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

Alexandra Breckenridge as Jessie - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Walking Dead is all about making out and wussy teen-boy fighting. Not at the same time.

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

Rick makes it back to Alexandria with the horde hot on his heels. The good people of Alexandria are all handling things differently, from fighting (Ron and Carl) to loving (Denise and Tara, and Rick and Jessie). Maggie and Aaron are about to go out and search for Glenn when Maggie reveals that she is pregnant (least shocking announcement ever) and therefore proooooobably shouldn’t go out hunting zombies. Meanwhile, Deanna is a bit of a mess, and tells Rick he should take over. Finally, the Deannocracy becomes a Ricktatorship, a season after I said it would. Next week, we need some sharpshooting, so let’s check in with Daryl and Sasha.

Mildly Improbable

Aaron immediately cops to accidentally luring the Wolves back to Alexandria. Very noble, and he goes against the typical Alexandria motto of “never admit fault or ignorance.”1

Ron and his teen angst can just get going right now. I wish Carl had punched him out, but they both are kind of weenies, so I’m not surprised their fight was so pathetic.

Deanna has two dead immediate family members, and the third gets drunk and says she is the reason the other two are dead. She might have the worst home life in Alexandria! And that includes Jessie and Dead Pete!

Pretty Improbable

Rick screams “We need to keep this place as quiet as a graveyard, and maybe the walkers will move on!” Right next to the fence, Rick. Genius. Why not have this meeting in the center of town?

Deanna writes on her blueprint “dolor hic tibi proderit olim,” which according to Professor Google is an Ovid quote that means “someday this pain will be useful to you.” Interesting. How much Ovid has Deanna read?

Maggie and Aaron remove dried paint from the wall by wiping it with their sleeves. Pretty sure that wouldn’t work.

Extremely Improbable

These dumbshits are raiding the pantry because they refuse to ration, thinking “we could be dead tomorrow!” Fine, pig out, then go walk outside the walls tomorrow and be done with it. And how the hell are all the pantry-raiders overweight? What cushy lives these folks have led.

I would be far more concerned than Aaron about getting an open wound in a sewer, what with the possibility of infection. *shrug*


Maggie had a knife drawn, ready to stab a walker in the head. So when another one showed up, how is she suddenly unarmed and helpless? She’s pregnant, not an idiot.

  1. ‘Numquam admittere culpa aut nescium fingere.’ That would look pretty good on a seal. – Mooch  

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