A Look Back at Cherokee Rose (TWD Epx204)


A Look Back at Cherokee Rose  (TWD Epx204)

BG Blogger takes a look back at the tenth episode of The Walking Dead

It’s time to take another trip down TWD memory lane! This time, we’re flashing back to Cherokee Rose, an episode I realized I’ve only watched all the way through one time before this viewing!

Favorite Lines

There are a few lines that I really love from this episode. I think it’s so sweet that the first thing out of Carl’s mouth when he opens his eyes is:

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While I loved the surprise of Sophia having been in the barn all the while, I’ve always been a little disappointed that Sophia and Carl didn’t get to have the cute relationship in the show that they had in the comics. This was my little Carlia moment to enjoy.

A lot of the lines with Maggie and Glenn made me snicker, too.

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Glenn definitely wasn’t smooth, but he sure was cute when they first got together.

Lastly, I love the moment when Rick gives Carl his hat and says:

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Favorite Moment

I have a hard time narrowing down this episode to just one favorite moment, so I’m not gonna! There are two different parts of the episode that I love. The first is Otis’ funeral. I love how throughout Hershel’s service there are lines like–204 3

that put us in the same place as Shane–making us think of how Otis really spent his final moments. I cringe when Shane starts to recount the fictitious story of what happened. But one thing he said was true:

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I do think that Shane was left with only one option at the FEMA shelter, but sometimes I wonder if he really believed he didn’t have a choice other than to kill his companion. Later in this episode, he said to Andrea:

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What happened with Otis was really the start of Shane’s downward spiral. Was it guilt over what happened that motivated it? Was he second guessing himself? Of course, it’s possible that Shane didn’t feel regret. Maybe once he had cranked things up to 75% Shane it was impossible for him to dial it back and go back to how he was before. I’d love to hear what you guys think!

The other moment I love is when Daryl gives Carol the Cherokee rose. Norman and Melissa are both brilliant in the scene, and it gets me in the feels every time:

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Favorite Shot

This is by far my favorite shot in the episode. I love the contrast of the broken down house behind Daryl and the beautiful flowers in front of him,. a sharp contrast between the world of the dead and the world of the living.

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Favorite Walkers

Well Walker is definitely one of my all-time favorites. All of the scenes revolving around removing him from the well are great.

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I miss moments like this in the show–times when the group had to work together to solve small problems. It seems that during the last couple of seasons everything has involved one big crisis or another. It would be nice to see a situation arise where they had to work together to do something and everyone walked away unhurt.

Random Somethings

I’m not a style critic. Hell, I don’t even have legs, but this is definitely a ZA fashion don’t:

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One last thing–awhile ago I saw a discussion about the moment in Cherokee Rose when they’re discussing the search for Sophia. When they’re talking about putting down Sophia if she’s been bitten, Maggie mentions Carol, asking what they’d tell her. At that point, Hershel looks at Maggie and shakes his head and then she looks down, clearly upset.

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Some people were arguing that this moment was proof that Hershel and Maggie knew Sophia was in the barn all along. After rewatching, I have to say I disagree with this theory. I believe Hershel shook his head at Maggie to tell her not to speak up and interfere. He didn’t want her saying that they didn’t kill walkers or to argue with Shane and Rick and raise suspicions. I believe the whole thing centered on keeping the secret of all the walkers on the barn, not on Sophia.

So there’s my look back at Episode 204! Now it’s your turn to tell me what you remember, love, hate or wonder about the episode. Let me know in the “Comments” section or tweet me!

Bicycle Girl

Freelance writer from Pittsburgh. May or may not be a walker whose bicycle was stolen by Officer Friendly.

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