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The Walking Dead | Season 9, Episode 13 Recap: “Chokepoint”

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The Walking Dead | Season 9, Episode 13 Recap: “Chokepoint”

Rob Cesternino and Jessica Liese recap season 9, episode 13 of The Walking Dead entitled “Chokepoint.”

  • aardvarkratnik

    I want to know what they’re using for electricity to run that movie projector since I’ve never seen a generator on this show nor do they have the gasoline to run one, and I see no evidence of any propane anywhere. Also, how does one fall that far down an elevator shaft and not break a whole bunch of bones?

    • Pink Pearl

      Well, Alexandria had solar panels, and I think Georgie’s binder had plans for wind turbines. You are right that they’re way past fossil fuels.

      • Bruce Pierce

        If they were getting real electricity from those sources they would be able to run tv’s and dvd players.

        • Pink Pearl

          I would guess there’s probably not unlimited electricity…OR unlimited home entertainment appliances. I know Alexandria had a few DVD players when Rick first got there, but I don’t know how many would still be running 10 years into the Zombie Apocalypse.

  • Agent__Zigzag

    I’m always wondering when the clothes begin to wear out & decompose. Don’t see any fabric, looms, etc so far at Alexandria, Hilltop, or The Kingdom. No idea how long clothing, fabric & the like would last if kept out of the elements in a store, shop, make, etc. More of a mystery to me than bullets. Although even if they saved the brass/casings & made crude black powder, where are the primers coming from?

    • Pink Pearl

      I think there’s a lot of clothing just around, and I think some of it would be degraded but if it’s kept out of water and away from pests, it’d last quite a while. It doesn’t run out as fast as food would in the zombie apocalypse, Also, at this point they are settled enough that people probably CAN weave or otherwise source cloth, and sewing isn’t that hard to learn. It’s something they talk a bit about in the comics, so I think it’s something Kirkman’s thought about at least.

      • Agent__Zigzag

        Thanks for clueing me in! I’m so far behind on the comics. I need try find out what the real world life span of clothes/fabrics is. When not worn or exposed to water & elements. If sealed in airtight or airless container shelf life/half life is probably a long time.

        • Pink Pearl

          Fun story from my childhood: a clothing store near my hometown was closing down and they discovered a bunch of stuff in storage that hadn’t been looked at in decades. My parents, who are antique dealers (and sort of like real-life American Pickers), got a call to come in and see if they wanted to pick up anything for their inventory. I, a teenager with esoteric clothing tastes, was also allowed to do some picking. This was the mid-90s and most of the stuff was from the mid-to-late-70s, I think. Graphic tees, polyester bell bottoms. I still have two of the shirts and while one of them is looking a little worse for the wear, they’re still wearable. To outfit Alexandria, all you’d need is one storeroom like that. (And preferably all of the clothing would be circa 1976, because that’d be hilarious.)

          • Agent__Zigzag

            Cool story! Thanks for sharing!

    • Bruce Pierce

      I’m wondering why all those rotten old walkers haven’t fallen apart yet.

      • Pink Pearl

        They sort of do in the comics. There’s a whole bit the show never touched on where the longer a walker goes without eating, the less it wanders and the less energetic it is. But you’re right that it still doesn’t account for the fact that after 10 years of being exposed to the elements, most of them would have no connective tissue or brain matter left, and there aren’t enough fresh humans left to replenish the herds.

      • Agent__Zigzag

        Good point. On a related note, how does the hair not fall out of Whisperer Zombie skin face masks?

  • Stylez

    I think you guys might have missed this, but after dispatching the Whispers Daryl decides that they are all going to go to Alexandria together (presumably assuming he killed Beta and company). I believe in the scenes from next episode we even see them pulling up to Alexandria and Michone appears apprehensive to let them in. Sorry to burst your bubble that we won’t get the tales of Daryl, Connie, Henry and Lydia as they explore the whole wide world together.

    Also, i work commercial insurance claims. I mention this because ironically enough I recently had a file where someone fell four floors down an elevator shaft. While the gentleman who fell did not die, he certainly was not able to get up and walk off after a la Beta (granted i have no clue if this gentleman was as massive as Beta is).

    • Pink Pearl

      No, they said they were going to Alexandria to treat Henry’s leg, but they wouldn’t be staying there.

      • Stylez

        Are you buying that they actually won’t be staying there though? I’m guessing he’ll be there a certain person crashes the fair with some pikes

        • Pink Pearl

          Oh, I’m definitely not buying that. I think in the podcast I drew the comparisons between this plan and, like, Carol’s multiple attempts to break away.

          • Stylez

            Gotcha. Clearly I should have assumed Rob was being facetious about being into them exploring the world together, with Henry being involved.

    • Bruce Pierce

      Wouldn’t matter how massive he was, that would just make him land with a louder thud.

      • Stylez

        Well theoretically someone his size might have more muscle mass (or fat) to cushion the fall. Size wasn’t exactly the point though regardless.

        • Bruce Pierce

          He landed on concrete, nothing was cushioning his fall. He would not be getting up from that like he’d fallen off a step ladder, he’d either have been killed or crippled.

          • Stylez

            Dude. Again. You are missing the point. Open your eyes. I never said he should have been able to get up from that. Excuse me for sharing a real life example. Move on and complain about walking dead physics to someone else.

          • Bruce Pierce

            Take your own advice, “dude”.

  • 2Dog

    Henry leave his parents to go out on his own with a woman hmmm……..Rob leaves his parents and MOVE CLEAR ACROSS the country to go out on his own with a woman…..do you think your reason for not liking Henry because he is YOU? 🤔🤫😂

  • Isaiah Dustin Parter

    FYI Highway Hank’s name is Ozzy. It was on the Inside the Dead.

    • Pink Pearl
      • Isaiah Dustin Parter

        Guess I’m a day late and a buck short.

        • Pink Pearl

          I still want to call him Highway Hank. Think I can get away with it?

          • Isaiah Dustin Parter

            Well, they are the highway men, so I think people will catch your drift. Go for it.

    • Bruce Pierce

      I just remember him as Bear Gerhardt in the second season of Fargo.