Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 6 – Live Bait

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

This week on The Walking Dead, we find out what the Governor’s been up to lately. Mostly: babysitting morons.

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

The Governor throws beans out the window? What the hell, dude. You don’t go wasting food in the apocalypse!

These people send the Governor off to do their useless errands (like find oxygen tanks for a dying man) and then have the nerve to say, “it’s nice to have something to do, I’m so bored,” while tending his wounds. You know what you could have done? Your own useless errands!

The Governor is getting far more ‘tang than sexy Daryl? As if!

Pretty Improbable

Women and children have the Governor break into their house and don’t even ask any “get to know you” questions. Or at least ask him to turn off the damn flashlight.

They berate the old man for wanting a cigarette near his oxygen tank, but there are lit lamps and candles all over the place. These people suck.

Extremely Improbable

How the hell did the Governor sleep in that teeny tiny tent? A man cannot even stretch out in that!

Yes, let’s risk our lives to get a better-quality backgammon set.


Tara hasn’t figured out that you have to shoot zombies in the head? Or that people reanimate if they die naturally? After over a year of dealing with walkers, there is no possible way they don’t know that.

The Governor decided to bring these people with him, despite the simple fact that they’re about as useful as raging gonorrhea.

“Too Long, Didn’t Watch” Episode Recap

In “Live Bait,” a Governor-centric episode, he gets ditched by his lackeys, stumbles around for a while, and finds an apartment full of dingbats to hole up with for a while. After sending him off on fool-hardy trips to get them unimportant crap, they announce that they will be going with him, and promptly get him almost killed by a herd. After literally falling into a walker-infested pit trying to save these idiots, his lackeys find him, guns loaded. Oops. We will see what happens next week.

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