In the latest episode of The Walking Dead, Jesus has finally come.
Well folks, it looks like things have calmed down in Alexandria. The walker invasion has been neutralized, Carl has adjusted to losing an eye and Rick and Michonne seem to be getting pretty cozy. Rick and Darryl decided to take a road trip in order to find supplies for the group, as vittles are getting pretty low. As they headed out, Rick pulled out a CD (they still make those?) that, from Darryl’s objections, is one his friend plays a lot.
The road seemed to be clear of people and walkers, which was creepy seeming as Alexandria was swarming with the latter not too long ago. They come across a truck with a ton of supplies, which they decided to take back to camp. Darryl sees a gas station and asked Rick to pull over. He finds an overturned vending machine that has the orange soda Dr. Denise requested for Tara earlier. Before the guys get back in the truck, Rick is bum rushed by a mysterious guy with long hair. Said guy is none other than Paul Rovia a.k.a. Jesus, a pretty popular character from the graphic novels. And damn if the actor who plays this character isn’t a serious sight for sore eyes (his name is Tom Payne, in case you were interested). Jesus is one hairy badass, as we found out when he kicked both men’s asses. Had he not been rendered unconscious, Jesus would have made a very daring escape.
Back in Alexandria, Carl and Enid head out to the woods to hang and read comic books. Enid thought it was weird to be out there, but Carl had a mission he wanted to fulfill and didn’t need her hanging around. Before they can leave, a walker comes into view and Enid freaks because it’s someone they know. But who is it and why won’t Carl kill it?
Spencer and Michonne are in the woods, as well. Spencer also had a mission and wanted, no needed, to complete it. So Michonne followed him just in case he needed help, which he eventually he did. See, Spencer was looking for his mother Deanna, as she was the walker Carl and Enid saw. The walker-formerly-known-as-Deanna makes its way towards Spencer, who took one last look at his mom before ending her life for good. Michonne then helped him bury the woman who tried to keep Alexandria together before things went to hell. Back at camp, Michonne confronted Carl as to why he didn’t end Deanna when he had the chance. Being the man child that he is, Carl hit her right in the heart by stating that Deanna should be released by someone she loved because he would do the same for Michonne. Awwwww!! Seeing our badass warrior in her feelings was a welcome sight, I must say.
Rick and Darryl brought the unconscious Jesus back to Alexandria (which is probably what he wanted anyway) for Dr. Denise to check out before leaving him to sleep it off. Both men decided to head home for the night, which is when the show took an interesting, and very welcome, turn.
As I said earlier in this post, Rick and Michonne looked super comfortable together when they were getting ready for their day. After the day was done, both sat down on the couch, relaxed and ready to just chill out. But it only took one small moment to change the entire relationship. Both Rick and Michonne have been so busy protecting the community and each other, neither realized how much they truly cared for one another until this episode. Their coming together was very sweet and probably made Andrew Lincoln’s mother very happy, since she has been extremely vocal about the two characters getting together.
Unfortunately for Richonne (yes, I said it), their after-glow was short-lived when Jesus somehow got into their room. The couple jumped out of bed butt-ass naked with gun and sword in hand ready to do some damage. He couldn’t wait until morning? What does Jesus want to talk about? And seriously, it couldn’t wait until morning? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
The Walking Dead airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.