Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead’s “Rock in the Road”

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The Walking Dead resurrects! Spoiler alert: everyone still hates Negan.

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.

“Too Long, Didn’t Watch” Episode Recap

Jesus takes Rick and others to the Kingdom and they try to talk King Ezekiel into going to war with the Saviors. He’s like “eh, no,” so they leave and find a herd trap with a wire and explosives. They take the explosives, use the wire to cut up a bunch of walkers (that was awesome), and hightail it outta there. The Saviors stop by Alexandria looking for Daryl, and they find out the supplies (and Gabriel) are gone. Rick et al go looking for Gabriel, and encounter a lady army instead. Oops. Next week, we find out if that group still has any fondness for Tara.

Mildly Improbable

At this point, whenever there is a gathering of people on this show, I become distracted by the fact that half of the actors are actually British.

“Bend your knees and keep quiet.” Carol is so practical, yet so sexually suggestive at the same time. Is there nothing she cannot do?

They found a “herd trap,” and a herd comes along literally 3 minutes later. How convenient.

Pretty Improbable

Father Gabriel: “I ‘m gonna sneak off in the dead of night! Let me steal some weapons and food rations as loudly as humanly possible.”

Does this Ben guy remind anyone else of a young Heath Ledger?

Rick to the Saviors: “I thought it’d be longer.” That’s what she said.

Extremely Improbable

For the first time in years, Daryl is wearing SLEEVES.

Speaking of sleeves, Morgan’s long-sleeve white button-down is immaculate, post-apocalypse. I guess if it’s gotta be clean, it’s gotta be Tide.


King Ezekiel seems afraid to stop the Saviors, yet he is reciting MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech to his child as a bedtime story? Don’t you want to be free at last, Zeke?!

Hey, Rosita, do you even have any experience disarming bombs? Let’s all hover over you so you can kill us all at once! Now let’s all split up and disarm all the other bombs! Don’t worry, you already know how!

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