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Tango0126 Feb 2019 9:58 p.m. PST

….Questions About Its World

"The latest episode of The Walking Dead, "Bounty," focused on two stories, each with its own burning question. One question was very serious. The other, less so, but no less interesting to think about in a world of zombies and death. And, thankfully, the latter brought back some of the series' best characters, who'd been sidelined for a few weeks.

Those characters are Carol, Ezekiel, and the rest of the Kingdom whose story took a back seat since the series came back. And the show reminded us as such by beginning with a scene from what was obviously several years ago. The now-deceased Jesus and Tara bringing Carol, Ezekiel and Jerry (who at the time was just about to have his first kid and now has several) some supplies including the charter he hopes will act as a new set of laws for their people. One that not everyone agrees with.

That was then, though, this is now. And in the now Ezekiel and Carol lead their people on what some might call a fool's mission: into a movie theater to recover a projector bulb. The reason being that no one has seen a movie in 5 years and they believe movies inspire wonder and imagination. Ezekiel feels bringing that back to the world, especially for kids who've never seen a movie, could be a great thing. This ideology sounds solid until you realize it means having to kill dozens of zombies who are trapped inside the theater everyone only assumes has this bulb. But Carol agrees it's something worth fighting for and, a few twists and turns aside, they get it, along with a poster frame to put the aforementioned charter in…."
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