Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead’s “Last Day on Earth”

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The Walking Dead finishes season 6 in a typically gruesome fashion.

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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Morgan finds Carol almost immediately, but she gives him the old slipperoo (tm Conan) and he pursues on horseback. He finds her being shot by a Savior and kills him dead! Yay, Morgan! At that moment some knights ride up and offer assistance. If you read the comics, you will know where they’re from. Meanwhile, Rick and a billion other top warriors endeavor to take an ailing Maggie to the Hilltop’s doctor, but the Saviors are blocking every path. Eugene takes the RV solo while the others walk with Maggie on a stretcher, and of course they are found. And the RV is there! And so is Daryl and the gang! Negan comes out with his barbed-wire bat Lucille and makes a big show of choosing someone to beat to death. We don’t see who he picked. Cliffhanger, y’all. See you in season 7.

Mildly Improbable

A full minute of suppression fire at a tiny area and nobody got hit? Are the Saviors the greatest sharpshooters on the planet or what?

I’m not an expert, but I would think the fall that guy took with a chain around his neck would result in instant neck-breaking death, rather than a slow strangulation.

Pretty Improbable

How did the Saviors know the Alexandrians were going to the Hilltop? They have every single route blocked off. Do they just wait around like that all day, every day? That seems inefficient.

Extremely Improbable

When Enid was locked in the closet and asked Carl “what if you don’t come back, how am I supposed to live with that,” I thought she was referring to being locked in a damn closet with no food and water, and nobody knows where she is. Jesus Christ, Carl, you can’t just stick a girl in a closet for DAYS.


After the third foiled attempt to reach the Hilltop, you would think the group would just say “screw it” and head home. Sorry, Maggie, you really aren’t worth the risk. Just sayin’.

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