While Rick and the crew were out protecting Alexandria from a swarm of walkers, another threat huffed and puffed its way inside the walls.
The Wolves (remember the outsiders that drew ‘Ws’ onto the foreheads of walkers?) made their way into the town courtesy of an unexpected insider also known as… Enid aka the teenager Karl and Ron were totally into.
The show opens with the young survivor travelling alone in the woods after her parents are killed by walkers.
We see her saddened by death, munching on raw turtle and inscribing the letters ‘JSS’ (we later find out stands for ‘Just Survive Somehow’) at every stop.
She then finds herself at the front gates of Alexandria where she’s seemingly rescued.
As it turns out the youngeon didn’t need rescuing nor was she ever truly alone. She had infultrated Alexandria to find its weaknesses, pass the information onto the rest of the Wolves and destroy it.
“They’re just people. This place is too big too protect. You have too many blindspots. That’s how we were able to–”
Enid fed her pack of Wolves information like where the Alexandrians keep their food supplies, which gates they’d be able to sneak into and where the lookouts are located.
She would have told them to invade when the town was at its weakest – while Rick and the crew were out catering to a swarm of walkers.
But more importantly, she’d have advised them about Rick’s risky plan and perhaps the ever-so-loud horn that drew walkers off-path during the epic first episode wasn’t an accident.
By the end of the episode, she’d obviously disappeared – call me a sucker, but I think when it came down to it, she didn’t want to be involved with the wolves, she was just doing it to survive or JSS.
Now we know how and why the Wolves invaded, the next big question is – did the horn stay on long enough to successfully draw those hundreds (probably even thousands) of walkers to the town?
Personally, the somewhat quiet end to the second episode – with Morgan finally realising that some survivors aren’t worth keeping around and Carol releasing her killer (and emotional) side – I don’t think the horn was on long enough to attract the entire lot of undead.
We’ll have to wait until next week to know for sure, but considering we didn’t see any in the time it took for the town to successfully tame the Wolves, we don’t think they’re coming.
In the meantime you can surely expect the pack to come knocking again in coming episodes, but this time they have a gun – thanks to Morgan!
My favourite part of the newest episode was seeing Carol kicking ass before exposing her not-so-cold heart by shedding a few tears for her lost friends.
Do you think the mass group of walkers will end up at Alexandria?