Check out Violet’s recap of Season 6 Episode 6 of The Walking Dead, titled Always Accountable, where we catch up with Daryl, Abraham, and Sasha! Following the recap, both Violet and Josh share their thoughts about the episode.
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Episode Recap of The Walking Dead, Season 6 Episode 6: Always Accountable
The episode begins with Sasha and Abraham driving in the car, and Daryl riding alongside in his motorcycle. They have sped up, wanting to put a lot of distance between themselves and the walkers that have been following them, before they reach the turn off. They turn left, and not soon after that, they are being shot at as people in cars chase them. Sasha and Abraham go after one car and shoot its occupants, while Daryl gets separated from them, and another car follows him. However, he hides in the woods, losing the other car.
Daryl pushes his motorcycle past some charred bodies, then tries to radio for Sasha and Abraham, with no response. He takes off his jacket, and sees that his arm is injured. Then he hides his motorcycle under some shrubs and takes his crossbow. He comes across two women, one of whom says that they earned what they took, and then a man knocks him out from behind.
When Daryl comes to, his wrists are tied, and the man is pointing a gun at him. Daryl tries to tell the man he’s not who he thinks, but the man doesn’t want to hear him talk. The four walk through the forest. The man talks about “picking up Patty.” It turns out they are the ones who started the fire in the woods right there, right at the beginning of the outbreak, and that they thought everyone else was fighting the walkers too. Daryl makes a comment about them being stupid, and the man takes offense and pulls his gun on them. The man thinks Daryl is “one of them.”
They keep moving and seem to have gotten to their destination: Pattrick Fuel Company. However, they are dismayed to see that it’s been taken over by walkers. They come to the conclusion that Patty is gone, and realize that they have to make another plan. The man says they get out of there. The short haired woman, whose name is Tina, suggests they go back and tell the “others” that it was her. Then she collapses, and Daryl takes the opportunity to grab his pack and run. The man shoots at Daryl, but he gets away safely, and frees himself of his wrist restraints. He tries radioing to Sasha and Abraham again, but still no response. A walker approaches, and Daryl barely gets his crossbow out of the pack in time to kill it. Then Daryl notices that there’s a cooler with insulin in his pack.
We then return to Abraham and Sasha, who wonder about the people who attacked them. Sasha tries to radio to Daryl, but no answer. Abraham thinks Daryl is headed back to Alexandria, but Sasha doesn’t think so. She says the best way to find a tracker is to stay put and let him come to them. She steps in some mud, and they walk into town. Sasha writes “Dixon” on the door of an auto insurance company, and they go inside the building.
There’s one walker locked behind the glass walls of a conference room, but other than that, it’s clear. Abraham volunteers to take first watch, and looks around for anything useful. Sasha has trouble sleeping, so they talk. Sasha says Abraham got himself into this by volunteering to drive with her, since she was going to drive solo, but he said he didn’t have a choice, considering how she had been acting. Sasha talks about how you’re always accountable for your actions. Abraham says he’ll stand watch through the night.
Back to Daryl, he has decided to bring the insulin back to the others. But he takes their gun in exchange, plus the carving that the man was working on. Just as Daryl is about to leave, they hear someone driving up in a truck. Daryl hides, as a few men get out of the truck and talk to the others, who it seems they’ve been looking for. The dark haired woman says they earned what they took, and the man addresses one of the men as “Wade,” and says that they’re not going back and are done kneeling.
Daryl helps the three of them run and hide, and gives the man back his gun. They lure a man toward a walker, and the man gets bit on the forearm. He calls for Wade to help, and Wade cuts the man’s arm off. Wade and the bitten man decide to stop looking, and go back. Meanwhile, Tina has passed out, and the other woman administers insulin. The man tells Daryl that they thought he was with those men, and asks why he came back. Daryl admits maybe he’s stupid too.
At the auto insurance building, Abraham decides to venture outside, where he finds a humvee and some RPGs. However, the soldier, now a walker, is wearing the RPG launcher, and is pinned at the edge of a fence pole, hanging over the side of a bridge. Abraham tries to climb to the walker across the fence that has been knocked over, and is face to face with the walker, screaming in its face, but he gives up. However, the walker moves around a lot trying to get to Abraham, which loosens his body, and he falls. Luckily, upon falling, the RPG launcher strap does not fall with him, and remains hanging from the pole.
Abraham brings back the RPGs and cigars he found at the humvee to the auto insurance office. He tells Sasha he likes the way she calls BS, and he’d like to get to know her a lot better. Sasha asks him what makes him think she wants that, and he replies that a man can tell. Sasha tells him that he has some stuff to take care of.
Daryl and his new friends continue walking through the woods, and the man tells him about where they came from. The woman says that people will trade anything for safety. Daryl says nobody is safe anymore. Tina sees the remains of a greenhouse and runs to it and sees two bodies. The woman explains that she and Tina used to babysit them when they were kids. Tina goes up and puts some flowers on the bodies, but this awakens them, and one bites Tina. Daryl steps in and knifes the walkers.
As Daryl and the man dig graves, he asks the three questions. The man answers that he’s killed at least a couple dozen walkers, and no people. As for why, he says that if he did, there’d be no going back to how things were. Daryl tells him that he’s from a place where there are people who are still like they were, more or less.
Daryl and the others get back to his motorcycle and Daryl says he’s going to meet up with his friends, who have a car, and they can ride with them. The man asks how many friends, and Daryl tells them two. He also asks where they are, and how he knows they didn’t get taken. Daryl says he doesn’t know. The man pulls his gun on Daryl and makes him give the crossbow to the woman. They steal Daryl’s motorcycle, riding off on it together. She tosses him some bandages and says they’re sorry. Daryl replies, “You’re gonna be.”
Daryl sees something on the ground, dusts it off, and sees an “M” symbol, and “Pattrick Fuel Company” written underneath. Nearby, he finds a truck with the same symbol and company name, and kills the walker inside.
Daryl drives the truck into town and picks up Abraham and Sasha. Daryl tries to radio to Rick, but Rick doesn’t answer. However, someone else does. They say, “Help?”
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 6 Episode 6 of The Walking Dead: Always Accountable
I was hoping that we’d get back to Daryl, Sasha, and Abraham to see what they were up to, but I wasn’t exactly hoping for an entire episode dedicated to just the three of them, especially before this whole Glenn situation was taken care of. I thought that maybe they’d come across Glenn at some point during the episode, but nope. That is, unless that voice on the walkie talkie at the very end is Glenn. At first I thought that it was, that it would make sense for them to be the ones to go help him while they’re out and about. However, upon watching it a second time, I’m not sure that sounds like his voice. I could be wrong though. In any case, there’s only 2 more episodes left in this half of the season before the show takes a break until February, and it looks like the next episode goes back to concentrating on Alexandria, so even if it is Glenn, we probably won’t get to it next episode, and they’ll probably leave the Glenn issue until the Fall Finale.
Anyway, back to the events of this episode. First, there’s Daryl and the people that he meets. They seem to have run away from some group that they traded everything to in exchange for their safety. When they talk about picking up “Patty,” it seems like it’s a person, but I think they were actually referring to the truck that Daryl ended up finding, the Pattrick Fuel Company truck — Patty for short. It seems like they were from this area, and they knew about the truck, so they were going to go find the truck and drive away. Sasha, Abraham, and Daryl just happened to be unluckily driving through the area when this group was out looking for these three people who had run away. Apparently this group has a lot of fire power, which is why they’re able to convince people to hand over all their belongings in exchange for safety. I don’t read the comics, so I don’t really know anything about this group, but I’m betting this isn’t the last we’ve seen of them.
As for Abraham and Sasha, I didn’t see it coming that Abraham apparently has a thing for Sasha. And according to Abraham, Sasha’s into him too. What about Rosita, who we saw crying recently, presumably over Abraham’s safety? Was that the only thing she was crying about, or did she know that Abraham liked Sasha? Not sure that we need another love triangle on the show, but an Abraham-Sasha relationship could be interesting.
Well, looks like it’s back to Alexandria next time. Wonder how Morgan’s little Wolf project is going…
Josh’s Thoughts: The Walking Dead, Season 6 Episode 6: Always Accountable
Well…again no answers on Glenn. That is very disappointing. We have been waiting long enough to know what happened to him! Now, Norman Reedus (the actor who plays Daryl) said that the voice we hear at the end of episode on the walking saying, “help” (that’s what it sounds like anyway) is not Glenn, despite there being many thoughts that it is. I am not really buying Norman Reedus’ comments though. I think it is Glenn and Norman doesn’t want to give a correct answer. I am hoping, and praying that the next episode does clear things up for us with the Glenn situation. Anyway, enough about Glenn, let’s talk about this episode.
Despite the lack of answers regarding Glenn, I thought this episode was pretty good. I liked the intro scene where Abraham, Sasha and Daryl wind up in the thicket of these people, and they get separated. The story arc for Abraham this episode was pretty interesting. From my viewing of the episode, I think that Abraham might have been a lot closer to the mindset that Sasha was in than what we knew before. He almost seemed to have a death wish of his own, or at the very least, was a lot more careless in his actions. I didn’t really understand his motives for taunting that walker hanging on the collapsed fence, but I guess for people like Abraham, who seem to want to live on the edge, the temptation of death draws him in. It was certainly still odd to be, though. By the end of the episode, it seems that we might have some sort of love triangle going on though. I give props to Sasha though, as she seems to not want to move forward at all until Abraham has made things right with Rosita.
Daryl, on the other hand, seemed to have his own storyline going on, and perhaps after all was said and done, maybe he will see Rick’s side a little more now. He was screwed over twice by the same group of people, even after he came back and saved the girl’s life. He even offered the group a safe haven to go to! Those remaining two really deserve what is coming to them. Especially after that girl thought the best course of action when mourning the dead at the burned down building was to get up close and personal to them. Doesn’t she know there is a possibility of them still being walkers? Ugh.
The other take away from Daryl’s story is that I think that we might be introduced to the infamous Negan character soon. I have a feeling (as have many others online) that this group of people that were hunting down the group Daryl was with were henchmen of Negan, and we already know that Negan is cast for season 6. This means dangerous things coming for Alexandria and the people living there. I hope it is done well!
But as a final wrap up, despite the still lack of Glenn resolution (have I mentioned that enough yet?), I did enjoy this episode. Probably not quite as much as the first few, but it is a step up from the last few where I was disappointed. But c’mon showrunners, quit leading us on every week! So frustrating!
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