Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 6 – Consumed

Carol's back on the Walking Dead, y'all.
The Walking Dead (Photo: Gene Page / AMC)

The Walking Dead is much improved this week, thanks to a Daryl/Carol-centric episode featuring minimum boring characters and maximum sexual tension.

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.

“Too Long, Didn’t Watch” Episode Recap

We catch up with Carol and Daryl as they follow the “cross car” into Atlanta. After getting their weapons stolen by Noah (hi, Noah!), they encounter him again later as they are all trying to spy on the hospital from the same building. Carol gets hit by yet another cross car and is taken into the hospital, and Daryl and Noah head back to the church to round up the posse for a good ol’ fashioned hospital seize. Next week: what happens next?

Mildly Improbable

Daryl’s ability to throw a burning legal pad is unrivaled by any NFL quarterback.

I swear Daryl’s arms are getting bigger every episode. He must be on a high-protein, high-calorie diet somehow.

Even in the zombie apocalypse, Americans manage to find time to eat chips and stare out the window. This time, it’s under the guise of surveillance.

Pretty Improbable

The moron that Carol and Daryl were following didn’t notice that a walker was banging on their car? The car that he did not drive past, so it must be following him? Smooth move.

Upon seeing Daryl and Carol survive a 60-foot freefall in an old-ass Ford van, my husband was yelling at the screen “NO WAY! NO WAY!” Since he knows more about automobiles than I do, I defer to him.

Extremely Improbable

Not sharing a bunk with Daryl is crazy, Carol. You have NEEDS, woman!

Daryl, of all people, shows mercy on Noah after he steals their weapons! “He’s just a kid” my ass. The punk stole your crossbow, and he must be castrated.


Those tents full of walkers on the skybridge are extremely well constructed to be able to stand up to tireless zombies. If the prison fences can be taken down by walkers, so can a friggin’ dome tent.

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