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11-13-2017

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'Some Guy' (TWD, s8e4) kicks off with Ezekiel calmly donning his persona, he's indoors, and clearly not in danger. For a moment, it's unclear if we're viewing some time after the ambush that concluded last week's episode, or if we're getting a flashback. If I'm being completely honest, I was momentarily worried we were going to get an origin story episode, which the show (smartly) has steered away from in recent history. 

But fortune favors the bold (aka you, the readers) and we're granted a short memory. It's a baseline to set the standards for who Ezekiel is, as we (and as his people) know him. He dons his mantle of King, takes a deep breath, and is full of rock steady optimism who knows that he and his people will win. But of course, we know how last week's episode ended. And it's a safe bet, that as we see Ezekiel providing another motivational speech (we've gotten a number through these first 4 episodes: first from the Triumvirate--Rick, Maggie, Ezekiel--and then from Ezekiel again, keeping his people, and Carol, on point) to the people of the Kingdom. 

They gather round him, all touching and cheering in one solid, but disconcertingly small, group of people.

Then comes the predictable cut to where we left Ezekiel: among his people, and the slaughter by large caliber machine-gun.

[Editor's Note: This recap will obviously go into detail about last night's episode of The Walking Dead, so there are going to be a ton of spoilers. Final warning!]

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