Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Walking Dead Reaction: "Knots Untie" (6x11)

The Walking Dead continues to ramp up the excitement in season 6B. The latest episode, "Knots Untie," was no exception. How did the episode live up to expectation? Let's find out.

Warning: SPOILERS!

Erinn Leach

Jesus has revealed his true self and is bringing our group hope. I don't think that his name being Jesus was an attempt to be cocky, rather a reflection of his personality. The group is starting to understand what a large development Negan's group is. It sounds like this may be a possible rise of a new government. It is hard to imagine an even larger group forming and creating a small scale autocracy. "Your world’s about to get a whole lot bigger" was a perfect quote to sum up this episode, from the revelation of the hilltop colony to the realization of the terrifying power that Negan holds.

Rick, Michonne, Glenn, Maggie, Abraham, and Daryl's trip with Jesus to his community proved that they can't come into a new place without showing their raw personalities. Maggie was given the opportunity to negotiate a trade with Gregory (what a pompous jerk, right?!?). Maggie gave Gregory what for after Rick questioned what everyone was looking at when his face was covered in the blood of their possible allies. Now the gang must go take down a group that they know little about. I see a bloodbath on the horizon. 

I loved the beautiful moment at the end where we got to see Maggie's ultrasound. This baby represents hope, something that needs protecting, something impossible in this world, and that's just the beginning of what this unborn child represents.

Abraham struggled with deciding what woman he wants by his side in this world throughout this episode. I believe that there was huge symbolism in him facing death and losing the necklace in the process. Not only will he possibly leave Rosita, but he has new clarity as to what is most important. His pancake analogy just made me love his character more.

Overall this episode was a nice break from the intense moments we're used to. I also enjoyed that we got a break from the walkers. They're great, and this world is the way it is because of this disease, but it's very satisfying to see trading and civilizations in this show. We get to see things that were left behind when the world went bad. This show won't stop giving us what satisfies our love of twisted reality.

Have you seen "Knots Untie"? What did you think of it?


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