#TheWalkingDead Recap: Rick and Pete Duke It Out In “Try” [Episode 15]

Posted on Mar 23 2015 - 2:56am by Norrth Cafe

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It is the evening of the return from the failed run. Deanna and family are playing what appears to be Aiden’s CD. Carol is watching Judith sleep, on monitor, while making a tuna casserole – which she leaves at Deanna’s door.  Sasha watches as a walker approaches the gate. Inside, Deanna burns Carol’s note as Spencer and Reg watch, the casserole is still on the doorstep. Sasha takes out the walker at the gate. While out recruiting, Daryl is killing a walker and Aaron notes there are more around than there used to be…Daryl points out that something other than walkers are out, as they see a light in the distance. The opening scene is dark, aesthetically and emotionally. Deanna’s ever present smile has been replaced by an angry (more than mournful) scowl.

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It’s still evening and Deanna is watching the taped interview of Nicholas explaining what happened at the warehouse.Glenn chimes in from a different location.  Nicholas claims that he wanted to save everyone but Glenn wanted to leave Aiden and Tara and that Glenn tried to free himself in the revolving door when he (Nicholas) was left with no choice but to push back and save himself. Deanna seems to doubt his story, especially when he fails at explaining how they all came back together. Nicholas wants the survivors gone, because they’re not like them. We learn that Glenn has been telling his side to Rick, who tries to convince a guilt-ridden Glenn that they are not answerable to the Alexandrians. Glenn tells Rick “we are them, now.” Noah believed in the place. They have to make it work.

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When Glenn walks away, Carol and Rick begin talking. We learn that Jessie put a bolt on the inside of Sam’s closet and tells him stay in until morning when things are bad. Once, Sam found her passed out on the floor. Carol tells Rick that she knows he cares for Jessie, she can see how he looks at her. Later, as Rick is staring off into the darkness, Pete makes the mistake of walking up to him. Rick tells him to keep walking and as dark as it is, Pete can see that Rick means it. He slinks away, saving himself from the bullet in the gun Rick is cradling. Too bad the doc from Grady Memorial didn’t join the #TWDFamily. Pete would have been put outside the gates, yesterday.

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The next morning, Michonne (who is clearly distraught about Noah) joins up with the unrecognizable Rosita to look for Sasha – who apparently was out all night.  Walking through the woods, Rosita notes that they’ve all felt so much loss, out there, but Michonne seems to feel more lost now that they’re inside. She reminds her that she didn’t bring her sword with her (Michonne has only a pistol) and that’s saying something – indicating that she might be adjusting more than she thinks. Inside the camp, Rick is passing on his condolences to Deanna, who is standing before Aiden’s and three other graves. He wants to discuss Pete, but Deanna cuts Rick off by telling him she’d hoped it would get better. She reminds angry Rick, who can’t believe she knew, that Pete he is a gifted surgeon who might be saving Tara, right now.  Rick suggests forced separation or death if Pete won’t leave JessieDeanna says exile, since they don’t kill people, Rick tells her that Pete could become a problem on the other side of the wall. She tells Rick she wouldn’t kill him, she would just send him away, too. She still thinks she has control of the community.

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In the woods, Michonne and Rosita realize that Sasha is hunting walkers, and shooting them in the backs of their heads. In another part of the woods, Enid, who is in hiding, tells Carl to stop following her and go back. He won’t and she steps out of nowhere. She ignores his danger warnings and refuses to go back. He wants to know what she does out there when she remarks, the same thing as you, and they talk off running in the woods, like deer. She tracks and knows the woods like Daryl. She could be his kid! This girl is clever. When they see a walker, she sets a timer throws it in a different direction and they talk off running.

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Glenn has a “come to Jesus” talk with Nicholas and lets him know that the deaths of Noah, Aiden, and the four before them are on him and he’ll have to live with that; poignant since Nicholas was just cleaning the blood out of the back of the van. He tells Nicholas that people like him weren’t supposed to make it, but walls around Alexandria went up just in time. Glenn tells Nicholas that he is not going outside those gates again. Nicholas asks Glenn who the hell he thinks he is and Glenn responds that he is someone who knows exactly who Nicholas is. Glenn is not moved by his argument that he has been protecting the place since before they all arrived.  Glenn tells him he is not threatening him, but saving him.

The deer have stopped running, Enid tells Carl they are supposed to be out there, and how running makes her feel better. Carl reminds her that his memories of being in the forest are different, She remembers having some rough experiences. When Carl asks why he scares her, as she said earlier, she tells him that she doesn’t know.  She grabs her mother’s knife from her bag and carves a stump, until they hear a herd coming and hide in a hollowed out tree. Carl touches her hand and draws back. “Cool,” she says, “You’re afraid of me Sasha as if he has either stored a gun of his own or recovered Rick’s gun.

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Michonne and Rosita arrive in time to see Sasha take out a small herd, because she’s sick of playing defense, she says. Just then a larger herd approaches and Michonne and Sasha are shooing while Rosita uses her knife. They are lethal!  Sasha says she doesn’t need help when Michonne who has been flashing back to her time in the woods with her pets, tells her that she’s not doing it for her. When Sasha runs out of ammo, she grabs her blade, falling shortly after. She flips when Michonne saves her telling her she doesn’t need help (talk about being shortsighted). She tells Michonne and Rosita that no one can help her, stating that things worked out for MichonneSasha seems to feel guilty for telling Noah he wasn’t going to make it.

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Daryl and Aaron find a camp strewn with walker limbs. A naked woman appears to have been tied to a tree and left for walkers to feed on. She has turned. Daryl puts her down. Rick stops by to see Jessie and lets her know what he knows. He tells her it has to stop. She admits he got help when it happened, before the fall. He tells her he’s not going to let her be hurt. She wants to know what he’s doing, he has a home for his children to worry about, She’ll be ok.

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He leaves and looks at the normalcy around him and gives a “screw it” look. He goes back to tell her about Sam wanting a gun and that her life is like being “out there.” You fight or you die, he tells her that he can keep her and her boys safe, all she has to do is say yes. She asks if he would do the same for anyone else and he says no. She gives him his answer, “Yes.” Pete walks in, drunk and suspicious.

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When he tells Rick to leave, she tells Pete to leave. Pete loses it and a fight breaks out and soon enough both men come through the window. Jessie is hit by Pete when she tries to break it up. Carl has even less luck stopping his father and is also thrown to the ground. Rick is choking Pete out when Deanna’s voice telling him to stop gets through to him.

Rick makes the mistake pulling a gun and letting them know that not only are their ways wrong, but have gotten others killed and will get the rest of them killed. He talks about how his group knows how to do what needs to be done– as we see Sasha killing a small herd pounding away at the wall. He talks about needing to control who lives there, pointing to Pete but Deanna’s comments that she agrees makes it clear she thinks he is the problem. Jessie looks more afraid of Rick than she ever has looked afraid around her husband. Rick is covered in blood and ranting. Carl looks embarrassed. Carol looks proud/amused. Sam, hiding behind her, looks confused. The ranting ends when Michonne, who apparently truly is Rick’s better half, knocks him out.

Somehow, all of this will be resolved in time for the season ender – a 90 minute episode.

 

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  • CNN

    Alexandra’s lack of sound judgement is getting people killed. They’re acting like life can just go on like normal, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Rick was totally right at the end. His delivery might have been a little crazy, but his overall message was accurate.

    • Norrth

      Carol called it! She told him that even. when he’s wrong, he’s right So true.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    How did Nicholas get Rick’s gun that he his in the blender? Nicholas was on gate duty when Aaron drove up with his new recruits. Even if we accept that Virginia has a Magic Forest like Georgia did, how did Nicholas take the gun, re-hide it, and get back to Alexandria in time to open the gate? And why wouldn’t he have mentioned to Deanna or his buddy Aiden that he’d seen the new constable stashing weapons in the woods?

    • twifan2

      That got me all confuddled too. o.0
      It doesn’t really make sense, unless Nick is ‘dreaming’ it? :/

    • MorningYawn

      YES! Yes yes yes yes! We know why it was marked with a “j” so we could recognize it when it got pulled out later. But of all people, Nicholas? Makes zero sense. Aaron I could by or even his boyfriend. This is out of left field.

      • Norrth

        It was such a confusing plot point, I wish they’d skipped it. Are we to believe he found it later? What was he doing out in the woods? Did Aaron tell him that Rick stopped at the little white house?

        • MorningYawn

          I didn’t mind it I just wish someone found it that made sense! As junkie points out, he was at the gate to open it for rick n co when they arrived. Hiding the gun was the last thing they did befor leaving. Did we miss the helicopter? Lol. Great recap as always my friend!

    • Norrth

      I don’t get any of it either. I’m hoping it’s a different gun. Where they hid the gun was supposed to be far away (otherwise they could have walked instead of being so upset about the RV breaking down).

  • twifan2

    The Alexandrians are living in ‘their own world’! 🙁
    & now it’s going to crumble around them.

    • Norrth

      I was stunned when Deanna knew about Pete and said that she thought things had gotten better. REALLY? That child his hiding behind a locked door and Jessie was passed out from her husband attacking her.

  • twifan2

    Thank you Norrth for another awesome recap! 🙂
    One more episode left & there are more questions instead of less. 🙁
    It’s getting darker.

    • Norrth

      So dark. Sasha is as scary as Rick, now. She would be dead in those woods without Michonne and Rosita and was not the least bit grateful for their help!

  • MorningYawn

    So, if I were Jessie I’d have been pretty pissed that rick came back and wouldn’t leave. So he n Pete have this fight, and rock doesn’t win. So Jessie has to go back to her abusive husband… Who is even more mad? Annnnnddd… My window is broken. Hope it doesn’t rain!

    • Norrth

      It’s funny how this show makes you think of things which are suddenly not so small. I wondered about that window, too. If someone turned, they could get in before she knew they were there.

      • twifan2

        I was like ‘You & your family are trying to live thru an apocalypses. GO hurt you some walkers! NOT your wife! Your family!’
        That window was under a porch, so there is some protection from rain. I guess board it up or move?

        • MorningYawn

          Plenty o’ extra houses!! I’m sure they have extra glass! Lol!

      • colleen

        So true! I thought the window is gonna be hard to replace without a glass installer in the community

  • Norrth

    I am so peeved about Deanna’s little deals with weak survivors just to fuel her dreams. Rick was right about how sometimes the people you put outside the gates come back and are an even bigger problem.

  • Brattus Rattus

    Thank you for another great recap! I’m thinking there has to be something horrible behind that lady tied to the tree and left for a snack. There were so many little things that were shown this episode that will hopefully pull together next week.
    I still think that whole abusive husband thing isn’t quite right. It’s the kid. There is just something about that kid that doesn’t ring true with me. He broke the owl. He steals. He breaks into things. We have yet to see the husband hit anyone but the kid has a temper. I dunno.
    Oh… and tuna casserole? GAG. (I hate seafood) Carol! You could have made some cookies. LOL That whole place is just twisted.

    • Norrth

      I wonder if it’s not just that the walkers are getting closer, but that they’re being driven closer to the compound. It’s awfully strange that she was tied up to a tree so close to Alexandria. It seems as if someone is leading the walkers there.

      • Brattus Rattus

        Ohhhh very good point.

  • twifan2

    What is with those ‘W’s on the walkers’ foreheads!?
    Who put them there?
    Why are there more walkers now? How are they surviving?

    • MorningYawn

      Hope we find out next weeeeek!

    • colleen

      Hiya. I heard it could be an “M” and it’s from the black guy Rick first met in S1Ep1. Wasn’t his name Morgan? Anyway, M went nuts and has been following the group. I dunno for sure

      • Norrth

        I’m counting on it being Morgan, but if it’s not, it doesn’t look good. Morgan would never leave a walker alive, I don’t think.

  • MorningYawn

    So it occurs to me that they’ve spread the story so thin this (half) season. I’m not sure I care who dies. Of course, I’m loyal to Carol because she’s a bad ass, has come a long way in her character, and it’s great to see a strong compelling middle age female character. But she’s a bit if a weirdo this (half) season. Darryl, I mean, come on, love the resident bad ass, blue eyed bad boy. But we’ve seen so little of him (all of them). Glenn, he’s been kind of silent all (full season) except last two episodes (and when tyrese died) when he rocked his scenes. The rest.. Maggie, Meh this year, any of new people, meh… Rick is so annoying since they got to Alexandria… But there is no show without him. So, what’s going to make me mad like they keep saying. They told me I’d cry when Beth died and didn’t care. Cared more when Noah died (he finally got a plan for future!)! We will see. Still love show just miss my people!!

    • Norrth

      I completely agree. Carol has flipped and Rick is past gone. I think we needed more Daryl and certainly could have done well to have Morgan on board and helping the crew get some balance. He seems to have recovered his senses, when we last saw him.

  • colleen

    The preview clip for the finale, shows Rick walking out of the community without Carl! Without Carl, Carol or Darryl?!?

    • Norrth

      I wonder if Rick is going, and then the place is attacked and he runs back to save it. He’ll be the new Carol.

      • colleen

        We’re gonna have a long time to see what happens. How long is their hiatus after Sunday’s finale?