WalkerMaimer's Review on "What Happened and What's Going On" and Master Blog

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Salutations Wikians,

We are now at the second half of the season, "Coda" was a good episode! Would this episode be better? We are going to find out. Today, I am gonna review Season 5's ninth episode, "What Happened and What's Going On" written by Scott Gimple and directed by Greg Nicotero.

So without further adieu let's begin!


All roads converged as Rick and Dawn's group tries to end with terms by negotiating for a "switch deal". Meanwhile, Michonne, Carl, Judith, and Gabriel got rescued by Abe's group in perfect timing and they head to Grady as news of Beth still alive and with another group. Trading people with people back at Grady however it ended up unfortunately as Beth and Dawn got themselves killed with a bullet hole in their head. Maggie cries in agony as Rick and the rest of the group with Daryl carrying the corpse of her sister. Morgan is shown again wandering and noticed the name with Rick's name at the floor of the church Rick's group stayed.

And so the story of survival continues.

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Again, Scott Gimple exceeded my expectations on this one, We ( including myself ) are once again thrown out of our seats and witnessed a tragic event.....the death of Big Daddy Ty. If we look back last season, Most of us especially the GN fans kinda anticipated the death of Tyreese the same his counterpart got by the hands of The Governor BUT apparently ( and obviously ) Hershel got it. Yet I must say that the writers' take to prolong Ty's life span for something big is the right call IMO that caught me surprised and impressed. A bit too soon for the other fans.

The first few scenes for me were like "AH OK,BURIAL OF BETH" but as the scenes continue I started to realize that something bad is about to happen and it led up to Tyreese. Guys' this is a pattern beginning with T-DOG, a some sort of trend that I am not fond of witnessing.

I am beginning to start with Noah here then the other three folks he and Ty are with. I am not really fond of seeing him when he was first introduced as part of Dawn's Minions (LOL). BUT during this episode I am beginning to have this different but positive perception about this character, Definitely looking what type of character progression he'll have. Glenn is beginning his path of redemption from being this excruciatingly angry, and menopausal teenager into a one of the balanced characters in the future but still not out of the woods ( AND THE BASEBALL BAT APPEARS AGAIN, LET'S IMAGINE IT WIT A BARBED WIRE ). AND Rick.....Well, nothing special happened to him honestly, he is still the same Rick, Nuff said. Michonne letting out her sentiments about "Leaving for Washington" is a kudos for Danai, What I love Michonne is that despite of her being a killing machine she can still show character and how it progresses in the future. BEAT THAT DERLE!

OK so this is the weirdest part of the episode that made my popcorn fly across the living room. I knew that Tyreese is about to die at that house but not sure how and when he got bit...there goes the sad part and to make things even more better, TG, Bob, gum chewing Martin, annoying cardboard, and the two Samuels sibs appear surrounding the dying Tyreese. Regardless of the weirdness I still loved it because everything is on the right order and the things needed to be achieved have been achieved. I also love how Ty stood up and delivered one of the most powerful and emotional lines in TWD history and for that I give Mr. Coleman a helluva standing ovation.

I did notice the XY's tho. Systemic Killings or another work of a madman?

Unfortunately, Ty did die despite of Rick and Co.'s effort to save him even amputating Ty's arm. The scene whereas Lizzie, Mika, Beth, and Bob is a tear jerker for me despite of Beth's presence. Though it would've been better if Karen was there, I guess she is on Beacon Hills doing stuff. (LOL)

I am not really hyped with Tyreese on every episode he is on as he is a character going towards background status. Despite of that, Ty still gave out a mighty roar before his book of survival ends. Here is for Coleman's toast for future success in his career. Cheers and thank you for being a part of TWD. I'm gonna miss you sing!


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"What Happened and What's Going On"

Writing: Directing: Acting: Total:
10 9 10 9.7

The writing and directing compliments with each other as two masters of their respective fields collaborate. A commendable final bow for Tyreese made by the actor is unforgettable, emotional, and powerful. I look forward on what happens next. A spectacular episode for me indeed.


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WalkerMaimer "Inmates" • "Claimed" • "Still" • "Alone" • "The Grove" • "Us" • "A" • "No Sanctuary" • "Strangers" • "Four Walls and a Roof" • "Self Help" • "Consumed" • "Crossed" • "Coda" • "What Happened and What's Going On" • "Them" • "The Distance" • "Remember" • "Forget" • "Try" • "Conquer" • "First Time Again" • "JSS" • "Thank You" • "Here's Not Here" • "No Way Out" • "The Next World" • "Knots Untie"• "Not Tomorrow Yet"• "East"• "Last Day on Earth"

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