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WILD WILD PODCAST #20: Alexandria Gives in to Grimes on The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale

Season 5 Rick Pointing

Presenting the sequel no one asked for: “Stop! Or my dad will shoot.”

 

Welcome to the WILD WILD PODCAST #20

 Listen as co-host Spunky Destructor and I discuss the season five finale of The Walking Dead, the soon-to-be-released Fear the Walking Dead companion series, and WonderCon 2015.

(WARNING: There are spoilers within the Podcast!)

LISTEN HERE! —>  Wild Wild Podcast #20

 

To say Rick Grimes knows how to convince people to see things his way is on par with saying Alec Baldwin uses a fowl word or two on occasion. The man with the revolver has a way of making you see the light… or lack thereof.

Without a doubt, quite a bit unfolded during the season five finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead, but it was all just sleight of hand for the re-reemergence of Andrew Lincoln’s gritty Grimes. On that same token, please don’t confuse my insinuation of a comeback with the notion that the leader of the de facto leader of the pack actually checked-out again. On the contrary, Mr. Grimes “guilty until proven innocent” style of leadership didn’t take a back seat to farming again this past season. However, he did give in to mob rule on the decision to take a family field trip to DC and he did eventually let Michonne and the others talk him into trying to make their stop in Alexandria a permanent one (even despite the initial nay-saying of fellow big-dogs Daryl and Carol).

 

Rick and Michonne

Just don’t let them start playing bad cop, worse cop.

 

As with almost every premiere and finale, Rick – usually outfitted with enough zombie organs and blood splatter to fill Lake Michigan – always rises to the top. That’s no accident either seeing as the former sheriff is the central beacon of leadership within The Walking Dead comic book series as well. Very few people have gone through or have dealt with as much drama and have survived to tell the tale like Rick. It’s what makes the man uniquely adept at handling the apocalypse with more aplomb with each passing undead day. The situations he must deal with on a daily basis aren’t always pretty, but he is – up to this point in the series – the most uniquely qualified to find the balance somewhere between humanity and the need to rip a large chunk of flesh out of a live human’s neck with his own teeth. Many might argue he leans more towards the latter.

 

Dirty Grimes 2

“That’s the last time I subscribe to Dollar Shave Club.”

 

While I won’t ruin this written post with any spoilers (I’ll let the podcast do the honors there), I will say that this season-closer, while not as utterly jaw-dropping as past finales, ended up being one of the more satisfying bookends to the series thus far. Again, it’s not because we were graced with answers to why everyone is turning into undead politicians (oxymoron?) but because many of our beloved group members – and not so beloved group members – finally snapped in one direction or the other.

This will hopefully lead to one of the most intriguing seasons of the series yet. Don’t take my written word for it though, listen to both my and Spunky Destructor’s spoken words as we delve into our now-ritualistic podcast coverage of The Walking Dead milestone episodes. Like it or not, that’s the way we’ve decided to do it. Just don’t tell Rick…

 

Rick Morgan

That moment you realize you’ve just saved 15% on your car insurance.

 

Listen as co-host Spunky Destructor and I discuss the season five finale of The Walking Dead, the soon-to-be-released Fear the Walking Dead companion series, and WonderCon 2015.

(WARNING: There are spoilers within the Podcast!)

LISTEN HERE! —>  Wild Wild Podcast #20

 

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