Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead’s “East”

Photo: AMC
Photo: AMC

The Walking Dead has a fever, and the only prescription is MORE CAROL.

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.

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Carol has run away! And she encounters some Saviors on the road and fuckin’ kills ‘em, because she is CAROL, BITCHES. Rick and Morgan go after Carol, and only Rick comes back (Morgan stays out to look). Meanwhile, Daryl has left to track Dwight’s group, and he is followed by Glenn, Michonne, and Rosita. Of course, all of them get captured by Dwight’s group, and Dwight possibly shoots Daryl. HOLY FUCK. Also, Maggie gets a haircut and possibly has a miscarriage, in a very eventful 50 seconds of airtime. Next week is the season finale!

Mildly Improbable

Never underestimate the aphrodisiac power of apples.

How Carol managed to conceal a semi-automatic weapon in a jacket sleeve, I will never understand. That is the Magic of Carol.

Pretty Improbable

I know the houses in Alexandria are nice, but do they really have enormous, awesome showers perfect for two people to share?

Oh shit, Maggie got her comic-book haircut. No spoilers, but I wonder what this means for certain other comic-book events transpiring.

Extremely Improbable

Is “12.75 clicks” an official measurement? Is a click one mile? Who uses specific fractions with such a non-specific unit as a “click?”

YEAH, RIGHT

Morgan is really starting to sound like some sort of protester outside of Planned Parenthood at this point. “All life is precious, Rick!” Except he’s like a protester who got an abortion himself, but then became super-opposed to anyone else being able to get them. Because we all remember “Clear” Morgan.

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  • Aaron Mucciolo

    C’mon, you’ve watched enough genre stuff to know a klick is a kilometer. A clean fraction doesn’t seem that odd in that context, but I don’t know how far anyone typically subdivides in wartime.

    • Clare Snyder

      12.75 kilometers is almost exactly 8 miles. I give these freaky Saviors no penance! This is Amurrrica, dammit!