Wow! This has to be the best episode of the season so far. Not only because it was a great hour of TV, but because it was the kind of TV that ripped your heart and soul out and danced all over them, so that by the time it was up I had no idea what was going through my head.
Tyrese, Carol and the girls were by far the focus of The Grove, and when they stumbled onto that house I knew something bad was going to happen. The Walking dead won’t ever let anyone be truly happy, not for long, and it was obvious the happy family home life wasn’t going to stick around here for the long term, but I had no idea what was about to happen.
I’m sure that Lizzie was messed up, and ever since her and Mika first came into the picture I knew it wasn’t going to be long before they died, but the writers found the worst way in which to do it. Lizzie killed her sister to prove to Carol and Tyrese whatever point she wanted to prove, that walkers are people, or something dumb like that. Carol and Tyrese had a tense conversation which ended in Carol taking the duty.
Lizzie can’t be trusted, and is put down by Carol, who shot her while telling her to “keep looking at the flowers.” It was pretty f’ed up, but after my emotions had balanced back out I had to ask myself, would I want to be in the same room, let alone house as someone who shanked their own sister to death without feeling much remorse. The answer is hell no, so while I didn’t agree at first, now I’ve had time to think about it, I kind of think they made the right choice. It was only a matter of time before she put them in danger, or killed one of them in there sleep.
After, Carol tells Tyrese that she killed Karen and David, and slides the gun over to him so that he can decide what to do. I wasn’t sure if she was just feeling shitty having killed Lizzie, but it seemed like more of a plea at the time. He forgave her, and even though it looked like he was going to grab the gun at one point, he stayed strong. There’s no point in splitting up right now. They need to get somewhere more safe! Big turning point for them here, and now, I think they’ll stick together.
Still feeling this one three days later!