The wolves attack the safe zone ; The Walking Dead Season 6 ep 2 JSS

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The third episode of the season starts off with the origin story of Enid. She witnesses the death of her parents as they stupidly ignore he warnings that walkers are coming for them. She locks herself up in the family car as protection and watches as the zombies make a feast of her parents remains. She writes JSS on the fogged up car window.

Katelyn Nacon as Enid - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Katelyn Nacon as Enid – The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

When its finally safe to go out on her own, she wanders around until she finds a turtle crossing the road. I thought he was cute, but when your trying to survive in the post-apolyptic world, the cute turtle becomes dinner. Enid savagely tears into the turtle for a raw meal and makes the words JSS with the tiny bones. Soon after, she finds herself at the gates of the safe zone in Alexandria. Dirty, tired, and most likely hungry, she scribbles JSS on to her dirty hand as she waits for the gates to open. What the hell is JSS? I still don’t know.

Then we turn to the events at the safe zone that were taking place, while the others were dealing with the zombie hoard. Carol and a group of homemakers, are busy talking about recipes and how to make use of what they have. One of the more critical homemakers is grossed out about using celery soup or old noodles, but Carol tries to emphasize that they don’t have the luxury of being picky. They have to make use of all they have. She even suggests the woman quits her smoking habit. It makes Carol look like a home maker hero content with making recipes that work and not the Carol that we know her to be.

Eugene and Tara meet the new doctor on staff. She is not to greatest choice, but she’s all they have left. Apparently, she had gone to med school but realized she couldn’t handle it and became a psychologist instead. Now she was cramming through some med info because she’s their only hope if theirs a medical emergency. The only thing is that she’s not quite cut out for that type of responsibility.

Reverend Backstabber has become some what of a pariah. Everyone knows that he called out Rick and his people as these villains and even though he has changed his mind, he’s been left in the sidelines merely to exist. He approaches Carl with the hope that he will remember that  he will remember that when they had first met, Carl had volunteered to teach him how to protect himself. Carl isn’t too fond of Reverend coward but he makes a date with him to give him lessons. Carl is just taking a stroll with his baby sister when this happens and he manages to catch a glimpse of Ron and Enid having a very private hug. Theres trouble in teenage love paradise!

Deanna hasn’t quite recovered from her husbands death, but I think Maggie has taken words of advise and decided to find a way to bring the woman back to life. She shows her a plot of land that can be farmed and seeds that they have found. Maggie wants to have a garden where the people of the safe zone can eat from. Deanna is not really in the mood for shoveling dirt, but Maggie presents an emotional speech about the people that need her guidance and direction in the safe zone. This gets the two to digging.

Everyone’s minding their own business. Carol is with Judith in Rick’s house watching that stuck up lady from earlier smoking a cigarette out the window, and before she can barely pass judgement, a man with an axe runs in and cuts the woman down. The safe zone is under attack. The wolves have infiltrated the safe zone.

Lance Tafelski as Horseshoe Mustache Wolf - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Lance Tafelski as Horseshoe Mustache Wolf – The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Everyones dying everywhere because these wolves kill with no exceptions. One of them was actually hacking at someone, way after they died. Chopping off heads and cutting at limbs is their style and they don’t carry guns. They drive in a huge truck through the front gates and that’s where the horn sound is coming from. The horn that is leading the hoard towards the safe zone was not purposely caused by the wolves, as we all probably thought.

They seem to enjoy killing. Carol goes into commando mode and her moves are beyond impressive. Carl is left with Judith in the house and a shotgun. He’s to protect the princess while Carol goes and tries to help with the war.

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier – The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

She tries to save a few of her new home maker friends but they get caught up with the wolves, since they’re easy targets that don’t know how to protect themselves, and Carol ends up having to be a friend by ending their lives before they turn. Recognizing that the wolves have W’s on their foreheads, Carol steals some dead Wolves clothing and covers herself and makes a W on her forehead in blood. Now the wolves won’t even look in her direction when she passes.

Enid tries to leave and Carl convinces her to stay using Judiths safety as the reason. Carl saves Ron from one of the wolves and tries to get him to come in the house for protection, but he’s going though the whole jealous thing cause of Enid. Plus, Carl is Rick’s kid and he still has a grudge against the family. Ron heads for his house and walks in time to find his mother stabbing a wolf to death. Jessie almost went out there to look for Ron. She was going to leave her younger son locked up in a closet in the meantime. But the kid wouldn’t let her go and by then, someone had broken into the house, forcing her and her son to both lock themselves up in the closet. By the time they thought it was safe to come out, Jessie was forced to kill the wolf in her house. Maybe Ron will understand survival now or will he label his mother as someone who has become like Rick?

Morgan was sent back and arrives in time to shut off the horn. He comes across a safe zone inhabitant who explains whats going on within. Morgan asks if he will join him in clearing out the wolves, but the power of cowardess is strong with this safe zone inhabitant. He’s actually outside the walls protecting Deanna who has abandoned her people in order to seek safety. Deanna is inside of a car watching what was her safe zone to protect.

Morgan comes across Carol and disapproves of her killer tactics. She is shooting off Wolves, with the intention of getting into the gun stock hold, and Morgan just wants to save the day without harming anyone. The problem is that these wolves are vicious and if you don’t kill then you are leaving yourself open to another attack. Carol comes back with guns and gives one to Morgan and Gabriel. Gabriel doesn’t know how to handle a gun and Morgan doesn’t want one either.

Morgan is eventually cornered by six wolves. He finishes most of  them off with his martial arts moves and staff. The remaining wolves are warned by Morgan that his people have guns and they are basically defenseless. He tells them to leave and never come back. He doesn’t understand that talking isn’t enough for some people. Some people have been so changed in this new world that survival of the fittest is the only law that should be abided by. It’s kill or be killed and the wolves are an exceptionally good example of that type of mentality.

The remaining wolves clear out and everyone else that came to kill has died. Carl finds a note from Enid, who has disappeared: Just Survive Somehow. That’s what JSS is means. It’s her motto and she might not have realized it, but it’s his motto too. He goes downstairs and takes out a cake that has been baking in the over, life it’s a regular Sunday afternoon.

Morgan encounters a final surviving wolf who can tell that Morgan isn’t about that killing life. The wolf is mistaken. Morgan isn’t about the killing life but is his life is at a definite threat, then it’s time for you to go. That’s how that wolf’s life is ended. Carol and Morgan continue their measures to make sure everything is okay. Both of them still on opposing sides of the story. Only they both understand each other more then they would like to admit. Morgan just killed a guy and Carol can’t help but break down when she finds her friends cigarettes.

What do you think about the safe zone war with the wolves? Carol is amazing– that is all

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