Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 2 – Strangers

The Walking Dead (Photo: Gene Page / AMC)
The Walking Dead (Photo: Gene Page / AMC)

This week The Walking Dead gives us that ol’ time religion. It’s good enough for Rick.

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

Our lovable band of badasses save Father Gabriel in the woods. He takes them to his church, and they bring him on a supply run to a nearby town. Later, Bob gets kidnapped by Gareth and his remaining Terminus lackeys, and it looks like they are eating his left leg. What a shitty night for Bob!

Mildly Improbable

Father Gabriel pukes his guts out, then immediately asks if they have any food. Yum.

Poor, giant Tyreese is going to be relegated to babysitting duty for the rest of his life, and he has no problem with this. He is too valuable an asset to be stuck watching the tyke.

Pretty Improbable

Would Michonne really leave her sword behind at Terminus? Where is she gonna find another samurai sword?

Bob is the most optimistic, romantic alcoholic on the face of God’s green Earth.

Extremely Improbable

Last time Carl blindly ran toward a man screaming “help,” he almost got killed. And he still hasn’t learned his lesson. Luckily this time they actually saved someone!

I don’t care how straight-edge Father Gabriel is, there is zero chance there would be any communion wine remaining at that church after 2 years of a zombie apocalypse.


The whole scene where they are killing walkers in the water-logged basement of the food pantry is ridiculous. Why would they even go in that nasty water? Why would they push shelves on top of the zombies, effectively hiding them under the water? How did Father Gabriel survive this long post-apocalypse being such a massive P-word?

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