In the latest episode of The Walking Dead, Morgan finally tells his story.
I’ve read a few reviews about Episode 4 and most said that the timing of it was completely wrong. I couldn’t disagree more. This episode was the calm before the shit storm, which is what we all need after last week. I was able to get my mind away from the “Where the fuck is Glenn?” question I’ve had on repeat for days now. This week’s episode was unnervingly quiet, even when Morgan was raging against the world after the death of his son. It was a welcome respite from the weekly terror and bloodshed that I’ve become used to each week.
One of the things I enjoyed most about this episode was seeing how Morgan coped (or didn’t) after his son’s death. His descent into madness in an already mad world was believable because I know how I would react if that were my child. Morgan will always have to live with the guilt that his son would probably be alive if he had ended not hesitated to end his wife in Season 1. And just like his son, Morgan lost his friend Eastman, who pulled him from the brink of insanity, because of his hesitation. He could have spiraled again (which he almost did) but instead, Morgan prevailed. He came out of the madness and inevitably found Rick. But how will his newfound philosophy play out in Alexandria?
Morgan is playing a dangerous game by keeping one of the Wolves alive, especially knowing that said Wolf will not hesitate to kill everyone in the compound. If it were up to Rick or Carol, dude with the dental problems would already be dead, no questions, no hesitation. Like he said earlier, Rick doesn’t take chances anymore. Will Morgan step in should the group decide to end the Wolf? How long before Morgan’s no-killing lifestyle goes straight to Hell?
The Walking Dead airs on Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC.