Things that happened in the past that lead up to present and the future.
“History is a lie commonly agreed upon.” (Philosopher Voltaire)
History might not always be truthful, just something that the majority of people believe in and what they say it is to try to hide the actual happenings.
So, this probably means absolutely nothing but it's something I missed before. In S3, in the Prey episode Allen and Tyreese are talking about the beef between Woodbury and the Prison among other things. Allen says to Tyreese that the guys in Woodbury are on edge because they've been attacked by a crazy ass cowboy and some chick with a sword. Have they truly been laying bread crumbs all along and I just never noticed or is my shipper heart in overdrive rn?
Anon, we have heard time and again that there are no coincidences
on this show. Nearly everything means something. I went back and looked at some
scenes from this episode (thank you Netflix app) and there were several things
that stood out to me now (though they didn’t at the time) that became important later. Andrea and Milton both witnessed the
Governor setting up the room where they would later die because of him. Milton
even prevented Andrea from taking the Governor out in the chair she would later
be handcuffed to and sealed both his and Andrea’s fate. The scene where Andrea
escapes Woodbury was interesting because it started off with Sasha teasing and
sort of instructing Tyreese about his sharpshooting skills (or lack thereof).
There was the implication that Sasha was pretty proficient at that point and
had been doing most of the work taking out walkers. Then Andrea came up and
tried to trick Sasha and Tyreese into leaving their post so she could leave the town.
Andrea mentioned that their help was needed to take down some walkers elsewhere.
Sasha questioned why Andrea wasn’t helping since “[Andrea] [was] supposed to be a
good shot.” Perhaps that was an early and surreptitious nod to Sasha later taking
over comic Andrea’s sniper role on the show. Also, when Martinez took Tyreese,
Sasha, Ben, Allen, and Shumpert to the walker pits he didn’t know that he was
going to get a glimpse at where he going to later to die at the Governor’s hand.
I don’t think it was the same walker
pit. But it was a walker pit nonetheless. Martinez even got a preview as to how it was going
to happen when Tyreese held Allen over the pit of walkers. It’s funny to think that Martinez was so flip
about feeding the folks at the prison (whom he termed “rats”) to the walkers
when he ended up becoming a rat himself. That’s pretty ironic or maybe it’s a coincidence. I’m not sure anymore thanks to Alanis
So, Anon, I think Allen mentioning just Rick and Michonne was very intentional on the part of the show. Remember Rick and Michonne weren’t the only ones who attacked Woodbury
that night. There was also the quite tall Oscar and a certain grimy fellow who,
like Michonne, also had a very distinctive and recognizable weapon. Not to mention that same fellow also had to fight his Governor foot solider brother
in the Woodbury Walker Thunderdome. Alas, he was not mentioned by whoever told Allen the tale of the attack. That wasn’t happenstance. I’ve said before that once Richonne goes canon we will
all be able to look back and see all those “little moments” that signaled the
bigger ones (and the biggest one) to come.