TV: 5-Week Countdown to #TheWalkingDead ~ 5th Best Episode:

QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT:

AMC’s “Dead Yourself” smartphone app is cooler than ever… You can now create zombified versions of yourself in a jaw-dropping (literallyvideo format now! LILGRIPES likes!

oham8769

LIL GRIPES DASH

We are midway through our 5-week countdown to the premiere of Season 7 of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” A tiger named Shiva is coming and so is Jeffrey Dean Morgan in all his sexy sociopathic glory as archvillain Negan.

In honor of that, we present our 5th FAVORITE EPISODE of all-time:

LIL GRIPES DASH

 No. 5:  Season 6 Episode 9, “No Way Out”

(No. 6 and No. 7)

HIGHLIGHTS

The Opening:

Daryl, Abraham and Sasha encounter a band of Negan’s Saviors for the first time:

This Instantly Iconic Line:

“Your property now belongs to Negan.”

Abraham’s Hilariously Defiant Questioning:

“WHO’S NEGAN?”

Daryl Found a Bazooka:

This episode aired on Valentine’s Day… and Rick Grimes didn’t have a good one:

Rick watched his new girlfriend, Jessie, and her son get devoured by walkers in front of him and then had to chop off said girlfriend’s arm in order to free his son.

the-walking-dead-episode-609-rick-lincoln-3-935-0

How it happened in the comics:

jessies-death-the-walking-dead

Oh yeah and then…

 Carl Lost an Eye:

4b17a40b1b1f082b2c50a0aa25755e36

Exactly like in the comics:

carleye

The “Glenn Lives!” Moment:

Glenn, for the near-20th time, gallantly almost dies on this show, this time trying to distract the herd of walkers away from his trapped wife, Maggie.

the-walking-dead-episode-609-maggie-cohan-browse-sync-800x600walking-dead_3

…Not so fast. Glenn will not die… here. He is saved by the well-timed arrival and marksmanship of Sasha and Abraham:

x205eza

The “Slice and Slash” Last Stand Montage:

tumblr_o2oaoaqr9h1rc19mqo1_500

Perfectly edited and scored to wring all the proper emotions out of the audience, the momentous last stand that the Alexandrians make against the herd, not knowing if they will win, made us swell with pride. Pride at how boldly the Alexandrians have risen since their pasta-making, cocktail party-hosting days and pride at how far Rick’s group has come in embracing and guiding the Alexandrians toward adulthood in the Walker Apocalypse.

Daryl’s Lake of Fire:

walking-dead-s6e9-no-way-out-fb-600x314

Daryl, having just been robbed of his crossbow, apparently takes a shining to the bazooka he’s found (who wouldn’t?), making use of it again when, after dumping propane into the lake, he shoots a RPG into the water, creating a walker-friendly bonfire, saving the day once and for all:

0af404b25ba84d84cd880dc08abb68ed

LIL GRIPES DASH

LINE OF THE EPISODE:

“If you have to eat sh*t, best not to nibble. Bite, chew, swallow, repeat.”

-Savior leader to Abraham Ford

LIL GRIPES DASH

img_7347-3

Advertisements

One thought on “TV: 5-Week Countdown to #TheWalkingDead ~ 5th Best Episode:”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s