What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
Sonny tells Jason that he asked Drew about the Margaux situation. Drew is in a position to take him away from the people he loves.
Michael looks at the babies in the hospital nursery. Stella puts her hand on his shoulder.
TJ, Jordan, and Curtis have lunch at the MetroCourt. TJ says, so they’re having their reception on the Haunted Star. Curtis says anyone can have a reception at a restaurant, but a yacht is next level stuff. TJ thinks it’s awesome, and Curtis says it’s majestic. The perfect way start to start their journey. TJ asks if Aunt Stella will be there to see them off.
Maxie waits for take-out, and tells James he’s good and patient. He gets it from his father, not her. Peter comes by, and she says he remembers James; he helped deliver him. Peter says it can’t be James. The last time he saw James, he was tiny. Maxie says, he’s a beast.
Drew meets Margaux, who says she was happy to get his text. Has he reconsidered. He says he’s there to discuss why he hasn’t called the cops to turn her in.
Sonny tells Jason that Drew seems under pressure. Maybe he’s going through stuff Sonny doesn’t know about. He didn’t say he had Sonny’s back. Jason says Margaux can try all she wants, but she’s not taking him down
Maxie asks if Uncle Peter wants to hold James. Peter likes the sound of that. They talk about how big James is getting, and Peter says he’s just perfect. Maxie thinks so too. Peter tears up. It’s family, what he’s been missing his whole life.
Stella tells Michael that they don’t have to talk, but he asks her to stay. She likes seeing the little ones when she has a moment. They’re beautiful. Michael says, very.
Curtis tells TJ that Stella isn’t going to the wedding; it’s a done deal. He tried everything, but she won’t budge. It’s her choice. TJ asks if he’s okay with it, and Curtis says he’s accepting her decision, even if he doesn’t respect it. TJ says maybe she’ll come around. Curtis refuses to put his life on hold until she gets there. Jordan asks if TJ believes him. TJ says, no, and she says neither does she.
Jason tells Sonny that Margaux’s vendetta makes no sense. Sonny was eighteen and low man on the totem pole. There’s no way he could have refused. Sonny says he chose the life, and Jason says, so did Margaux’s father, and he knew better. He knew the risks, and still got caught up in it. Sonny says she’s not thinking rationally. She’s thinking like a little girl who lost her dad. Jason says they have to prove it. They have to show her that her father isn’t the sainted victim, and his own choices got him killed.
Margaux asks Drew, turn her in for what? He says she has stolen property that’s evidence in an open criminal case. He can find someone knows what talking about, like a lawyer. She says she’s a lawyer, and it’s all speculation; impossible to prove. How could he even prove she has the flashdrive, unless he was wearing a wire. She’ll says she didn’t even know what it was. Drew says, look at that. On top of everything else, the DA is a liar. She says it’s his word against hers. Why would she jeopardize her whole career? Unless it was the only way to get justice for her father. Sonny murdered him, and it’s the only way to bring him down.
Margaux says, unlike Drew, she remembers her childhood. Her father was a good man. She may have been young, but she can still see his face. He and her mom were happy. Her mother told her stories about how much he loved her, and how family was important to him. It’s not fair that he was taken away, and Sonny needs to take the consequences. He made a choice. Drew says, he made a mistake. Margaux says her father was a principled man who got involved with unprincipled people, and wanted out. He got killed for it, and Sonny pulled the trigger. It’s as simple as that, and Sonny needs to pay.
Sonny asks Jason if Spinelli said anything else. Jason says before his death, Vincent Marino leased an office; it was a big upgrade. Sonny asks if Skully signed off on it. Jason says he did, and Spinelli agreed that it didn’t look like he was trying to get out of the business. He was moving up. Sonny says unless he was working with the cops to bring Skully down. In which case, Margaux’s theory is still possible. Jason says he would have been keeping up appearance. Sonny says if Skully found out, it was game over. Jason tells him, however it happened, Margaux’s crusade is hopeless. Sonny says she’s not going to believe that. Sam walks in and says when she’s done with Margaux, she’ll have reason to.
Jordan tells Curtis that she invited Stella to dinner, suggesting they start over, but Stella couldn’t do it. She understands. She messed up. She cheated on Tommy, and set horrible things in motion, including Stella losing her nephew and sister. She can’t change the past. She can only be better moving forward/ Curtis says Jordan is amazing. Jordan says, Stella can’t get past it; she might not have either. Curtis says it breaks his heart to hurt her, and Jordan says, it’s still happening. She might never forgive Jordan, and she’ll have to live with it. TJ asks if Curtis can live with it.
Stella asks if Michael recalls their conversation. He says he thinks about it a lot; how grief sneaks up on you. Stella had said she was struggling with something; how’s it going? Stella says, terrible. She fell into the same trap, carrying around anger and bitterness, all tied up in grief. It’s a burden she wants to put down, but can’t.
Maxie gets take out, and she and Peter reminisce about James’s birth. Peter says he looks like his daddy, and Maxie says he’s her daily reminder that Nathan is still with them. All of a sudden, Maxie looks at James, and says, what is that?
Stella points out a baby that looks angry, and Michael says, or hungry. He tells her that he never showed up at the group she recommended; he couldn’t bring himself to walk in. She understands. He says, maybe he will, but she says she doesn’t care how he grieves, just that he does. He says he visits Jonah’s grave a lot, and talks to him. He talks to his brother too; it’s comforting.
Curtis wishes things were different. Stella is like his mother. Jordan says, she actually was. Curtis says without her, he and Tommy would have been lost. She gave up so much; a life of her own, a man she loved. He owes her everything. Her anger and grief are legit, but misplaced. Jordan didn’t kill Tommy or their mother. Life just happened, and Stella doesn’t know what to do with it. Jordan doesn’t want them estranged. Curtis says they’re not, and she asks when was the last time they talked. He can’t remember, and she hates being the cause of their distance. Curtis says, fine. The wedding is off.
Drew tells Margaux, be realistic. She says, Sonny killed her father; it doesn’t get more real. Drew says he was eighteen, and taking orders from an unprincipled man. He might not have had a choice. She asks if Drew thinks he regrets it, and Drew says, maybe. Margaux says she thinks Sonny was eager move up in the organization. She thinks he wanted to prove himself, and used her father to do that. Her father was his ticket to a promotion, and it worked. Look where he is. The most powerful mob kingpin on the eastern seaboard. It was a step on Sonny’s ladder to power. The worst part is that he’ll never pay. Unless the gun falls out of the sky with Sonny’s fingerprints on it, she’ll never get justice for her father’s death. But she can still nail Sonny. She can only do it with his help though. Drew says, no deal. Sorry.
Sam tells Sonny and Jason that she went old school to the library. The system is antiquated, but it works. She says obviously, Spinelli didn’t tell them that he handed the case over to her. He and Ellie had planned a vacation with Georgie, and he said Elie would remove his eyeballs from their sockets if he didn’t go. Sonny says they can’t have that. He knows she’s the best at what she does, but he’s worried about her partner. She says Curtis is a professional, and they agreed they could have exclusive outside cases, which they don’t have to share. Sonny is glad she’s on board. Jason is too (no surprise there). Sonny has to attend a tea party with Avery, and leaves Sam and Jason to stare at each other.
Michael says a lot of people have told him that the best way to manage grief is to take comfort in little moments of peace, and so far, it’s true. Stella says, good advice. Michael says it’s why he comes there. To remind him there’s still joy out there, and love and life goes on. Stella thinks it’s a wonderful way to work through grief. Michael says it’s not always successful. Sometimes he leaves feeling worse. Stella says he key word is try. Michael tell her that his cousin Wiley was born around the same time, and holding him makes him happy. He has his whole future ahead. He finds it best not to avoid or run from the bad, but take time to focus on the good. Stella thinks maybe Michael should look into social work, but he says he has his hands full.
Curtis tells Jordan it’s the only other alternative. He doesn’t want that; does she? She says he already knows the answer. He says it is what it is, but if they want to live life together, say their vows in front of people who love and support them, Stella won’t be one of those people. TJ says, it seems wrong, and thinks maybe he can get through. Curtis says, few people are more stubborn. TJ tells him about a light saber he wanted, a real movie prop. Stella told him no, until he found it under the tree at Christmas. He thinks he’s the only one who has a chance, and Curtis tells him to go for it.
Peter goes to the hospital with Maxie. She sees Michael, and says James got a rash out of nowhere. She’s wondering if it’s an allergic reaction, since he just started on solids. She asks if he’s breathing strange. Michael thinks he sounds normal, but he’s not a doctor. He’ll have one paged.
Margaux asks why Drew is protecting Sonny, and he says that’s not what he’s doing. She doesn’t understand his loyalty. He says he’s not protecting Sonny and Jason. but Sam. He doesn’t want to be the reason Danny loses his father. Margaux says Jason did illegal things, and Drew says it’s not his job to punish. She says it’s hers. Why won’t he help? He says he’s sorry about her father, but he’s also sorry she’s been manipulating him. He doesn’t feel obligated.
Jason tells Sam that Sonny doesn’t know about Oscar, but can tell something’s off with Drew. Sam tells him about Drew coming by to talk. She doesn’t know if she helped, but Jason says he’s sure she did, more than she knows. Sam says she’s happy to have the case, but was a little suspicious that Spinelli dumped it on her. Jason knows why. Spinelli wants them to work closely together; he’s matchmaking again. Jason says he told Spinelli to stop. Sam says, it’s Spinelli. When he believes in something, he sticks to it, and he believes in them.
Maxie says James is fine. There’s no rash. His pants were chafing him. Maxie is embarrassed, and Michael tells her about rushing Avery in with a bruise, and finding out it was dirt. Maxie offers to drive Peter back, but he tells her to go home and relax.
TJ finds Stella in the nursery, and asks if any of the babies are cuter than him. She says he’s her pride and joy. They make small talk, and he tells her that he was just with his mom and Curtis, talking about the wedding reception. It’s been moved to the Haunted Star. Stella says that’s fitting, but she’s not going to be there. He asks if it isn’t time for her to let the anger go? She says she’s tried, and he says, try harder. Not for his mom or Curtis’s sake, but for hers.
Drew tells Margaux that even if he went through the procedure, he’d lose the last last five years. She asks if it isn’t worth gaining his previous memories. He says he’d lose the night his daughter was born, and lose the first time he met his son. The relationship they’ve built means everything to him. Margaux says what about his childhood, his service, the things that made him who he is. Drew tells her that she keeps saying he doesn’t know who he is. That’s a mistake. He knows who he is, and the life he’s built means everything.
Jason says he’ll speak to Spinelli again. Sam says it won’t matter. He thinks they’re destined to be together. It’s aligned in the stars. It doesn’t matter what they say or do, or how annoyed they get. He’s convinced they belong together, and he keeps pushing, like a child, and she already has two. She’s not upset; she’s frustrated. Jason says, cold showers. Sam wants Spinelli to know they know, but they’re not ready. Sonny comes in and wonders what they’re talking about.
Stella says TJ is the one good thing, the best thing, to come out of this tangled mess. She’s not pretending that she’s handling it well. TJ has a fix for that – come to the wedding. She says she can’t, and he tells her that she’ll regret it if she’s not there. She says she’ll regret if she is. He says sooner or later she’ll give in to him. She says he has a real light saber to prove it. He tells her that he used the same example with his mom and Curtis. She’ll make it there; he knows she will. When she does, he’ll be waiting. She tells him none of the babies hold a candle to him. He says, obviously.
Curtis asks if Jordan thinks TJ made any headway. Jordan would love to say yes, but no. She’s been thinking a lot about their family therapy session. She said Stella had no life outside of his. Curtis says she apologized, but it’s not like it isn’t true. She says she wanted locate Marcus. Stella deserves something for herself; to find or refind love. Jordan wants that for her, no matter how much Stella hates her. Curtis loves her for that; for a lot of things. She says he’d better.
Margaux asks if there’s no changing Drew’s mind. He says, sorry. She asks what she does with the flashdrive. He tells her, toss it or burn it. She says she thinks she’ll hold on to it. Someday he might want it, and when that someday comes, he knows her terms. She goes into the elevator, and cries, telling her father she’s so sorry. She flashes back to telling Sonny that Vincent Marino is her father.
Sam tells Sonny and Jason that she has record of Marino’s activities. He and his wife were active in their local parish. She hands Sonny some pictures of Marino’s family, and he says, you’ve got to be kidding. He sees a woman he knew, but says he didn’t know she was Margaux’s mother. She was having an affair with Skully. That’s what lawyers call a motive for murder.
On Monday, Carly says someone has to step up, Curtis gets bad news, and Laura wants answers from not-Doc.
There’s chaos as everyone scrambles and crawls through the blast. Blood is being coughed up; things are falling. Roberta calls for George. I fret because Citizen Z isn’t looking too good. Leroy (the guy from last week’s argument in the bar) asks what happened. Are they dead? Citizen Z sees blood pouring out of Leroy, and says, not everybody. A guy is impaled by a chair, and Citizen Z tells him hold still; help will be there soon. He’ll be fine. Leroy licks some blood from the floor, and eyeballs the impaled guy. Roberta yells for George and Doc.
George come to, and asks what happened. Citizen Z starts filming, and says they need biscuits, stat. He reports that he doesn’t know what happened. There was an explosion, and first responders are rushing in. Most of the people were delegates here for the vote. Doc tends to the wounded. Roberta helps. Doc tells a guy, take it easy; death ain’t what it used to be. Zombies flood in. Doc takes a hammer in each hand. Shots are fired. Roberta saves Citizen Z from getting bitten. The zombies keep coming.
Roberta and Doc finish the zombies off. George wonders where they came from. Zombies just don’t walk into Altura. Roberta suggests they’re on vacation, but Doc thinks it’s a little late in the season. George yells they need biscuits, and tells Leroy his biscuit is coming. She gets him down, and feeds him some biscuit. He sits up a new man, and asks what happened. Uh-oh. The recent dead are starting to rise and begin to attack. Doc says they’re gonna need more biscuits. Outside, 10K and Lilly are shooting. 10K says, 2205. Lilly wonders where Red is, and 10K says he lost her. They wonder where the zombies came from.
Roberta tells George it was an assassination attempt. George ask if she means they wanted to kill Estes, but Roberta says, no, you. George says the referendum was going to pass. It was going to work. Estes appears, and says they were lucky, but they lost people. Looking on the bright side, George says they gained talkers. Good thing they had biscuits on hand. They agree it’s a dark day. Estes says sources are reporting there’s a talker behind it. George thinks it doesn’t make sense. Estes says it would have been a landslide, and the talkers would have become citizens. The attack changes everything. He wonders where Dante is; maybe he heard something. George says, maybe, but she doesn’t know where he is. Estes leaves.
Inside the lab, Murphy listens at the door. Sun removes a piece of a talker’s brain, and he says it’s a load off his mind. Apparently, he’s a stand-up talker. Sun’s assistant says the blast is bad news. Murphy says maybe it was a gas leak. The minute anyone says terrorist attack, someone has to be blamed. How long before the red guy is to blame? Sun says he does look like Satan, and Murphy says he’s rocking it. An alarm sounds, and Sun says it’s for lockdown. Murphy says that’s his exit cue. Bad things happen to those who wait.
Estes says he wants a complete parameter sweep. This was no accident; it was sabotage; an act of war. He wonders where Dante is. No one has seen him since before the blast. He wants Dante brought in for questioning, and tells security to destroy every zombie that came through.
The alarm continues to sound. Everyone runs out. People throw things in bags, and run. Roberta tells George they have to find Dante. George says his wife works in the lab; maybe she knows something. Outside, Red and 10K reunite. He says she’s shaking, but she insists she’s fine. He says they need to talk for real. The citizen militia is required to report to their posts. Red tells 10K that she has to report to the lab. Meet her there when he can.
Doc asks if Citizen Z’s device records, and Citizen Z tells him it backs up into the camera. Doc wonders if the blast could be on there. Citizen Z rewinds, and says the blast came from under the podium. Doc asks how far back he can go. Estes approaches them and notes the camera survived. It might have inadvertently filmed who planted the bomb. Estes says he’s heading the investigation, and needs the camera. Doc asks if Estes can give him a minute, but Estes says there could be more attacks, and asks Citizen Z if he’ll voluntarily give him the camera. Citizen Z looks at Doc, who sort of shrugs, and says, of course. Estes promises to bring it back asap. Pandora follows him out. I don’t trust this dude, and I’m surprised Citizen Z handed over the camera that quickly. In his backstory, he’s more of a rebel when it comes to authority.
Sun tells Roberta that Murphy said she was alive, but she didn’t believe it. They hug, and Roberta asks where Murphy is. Sun says he got nervous and ran when the lockdown alarm sounded. Roberta says they should do the same. George asks if she’s seen Dante. Sun says Dante’s not involved in this. It was his dream as much as George’s. George says it doesn’t look good for him, or the talkers. Some security people walk in, and Sun asks what they want. They’ve been ordered to take the talkers to quarantine. Sun says she’s in the middle of a test cycle. George asks who gave the order, and she’s told Estes is the authority. Step aside. Roberta thinks they should do what they’re told. George says she has to talk to Estes, and they have to find Dante. Security says they’ll be back for Sun’s guinea pigs. George tells Sun’s assistant that she’ll talk to Estes and get her out of there. The assistant tell her to find Dante. The comedian talker says he they’d never leave.
Murphy sneaks around outside. A security guy tells him not to move. He says, you’re red. Murphy says, and… He says he needs a pulse, and Murphy says sure. Murphy rolls up his sleeve, and knocks the guy out with his other hand. He says, live enough for you, punk? and trots off. A hooded figure follows.
Citizen Z is live casting from the site of the terror attack, and asks for a moment of silence for those who lost lives or turned today. Estes says, today was to be a day of joy, unity, and progress, not death, fear, and pain. This tragedy is his fault. Like many, he was taken by the momentum of change, and he failed. he won’t let his guard down again. Altura will be on lockdown until further notice. With their patience, he can restore order. Information has come their way that identified a person of interest. George says, don’t rush to judgement, more to herself than anyone else. Estes is asking Dante to come forward and turn himself in. He says if he makes contact, not to talk to him, but notify the authorities. The talkers are being quarantined. He knows it sounds cruel – these are their family and friends – but it’s for the safety of all of them. They’ve had to make difficult choices, but it’s how they’ve survived. They will restore security. Without that, democracy is meaningless.
Roberta takes George outside. George says it’s a waking nightmare. A van goes past. Dante is driving, and Murphy is hanging onto the back. 10K says they’re crashing the gate. 10K and Lilly try open it, but get fired at. Dante busts through. George calls for him to stop, but I wouldn’t either if I was him. George wonders, why run? The hooded figure watches.
Dante peels around a curve, and Murphy falls off onto the side of the road. He says, thanks for the lift.
Pandora watches the chaos at Altura on a hill, with her sometimes companion. A dude wearing a (bottom) half-mask that looks like it was made from an old sweater. She says, hear that? There’s hate in the air. It makes her feel – alive isn’t the right word – aroused. She asks why the living are so damn predictable.
George tells Roberta quarantine isn’t going to make it safer. It will drive the talkers underground, and they’ll have no biscuits. They come upon a young man beating on Leroy. Leroy says he can’t feel anything, and he’s not used to it. The man tells George it’s her fault, They’re just like us, but dead. Now they want their brains. They should kill them all. Leroy says he doesn’t want anyone’s brains. Roberta tells the guy he’s going get an ass whoopin’ if he doesn’t stop. George tells her to let him go. She tells him to go home. His family needs him. Roberta asks, why? and George says his brother was one of the delegates who was killed.
Sun and Red see Sun’s assistant in quarantine, and ask if she needs anything. She says biscuits. They aren’t being fed. The biscuits are all gone. Sun says they’ll be back soon.
Roberta, George, Doc, and Citizen Z approach a fence. Roberta points to a spot, and says, right there. Citizen Z cuts the fence. 10K and Lilly are behind them, and 10K says, someone is coming. Lilly pretends they caught them at the fence. The security gut walks past them, and 10K knocks him out. George asks, was that necessary, and Citizen Z says, probably. George tells 10K and Lilly that they’re going to Pacifica, and to join them as soon as they can. The four jet through the fence.
Murphy hides as several trucks pass by, filled with guys whooping it up with weapons, like in The Purge. Murphy hears someone in the brush.
Citizen Z and Doc trundle up the road. A truck comes up behind them. Three guys with weapons get out. They keep walking, and one of the guys says, here, talker, talker, talker. He says, hey, talkers, and they stop. Roberta says that’s close enough, and Doc tells them that their lives depend on their next decision. Above them on the hill, Roberta and George come out with guns. One of the guys says, aw, crap, and Doc and Citizen Z collect their weapons. The three guys stand naked, and one of them begs the group not to leave them out there like this. George says, be thankful they don’t mercy them. Citizen Z says they’ll leave the clothes up the road; it’s not all bad. Doc tosses them a sock for each of them. The group gets in their truck, Roberta driving. Citizen Z waves from the back, and one of the guys waves back.
Murphy hides. He runs across a field, the hooded figure following. He ducks behind a rock, and the hooded figure must be blind, since he walks right past him. Murphy keeps going, and trips. He tumbles down a hill, and the hooded figure catches up. Murphy asks what he wants, and tells him to stop. Who is he. The figure takes his hood off. Murphy says, Wesson! Wesson says, it’s been a long time since Murphy’s house. Murphy says Wesson scared life out of him. Wesson says they’ve missed him, and calls him sir. They’re waiting for him. They walk off together.
Red and Sun look through the lab, and Sun says someone took the biscuit stash. The comedian talker is still strapped to the table, and tells her they’re under the microscope. He also has one in his pocket. Red gives it to him, and he says he likes them. You can taste the brains in every bite. Sun says the talkers will have a meltdown without the biscuits. 10K arrives at the lab, and comedian talker asks if Red is going to introduce him to her friend. Red thinks they should go someplace where they can talk alone. The talker says he can take a hint.
Estes says the talkers are almost fully contained. He asks about George, and is told it appears she left Altura with the group of new arrivals. He says they might be headed back to Pacifica. If they are, he’ll find them. Alone with Pandora, she tells Estes to leave finding Dante to her. He couldn’t have gotten that far. She gently touches Estes’s neck, then puts her hands around it, squeezing a little. She bites his ear. He says she seems so alive, and she licks his ear.
Wesson thinks Murphy will be pleased. Murphy tells him not to get carried away yet. They see a car coming, and Wesson leaves a red rock in the road, telling Murphy, don’t be afraid. The car stops, and several people get out. Murphy asks, what is this? The group applauds, and Murphy asks if they’re all blends. Wesson says, they’re a carpool. They all work together in Limbo. He thinks Murphy will like it there too.
Red can’t believe this is happening. 10K says, nothing good lasts. I say, stay gold, Ponyboy. Sorry. He says he didn’t know what happened; Red was just gone. Red says she didn’t know if she’d see him again. She checked all the new arrivals, and was afraid she’d lost him forever. He says he never stopped thinking about her. They kiss. She has to ask about him and Lilly. They seem so connected. He says, it’s different, not like with her. She asks if that’s how Lilly feels.
As they drive, George tells Roberta that she’s known Dante since the black rain. He’d risk his life for everyone. She’s sure he’ll go to Pacifica, and have an explanation. Roberta says the talker roundup made it worse. George thinks Estes is trying to protect them, but he’s wrongheaded. It’s not like him. A white van blocks the road. They get out and investigate it. Citizen Z says, there’s no one home. Doc wonders what that smell is, and George says, over here. They see three burned bodies on a scaffold.
They cut them down. Citizen Z says, they’re just getting started, and Doc says, we don’t deserve a planet. One of them is still alive, and George recognizes Carlos. She asks, who did this? and Citizen Z tells him, bling once for yes, and twice for no. She asks if Dante is there; no. Were they headed to Pacifica; yes. Roberta says, they were tortured. Whoever did this wanted information. Carlos tries to talk. Roberta leans down to listen, and then closes his eyes. She gives him mercy.
At Altura, Sun sneaks over to the talkers, and sees her assistant. She gives her a biscuit, and the assistant eats it greedily. The talkers all run to the fence. Two guards approach, and one tells Sun to get away. Sun says, they’re starving. Sun struggles with the guards, but the fence caves in, and one of them gets eaten. Sun tells her assistant, get out and find Dante. The talkers feast on the guard.
10K tells Red they’re almost there. She asks what about Lilly, and he says she worries about Lilly a lot. Lilly waves to them, and he says it’s all good. The talkers go after a soldier down an alley. 10K follows, and mercies them, but turns around to see a small crowd of zombies.
Sun tells Lilly that she’s not going; she’s close to a breakthrough and needs the lab. They hear shots, and run out. 10K is surrounded, and gets bitten. Red struggles with some zombies. Lilly gets the zombies off of Red, but 10K gets his right hand bitten entirely off. His hand falls into a bunch of walkers, and I say, well, sh*t. Red pulls him out, but there’s one they can’t shake, who won’t let go of his handless arm. Lilly gets him off, but becomes surrounded, and goes down. Red is horrified. Lilly takes out a grenade, and pulls the pin. 10K yells, no! and Red pulls him away. There’s an explosion of blood, and 10k and Red huddle together. I feel sappy and teary.
We see 10K’s hand amid the mercied zombies, and the splash of blood that was Lilly. 10K is in a fog. Sun dresses his wound. Red tries talking to him, but he doesn’t hear. Sun says it’s clean, but they need to keep it that way. She say Red saved his life. Red cries.
The burned bodies are buried. George wonders who do something so terrible, and Doc bets a few humans. George speculates that Dante escaped or was taken prisoner, but what if Estes was right? What if Dante was behind the blast? Maybe he became more zombie, and she missed it. Roberta says, no. Her belief came from her gut, not her head. Always go with your gut. George says, they were so close coming together, and Roberta says, there’s still time. George says, there’s not that much time left. Roberta tells her, puppies and kittens. They drive off, and Pandora watches with her sometimes companion.
Next time, these talkers have some explaining to do, Dante says they have no idea what’s coming, and Roberta tells everyone the Z virus isn’t the only virus they need to be worried about.
🔊 Quotes of the Week
The apocalypse means never having to say you’re sorry. – Murphy (Keith Allan), Z Nation
That went from zero to Lifetime pretty quickly. – Han (Matthew Moy), 2 Broke GIrls
I had a bad day yesterday at night. – Karine, 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days
Buck Long died and could not attend Hawaiian ceremony. – Radar Online
Let haste not be the ruler, lest we forget the purpose. – Arklon (Wings Hauser), Beastmaster 2, Through the Portal of Time
🎡 And I Leave You With This…