Soooooo all THAT actually happened!

I mean it felt like we were in someone’s dream as Rick, Carl, Michonne, Sam, Jessie and Ron made their way through a sea of walkers. Like maybe frightened Sam was hallucinating and maybe the ‘monsters’ didn’t actually bite him.

But then it kept going and they started gnawing into his mum, Jessie (thankfully Gabrielle had taken little Judith away earlier in the episode). She had a tight grip on Carl’s arm, which forced Rick to axe into her wrist so his son could get away.

The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 9

Everything was moving so quickly and the group of six survivors was now down to four. Just when it couldn’t have felt more like we were in a character’s subconscious, that annoying (I have other words for that kid) teenager, Ron, picked up a gun and aimed it at Carl.

It was at this point we asked – ‘when is this day dream going to end’? But then Michonne drove a sword into the teen’s heart killing him but not before he fired the weapon. The scene continued…

The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 9

But where did he shoot? Where did the bullet go? Everyone looks fine. Oh okay this is real, the three we care about are okay, and now’s their chance to run – go Rick, run Carl, run Michonne! Oh wait… there’s the bullet.

WHAT THE ACTUAL!

The Walking Dead is back for the second half of season six and it’s showing no signs of slowing down the action or bringing down that shock factor.

We literally went through every emotion watching the latest episode, which saw an entire family killed off; Carl shot in the eye; the near redemption of a ‘wolf’; Morgan back on that killing game; Sasha, Daryl and Abraham save the day; and the reunion of Glenn and Maggie.

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So much happened in one episode but the entire story line led to one simple message – Alexandria’s walls may be down, but its people stand united.

Sure, the town’s union required a whole lot of courage and strength to stand against hundreds of walkers using mostly pre-modern combat weapons aka knives and axes, but it was enough to convince Rick that Alexandria was worth saving and he could do it alongside its citizens.

The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 9

On another note, the character of Carl is set to go through some major development in the coming episodes as he comes to terms with his loss. He may even experience a few trust issues, seeing as he gave Ron three chances to move past his rage.

Carl is already one of the more fascinating characters to watch on The Walking Dead because he’s not only one of the few children (or teens at this point) to survive on the series, but he’s also one of the few to remain sane in a post-apocalyptic world.

Another highlight of the episode was seeing Morgan shed his passive attitude and return to killing – I guess he won’t be the positive change to the series we were expecting.

What did you think of the mid-season return?

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