Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 8 – Too Far Gone

The Walking Dead (Photo: AMC)
The Walking Dead (Photo: AMC)

The final showdown on The Walking Dead features death, un-death, and ridiculously heavy artillery. And we finally answer the age-old question: what happens to walkers when they enter a mild river current?

We can all agree that there are certain aspects of AMC’s The Walking Dead that seem a little, shall we say, far-fetched. The most improbable of these scenarios will be reviewed here each week.

Mildly Improbable

Glenn needs a vacation. I cannot believe this is the first time anyone has ever said that in the zombie apocalypse.

Yes, Lily, let your child play unsupervised in the mud 50 yards away. Nothing bad could possibly happen. CHOMP.

That psychotic little girl Lizzie finally came in handy when she blew Tara’s girlfriend’s brains out. YES!

Pretty Improbable

As if the Governor really believes that he can take the prison “without firing a shot.” Michonne and Herschel would gladly sacrifice themselves for the good of the group.

None of the Governor’s people seem at all confused by the fact that there are kids in the prison that is supposedly full of “thieves and murderers.”

I never thought Rick would have the brains to propose sharing the prison. Genius! Now the Governor looks like the bad guy for refusing!

Extremely Improbable

It does not occur to anyone in the Governor’s camp that his story about being mutilated might have two sides. Don’t they think he had something to do with it? Doesn’t anyone here think at all?

A tank? Really? What the hell are you reasonably supposed to do with that? In fact, all they did was blow large holes in a perfectly serviceable building.

YEAH, RIGHT

The Governor really thinks his ragtag bunch of misfits can beat a trained army when Woodbury’s trained army got driven away last time? This entire plan was flawed from the jump.

They watch the Gov murder Herschel in cold blood while being offered peace, and they still follow him blindly. This was the episode’s “scream at the screen” moment.

“Too Long, Didn’t Watch” Episode Recap

The Governor/Phillip/Brian decides to take over the prison, which would be completely brilliant if the prison houses a bunch of pansies. But it doesn’t. Negotiations fail and the Governor kills Herschel with Michonne’s sword, which really pisses everyone off and starts an absolute melee. Practically everyone on the Governor’s side dies, including the man himself (skewered by Michonne, natch), and Rick’s people managed to high-tail it out of there in several small groups. The only other casualty on Rick’s side seems to be baby Judith. Where will they go? We have to wait until February to find out.

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  • Aaron Mucciolo

    I should mention that I’ve never watched the show and am building my understanding entirely upon your recaps, Clare. The result is continued hope and even greater continued disappointment at the Governor for giving all elected officials a bad name.

    • Clare Snyder

      I am glad I can help increase awareness! But rest assured, the Governor was not elected, it’s just a fun nickname for a man who is essentially a dictator of various post-apocalyptic dystopiae. (if that’s the correct plural)