The Walking Dead Season 5 Recap – Episode 13: Forget

Carol (Melissa McBride) gets scary in Episode 13 (entitled Forget) Season 5 of AMC's The Walking Dead

FORGET

Okay, so it was a public holiday over here in Australia yesterday. As a result of this, rather than fall behind in my recaps, I am doing a very quick ‘in a nutshell’ version. Here’s what went down in Episode 13 (entitled Forget) Season 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead:

  • Tribal alliances get stretched when Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) strikes up a hesitant friendship with Aaron (Ross Marquand) and Eric (Jordan Woods-Robinson).
  • Always assume that if a horse appears on this show, it will get taken down by walkers. RIP Buttons.
  • Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) group still appear way too feral to be attending parties and socialising – and please would someone get Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) a therapist!
  • Rick kisses Jessie (Alexandra Breckenridge) and even Rick doesn’t seem to believe it. Can anyone say ‘Shane kissed Lori’? Writers we want some Rick and Michonne (Danai Gurira) action!
  • Speaking of Michonne, it was like this episode was a tarot reading for her. Here’s the two of swords, it’s only a tiny little number to go with this tiny little sword that is really a glorified toothpick (seriously, in a post-apocalyptic world this is the only toothpick you can find?!) Now here’s the ten of swords Michonne. See how it’s a big number? Yeah, that totally means you can hang up your really big real sword and be safe in Alexandria. So what does Michonne do? She actually literally hangs up her sword.
  • And, also speaking of swords, not really sure why in Alexandria ‘hand over your weapons’ doesn’t actually mean swords and crossbows. But that’s okay, we can’t have icons walking around without their iconic items now can we AMC?
  • I still think Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh) is planning to use Rick’s gang to protect Alexandria from the big bad she is keeping quiet about. Carol (Melissa McBride) shooting a walker with the letter ‘W’ freshly carved into its forehead and them not really kicking up a fuss about it was proof enough for me but if you want more, remember back to Shitwire Shirewilt? Yeah, those mutilated walker body bits all had ‘W’s’ carved into their foreheads as well. Then add into the mix the fact there was this graffiti:

Michonne (Danai Gurira) stars in Season 5 Episode 9 (What Happened and What's Going On) of AMC's The Walking Dead

  •  Rick gets get a stamp of the letter ‘A’ and doesn’t freak out at all. Can he not remember those douche bag cannibals back in Terminus?
  • Someone find a pasta maker already #DumbGagAMC
  • Rick stands in front of a street sign that reads Morgan Street. Yeah, pretty sure this is a reminder of Morgan (Lennie James). My prediction is we probably won’t see Morgan again until the Season 5 finale.

Morgan (Lennie James) easter egg in Episode 13 (entitled Forget) Season 5 of AMC's The Walking Dead

  •  Carol-FUCKING-Peletier. Thanks to this woman I am now terrified of looking at flowers AND cookies! While she is doing a pretty good job of being everyone’s fave granny, Carol is stealing guns and threatening to tie up small children and feed them to the walkers. If there is any time to put Carol into a car and drive her far, far away, now is that time Rick. I have no words for just how scared of Carol I am right now.

What Rick (Andrew Lincoln) should have said in Episode 13 (entitled Forget) Season 5 of AMC's The Walking Dead

What did you think of Episode 13 of The Walking Dead? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

You can read my Episode 14 recap here.

(Photo Credits: AMC)

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26 Responses to The Walking Dead Season 5 Recap – Episode 13: Forget

  1. Pingback: The Walking Dead Season 5 Recap – Episode 12: Remember | Rachel Tsoumbakos

  2. vampologist says:

    You are awesome chick!!!! I’d forgotten Morgan….and yeah why didn’t they seem more upset about the W? I don’t remember shit…I mean shirewilt (time to go back and rewatch some eps)…u HAVE COVERED SOOOO MUCH HERE! THANKS LIL LADY LOVE IT

    • mrszoomby says:

      This is half the reason I recap my fave shows, it tends to make everything stick in my memory better 😉 You know who else has been forgotten for a while? Father Gabriel. If there is anyone other than Carol flying under the radar, it’s him! 🙂

  3. Horses and little girls: given deaths for sure on The Walking Dead.

    I’m guessing Morgan shows up either in the last episode, or the start of the next season, but he will show. In the comic he was with the group when they arrived at the ASZ.

    No, don’t sleep with Michonne! In the comic every relationship she had ended . . . badly.

    You can’t tell me that being as close to DC as they are NO ONE can find a mall that has a store with a pasta maker? Somehow I don’t see those as being a “Gotta Have” when the zombies started eating people and one needed supplies . . .

    The thing that was so unnerving about Carol’s promise (no fucking way it was a threat, Carol doesn’t make threats, she just DOES) is that her tone never once changed while she was talking to the kid. It was, “I could make you all the cookies you like–or leave your little ass outside for the zomibes to eat,” the whole way, like she was telling him she was gonna fix his favorite meal. Killing has become no big thing to Carol now, and given that just a few days before Sheriff Andy was telling everyone, “We do what we must to survive,” Carol is gonna take that to heart, because she’s a survivor.

    When the clock tower was mentioned–watch that closely. If they play that out next season as they did in the comic, bad stuff is a coming . . .

    • mrszoomby says:

      *MUST finish reading the comics!* I think Morgan will appear either at the second last ep or the last one for this season, albeit in a bigger cameo than last year’s finale. I don’t care how bad it get relationship wise for Michonne, these guys need some action!

      • In the comic Jessie’s husband beat one of his kids–probably the one Carol drove into therapy–and after Rick saw the kid with a black eye, he went after Porch Dick (as they called him on The Talking Dead) and beat him. I’m guessing he’s gonna find Jessie with a black eye and go Full Shane on the dude.

      • mrszoomby says:

        See, that’s why I think Rick shouldn’t go after Jessie – he knows what it’s like to be cheated on! However, if Rick were to make the move AFTER the events you describe unfold it makes more sense and stays inline with Rick’s character.

      • They have to find someone for Rick to hook up with, as in the comic he’d start with Andrea by this time. And two years later Carl is calling her “Mom”. Oh, and did you know Carl got laid?

      • mrszoomby says:

        You did tell me about Carl getting lucky 😉 I’m not sure I would have liked seeing Rick with AMC’s Andrea, not sure I can see him with Jessie either…

      • Keep in mind that Andrea in the comic is a lot like Carol in the show, only not a cold as the later: Comic Andrea would never have threatened a kid like that. She was the guardian of Ben and Billy (the comic version of Lizzy and Mica) and fought NOT to do anything to Ben after he murdered his brother. It was Carl finally went in and shot the kid in the face, not the adults.

  4. marctom1 says:

    Carol is a tour de force and that little talking to gave the show an edge it so badly needs, whilst almost everyone else is going all pussy. Great to see Daryl sticking to his guns and eating pasta the way a real man does it, but as a biker, I really needed to see the bike. Thanks AMC for being such bastards! But at least we’ve got Daryl’s bike restoration to look forward to, which could result in a spin-off of sorts.
    As for Rick, well, I think he considers Michonne to be a bridge too far, almost unattainable and he’s already clocked hubby as a wanker, hence the danger kiss and of course, she didn’t exactly reel in horror did she?
    Andrea and her architect hubby are just too creepy. They sell a great idea, but it’s all blurred lines.
    Who wants a giant A stamped on their hand anyway? And since they’re all gated in what’s the point? I kept pointing at Jessie’s hand and telling Rick to say something, but maybe he’s keeping that for later.
    Good episode and it’s ramping up the tension now, as it should.

    • mrszoomby says:

      Really interesting comments – thanks Marc 🙂 Could you imagine Daryl doing a restoration show? I’d watch that! 🙂 Although, I could see him doing more of a catch and taxidermy sort of show 😉
      Spot on about the new American dream being all blurred around the edges at Alexandria. I don’t care how much the comics refer to it as the ‘safe zone’, I’m just not buying Deanna’s bullshit!
      I am hoping Rick makes a mention of ithe A’s significance somewhere – surely they haven’t forgotten already???

  5. Phil says:

    Everyone seems to see Ricks gang as the goodies and the Wolves and Terminus guys as baddies. If you look at Ricks gang they are no different really as all gangs are just doing what they need to do to survive in a new world.
    They slaughtered the Terminus lot in the church in an orgy of bloodletting, have identified the Alexandria lot as weak and said they will take it and they kill without thought. The walker world seems to be where Rick feels at home and maybe this is his true personality and his old life was fake. He revels in killing.
    I think all groups are the “baddies” in terms of how we think things are in the pre-zombie world.

    • mrszoomby says:

      I completely agree with you Phil! I felt this way back at Woodbury. It is all relative. If we had seen the Governor’s journey from the very start, we would have seen Rick’s gang in a completely different light.

  6. marctom1 says:

    I disagree Phil.
    Rick and the gang had to eliminate the Terminus rats in the same way as they had to get rid of the Woodbury crowd. Yes, in many ways it’s feudal from the middle ages, but clearly Rick has had greatness thrust upon him and is simply rising to the challenges as they present themselves.
    Talking of which, we’d all like to him rise to the challenge of Michonne at some point.

    • mrszoomby says:

      I love that we love Rick’s gang, that we can sympathise with them because we know them so well, but agree with Phil in that each other group they have come across are surviving under their own terms. Had we seen how they evolved from the very start, I think we may also see them in the same light as Rick’s gang.

      Except for Terminus – eating other people, rounding them up purposely, that’s something else altogether!

      • marctom1 says:

        I admit, I’m a Rick fanboy but of all the gangs of survivors his group have encountered, they all had an aggressive attitude which had to be dealt with.
        Eating people isn’t good obviously…

  7. mrszoomby says:

    True. but I can see Rick’s group turning this way. Especially with their attitude towards Alexandria. It’s totally justified, by all means, but it makes me wonder at the other groups (the more aggressive ones) back stories and why they turned out that way 🙂

  8. marctom1 says:

    Rachel, I’m eagerly awaiting your recap of Ep 14, but I’ll keep my trap shut for now…:)

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  10. TripleJackInGA says:

    Stumbled on the picture, figured I’d throw this out there.
    Morgan Street is an actual street in Senoia, GA, where much of the show is filmed. I live about 10 miles from Senoia in Sharpsburg, GA. My neighbor builds sets for the show.
    Perhaps a coincidence of the tie-in with the show, or perhaps they realized it and found it interesting.

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