By Christine Caprilozzi
The Walking Dead Weekly Wrap Up – “Remember”
Synopsis: The group has a difficult time molding to a new lifestyle, forcing them to consider whether they can be the people they once were.
Thoughts: **SPOILERS** Well Walking Dead fiends, while Rick’s shower may have been an epic moment for many females, it was actually a very symbolic moment relating to the title of the episode. Rick and crew can shower and clean up for hours, but there’s not enough soap to wash all the blood off their hands, and horrible memories out of their brains.
Alexandria proves to be challenging on many levels, especially for Carl, who pretty much has not had much interaction with other kids his age…nevermind teenage girls. Daryl can’t seem to wrap his brain around ever fitting into this fancy new “neighborhood.” Let’s not even mention that the people in charge of supply runs and protecting the place are just clueless.
The ending proves to be very poignant in that the group may appear to be assimilating, however, the final conversation between Rick and Carol proves they can remember, but also know they can never get comfortable and weak. Rick may be standing there clean shaven in his cop uniform, but his mind has NOT gone back in time. He is ready to protect his family and people and survive by any means necessary. The transformation of Rick Grimes has been extremely well played by Andrew Lincoln. His change will be interesting to see play out the rest of this season.
So, is Alexandria all is promises to be? Is the group ready for all this comfort and change? Is Alexandria ready for the road weary, survival of the fittest group? How long until all hell breaks loose again?