[This story contains spoilers from The Walking Dead episode 713, “Bury Me Here.”]
AMC’s The Walking Dead, now on a home widen of a seventh season, paid loyalty to a past during Sunday’s lethal episode, that also featured a rather wise family connection.
During “Bury Me Here,” Morgan (Lennie James) schooled that there is usually so prolonged he can reason on to his pacific Zen that came from his despotic no-kill policy. When outspoken Kingdom infantryman Richard (Karl Makinen) takes matters into his possess hands and sabotages their latest drop. The group’s tardiness and brief supply transport — both intentionally caused by Richard — creates matters worse with a Saviors given their already moving relationship. But rather than sharpened Richard — who had literally dug his possess grave — a Saviors instead glow immature Benjamin, Ezekiel and Morgan’s protégé.
Despite rushing Benjamin to Carol’s cottage, a group’s efforts to save him destroy and his genocide sends Morgan into a turn of sorts suggestive of The Walking Dead‘s critically praised deteriorate 3 part “Clear.” As Morgan copes with Benjamin’s death, he sees visions of his past — namely his son Duane (originally played by Adrian Kali Turner).
Furious about a genocide that could have been avoided — as good as a detriment that hits really tighten to home — a lamentation Morgan winds adult violence Richard to death. As he explains what happened to Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Morgan goes so distant as to incorrectly call a late Benjamin “Duane,” a thoughtfulness of their bond and a kind purpose he had taken in training him.
Benjamin’s genocide winds adult bringing Morgan full round and portion as a branch point. It prompts him to tell Carol (Melissa McBride) about Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Abraham’s (Michael Cudlitz) deaths. It also adds fuel to a glow with Ezekiel and finally convinces a personality of a Kingdom to join army with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) in his arriving conflict opposite Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and a Saviors.
The part concludes when Carol, now resolutely behind during a Kingdom, joins Ezekiel and Benjamin’s child hermit Henry. The part ends with Carol, Ezekiel and Henry — now left but any blood kin — given to a Kingdom’s garden.
While Carol’s lapse to a Kingdom (and clearly fighting) is staggering for a character, maybe what’s many constrained about a still and pointed stage is that Carol roughly has an present family in Ezekiel — who has not been bashful about his regretful seductiveness in her — as good as Henry. Even some-more engaging is a fact that Henry is played by Macsen Lintz, a younger hermit to Madison Lintz — who, as doctrinaire Walking Dead viewers recall, played Carol’s late daughter Sophia. (Sophia died in deteriorate two after removing mislaid and branch adult as a hiker in Hershel’s barn, with Rick carrying to put her down in one of a show’s many heart-wrenching deaths.)
The on-screen and off-screen family tie in Sunday’s part with Carol and Lintz, as good as Morgan’s flashback memories of his son, serve highlight only what Rick and association are fighting a Saviors to protect: their desired ones and a universe that is protected for a subsequent generation.