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

Photo: AMC
Photo: AMC

The Walking Dead enters a whole new Kingdom. There’s a tiger.

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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The knights take Morgan and an injured Carol back to their habitat, The Kingdom. The leader is a spectacularly-dreadlocked man named Ezekiel, who has a tiger just like in the comics. He talks like a man who knows his way around a Renaissance fair, which naturally makes Carol skeptical, but Morgan freakin’ loves him and agrees to train one of his soldiers in the ways of the monk. Turns out the Kingdom is also required to tithe to Negan. Ezekiel catches Carol trying to leave and they have a heart-to-heart. Turns out Ezekiel worked at a zoo and saved Shiva the tiger, and he is also a community-theater actor and his kingly act is for his people’s benefit. Carol still wants to leave, so Morgan sets her up in a cute little mildly-infested house outside town. Next week: where-yl is Daryl?

Mildly Improbable

Between the Beth/Noah hospital and this, Carol is forever being carted semi-conscious into “safe havens.” Fully Conscious Carol is an unstoppable factory of badass. Semi-Conscious Carol is a useless middle-aged woman like the rest of us mortals.

Of course the Kingdom has a goddamn a cappella group. Of COURSE they do. I hope they call themselves the Zom-B-Flats.

Pretty Improbable

Carol is hilariously bent on keeping her warrior identity a secret. “Do they know…who we are?” she asks Morgan conspiratorially. It’s true. Bitch is CAROL. Recognize. True to form, she immediately adopts PerkyCarol persona for Ezekiel, and as soon as she and Morgan are out of earshot, she’s like “you are SHITTING me, right?!” LOLOL

Extremely Improbable

How the hell does Morgan impale walkers in the skull with his bow staff? It doesn’t even have a pointy end!

YEAH, RIGHT

Everything about King Ezekiel is so over the fucking top. I personally LOVE it, because he is truly the most honey-glazed of any possible ham that you could meet in this deadly-serious world.

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