Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 4 – Slabtown

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

The Walking Dead demonstrates the old adage “you can’t win ‘em all” with a really boring episode. At least we know what happened to Beth.

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

Beth wakes up in a hospital staffed by a bunch of sickos and the people who were captured by them. Dawn (tyrannical dictatrix) and Gorman (her gross lackey) seem to be holding people prisoner under the guise of working off their “debt” from Dawn saving their lives. There are a couple people there (a doctor, and a dude named Noah) who don’t suck, and try to help Beth. She and Noah hatch an escape plan, but only Noah manages to escape – Beth is captured. And Carol is brought into the hospital at the end. Honestly, this episode was terrible and hard to follow, so if you didn’t watch it you are better off.

Mildly Improbable

I’ll bet guinea pigs taste quite delicious, actually. All they’d need is a little salt and pepper.

A potential rapist in real life would never get such immediate, gratifying comeuppance as Gorman did when he was eaten by that walker.

Pretty Improbable

This Dawn bitch seemed awful enough, then she pimp-slapped Beth for no reason like something out of Dynasty. How has Dawn managed to get away with this crap? She isn’t exactly a big, scary woman.

Noah somehow made a rope out of towels that is long enough to get to the bottom of the death chute? As if.

Extremely Improbable

Gorman is one disgusting dude. When he stuck that used lollipop in Beth’s mouth and moaned “yeah, that’s right,” I very nearly vomited up all my Halloween candy.


Noah arrived just in time – last week we lost Bob, this week we get Noah, a replacement minority male! Apparently we can only have a maximum of three at a time.

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