiful and bloody and I am going for my second round now.

    Jennifer Lynch really knows how to do this thing. “Spend” blew my mind last season and she has done it again.

  9. HeavyD October 18, 2015 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    I think Morgan’s refusal to kill is a weakness that could doom someone else. He won’t always be lucky enough to face gun-less enemies. Good thinking by Carol to disguise herself as a wolf. She goes from soccer mom to badass like Clark Kent turns into Superman.
    One question I had – Did Morgan kill the Alpha Wolf when he said “Sorry” as the scene ended?

    • BillyHo October 18, 2015 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      Good question. I was kind of wondering that myself. As usual some of the conversation is lost in the scenes as I listen. The Alpha Wolf guy was I think talking about the fact Morgan couldn’t kill before and still can’t and then I think is when Morgan said sorry and hit him. Sorry he wasn’t going to kill him again? Or sorry he was going to not live up to that standard and kill the Alpha Wolf? I think a splatter of Blood was seen by his hit… so not sure if that indicates a death blow or a knock-out? Would have to rewatch episode to determine if any correlation. I do think for sure they needed a few hostages to interrogate.

    • Peaceful October 19, 2015 at 7:23 am - Reply

      Yup, he realized that he had to kill him. I’m glad that Morgan is now the Hershel of the group. You can’t have everyone be a killer. Someone has to be the voice of reason. And , yes, they may come back then Morgan has to apologize and give them the fatal stick like he did to that guy last night who wouldn’t stop. I think that other wolf who picked up the gun on his way out of Alexandria is gonna use it eventually and that’s why Morgan tried to chase him down. I think that was a regret that will come back to haunt him.

    • BASTET. October 21, 2015 at 5:34 am - Reply

      I watched for the 2nd time last night & thought about this question. I think he did, which is why he said, “Sorry”.

  10. HeavyD October 18, 2015 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    I couldn’t wait for Morgan to catch up with Rick’s group, but now I see him as a liability. His refusal to kill could get someone else killed (maybe that would be his turning point) and he is causing unnecessary friction within the group. I did however think that he may have killed the Alpha Wolf when the wolf realized that Morgan wouldn’t kill him. Morgan told him “Sorry” just as the scene ended. Kudos to Carol for thinking of disguising herself as a wolf and becoming your favorite soccer mom badass. Love her.

  11. BillyHo October 18, 2015 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    At first I thought Enid and her little story beginning showed she was not a Wolf Cub. BUT… then later I realized her little opening might have left out a portion of her story? When she was sitting with Carl she mentions about the defense of Alexandria. And later talks on’how it allowed for us…’ and she got interrupted by Carl. So not sure if she was going to talk about her family and how they died or if she was going to let out that she was a Cub to Carl? (anyone have a good remembering of her exact verbiage would be nice to help me clue into what she might have been getting at)
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    I don’t think it was a Question of ‘Who let in the Wolves’. So easy to see that the walls are set up to allow easy access over the fence with the poorly designed beam braces. Meant to keep out walkers but not people. (though the gate itself was open so it is possible the initial flow was allowed by Enid or someone else having jumped over the wall to open it?)
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    Had Rick and his group been there it would have been a Wolf blood bath… meaning they would have been quickly dispatched. Especially seeing the Wolves did not have guns. (they really aren’t that smart if they haven’t learned how to scavenge for guns yet)
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    Wolves said they had no choice when talking with Morgan. Are they being controlled by a larger force? Is that why they aren’t given guns so they can’t turn on this other force? Or are they simply talking on a philosophical point of having no choice and simply living how they must because of the circumstances of the new world? I am not a comic reader of the series… so though have heard rumor of Negan (I think that is his name?) I am not sure when he comes or how he is involved in the total script. and of course TV show could differ greatly in many aspects as many have mentioned already.
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    Morgan seemed to be the only one that made it back to Alexandria in a timely manner. Was he positioned closer to Alexandria during the previous episode? I don’t recall. I remember him being there when ‘Nick Papagiorgio’ got himself head stabbed by Rick… but don’t recall where he went after that?

    • BASTET. October 19, 2015 at 2:09 am - Reply

      After Rick took Carter out, he told Morgan to go back home & tell them what happened. A little bit of time obviously passed by the time the horn went off, so looks like Morgan just made it when the Wolves hit.

      • BillyHo October 19, 2015 at 6:02 am - Reply

        Thanks, just got done watching that episode again and noticed that fact he got sent back early to inform Alexandria about what was happening. (which if I had paid attention long ago could have quelled the talk that Rick was in communication with Alexandria via radio, that some suggested.ha)

    • BillyHo October 19, 2015 at 6:25 am - Reply

      OK just watched her talking to Carl again, she said “There are too many blind spots. That’s how we were able to…” and then got cutoff. So this obvious leads to a perception that she is in league with the wolves… though begrudgingly so… she simply was in Alexandria because she needed to ‘Just Survive Somehow’… and that obviously meant for her to be lead by the wolves in what they had planned?

      • Mishie October 19, 2015 at 7:27 am - Reply

        Actually, she could have just been referring to how she and Carl snuck out before with no one knowing. If you remember last season, Carl saw her sneaking out and followed her. She that comment does not necessarily mean she is working with the wolves.

        • BillyHo October 19, 2015 at 8:03 am - Reply

          Yep… I was thinking that too. Her issue is really pulling me in two different directions. Just the way she was so carefree about the fact they were being attacked and walked around as if she had no worries of being attacked herself. But then again that could just be her mental state? Her style is that too not react much at all.

          • Mishie October 19, 2015 at 8:39 am

            Yeah, there is definitely something weird about her, but yes it could be her mental state. Even if she wasn’t taken in by the wolves, seeing her parent killed and watching them be eaten, then the stress of being alone, hungry and afraid for who knows how long, would definitely mess with her head.

  12. Tonnie2NA October 19, 2015 at 12:23 am - Reply

    When morgan is whooping ass at the end one of the wolves tells him that they did not chose that life. To me that implied they were forced into that life. By who though? Who is powerful enough to force this group to kill in order to make payments? The wolves also collect zombie bodies, as we saw tonight and with noah’s community. Last season that one guy (who morgan killed tonight) seemed to imply there was some bounty for collecting people. Does anyone know who might want to collect a bunch of zombie bodies? And what would such a devious person use them for?
    Is there any sanctuary left? Is there a savior of the wasteland?

    • BASTET. October 19, 2015 at 2:14 am - Reply
    • John_Skanes October 19, 2015 at 4:14 am - Reply

      I think buddy was referring to the end of civilization. I don’t think any one person forced them to act this way. I think he meant that the end of the world has forced them to live this way. Kind of like how the whispers view things, if you’re a fan of the comic. God I hope Negan isn’t the leader of these assholes. I’d much prefer to see the saviors like they were in the comic. I feel like these wolves are a much more fleshed out version of the bandits that attacked Alexandria in the comics. Very similar to how they made the hunters a bigger deal on the show with the whole terminus compound.

      • BillyHo October 19, 2015 at 6:38 am - Reply

        I kind of thought that too… but the other guy Morgan beat down was also spouting something about a trap and them not belonging their anymore or something like that… before Carol ended his speech with a bullet to his head. She really needs to learn to listen then kill.

    • grimeyrick October 19, 2015 at 8:00 am - Reply

      oh man, this is epic. i was getting really concerned as they drag out the wolves more and more. I’m loving the wolves, but i would hate (hate hate hate) if negan was the leader of these jerk-offs. this is an awesome theory that connects the wolves with the saviors. don’t know if those clues were intednded that way, but fucking brilliant

  13. BASTET. October 19, 2015 at 3:25 am - Reply

    1) Nobody let the Wolves in. We’ve seen Enid & several others climb over the wall & I bet Enid climbed back over to get back in for the sake of keeping it a secret. One Wolf climbed in & opened the gate.
    2) I think it’s inevitable that a chunk of that herd is coming; Alexandria is about to get some hands-on!
    3) Rick doesn’t take chances. Had he been there, Carol would’ve been proud & Morgan would’ve been even more stressed.

    • BillyHo October 19, 2015 at 6:18 am - Reply

      Surely the herd is coming, the horn lasted long enough to get a majority of them at least coming in that direction. Though I would think less then the complete mass as many did already make the turn and were behind Daryl.
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      We know already by watching previews that the herd is at the wall with Spencer and others watching them.

    • carlyyougoonie October 19, 2015 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Agree that no one let them in, but I think someone tipped them off (ahem, Enid, ahem). Too conincidental that they came right when all the strongest fighters (sans Carol, of course) were away.

      Also, that whole Enid opening–notice how hesitant she was to enter Alexandria? Maybe it wasn’t just, I don’t want to be close to people any more. Maybe it was, can I really betray these people to the wolves? Not sure if the timeline matches up, but that was my thought when I saw her hesitate.

    • BASTET. October 20, 2015 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      Rewatched. Maggie & Deanna were outside the walls & saw a Wolf scale the wall, right after the watchman was taken out by the molotov.

    • Ryan82474 October 20, 2015 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      In the beginning of 602, Enid finds herself in a Alexandria but is that before or after the wolve attack. The town look dumpy leading me to think it was after and she came back. It certainly didn’t look all nice like Alexandria.

      I know they like to time-hop a lot…

  14. John_Skanes October 19, 2015 at 4:03 am - Reply

    Morgan sucks! I absolutely hate where they’ve taken his character. He’s absolutely nothing like he was in the comics. His refusal to kill will come back to haunt him. I really hope that Negan is not the leader of these wolves. I hope the wolves are just a group of people that are dealt with quickly, like the hunters, so that we can move on to the No Way Out arc of the comics (which is where it looks like we’re headed with all these walkers heading to ASZ). This episode was intense though and for all the people out there that say there isn’t enough action in TWD, I hope you’re satisfied now. Love this show. It keeps getting crazier and crazier.

    • BASTET. October 19, 2015 at 5:43 am - Reply

      Morgan is a badass! He may be the strongest influence to eventually help keep Rick grounded so that he doesn’t lose all humanity & become an animal. I imagine that Morgan will take something from Rick’s MO & Rick will take something from Morgan’s MO, resulting in a balance of both survival & humanity.

  15. jaysmusgrave October 19, 2015 at 4:32 am - Reply

    Sadly enough, this is what Alexandria needed. Now everyone there knows real danger is out there and coming and they now know how efficient even Rick’s “B” list people, left to guard the place are more than capable of defending them. They needed a wake up call and this was it. Jess and Aaron tho… way to get with the times!

  16. lenhart.jennifer October 19, 2015 at 4:46 am - Reply

    I couldn’t stand the comic book version of Carol, but on the tv show she’s one of my favorites! In “JSS” she once again proves herself to be a badass and essential to the survival of the group.

  17. Bsur October 19, 2015 at 5:38 am - Reply

    5 minutes trash intro for “just survive somehow”? who writes this crap? morgan with his stick is nothing but ridiculous and unbelievable and the shows dialogues are becoming worse with each episode. gg wp scott gimp the show went downhill fast since you came by.

    • BASTET. October 19, 2015 at 6:40 am - Reply

      I thought a flashback of Enid was great. I want to know who these people are, where they’ve come from, what they’ve been through. That substantiates their actions & personality in the present & gives me feelings for them. Why would Morgan’s staff use be unbelievable? No different than Sasha’s skills with the rifle or Daryl’s with the crossbow. Much cooler than both, if you ask me! The dialogue… what’s wrong with it? I’m a little nit picky & still haven’t picked up on anything as far as the dialogue goes. I was pretty skeptical of Gimple when he was first announced as the new showrunner but I’ll be gawddamned if he isn’t one of the BEST things to happen to this show since it’s creation!!!
      So when I read comments like this, I’d really like a little more detail. Otherwise, I’m confused as HELL!!

      • grimeyrick October 19, 2015 at 8:42 am - Reply

        yeah idk what this dude is smoking on, scott gimp for prez 2016

      • John_Skanes October 19, 2015 at 9:44 am - Reply

        I think the reason he thinks the staff use is unbelievable is because he new nothing about it before the apocalypse. Morgan was a pansy and then all of a sudden is a freaking ninja now? Daryl’s use of the crossbow is realistic because he was an avid hunter before the turn. Michonne is great with her sword because she fenced in university. I’m just not feeling Morgans character. I could care less if they killed him off. Not killing those wolves will come back to haunt everybody. I do agree that Scott Gimple taking over is the best thing thats ever happened to the show though. He likes to keep it pretty close to the original material with a few adaptations.

        • BASTET. October 19, 2015 at 10:04 am - Reply

          We hardly know anything at all about Morgan pre-apocalypse… not that I recall. And who says he couldn’t learn how to use the staff in the time between “Clear” & now? His attitude has significantly changed… he very well could’ve picked up a skill to go along with it. It’s not impossible; it’s not unrealistic.

          • John_Skanes October 19, 2015 at 4:38 pm

            Morgan told Rick that he learned how to use the staff after the turn. I somehow find it hard to believe that he became that proficient with it in the time between “Clear” and now. I takes years to master something like that. It’s unrealistic and he seems like a god damn cartoon character. They should’ve left his character like he was in the comics. There are more than plenty of strong characters to keep Rick from going over the edge. Morgan is lame

          • BillyHo October 20, 2015 at 8:44 am

            Staff isn’t really that difficult a tool to learn to use. He is not using anything but basic movements with it and simply more gauging level of threat more then anything.
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            If he was doing major form and strikes then I might winder but he really is using the most basic methods.
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            And the wolves he fought when surrounded really did act like many mobs do in real life… shockingly so you will see mobs like that tend to do exactly what they do in the movies, attack one or two at a time and wait for their chance to get into the mix.
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            A crazy girl swinging a knife and a few guys who didn’t look like they could handle a butter knife without some trouble. ha

          • Peaceful October 20, 2015 at 12:15 pm

            Look at how proficient some of the other survivors are with guns who didn’t have any experience prior. We don’t know how much time has passed and there’s no TV or chat rooms, or movies so what else is there to do? Pray, run, find food and learn to fight anyway you can with lots of time to learn, and hope you find someone who is as good as Rick to be a part of your survival group. Lennie learned the choreography pretty fast. Bet if there are a bunch of Crazed killers or zombies after you, you’ll learn how to defend yourself real quick. Me, I’d have to learn how to fight or be the first to become a zombie appetizer. Can’t run as fast as I used to. 😉

        • BASTET. October 19, 2015 at 5:14 pm - Reply

          I wonder how long Lennie James trained with the staff in order to prep for this season. Or was this CGI?

        • BASTET. October 20, 2015 at 3:03 am - Reply

          I can’t argue with choreography making things look easier but I’m sure it didn’t take Lennie James years to learn the basic movements. I get that you simply don’t like the character now.

          • John_Skanes October 20, 2015 at 3:39 am

            I’m also sure it didn’t take Lennie James years to learn the basic movements. It probably only took a few weeks to be good enough to look good for a TV show but his character is made to look like a master of the Martial Arts. All I’m saying is that it doesn’t happen over night or in a few months. Thats why some people find the whole thing unrealistic. Truth be told it wouldn’t matter if he was the greatest master of the bow staff this world has ever seen. He would’ve been overwhelmed by the five or so Wolves that attacked him all at once near the gate. Thats why I have a problem with his character. I loved him up until they made him out to be some kind of ninja/superhero.

    • carlyyougoonie October 19, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

      1 – The whole JSS thing totally reminded me of something a teenage girl would do, which hello, Enid is. I thought it was very fitting and pretty cool.
      2 – Loved her intro because it was unexpected. It also answered some (but not all) the questions I’ve had about her.

  18. BillyHo October 19, 2015 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Carol is obviously outed now that she went all bad ass in front of Alexandria. Not sure how many survived that actually saw her be bad ass… but know for sure Olivia is wondering how Carol went from home cook to bad ass. Wondering if anything will be suggested of Carol having the W on her head seen by Olivia. If she comes into doubt for her underhanded sneaky ways? Not sure if that will actually be a plot line or not? Likely not… but thought it would most definitely be a question thrown out if I had seen Carol in her garb doing what she was doing.
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    Just noticed… the entire attack went down and finished in 45 minutes per the cooking timer that Carol set. At least they had a nice meal to eat after they fought.

  19. Peaceful October 19, 2015 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Morgan is so cooool! So happy he’s back. Don’t judge his character too soon. I think he’s gonna do great things in Alexandria. In the beginning everyone thought Carol was a liability. Look at her now. I love the Morgan character and I’m so happy he’s back and that he is the voice of reason. Everyone can’t be a killer. Too predictable and boring. I can’t wait to see the episode that explains Morgan’s transition.

  20. Peaceful October 19, 2015 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Carol may be outed, but all the women she fooled are gone via wolf attacks. Loved her emotional scene where she looked at the woman’s (can’t recall her name) cigarettes then at the woman and cried a tear or two. Looked like she was ready to light up.

  21. grimeyrick October 19, 2015 at 8:40 am - Reply

    oh man, crazy episode. going down as one of my favorites, hands down. got a double dose of my favorite characters (besides rick obv) and that shit didn’t disappoint. So much substance, and you can’t go wrong with ultra-violence. Carol is arguably the most developed character in the series, right up alongside rick and daryl of course. She continues to evolve, grow, and behave like a real human being. there is always emotion during her scenes and she is my second favorite character in the show. she may have that tough shell, but morgan got in her head and you can see it in her face. she knows she doesn’t enjoy the savage lifestyle, and I like this episode because everyone kind of faced that. carol, carl, aaron, morgan all had moments where they kind of stood back, looked at everything going on and were like “ok maybe all of this murdering is pretty fucked up,” which is cool because it initiates our segway into the “we don’t kill” era of the books.
    the wolves are apeshit, idk about much development with them, although Tonnie2NA above made a great observation, saying that the wolves implying that they were forced into this lifestyle might be a hint towards a much larger, organized group extorting them (SAVIORS??).
    my boy morgan is struggling with everyone acting like barbarians. with all these flashbacks in the air (enid’s was really dope btw. kind of reminded me of bob’s back in season 5 which was one of my favorites) i bet we are going to see a morgan flashback, maybe introducing us to his “friend” who taught him what he taught him. we do have to keep in mind that morgan is the strong moral compass right now, and we know what happens to those! (also seeing as morgan died around this era in the books, rip #spoileralert) He is definitely having an impact on the morals of the group though, and it will definitely affect the direction of the show in the future.touching on enid, it seems something is wrong there, and maybe someone is sympathizing with the wolves? she did imply that and her experience on the road would explain it. Also, her sneaking out would explain how she would have interacted with the group prior (although it is highly unlikely that those animals would be able to control them sevles around a kid, let alone a teenage girl). so they may not be involved, but enid does give an impression that she is hiding something.
    uhh waht else. totally would rather write this essay than do real work. aaron feels (and actually is) guilty as fuck. poor guy. a sudden drop in the population probably means expansion plans are on hold. and everyone at home better hold onto their butts (shout out to sam jackson), because we have a giant herd heading towards home, aka no way out, aka shit is about to get real. can’t wait for next week.

  22. mattbeef October 19, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Morgan is super annoying now. Fine. You don’t want to kill people, then don’t. But quit looking and acting so annoyed when anyone else does. It’s the fucking apocalypse, don’t be so self-righteous and preachy. They are just trying to stop the group of homicidal maniacs that are slaughtering everyone in town.

    My favorite part of the show was when Carol strolled by and killed the wolf Morgan had tied up… and he had a mini rage fit. Hilarious.

    Was waiting for the Holly comic story-line…guess not.

    Carl has to be getting that red rider bb gun soon.

  23. Spector99 October 19, 2015 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    The scene when the man with the body armor and machete runs up and kills the girl smoking outside of Carol’s window would make an amazing Smoking Kills commercial.

  24. WHERESCORALLL October 19, 2015 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    My question: Is Judith okay? I mean, the nightmare ended and Carl went straight for the oven. The baby monitor stands on the counter but he doesn’t check it….

  25. MikeLacey October 20, 2015 at 5:54 am - Reply

    I like the way Sam was hanging desperately onto his mum’s hand on the stairs, it immediately reminded me of Sam & Jessie’s comic death.

    Oh, and someone should tell Beth, this is how you use a pair of scissors 🙂

  26. Lerpy October 20, 2015 at 5:54 am - Reply

    What did Morgan say to father Gabriel when he asked him where he learnt his skills?

  27. Lerpy October 20, 2015 at 9:10 am - Reply
  28. gshegedus October 20, 2015 at 10:29 am - Reply

    So at one point Enid spells JSS out of the turtle parts, just like the wolves spell out W with people parts. Coincidence?

    And this is a stretch – but as I was looking at JSS, I started thinking JeSuS. No connection, just a thought. Hopefully Jesus Monroe is on his way soon.

  29. Ryan82474 October 20, 2015 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    In the beginning of 602, is Enid coming back to Alexandria or arriving there for the first time. I have to watch again but as I watched it I thought she was returning as the town looked dead.

  30. Ryan82474 October 20, 2015 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Okay I’m confused, the walls are braced from the outside not the inside. I noticed when Enid arrives in the town, she’s on the outside with the bracing.

    Then I remember the one wolf saying it was a trap, they are being freed, before Carol killed him. The way it’s braced leads me to believe the wall is to keep people or walkers in.

    Could this town really be a wolf trap and not the work of D’s hubby. I’m a structural engineer and if I were building walls to keep out the dead the braves would be flipped. If I were building a trap, the braces would be how they are.

    FYI, I don’t read the comics.

  31. pgilbride October 21, 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    At the end of the episode when Enid took off and left, did anyone else find it interesting that that’s kind of paralleling Carl’s current story arch from the comics? The girl he has a crush on leaves the community, and I think he’s going after her by himself. I can see the show potentially using some of Carl’s current story line from the comics for his progression on the show this season. The actor that plays him seems to be around the same age carl currently is in the comics. So to be accurate to his appearance I think they’ll have to introduce some angsty teen behavior to his story on the show.

  32. lisama October 21, 2015 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Love the subtle little connections the writers work into the show. The end of the show opener with Enid looking out of the driver seat window at her parents being consumed, thoroughly ending any sense of life as she knew it. Her killing the walker to take the same position to write JSS on the dirty window. Then Deanna looking out from the driver seat window of the truck to her new world, where I hope she will take her symbolic position and the view much as Enid did. JSS, Deanna!

  33. KingDead October 22, 2015 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    There’s a lot of talk going on that this episode goes on stop ten list of all time. Even top 5 but I bridge its top 5 of episode 2s of the serious by far. Between other season episode 2s probably the best. I live the switch flip on how the heard gets to Alexandria and there’s no way out. And still incorporate the wolves attack. Carol or Mellisa ….. Will you marry me???? Carl adding up a body count too. If juve was still around nobody would fuck with him lol. Enid will be back. I just feel it. Morgan/Batman/Skywalker/pussy footer/ just became hated and beloved all @ the same damn time. Man omg this episode left me with a mental hard on with excitement and anticipation. Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Bravo Kirkman and crew


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