“The Walking Dead” brought Morgan back Sunday night, but he’s not the Morgan that saved Rick’s life when he first made his way out of the hospital in the first season, he is a changed man on the brink of insanity. On the March 3, 2013 episode, Rick and Carl take off to their hometown with Michonne in search of guns and ammo. What they found in the town they once called home was nothing like what they left.
Morgan, who shot at Rick, Michonne and Carl when they first came into town didn’t know it was Rick. Carl shot Morgan, but thankfully he was wearing body armor, so he was just knocked out for a while. When Morgan woke up, it was sad for the viewers to see what he’d become. He was just a shadow of his old self and he stabbed Rick thinking it was someone else wearing a “dead man’s face.” Morgan’s sad tale of how his son Duane met his demise was enough to put anyone in the state of lunacy.
Morgan tells Rick, it was his dead wife, who was a walker, that did Duane in. His son was holding a gun on her, but just couldn’t shoot his mother no matter what state she was in. Morgan saw it all go down, but was too late to stop it. While Morgan refuses to come back to the prison with Rick, he does let him take guns and ammo from the humungous arsenal he’d collected. He had enough weapons for a good size army.
Carl’s adamant about going to get a crib for his baby sister and Michonne goes along to help, but Carl begrudgingly lets her tag along. He didn’t really want a crib, he wanted to go to the neighborhood bar where a picture of Rick, Lori and Carl was on the wall. The family portrait hung on a wall surrounded by walkers. Michonne took care of retrieving what Carl came for.
The bound between Rick, Carl and Michonne is forming and it got much stronger after this trip. In next week’s previews, Rick and the Governor meet face to face to talk, but it looks like the Governor never agreed to do this, as you see Rick yelling at Andrea, “I thought you said he wanted to talk.”
One scene that was very telling of how much the survivors of this new world have changed is when they ignored the lone hitchhiker. Rick, Michonne and Carl never batted an eyelash as the man was calling for them while they were getting the car out of the mud. Seeing his backpack among his bloody body parts on the way back from town was bad enough, but they stopped to pick it up, demonstrating a cold reaction to the loss of a life they had a chance to save. Apparently no one is to be trusted in the new world.
The preparations for the war between Woodbury and the prison are starting for both camps and Andrea is going to need to choose a side. Can she get out of the Governor’s bed long enough to see what this guy is really made of, Pure evil. According to Just Jared on Sunday, the remaining episodes are building up to a season 3 finale that promises to leave people with a jaw-dropping experience. The end of season 3 offers something that nobody ever so coming.
"The Talking Dead," the talk-show that airs right after "The Walking Dead" episodes, has a guest panel that discusses what went on in each week's shows. This week, a few believe the episode "Clear" was the best yet. The way it was written, right down to the music playing in the background. Finding Morgan was a big deal for the fans, but seeing Morgan such a mess was very disappointing. Hopefully he finds his way to the prison to join the group.