The Walking Dead, a TV revolving door of death, has officially lived up to its name in the most literal way possible.
And it has left yet another member of the gang dead.
Also, Deanna’s son Aiden. But no one cares.
We do, however, care about Noah (Tyler James Williams).
He came into the lives of Team Rick not too long ago but was quick to win over the hearts of the group. He was sensitive, kind, and a gentle soul — which, of course, meant he wasn’t too long for this world.
In Sunday’s episode, the zombies finally came a-bitin’.
It happened during a supply run that quickly turned sticky and resulted in one of the most zombie-filled hours in a while.
Glenn, Nick and Noah were trying to escape when they got themselves stuck in a revolving door. Glenn and Noah were on one side and Nick was on the other, with zombies coming at them from the open sides.
Luckily, Eugene, who had thus far been unable to grow a pair, finally manned up and drove the truck right past the front door to clear one side.
Glenn’s idea was to break a window so they could fetch a gun and help those in the revolving door escape. But Nick had another idea — he wanted to run.
Despite their screams to stop, Nick released himself, leaving poor Noah and Glenn to deal. Noah was promptly snatched by walkers.
“Don’t let go” were the last words he said. Then Glenn had to watch as his friend was torn apart.
Glenn eventually stopped crying long enough to free himself, and when he did, he knocked Aiden out.
They loaded his unconscious body into the van — next to injured Tara — and headed back to camp, where hopefully he’ll get reprimanded more officially.
Elsewhere, back at Alexandria, Carol caught wind of possibly abuse happening at Sam’s house. At first, she seemed annoyed that the young boy was hanging around her; she made him cookies but seemingly only to get rid of him. Then Sam mentioned that he wanted a gun — for protection.
Considering Carol’s abusive past, it’s no surprise that she immediately took her concerns to Rick.
So, how long till Carol takes Pete to see the flowers? #TheWalkingDead
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I was surprised, though, that she didn’t immediately take matters into her own hands. Yay for progress.
One last note to make: Father Gabriel is a dirty traitor. He went to Deanna to express concern over her letting Rick and Co. into the compound. They’re bad people, he told her.
She actually seemed to buy it a little bit, and when the gang comes back with the body of her son in tow, there’s no telling how far she’ll lean into the anti-Rick camp.
Also, who will Maggie tell first about what she heard? TBD.
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