The Walking Dead’s mid-season premiere, “No Way Out,” touted as one of the best episodes
If you missed the mid-season 6 premiere of The Walking Dead, “No Way Out,” well, you can get your highlights here in our recap of the episode, which was mighty awesome.
Driving in a tanker on their way back to the Alexandria community, Daryl (Norman Reedus), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) are confronted by a group of biker men with guns and asked to fork over everything. Well, are ordered and threatened is more like it. They’re part of Negan’s group. One of them follows Daryl to the back of the vehicle to get the stuff they have in the tanker, while Sasha and Ford are having words with the guy in charge.
Ford makes the mistake of asking who Negan is, which causes the guy in charge to pull his gun on them. Right when he’s about to kill them both, the whole biker group explodes, because Daryl has just hit them with a rocket launcher, which happens to be one of the weapons in the back of the tanker. Daryl had already killed the guy who went in the back with him. Haha!
In Alexandria, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his kids, Jesse (Alexandra Breckenridge) and her two boys, Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam), and Michonne (Danai Gurira) are all dressed in Walker guts and blood and trying to pass calmly through the Walker parade that’s invaded the community. They make a stop in the middle of it in a quiet area to change plans as there’s too many walkers.
Despite their animosity before, Rick agrees to have Father Gabriel bring baby Judith with him and hide at his church. Jesse wants Sam (Major Dodson) to go with Gabriel, but he says he can handle it and wants to stay with Jesse. She lets him stay with them to go to the quarry and get the vehicles to bring back and get the rest of the group out. Bad idea!
Tara (Alanna Masterson) wants to go after the Wolf (Benedict Samuel) and Denise (Merritt Weaver), but Rosita (Christian Serratos) reasons with her, saying they need to make sure Carol (Melissa McBride) and Morgan (Lennie James) are okay. Tara finally agrees.
Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Enid (Katelyn Nacon) find their way into the chapel, and the Wolf and Denise are holed up in a secluded spot waiting for a way to get to the fences.
Glenn wants Enid to stay where she is, but Enid wants to help now since Glenn has given her a reason to stay. The Wolf tries to get Denise to relax and seems like he actually listened to what Denise was saying about him and now he wants to help her.
It seems they’ve been walking through the parade all day as it’s now dark out and they’re still walking. Sam no longer can contain his calm, remembering the words that Carol said to him to scare him. It has apparently worked and he stops, unable to keep his eyes off the walkers. Walkers attack and the line is broken. Jesse screams out in horror and doesn’t put up much of a fight when she’s attacked.
Rick is devastated but can’t do much. The only thing he can do is chop off the hand that’s still holding Carl’s (Chandler Riggs). Ron (Austin Abrams), in his anger and shock, pulls a gun on Rick, but is literally stabbed through the back by Michonne. The gun goes off, shooting Carl in the head, hitting his eye. He falls unconscious. Rick picks him up and they run with Michonne leading, slicing and dicing as she goes.
The Wolf is surprised that they were able to put up a fight. He admits they messed up. They run to the fence, but right before Denise gets there, she’s confronted by a Walker. The Wolf, who was close to escaping, runs back to kill the Walker, only to get bit by another. They go back to the infirmary at her insistence.
As they’re making their way to the infirmary, the Wolf gets shot by Carol, who was at the second floor balcony of her house. He was actually trying to help Denise, too, but no matter, as he’s dead now. When Denise gets to the infirmary, Spencer (Austin Nichols), Heath (Corey Hawkins), and Aaron (Ross Marquand) are there.
She notices that Michonne and Rick are running towards the infirmary. She starts working on Carl’s injury once they arrive, and Rick leaves the infirmary, about to go on a little rampage against the Walkers. Michonne is the next to go back out there, and Spencer, Aaron, and Heath follow suit, all of them killing as many Walkers as possible.
Other people that have been hiding in their houses run out to help as well. Even Father Gabriel, who lends Judith to another person to look after, decides that it’s time to go out there, encouraging the others who’ve been praying with him in his church, to go out there to help.
Carol, Morgan, Tara, Rosita, and even Eugene (Josh McDermitt) go out there and add to the number of dead Walkers. Morgan sees the Wolf, now a Walker and finally kills him.
Enid goes to help Maggie off the ledge that’s about to break, while Glenn distracts the Walkers. It finally looks like Glenn finally has no way out, but apparently he’s some kind of über-cat, because all of a sudden Abraham and Sasha come in with guns blazing. Honestly, Glenn should be dead just from the friendly fire, it was so close to him. Über-cat!
The tanker arrives and Daryl loads up the little lake in the center of town with gasoline from the tanker while the rest of them are still slicing and dicing. Daryl lights up the lake using the rocket launcher and the Walkers go to it, killing themselves off in the fire.
It seems that everyone in the community finally earned their keep as we see many of them on going at it with their sharp weaponry. Daylight comes and the streets are filled with dead Walkers, but Rick, his group, and the Alexandrians are all alive, the Anderson family aside.
Rick is next to Carl’s bedside in the infirmary, admitting he was wrong about the people in the community, and wants to show Carl a new world. Carl responds by grasping his hand.
Pretty crazy, right? What did you think of the episode?
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