Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead’s “Knots Untie”

Photo: AMC
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The Walking Dead checks out a new locale and offers (non-sexual) services.

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.

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Turns out Jesus has come to save them all. He is from a settlement called the Hilltop and is scouting other groups to join their trade network. Almost the entire cast goes up to see what’s up at the Hilltop, and it’s an impressive sight, except for Creepy Gregory the Leader. Some Hilltoppers come back from Negan’s camp, and it apparently went badly. They send a “message” (aka knife to Gregory’s gut) and our badass warriors neutralize the threat immediately. For some reason, the other Hilltoppers take umbrage with this, and Jesus once again has to bring his infinite peace to the situation. Turns out Negan (with his Saviors) is demanding half of all the Hilltop’s resources in return for not killing them. Thank God Rick’s group is here to be an army for you guys and kick some Negan ass. Meanwhile, Maggie’s baby is doing great, hooray! Next week we will start Savior Slaughter Strategery.

Mildly Improbable

If Denise thinks Daryl will be drawn to the awesome power of an omega-3 oat cake, she doesn’t know Daryl.

Jesus takes all the warriors in the camper? You cannot rely on Carl to single-handedly hold down the fort in Alexandria.

Maggie’s pregnant? Now is the perfect time to meet a Convenient Obstetrician!

Pretty Improbable

We all know Abraham doesn’t have any game, but does he really think that story about waiting for a camel to shit out his car keys is going to woo Sasha?

“When you were pouring the Bisquick…were you tryin’ to make pancakes?” I never thought Abraham would come up with such an elegant way to ask if a pregnancy was planned.

Gregory flirts shamelessly with Maggie before even bothering to learn if she is single and ready to mingle. I don’t know how such a creep can run a community unchallenged.

Extremely Improbable

Everyone seems more surprised by Richonne together in a state of undress than by the presence of Jesus in their home. The internet saw Richonne coming 3 years ago!

Rick’s like, “the camper is stuck in a mud puddle! Oh dear!” Turns out they’re in the middle of a goddamn field. Not a good place to even attempt to take a shitty Winnebago.


They have a functioning ultrasound machine at Hilltop? And the ability to print pictures? I mean, I guess. But seriously, how convenient.

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