The big question this week? Will we learn more of Glenn’s fate? It’s a question that may be answered, but knowing The Walking Dead we’ll see this specific branch of the current arc drug out quite a bit to keep us in suspense. But here’s hoping for a major revelation!
Rick finally makes a return to Alexandria. He’s on foot and he’s bringing plenty of walkers with him. Deanna spots him coming, and also stops to take in the massive horde of walkers in his company. It’s a shock to her, still a bit shut off from the outside world despite the hell she’s been through in recent weeks.
Rick breaks into a bit of a speech. He reminds the surviving members of Alexandria that the danger is still looming. He doesn’t seem to really grasp that The Wolves have taken out half of the population. Regardless, he’s trying to hype up the group. To an extent it works, but those with a realistic vision of what’s occurring aren’t so convinced. Aaron steps up and supports Rick. This is a guy emerging as a very likable guy. His honesty about losing his pack, which ultimately led to the arrival of The Wolves is also damn refreshing. He seems to understand that being real and realistic is the only way to live in this life.
Deanna looks like she’s only descending deeper into hole of depression.
Some of the Alexandrians are also losing their cool, attempting to completely raid the food supply, which would no doubt doom them all. Deanna’s surviving son opens up as a voice of reason, convincing the frantic that giving up isn’t going to get them anywhere. Moments later we see that he’s still a snake, as he sneaks back to smuggle plenty of extra food for he and his mother. To this, Deanna doesn’t respond well.
Maggie is having a very tough time with Glenn gone, and she’s all but written him off, deciding in her mind that the man is dead. But she decides, just the same, that she’s got to make an attempt to go find her man. She wants to leave alone, but Aaron isn’t having it. He’s in for the ride, and he knows a safer way out than directly over the walls.
Meanwhile we spot Deanna, who at this point is completely unreadable. She seems to be making plans to begin harvesting food once more. Spencer shows up with his stolen goods. He’s a complete prick, dumping a load of guilt on his mother, talking a bunch of nonsense. Sure he’s scared, but he’s a complete sack of embarrassment.
Cut to a look at Carl, who meets up with Ron, who’s still acting like a big baby. Carl wants to go outside the wall and find Enid, Ron wants to behave like a child. He gets himself bullied around a bit in the process, and those of us watching at home love it. Carl, just the same, has serious designs on finding Enid.
There’s a weird little thing going on between Denise and Tara. Tara seems to be taking a special interest in the woman, but at least she’s trying to support the show’s pseudo-doctor. We’ll see where this friendship heads.
While perusing the neighborhood Jessie spots a walker trapped inside a house. She hesitates briefly, but does the right thing by ending the monster’s existence. A handful of residents watch the scene unfold. She reinforces Rick’s stance and reminds them that they have no choice but to become something different, to fight when the time comes. Is she slowly becoming a bad ass? It looks like it.
Aaron and Maggie hit the sewers, heading underground to get outside and hopefully find Glenn. While in the tunnels the two find themselves in trouble. They’re caught off guard by a few walkers and just about become a meal. Aaron disposes of both of them and they proceed onward. But as they approach an exit Maggie panics, realizing that she can’t stand the idea of seeing Glenn as anything other than the living, loving guy he was, and they head back. The Glenn mystery still lingers, and it does indeed look as though AMC will leave us hanging for some time.
Ron asks Rick to teach him to shoot; he looks like he’s up to no good. He also informs the man that Carl may have headed outside the walls looking for Enid. Denise swings by Tara’s place and delivers a nice big kiss (maybe we’re onto something here, thinking this friendship is headed in a strange direction), Jessie tries to convince her youngest that things are going to be okay, and Deanna comes in contact with a stray walker that had been stuck beneath one of the houses. She loses her cool and goes ape on the creature.
The big reveal this week is Maggie’s anticipated revelation. Just as fans have been predicting, the woman is pregnant. And this changes the entire Glenn situation. Theories that he’s still alive are all but verified in this moment, because as ruthless as the Walking Dead big wigs are, they’re not going to leave Maggie and her child without a father. Not yet.
The episode closes with another make-out session. We see Rick and Jessie finally take their attraction for one another to a physical level. They engage in some tonsil hockey and we’re left knowing one more thing about this disastrous world: There is love in the air!