Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead’s “The Same Boat”

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The Walking Dead has sisters doing it for themselves. Who needs 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.

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Maggie and Carol are taken by Alicia Witt’s gang to a slaughterhouse to wait out the trade decision. Since it would be the ladies for the medic, it is a very interesting possible trade, and the guy who got shot in the arm is obviously pro-getting the medic back. Carol is doing an amazing job of playing possum, like she is no threat whatsoever. Eventually the gang leaves our intrepid warriors alone…big mistake. Maggie and Carol take down all these fuckers one by one, in a variety of creative ways. Afterwards, Rick and the group find them, and kill the medic, who claimed to be Negan. Probably not.

Mildly Improbable

Poor Man’s Olivia Munn is charged with interrogating Maggie for information about where their camp is. Her entire interrogation strategy is to mildly and repeatedly ask “where is it?” Lame.

Pretty Improbable

The scene where they put Maggie and Carol in that room at the slaughterhouse was so similar to the movie Saw that I expected Cary Elwes to be chained to a pipe.

Extremely Improbable

One second Alicia Witt is saying “are you actually afraid to die?” like that is crazy; the next second she is chastising Maggie for getting pregnant, saying the point of life is to stay standing. Which is it: is death no big deal, or is it the only thing to worry about?


Alicia Witt and her gang are flummoxed by “sissy Carol,” asking her “how did you last this long?” Did it not occur to them that she wouldn’t have lasted this long? That this is an act? What a bunch of idiots. How did THEY last this long?

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