Before I jump into the recap, please note there will be spoilers ahead. If you aren’t caught up on The Walking Dead, read at your own risk!
After last week’s slightly unsettling introduction of Aaron, I was ready to get a closer look at him. We haven’t really seen anyone this clean, friendly, and put together since… well, since before the zombie apocalypse. It might be sad, but there is nothing that is a bigger red flag in a zombie apocalypse than a clean, friendly person.
Maggie and Sasha bring Aaron back to the barn to meet with the rest of the group. Aaron admits that he’s been a bit of a creeper, following the group, watching how the respond to threats, and leaving super sketchy piles of water bottles in the middle of the road for Rick and the gang. Understandably, the group is skeptical of Aaron, but at the same time, the idea of a safe, happy town is too amazing an idea to pass up–especially given the group’s decision to keep fighting in last week’s episode.
However, after Terminus and Woodbury, Rick has a seriously tough time trusting Aaron, but ultimately agrees to visit Aaron’s town. The group has a few disagreements with Aaron over how the group will actually get to Aaron’s town, and ultimately decide that the best option is for Rick and the gang to drive themselves… with Aaron tied up in the back seat. After a pretty intense car accident that reminded us all of the importance of windshield wiper fluid, the group is momentarily separated and has to fight through the part of the walker herd that did not end up splattered across the car’s windshield to find safety…