Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 7 – Dead Weight

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

This week on The Walking Dead, the Governor gets back to the butt-kicking business. And business is booming.

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

As resourceful as the Governor is, he can’t instantly figure out how to repair a leaky roof.

I have to wonder why so many people still smoke. No sense fueling an addiction with limited resources.

Why didn’t the Governor double-tap the guy he killed and dumped in the lake? He knows better.

Pretty Improbable

How did somebody kill that small camp without the Governor n’ Pals hearing it?

Tara is a so-called guard, with a gun on her hip, and she doesn’t think to use it on the zombie that’s trying to eat her niece.

Extremely Improbable

Two hot lipstick lesbians happen to meet in rural Georgia 18 months into the zombie apocalypse. As much as I want to believe in love’s destiny, that seems unlikely.

They couldn’t tell that a walker has turned up immediately behind them in a quiet cabin until they are being attacked. They aren’t exactly quiet, these walkers. They snarl, they hit things, etc.


Killing a rapist on a Barcalounger is a huge waste of a fabulous, comfortable chair.

Martinez gets hit in the head with a golf club and isn’t even knocked unconscious! Come on, man!

“Too Long, Didn’t Watch” Episode Recap

In “Dead Weight,” the Governor and his group are assimilated into Martinez’s camp and things go swimmingly, until the Governor kills Martinez and starts to realize the others in the camp are a bit shady. His solution: kill and/or threaten them until he is made the leader.  After walkers invade the camp, he decides they can find a better home, which seems to be…the prison! Gasp! Next week: the mid-season finale and a showdown between good and evil.

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