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

Photo: AMC
Photo: AMC

The Walking Dead gives us lots of Daryl in a sandwich-centric episode.

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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Daryl is being held by the Saviors, and it’s Dwight’s job to break him down and make him docile. Dwight doesn’t seem too into the job, probably because he is secretly dissatisfied with his quality of life under Negan’s rule. (Namely, Negan stole Dwight’s wife and burned his face with an iron. Double burn.) Daryl is unwilling to be Negan’s bitch, so is thrown back in the cell. Dwight seems envious of Daryl’s autonomy. Next week: back to Alexandria!

Mildly Improbable

Everyone kneels whenever Negan walks by. Seems a bit dramatic.

Dwight’s egg and veggie sandwich looked so delicious. Too bad he had to eat it while overlooking a courtyard full of stinky, rotting zombies.

Pretty Improbable

Playing a super upbeat song about “Easy Street” is certainly an unconventional form of indoctrination-slash-torture, but it seems fairly effective!

Extremely Improbable

The Saviors are keeping Daryl naked in a pitch-black cell and feeding him dog food sandwiches. I know a lot of astute viewers would keep Naked Daryl in a very well-lit room, with “feeding him dog food” being far down the activities list. To Daryl’s credit, he is not picky about eating the dog food, and he is not foolish enough to starve himself. One must maintain one’s strength to eventually destroy Negan.


I find it impossible to believe that there are any people still alive in this world who cannot easily handle a single walker in one-on-one combat.

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