Richonne Party 7x12
Friyay: Favorite episode feat Richonne
It’s gotta be, season 5 episode 11: The Distance. Hands down. Easy pick. This episode, for me, was aaallll about Rick and Michonne and their dynamic as a pair and as individuals. Their similarities. But most importantly, their differences… Unlike Rick, Michonne saw the good in Aaron. She played it smart, scoped out all she could, and came to the conclusion that Alexandria was the group’s next step. It had to be. But Rick wasn’t sure. He wasn’t buying it. But can you blame him?
Given their lives the past few days, weeks, and months, the Governor/Woodbury, Garreth/Terminus, Noah’s campsite, and Grady Memorial Hospital, have all been dead ends. And they all resulted in losing members of the group. He’s tired. Tired of trusting strangers, and risking the lives of his family. He had every right to put his guard up. It’s “safer” that way… right?Wrong. The rules change… and they keep changing ;)
But after suffering through all of that– side by side, after being on the same wavelength for so long, Michonne thinks and acts differently. Adjacent to how Rick’s thinking and acting. What I love is that she doesn’t cower when he instictively pushes back at first. No. She knows what she knows and goes after it. And because of her bold choice, the rest of the group speaks up and their opinions are the same.
I love this episode with every fiber of my being. Rick may be the “ring leader” of this band of survivors, but he wouldn’t be the kind of ring leader he is without Michonne. We know it. He knows it ;)
2 MORE DAYS Y’ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!