Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead’s “Here’s Not Here”

Lennie James as Morgan Jones - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
The Walking Dead (Photo: Gene Page / AMC)

The Walking Dead gives us more Morgan for your nerves.

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

Morgan tells his story from the “Clear” episode until his journey toward Terminus. Along the way, his old stomping grounds burned down, and he went nuts (nuts-er?) clearing everything he could until he found Eastman, a peaceful aikido practitioner in a cabin. Morgan was basically the Daniel-san to his Miyagi, learning how to wield a bo staff and stop killing people so damn much. Eastman gets bitten and dies, and Morgan continues on his journey. Now we are all caught up, and it turns out Morgan has been telling this story to one of the Wolves who he is keeping in a basement in Alexandria. This surely won’t end badly. Next week, tell us WTF happened to everyone else, please?

Mildly Improbable

As entertaining as the GlaucomaVision of Morgan’s insanity is, it is very difficult to watch without getting a headache. Thanks, Director Of The Episode.

Morgan hatches this escape plan using a broken zipper, but did it ever occur to him to just ask to leave? And it turns out the cell wasn’t even locked. LOL! That Eastman, what a card!

Of course Eastman had to die. A forensic psychiatrist might be the single most useful person around at this point since literally everyone has PTSD, but no, we cannot have useful people surviving around here. We might get complacent or something.

Pretty Improbable

Why is Morgan writing “Clear” on everything? I used to think it was a marker that the area was clear, but now I think it’s a personal call to action. Ironically, this needs to be made clear.

The scene where Morgan walks around the side of the house with his rifle while Eastman tells him (from off-camera) to put the gun down was basically jacked from Call of Duty, right?

In any sport, if you wanna go / from just a beginner to a pro / you’ll need a montage! (Montage!) An aikido montage! (Montage!)

Extremely Improbable

How did a walker get out of the fire pile? As if Morgan would not have double-tapped every last one of those things. He couldn’t have even put it on the pile if it weren’t dead-dead.

We are made to believe that Morgan killed two innocent guys at the start of the episode, but why were they running after him, then? Maybe Crazy Morgan was right, y’all.

Remember the roving gang of dickheads that Daryl briefly met up with before Terminus? I wonder how they didn’t find this cabin and raid it before. In fact, Eastman hadn’t encountered any other living people besides Morgan, it seems.


I understand the concept “here’s not here” in the abstract (Morgan’s mental state vs his physical state), but the more I think about it, the more confused I get. It’s like the script writer took a 200-level Philosophy course way too seriously.

Morgan, stop asking Eastman to kill you and just do it yourself, if you’re so desperate. You have a semi-automatic rifle, for Pete’s sake.

There is no way a man on a strict nearly-vegan diet for years into a zombie apocalypse is that husky.

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