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Episode Recap of The Walking Dead, Season 6 Episode 10: The Next World
Rick and Daryl Go On a Supply Run
When the episode begins, it seems like a bit of time has passed since the last episode. Michonne comes into Rick’s bedroom dressed in a bathrobe with a towel wrapped around her hair, asking to borrow some toothpaste. But he says he doesn’t have any because “someone” has been borrowing it every day for two weeks. Carl has a bandage over his eye, and is doing PT. He says he doesn’t have any toothpaste either. It looks like Rick’s about to out on a supply run.
Daryl asks Denise about her list of items that she wants them to look for on their run. She also puts in a special request for soda so that she can give it to Tara as a surprise, but says that it’s not important, just if he happens to see it.
Eugene opens the gate to let Rick and Daryl’s car out. We see that they’ve set up walker traps just ouside the gate. Eugene gives them a map of agricultural supply places in the area, and advises them that sorghum is probably untouched and would be helpful to their food situation.
As they drive away, Rick is pretty confident that they’ll find some food, based on the “law of averages.” Despite Daryl’s protests, Rick puts on some old timey country music.
Rick and Daryl see “SORGHUM” painted on the side of a barn, and investigate. Inside, they find a truck filled with food. They leave the car for now, and head back to Alexandria with the truck. On the way, they stop off at a gas station. Daryl spots a vending machine upside down, but he and Rick are unable to flip it over. They put chains around it and use the truck to flip it.
Suddenly, a man runs into Rick. They pull their guns on him. The man claims that he’s running from walkers. Rick thanks him for letting them know. The man asks if they have a camp, but Daryl says no. He says he doesn’t either. Then he starts to run off. Ricks stops him, introduces himself and Daryl, and asks his name. The man says his name is Paul Rovia, but his friends called him Jesus. Rick starts to ask him the 3 questions, but he says he’s gotta run, and runs off.
They hear gunshots around back, but when they investigate, they discover that it’s firecrackers. They then realize that Jesus swiped Rick’s keys to the truck, and run back out front just in time to see Jesus drive away in the truck – with the vending machine still attached.
Rick and Daryl try to chase after Jesus, but soon tire. They catch up to where the vending machine became unattached, so Daryl breaks through the class to get some cans of soda. Rick says that there’s still people out there that they should bring in — but not this guy. Rick also grabs something from the vending machine. Then they continue to follow Jesus’s trail.
They spot Jesus changing a tire on the truck up ahead, so they sneak into the woods, and then Rick ambushes Jesus from behind. However, Jesus fights back. Daryl joins the fight, and they get Jesus pinned down at gunpoint. They both shoot a walker to prove they have ammo. Rick demands the keys back, and then ties loosely ties Jesus’s wrists and ankles, leaving him on the side of the road as they drive off.
They see a barn and drive toward it. Suddenly, they hear some banging on the roof – and realize Jesus is up there. Rick hits the brakes, and Jesus flies off. Then Jesus runs. Rick drives after him, as Daryl jumps out of the truck and chases after him. Some walkers that were being held to a truck by some rope break free, so Rick goes after them. Jesus jumps into the cab of the food truck, and Daryl goes after him. Unbeknownst to Daryl, Rick has missed a walker, which slowly creeps up behind Daryl. Jesus has succeeded in getting Daryl’s gun during the scuffle, and pulls the gun on Daryl. However, he tells Daryl to duck, and he shoots the walker. Daryl thanks him, takes the gun back, and punches him. Suddenly, the truck begins to roll backward down the slight incline, and Daryl drags Jesus out of the cab, as the truck sinks into the pond. It seems that Jesus has gotten knocked out in the skirmish. Rick and Daryl discuss what to do with Jesus, and Daryl says he’ll put him up a tree.
Rick and Daryl retrieve the car, and are bringing Jesus back with them, as Daryl guards Jesus in the back seat. Rick tells Daryl he knows he wouldn’t have left Jesus in the tree. He knows because Daryl and the others tried to tell him when they got to Alexandria, and now he’s finally listening.
Maggie asks Enid where she’s been, considering that everyone has been working for weeks to help get the place back together. Enid said she went “nowhere.” Maggie thanks her for helping Glenn and for helping her when she was stuck on the guard tower, and tells Enid that there are better places for her to go than “nowhere,” and to come talk to her.
Enid and Carl walk wander into the woods together. They find a note in a plastic bag, but it got wet and is unreadable. Enid says that it doesn’t look that old, and that at least it means they’re not alone. Enid is unsure about being out in the woods, but Carl says they’re kids, and it’s what they do. However, Enid says they’re not kids.
They sit down against a log and read comic books. Then Carl hears a sound – it’s Spencer and Michonne walking a bit away. Enid tells Carl she doesn’t want to come out there anymore. Carl puts away the comic books, says “okay,” then walks off. Enid follows. They come across a walker, and Carl goes after it. He lures it toward them, but when Enid insists on killing it, Carl stops her, and instead pins it down. He tells her to leave, and that she wouldn’t understand.
Michonne and Spencer
While Michonne is on watch, she sees someone go into the woods, and follows them. Michonne catches up and sees that it’s Spencer. She helps him out by killing a walker with her sword. Spencer tries to walk away, but Michonne says she’s going to follow. Michonne tells Spencer that his mom told her that she had to figure out what she wants for her whole life, but right now she’s just wondering why her son’s wandering around the woods with a shovel.
Michonne tries to convince Spencer to come home, though Spencer says that’s not his home, because his family is all dead. He says before he goes back, he has to take care of something first. Michonne offers to try to help him, but he says she can’t. They hear a noise, and Michonne sees that it’s Carl. But he runs off, and then sees a walker heading toward them — it’s Deanna. This is what Spencer needed to take care of. Michonne holds walker Deanna as Spencer tearfully stabs her in the back of the head. Then he holds her body in his arms.
They bury Deanna’s body, and Michonne marks a tree with a “D.” Spencer says she left him a note, saying that he still knew his way. However, he says he never knew his way. Michonne says he loved his family, so he knows his way: it’s home. She points out that she’s been chasing him all over the woods, and insists that he still has family and a home. They leave and head home.
Carl and Michonne
Carl sits on the porch with Judith, stargazing. Michonne returns home and tells Carl she saw what he did with Deanna. She says he should have left her or killed her. Carl protests, saying she wouldn’t have left her out there, and says he couldn’t kill her, because it should be someone who loved her, someone who was family — and that he would do it for Michonne. They hug, and Michonne says, “Me too.”
Rick and Daryl Return to Alexandria
Upon approaching the gates of Alexandria, Daryl tells Rick that he was right that they shouldn’t be looking for people anymore. However, Rick says that he was wrong and Daryl was right.
Rick and Daryl bring Jesus to the infirmary for Denise to take a look at him. Then they lock him up in the room where they were kept the Wolf, leaving him food, water, and a note. Rick and Daryl agree that’s it’s pretty stupid of them to go out there, but quickly agree to do it again tomorrow.
Rick and Michonne
Rick returns home and lays on the couch. Michonne comes in and has him sit up so she can sit down next to him. Neither of them really want to talk about their day, they just want to turn their brains off. Rick gives her some mints that he got for her. He pats them into her hand — then his hand lingers there. Then they kiss. And continue to kiss.
We see them sleeping naked in bed. Then there’s a voice saying, “Rick, wake up.” Rick and Michonne both jump out of bed. It’s Jesus, who tells them, “We should talk.”
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 6 Episode 10 of The Walking Dead: The Next World
This episode seemed like it was about matters of the heart, as well as changes of heart. First we have Rick, who had for a long time was against bringing in new people. He was content with the people he already had, and didn’t want any more. However, by the end of this episode, he changed his mind, now seeing that it can be good to bring new people in. After Daryl’s bad experience with Jesus, he was wanting to change his mind to agree with Rick’s original sentiment to not want to look for people, but Rick said that he was wrong to think so.
Of course, then this brings us to “Richonne” — a popular “ship” that has had a lot of supporters for awhile. I was surprised, but happy to see this happen, as I feel like it’s been a long time coming. Even back at Season 5 Episode 12, Remember, when it became obvious that the show was going to create a romantic involvement between Rick and Jessie, I had written that up until that point, it had felt like the show had been trying to bring Rick and Michonne together lately, and that I had liked that, and was hoping that might still develop regardless. All it took was killing off Jessie and her entire family to get there. I suppose the show had to get rid of anyone that might trigger guilt in Rick, so that Rick could move past all thoughts of Jessie and move on with Michonne. Good riddance.
Then there’s Spencer, who was feeling lost now that everyone in his family is dead. However, I think now that Michonne helped him, he has realized that the people in Alexandria are now his family.
Moving on to Enid, who had always been one to run away into the woods, it seems like she doesn’t want to do that anymore, and would rather stay within Alexandria. Carl didn’t seem too happy about that though.
Speaking of Carl, he and Michonne shared a touching moment. We don’t always get to see how close these people are and witness the love and deep bonds they share with one another, so it was nice to see that.
But now, it seems like things are about to change quite a bit, as the group moves on to “The Next World” — depending on what Jesus has to say.
Josh’s Thoughts: The Walking Dead, Season 6 Episode 10: The Next World
This was an interesting episode of The Walking Dead. I wasn’t familiar with this character “Jesus/Paul” as most of what I know from the comics now is through some various Wikipedia rabbit holes, and somehow forgot about/missed this guy. I was going back and forth as to whether he was a bad or good guy for a while, but figured he had to be a good guy given he hadn’t killed either of them yet. On top of that, he did save Daryl when they were wrestling over control of the truck.
I have to say though, Daryl and Rick both made some bad decisions with handling their situation. Once they found this big food truck, it was time to get it back to the camp, and not get distracted by other things. It was the first time they found anything in a while, why risk losing it? I guess it had been a while since they had seen people too, so maybe that was a part of their decision at first, but once Jesus showed up, they really should have just gotten back to camp and went and dealt with him another time.
What was interesting about the relationship between Rick and Daryl, is that their view on the world seems to have flip-flopped compared to the last time these two guys hung out. Rick was the doom and gloom guy, while Daryl wanted to go out and find people. Now that Daryl and Rick had their big story arcs from the first part of the season, I guess that has had opposite impacts on both of their lives.
A lot of people have been freaking out about Rick and Michonne’s relationship, and I think it is great they both have found someone, but I am not over the moon like a lot of people seem to be. I don’t think it will be something that lasts forever, but it is great to see them both happy–despite just a few weeks/months ago, Jessie was brutally eaten/hacked to pieces (the second part done by Rick).
While things seem pretty settled in Alexandria for now, I have a feeling things are going to be shaken up soon. A new villain is bound to show up some time and I think given the buzz regarding some casting, a man named Negan will be showing up with his bat Lucille sooner than later…
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