On October 1st, 1975 three detectives showed up at Ted Bundy’s apartment and handed him a court order for a lineup appearance the following day.
“He seemed extremely nervous and upset when this was served on him,“ Thompson reported, “and yet he seemed relieved when he found out it was just an order for a lineup. The individual at this time had long hair over his ears, about collar-length.”
By nine o'clock the following morning, when Bundy was marched into a lineup room at the Metropolitan Hall of Justice, his hair was cropped short and parted to one side. (Rolling Stone, 1978)
Despite Ted’s efforts to alter his appearance, Carol DaRonch was able to identify him as her abductor and he was arrested for kidnapping.
This lightness she felt! – her body suspended between the noise and the immensity of the world – what was it? She was unable for a minute to put a name to the gusty air blowing through her, softening her face into a smile, and then it came to her: happiness. She was happy.
Dreaming her way backward in time, resurrecting images, the young girl realized, with wonder, that the absent are always present, that you don’t make them go away simply because you get on a train and head off in a particular direction.
Could the Gravestone Moment between Daryl and Beth Feature Our Beloved Jasper Stone?
I watched the preview trailer and noticed another moment that supports the “comforting gesture” theory.
Just before they join hands there is a glimpse of Daryl placing something on top of the gravestone itself, which again suggests that the moment shared is about paying homage to someone and in this case it’s most likely Hershel and the others they lost.
If you look at the moment in that context than the hand hold makes perfect sense - they think it’s just the two of them now so it’s only natural that they will offer support, strength and comfort to each other (especially after the catharsis in Still).
We all remember the Jasper Stone that seemed to mesmerize Daryl in Indifference, which paralleled the scene where Rick banishes Carol!
When Daryl initially picked up the stone we found out that he intended to give it to a widow who was to use it as her “old man’s marker”.
Further into the episode we saw Daryl studying the Jasper intently, deep in thought, silent as always but one look at his eyes showed us that there was a lot going on behind his hardened interior. The fact that this scene paralleled the moments before Carol leaves could be seen as foreshadowing and a definite connection to the CARYL relationship.
Daryl might have picked up the stone as a favour to a member of his community initially but by the end of Indifference the healing stone meant much-much more and could even have been a catalyst for Daryl"s own emotional resolve in terms of his relationship with Carol.
Unfortunately Carol was gone and Daryl was coming home only to find out that the person he was closest to was no longer there… If he had planned on revealing his feelings towards Carol he had waited too long and what’s worse he had no way of finding her this time. She was in a car perhaps miles away!
In the graveyard scene in “Alone” Daryl places something on top of the gravestone and stands together with Beth as they take the time to mourn the loss of their family.
The Jasper stone was never delivered to the intended widow because by the time Daryl arrived back to the prison she was either dead or in quarantine.
Assuming that Daryl had kept the stone we can easily speculate that the object he places on the gravestone is none other but the Jasper itself.
Ironically the intended purpose of the stone as a grave marker proved to be true BUT instead of honouring one person Daryl used it to pay homage to all the ones he lost.
Keep in mind that Daryl and Beth still believe that everyone else is dead (even Carol) so the Jasper stone became the grave marker for them all.
Losing Carol and their connection can be very much compared to losing a “marriage-like” relationship and as such the widow’s role comes full circle only to leave Daryl in the role of a “widower” who’s lost his “person” in this world.
I truly believe that the emotional release and transformation he goes through while in the wilderness and the proper mourning initiated and shared by Beth herself will play a huge role in the way he handles himself when he is finally reunited with Carol.
He already told us he “would be very happy to see her again”,
If I am right in the analysis and the Jasper Stone does come into play during that graveyard scene then what is seemingly a Be**hyl moment becomes one of the strongest CARYL acknowledgments we’ve had to date!
The Walking Dead Characters Sorted into Hogwarts Houses
In honour of the incredibly long TWD hiatus, we will be posting TWD related posts every Sunday. This week, we have chosen to sort the characters into Hogwarts Houses. Enjoy, and follow us for weekly TWD posts.
“You might belong in Gryffindor, Where dwell the brave at heart, Their daring, nerve and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart” — The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneRick Grimes
Despite what says, our main dude definitely possess every quality for Gryffindor. He is brave, courageous, and chivalrous. Though one may argue that he is going down a dark path due to recent events, which will be very interesting to watch next season. However, he will pick himself up and get his shit together because he is Rick Grimes.
This redneck might look tough on the outside, but on the inside he is a brave and courageous guy who would go great lengths to protect the people he loves. Maybe failing to do so sometimes (like, I don’t know, Beth Greene), but he is always brave and daring.
With his quick brain and sharp skills, Glenn is a good candidate for Ravenclaw. However, his bravery knows no bounds. Always willing to be the hero, going on runs, protecting his friends and even being lowered into a zombie-infested well, we can conclude that Glenn is fucking courageous.
Our favourite katana wielding samurai represents everything a lion does. She is so brave and an absolute badass. She stays true to her morals and saves everyone’s ass a million times. I honestly think Michonne (MichOWN) is the epitome of Gryffindor.
Much like his father, Carl has every quality a proper Gryffindor possess. He is brave and chivalrous. He might have a streak of Slytherin in him, shooting that kid in from Woodbury, but in the end he stays true to his moral goodness and tries to save that poor glasses guy in the finale, AND he stayed in the house.
“You might belong in Hufflepuff, Where they are just and loyal, Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, And unafraid of toil.” — The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Beth has all of the characteristics of a hufflepuff: kind, caring and incredibly loyal. She has a gentle nature as she is shown often taking care of Judith, back in the prison She showed optimism after the death of her father and the destruction of the prison, and was even able to bring hope to Daryl. Wherever the hell she is now, I’m sure she is still giving the middle finger to the fucked up, walker ridden world.
He was loyal to the very end. He wanted to go back for Merle even after Merle tried to kill him. T-Dog was a man who would die nine times over protecting his group. Ironically, that’s exactly what he ended up doing. Him throwing himself into the herd of zombies to protect Carol was the first indicator season 3 would not be a fun ride.
He was one of the only characters who kept his decency after the world went to shit. His compassion showed when he risked his life for Andrea, saying if she wouldn’t evacuate the exploding CDC, neither would he. After that, he, adorably, wouldn’t let a slightly suicidal Andrea be near a gun. He pleaded with the group to spare Randal’s life, and he ended up dying in that episode instead. A great life lesson right there, don’t stand up for your morals kids, or you’ll be next to die.
“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, If you’ve a ready mind, Where those of wit and learning, Will always find their kind.” — The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Of course Herschel is a ravenclaw, he’s a freaking doctor. But it’s more than that. He is the wise owl, the mentor, the confidante and the peacekeeper. He uses his knowledge of the world to guide the prison group and he would have made an excellent ravenclaw. In short, he was everything to the group. That is, until he wasn’t. But even in the final seconds before his death, his eyes showed wisdom and pride. And them the governor beheaded him. That dick.
A suprising choice for Maggie perhaps, but after all, she is Hershel’s daughter. One wise thing Maggie did was find a partner in this messed up world. From the very beginning, she took a liking to Glenn, and the rest was history. Because the smart know that through times like this, you can’t go it alone. Plus, she used the walkers’ blood to leave messages for Glenn telling him to go to Terminus. How genius is that?
You might be wondering, why so many Gryffindor and so few Ranvenclaw? Well it’s a zombie apocalypse for fuck’s sake and oftentimes, extreme wit is not going to stab a walker in the head. Being brave is not optional anymore.
"Or perhaps in Slytherin, You’ll make your real friends, Those cunning folk use any means, To achieve their ends.” — The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Of course she’s a Slytherin. This woman is ambitious and would do anything, no matter how dark the deed is, to save everyone. She doesn’t believe in morals in the apocalypse, and is intent on just surviving, even teaching young kids to wield a knife and be tough. Now these kids aren’t gonna grow up to be adorable pooky-bears, are they?
Oh, Shane. Shane fricken Walsh. This guy would do anything, anything, even attempt to murder his best friend just because he wanted to be with the woman he was in love with (great choice, by the way). He would go to great lengths to get what he wants and fulfill his dreams. We saw him kill Otis, a completely innocent man, to save Carl. And we also saw his attempted murder at Rick. Now, that’s Slytherin.
Mr. Phillip Blake, one-eyed. Imagine how this guy would look like standing next to Snape. Both have some similar traits too. Being hurt from past life events and hurting others out of anger and a bit of a psycho problem. Our favourite pirate is determined to achieve anything, taking over the prison and getting his sweet revenge. The governor is cunning and sly, being able to convince a whole group of people to take over a prison for him, very Slytherin, I think Draco could learn a thing or two from him.
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