So when 7x13, Bury Me Here, first
aired, this speech Richard gives to Morgan caught my attention. I’ve compared
it to events we’ve seen in previous seasons below. For the most part, this
should be from Rick’s POV, mostly because of the “wife” line. But it could
apply to other characters as well.
“I was in a camp when it started.
It was huge…endless…a city of tarps and latrines and wood smoke and babies
There were always babies crying.
I knew they had problems,
but I didn’t think they were mine
to solve. I thought there were stronger or smarter people there than me.
Who the hell am I, right? So I
And there was fight
And a fire.
And I lost my wife.
And after three days of running
no food and no sleep, of horror and terror…
I lost my little girl.
front of me.
Because I didn’t do something.
Because I waited…
Obviously this speech could apply
to a lot of things. The “little girl” could be Judith, as she had a death fake
out in S4, although that was a major foreshadow/parallel of Beth.
The fight and the fire could
refer to not only the prison, but Terminus, and even Alexandria in 6x09.
So interpret it how you will.
These were the first things that came to my mind. My point with this is that in
7b, they were kind of reviewing a lot of what’s happened in previous seasons
for us. They did this many ways. Richard’s speech was merely one of them.