Wow, after watching "The Grove" I was completely speechless, and I am still in complete and utter shock.
Wow! I am still in shock. The writers of the Walking Dead are a bunch of sick SOBs. Again, if you have not seen the episode, go watch it. Now that everyone reading has most likely seen the episode by now: holy crap Lizzie murdered Mika! And Carol killed Lizzie! Wow, just wow, that has to be one of the most messed up things I have ever seen. Before all the crazy crap started happening, I was really enjoying the episode a lot more than I expected since Carol has never been one of my favorite characters. But when Carol and Tyreese were joking and then walked up on Lizzie with a bloody knife and her sister lying on the ground, I was like "What the heck..." After that, my brother and I did not speak a word until the end of the episode. Seriously, I still cannot believe the writers had Lizzie kill her sister and Carol kill Lizzie. It was crushing, shocking, and incredibly saddening.
A lot of people seem to hate Lizzie, but I always liked her because she is mentally messed up. Obviously, from how the characters acted, Lizzie had some mental problems before the outbreak. The actresses for Lizzie and Mika were both much improved, which made their shocking deaths all the more powerful. When Mika saved Lizzie from being bite by the Walker and the creepy burnt Walkers attacking, I thought Lizzie was finally convinced that they have to kill Walkers. So that made the reveal that Lizzie committed sororicide all the more shocking, and to make it even more messed up, Lizzie was going to kill Judith next! Carol having to talk her down from killing Judith next was majorly suspenseful. To add even more insanity, is that Carol had to kill Lizzie! I still cannot believe she killed her. I expected her and Lizzie just to leave, but she did what she had to do to keep everyone safe. Carol has never been one of my favorite characters, but she has improved a lot in this episode. You begin to wonder if she understands this new apocalypse better than anyone else. Moving onto the next bombshell, the tension between Carol and Tyreese finally came to fruition when Carol finally admitted that she killed Tyreese's girlfriend. What was even more unexpected is that Tyreese turned out to be the better man and actually forgive Carol! That was unexpected, but I really liked how the conflict was resolved. Carol gave Tyreese the chance to kill her for what she did and he chose not to do it. Both Carol and Tyreese have become much more likable characters.
As a whole, this is easily a Top 10 Episodes of the series for me at least. It is seriously messed and I cannot believe the series went there with Lizzie and Mika.
Overall: 10/10- Without a doubt, "The Grove" is the best episode of this half season, if not the best of season four. It reminded us how truly amazing and dark The Walking Dead can be when it tries.
|My thoughts during this scene: "What the heck........ Lizzie killed Mika? *Incomprehensible babble*"|
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