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

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Photo: AMC

The Walking Dead introduces people we don’t care about, plus Tara. Yawn.

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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Tara’s supply run with Heath went wrong and she ended up washed up on a beach near a camp full of women and children that has a “shoot first, ask questions later” policy. Fortunately for Tara, they ask questions first this time, and she is spared. Later, she escapes (promising to never return or mention their community) and returns to Alexandria. This episode was a massive waste of time. Next week: who even cares?

Mildly Improbable

A whole fish for food? What the hell is Tara supposed to do with that? Although it would have been hilarious if she’d just bitten its head clean off immediately.

Pretty Improbable

I am sensing some serious sexual magnetism between Tara and Beatrice (the woman she hit in the face with a gun barrel). But Tara has no way of knowing Denise is dead, so I guess there will be no torrid affairs today.

Extremely Improbable

They usually shoot everyone on sight, but now they want Tara to join their group? Damn, is Beatrice pushing hard for the hoop or what? (In my head, this is already a hotter power couple than Richonne.)


Did people think we wouldn’t notice how suspiciously, as George Costanza would say, “bosom-y,” Tara has gotten since last season? We all know that the actress had a baby, but they could have at least strapped those puppies down in a sports bra.

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