Another week. Another Walking Dead. Let's get to the review!
Reviewing TWD: Season 7: Episode 2: The Well
SPOILERS AHEAD. If you have not watched or don't want to know anything, STOP reading now.
With as big of an episode as last week was, I had read that this week was going to much tamer, much more easier to watch. I always like the big bold episodes but it's nice once and awhile to have an episode be easy, give information, maybe have no one die! So I was excited when I read that this one was going to be the complete opposite of last week.
Last week we had had no idea what had happened to Carol and Morgan and tonight's episode caught us up on that. It's starts out with 2 men in uniforms pulling a hurt Carol on a buggy attached to a horse. Morgan is also with them. They come across walkers and while Morgan and the men are killing them, Carol tries to escape and comes across a house where she thinks she sees a human but it turns out to be a walker. Carol is visualizing the walkers as real people. More people in uniforms come to save them and take them back to their village. ~ Morgan is sitting in with Carol when she wakes and he tells her she has been asleep for 2 days. She ask where they are and he takes her in a wheelchair to show her. He describes this place as The Kingdom. The people there seem very happy. Morgan takes Carol to see the main man and his name is King Ezekiel. King Ezekiel runs this place along side his pet Tiger named Chiva. When he speaks, he sounds like he is from another time. Like McBeth era. He tells her a little bit about this place and offers her a pomegranate to eat. She turns it down nicely.
Can we pause for a second. I have watching this show from the get-go. This is the old Carol. The Carol who had an abusive husband and said her yes's and no's nicely and graciously. She is so faking it to King E right now! Like I can see right through her cause I know her but he can't and I'm over here laughing.
Ok, back to it. Morgan brings her out and she turns back to the Carol I know. Describes it as a circus. She wants to leave but Morgan won't let her. He tells her that he won't let her die out there. ~ Ezekiel, Morgan and few other people leave the compound to go hunting with some pigs. The reason for the pigs is that they eat the dead. They load back up and one man takes the pigs somewhere else while everyone else heads back to the compound. Ezekiel wants to know how Morgan became good at using his staff he carries around and wants him to train a young man named Benjamin. Morgan agrees. ~ Carol decides to go around the town and as does, she starts to collect things, like a knife and some chocolate! She then talks to some people in her fake Carol accent so she can steal other things like clothes. ~ Morgan trains Ben and he seems to be good at it. Ezekiel then ask both Morgan and Ben to go along with him because they important business to attend to. They meet back up with that man who had the pigs and Ezekiel describes what he does. He slaughters the pigs far away from his town because the pigs squeal is too loud and will bring walkers around. Two vehicles pull up and men get out. Negan's men! The pigs are for them. Ezekiel is pleasant saying he follows the deal like he is asked and Negan's men are satisfied and take the pigs. A man from Negan's team and a man from the Ezekiel's team get into a fight and it's soon broken up. Everyone then leaves and Negan's men say they will be back next week for produce. ~ Benjamin and Morgan are seated around a lunch table and we learn that Ben is taking care of his little brother because his parents have died. Ezekiel and Ben's father were good friends. We also learn that Ezekiel has been keeping the Negan thing a secret to the people of The Kingdom because he is afraid if they found out, it would cause a war. ~ Morgan then takes dinner to Carol who isn't in her room. Carol has escaped her room and is wondering around in the dark when she comes across Ezekiel who calls her out. He tells her to drop the fake act and he knows she's been only acting like that to blend in. She then tells him his place is a joke and that he is selling those people a fairy tale. He explains that people want someone to follow, someone to help them feel safe. That they needed someone to lead them and he faked it till he made it. He also tells her how he got Chiva. He rescued her out a zoo and bandaged her leg and she became loyal to him. He ask her to not tell anyone and Carol tells him to do what he wants but she still wants to leave. He then tries to convinces her to not leave and leave. That she can have both. ~ We then see Morgan and Carol on horses outside of the house we saw earlier in the episode. It seems that Carol has decided to have it both ways. Morgan tells her to be careful and leaves. She then goes into the house to live. She hears a knock on the door and it Ezekiel and Chiva, with a pomegranate that he offered to her earlier.
Main points of this week's show:
- Ezekiel's hair is awesome! I really hope they have flashbacks as to who he is and all of that. I know he describes a little bit of it but I would really love to see it, find out more.
- The Kingdom has crops, animals, peace, hope, happiness, music, and cobbler at each meal!
- If you want anyone on the outside/inside, you want it to be Carol. Having her life in that house just on the outside, being on guard like that is genius. Ezekiel doesn't know who she is or what she can do but I do and I say yeah to that idea!
- The pigs eat the dead people and then Negan's people eat the pigs, who have dead walkers inside of them! It's gross and BRILLIANT! Mind blown.
- I read some reviews that say The Kingdom isn't what it seems. Hoping more to come on this and why it isn't.
- Ezekiel's right hand man Jerry is one of my new favorite people! I hope he's in it a lot!
- I felt like this episode was a really good jumping off point for things to come. They gave you just enough information to not overload you but you keep you curious.
- This episode also showed me just how large Negan's crew is and how far his reach is and how many people he has under his bat. He is going to be one tough man to take down....if that's where TWD takes this.
- Morgan and Carol have no idea what has happened to Rick's crew and it makes me sad again thinking about Abraham and Glenn's deaths from last week.
- Next week seems to be all about Daryl! THANK YOU!
Feel free to leave comments, thoughts and/or ideas on what you liked, loved. hated or think might happen!