What is wearing a red shirt Star Trek crew members, planning for the future is for Walking Dead characters. Yet in the penultimate episode of AMC’s drama World beyond spin off, one of our young survivors made this fatal mistake and …
Well, suffice it to say that they are no longer one of our young survivors. How did that happen ? And to whom? Continue reading …
“SOMETIMES HELP TO HURT LIKE HELL” | At the start of “Death and the Dead” Jadis was grieved to learn that Leo & Co. were detonating bombs everywhere, causing a number of CR soldiers to explode to pieces. She was further saddened to learn that the escapees had in their possession Major-General Beale’s son, Mason. (Yes, there was a lot of grief.) Seeing no alternative, she responded to Dr. Bennett’s request for two transport vehicles with which he and his rebel companions could head for the hills. But, she couldn’t help but add, “May I be the first to congratulate you for dragging so many smart people into a breathtaking suicide mission?” “
As Leo took off with his fellow scientists, Felix and Hope set out to destroy the gas with which the CRM intended to wipe out Portland. One problem: he was no longer where he was. Once had planned that they would try to save Portland, so she had him moved. (Gas, i.e. not Portland.) Meanwhile, Percy pitched the idea of going to the Getty Museum with Iris after this was all over. “We could grow our own crops” on the lawns, she thought.
Ah, Iris. That was never going to happen, by Walking Dead rules. At the kill station, Silas held Dennis down so Elton could remove the bullet lodged in his six-pack. He still needed the antibiotics, though – some things, even good abs can’t heal – so after leading a group of walkers towards CRM HQ, Silas and Elton made a stop at the research center. With all the soldiers left to deal with the approaching column, Cadet Webb was left to watch, and he took his job so seriously that he threatened to shoot his old friend and ended up being devoured. by walkers. Off screen. (That must hurt anyway Gage has a good disappearance onscreen.)
“THIS IS WHAT HE DESERVES” | Eventually, Felix, Iris, Hope and Percy, along with hostage Mason, came face to face with Jadis, his soldiers, and double agent Huck. Felix wanted Jadis to let them go, then they would release Mason when they were safely gone. She couldn’t accept it – and didn’t need it. “There is you, and there is us,” she noted, “and a giant pillar of the dead to come. Let’s see who blinks first.
As they all waited to see which group would blink first, accusations of genocide flew in, prompting Jadis to explain that CRM modeling had shown that Omaha, Portland, and Campus Colony were never going to become fully self-sufficient and would end. by triggering a devastating famine. “What we did at your house,” she said, “was mercy. “
Little by little, walkers approached, Mason fled, Percy continued and Huck took two soldiers from the CRM to protect the children. Well, as much as she could. Percy was shot in the back of the neck, ending Ted Sutherland’s run as the star of the show. After a moment of tension over whether Hope would avenge the death of her sister’s boyfriend by shooting Mason, the Bennett sisters ran away with Felix and when the walkers began to regard Major General Beale’s son as a small object. , distracting Once upon a time, Huck made his own escape.
‘THE CRM WON’ | After all this mess, Jadis told Major-General Beale that the Portland timeline should be brought forward. (Is anyone else starting to wonder if, since we still haven’t seen him, he’s going to turn out to be someone we know? Couldn’t he be Rick with amnesia … right?) Elsewhere, as Felix left Hope and Iris to help scientists fix a flat tire – where’s the apocalyptic AAA when you need it? – the siblings reunited with Elton and Silas, and they all had a big, sad group hug about Percy. (Although given Silas’ crush on Iris, you would have thought he would do a happy dance…)
When Huck arrived at the slaughter station, she found Dennis still alive. But given the tears she shed afterward, I guess he didn’t stay alive very long. Maybe the kids should have done more antibiotics, less group hugs. Either way, when the quartet broke away from their embrace, their lament over Portand’s impending disappearance was interrupted by a call from Huck, who appeared to have found the gas at the slaughter station.
So what did you think of “Death and the Dead”? Do you share my suspicion that Beale will become someone we know? Hit the comments with your best guesses.