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The Walking Dead Season 8, Ep #4 Recap | Some Guy

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The Walking Dead Season 8, Episode 4 Recap of “Some Guy”

Rob Cesternino and Jessica Liese recap Season 8, Episode 4 of “The Walking Dead”, “Some Guy”.

  • Morty

    “Disdain for Ezekiel with the fans?” I had no idea that such a thing existed. I personally love the character, and I do mean “character!” I also really love Khary Payton during his interviews on T.D., and I suppose that may positively influence my take on Ezekiel. Great episode for him.

    • Pink Pearl

      100% on all counts. I think the character’s great, I think Khary Payton’s perfectly cast as him, and I have never heard anyone expressing disdain for him (but then again, mostly I talk to other fans in the context of this podcast…I’m not on Reddit or similar very much).

      • Morty

        Yep. Khary Payton has oodles of charisma, and some of that filters into his character, of course. Ordinarily, I don’t care for overly theatrical characters in shows such as this one, but there’s Payton’s charisma and the fact that his character is self-aware and in on the bit…so I digs him.

    • Bry_Lander

      I enjoy Payton’s work, I think he is an amazing actor, but I just don’t think that a character like Ezekiel would realistically exist in the zombie apocalypse. There is just no time for that “His Majesty” nonsense, people are scratching and clawing to survive, and I think that the concept of creating the fiction that a zoo-keeper with a tiger for a pet is actually royalty would inspire nothing but scorn and ridicule among the people (kind of like the eye rolling Carol did before her heart apparently melted following one of his long winded speeches, lol)

      • Morty

        Well, I did emphasize the “character” in his character and referred to the character as “overly theatrical” in another post. I’m not denying the silliness of it; I’m just saying I like the character, almost certainly because of who is playing him. Besides, he’s really no more ridiculous than so many other people and situations in the show.

    • XmanIce

      I haven’t seen any complaints about Ezekiel either. I never even had a problem with him until he walked everyone into this ambush that they all knew was coming.

  • Bry_Lander

    1) With Ezekiel and Gunther surrounded by walkers and their heads on swivels looking for them as they approached, is it possible that a large form like Jerry could sneak up on Gunther and split him down the middle?

    2) I would scale and hop over that fence so quickly, barbed wire or otherwise, if it meant that I wouldn’t be attacked and eaten alive by walkers. So would Ezekiel, Gunther, and Jerry, regardless of injuries or being overweight.

    3) Didn’t Ezekiel already go through a similar soul-searching about the absurdity of his king persona at the end of Season 7?

    4) If you were the Saviors, wouldn’t you take 10 minutes following the Kingdom massacre with the 50 cal and send a few guys down to ensure that all of their heads were shot or stabbed to prevent a walker hoard outside of the compound?

    • Pink Pearl

      1) Good point, given that Ezekiel was facing the fence and Gunther had his back to it. My only thought was that maybe they weren’t swivelling so much if the walkers were directly opposite the fence, enabling Jerry to sidle in from the left or right. (Also, I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the fan theory that says that because everyone in the Walking Dead universe is constantly firing weapons without ear protection, they’ve all torpedoed their hearing to the point where it’s very easy to sneak up on them, but it certainly helps Jerry’s case if true.)
      2) I think you need two working ankles to do that was the problem. “regardless of injury” is hard to break down if we don’t know exactly how badly Ezekiel is injured, I think.
      3) I don’t know if he was this soul-searchy at the end of Season 7; more like he was just sharing his story with Carol in a bonding moment. I think he certainly felt more comfortable with being a paper tiger (with a real tiger!) at that point and didn’t seem to be experiencing a full-blown identity crisis the way he is now.
      4) Not if your primary objective was for everyone to get the hell out of Dodge with the guns. The Saviors might be prioritizing the delivery of the munitions over maintaining this outpost. The outpost may well be a write-off at this point.

      • Bry_Lander

        Great points, I appreciate the reply!

  • TrentC

    I liked this episode quite a bit. The first transition shot was brutal, honest and well done. Carol is all sorts of cool. And Gunther seemed divided on how to handle the gate problem..

  • TrentC

    “…and yet I smile.” After the third time King Ezekiel said that it felt like a Survivor boot episode.

  • J-me not Hi-me

    Not for nothing, but “died in a vat of toxic waste” is a pretty clear superhero origin story.

    • TrentC

      I was thinking (hoping, wanting) that we may see a super-type of zombie borne of that sludge.

      Another member here pointed out the weird looking zombie with pointed ears that Jerry killed a couple of weeks ago.

      They lingered an awful long time on that barrel in the creek…

  • Matthew Murphy

    I’m calling it now, next week we’ll see the Garbage People (sigh) come and save Negan at the Sanctuary.

    • TrentC

      And yet I don’t smile.

    • Bry_Lander

      Either that or they save Rick’s group, and he gives Jadis an “aw shucks” smile, a hug, and tells her that all is forgiven.

  • Matthew Murphy

    Glad you guys didn’t go with the Toxic AvenJerry hashtag. Last weeks GenSheeva hashtag was such a stretch it got Sheeva killed. I couldn’t handle losing Jerry.

  • aardvarkratnik

    Sorry but the show is getting stupider by the week. The tiger getting eaten by the walkers was so stupid it really burned me. There would have been walker bodies flying in all directions, attacking that tiger would have been like attacking a live grenade yet in the show the tiger just goes out as meekly as possible. Stupid! The same would have applied to Rick’s horse way back in season 1. They’re fighting a war with Negan yet we haven’t seen Negan for 3 episodes now. I’m getting kind of turned off at this point.

    • WHATROBWILLNOTSAY

      agree. i don’t know why the Tiger had to succumb to the walkers. whirling around and swinging paws, the Tiger disables if not decapitates and kills the walkers before she is bitten.

      and, biting a tiger and penetrating the skin is (I assume) much more difficult than biting a human.

      it was just a really weak version of the sailor who closes the hatch knowing he will drown to save his ship-mates.

      • Bruce Pierce

        Yep walkers as slow as turtles and with teeth so rotten that the governor’s goons could pull them with tweezers can still manage to bite through animal hide like white sharks..ridiculous.

  • Agent__Zigzag

    Glad to hear from Jessica Liese again since its been awhile since her appearance on RHAP/Postshow Recaps with regards to GOT. Thanks for the effort you put in!

  • WHATROBWILLNOTSAY

    This season is a whole . . . lot . . . of . . . nothing.
    A rolling battle.
    We haven’t learned anything about the participants.

    • XmanIce

      oh no, please don’t unleash the curse of 90 minute character back stories!!

  • XmanIce

    Is anyone else really missing Michone this season? I only have 2 favorite female characters, Carol and Michone. I need them both to be on EVERY episode kicking butt.