Improbable? Index: The Walking Dead’s “Something They Need”

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The Walking Dead adds to Team Rick’s roster, again, some more.

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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Sasha is a prisoner of Negan, who wants her to join him and sends in Eugene to convince her. Instead, Sasha convinces Eugene to help her “commit suicide” (or kill Negan, whatev), and Eugene gives her the suicide pills he made. Meanwhile, Rick et al hijack Oceanside’s guns, then return to Alexandria to find that it was, in fact, Dwight and not Daryl who was lurking at the Sanctuary last week. And Dwight wants to help kill Negan. Great, because there were only eleventy billion people who are in on this plan, so let’s add more! Next week, season finale!

Mildly Improbable

Good idea, put Michonne as the sharpshooter in the tree. She couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn.

Daryl and Dwight may be on opposite sides of Negan’s reign, but they look positively identical in silhouette.

Pretty Improbable

They send Eugene in to talk to Sasha, and he brings her a pillow that is not hypoallergenic. Of all the things this show has portrayed in seven seasons, THIS is the most terrifying.

Extremely Improbable

Turns out Negan is violently (and I mean VIOLENTLY) opposed to rape! When a dude was going to violate Sasha, Negan stabbed him dead through the neck. What a nice man. He even gives Sasha the knife he used so she can dispatch Rapist Walker!


Great, now the whole town is going to know what a giant puss Gregory is. He hasn’t killed a walker before? How is that even possible?

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