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Knots Untie 

Jesus takes Rick and the group to the Hilltop Colony, a peaceful community overshadowed by the power of the Saviors.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Rick Grimes
... Daryl Dixon
... Glenn Rhee
... Maggie Rhee
... Carl Grimes
... Michonne
... Carol Peletier (credit only)
... Sgt. Abraham Ford
... Morgan Jones (credit only)
... Sasha Williams
... Dr. Eugene Porter (credit only)
... Rosita Espinosa
... Tara Chambler (credit only)
... Father Gabriel Stokes (credit only)
... Aaron (credit only)


Jesus takes Rick and some others to the Hilltop Colony in hopes of establishing trade relations. During that meeting, a community member named Ethan reveals that Negan has killed a few residents on a supply run and has captured his brother. Written by nholler

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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28 February 2016 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Michael Cudlitz's character, Abraham Ford, asks Glenn, "When you were pouring the Bisquick, were you trying to make pancakes?" He is referring to whether or not Glenn and Maggie were intentionally trying to get pregnant. That phrase trended very quickly on Twitter. A few days after that episode aired, there was a The Walking Dead convention in which Michael Cudlitz attended. Many fans brought Bisquick packs to him, which according to Cudlitz, totally overwhelmed him. Shortly after that, Cudlitz decided to donate all of it to charity. See more »


[first lines]
Sgt. Abraham Ford: [Abraham talks to Sasha about one of his military stories] So there we were, scraping our sacks in the sandbox. Open targets in the dunes. All of us sweating and swearing. Sure as hell beat sitting on our asses 30 clicks to nowhere waiting for our humpbacked friend to defecate the keys to our transport.
Sasha Williams: Camels don't eat keys.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: They do, it did. And it shit it out. I shit you not.
Sasha Williams: [Sasha smiles] You're an idiot.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: I've never denied it.
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Not Feeling Hilltop Colony
4 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

So I've been thinking about the events that happened on Sunday and a few things stuck out to me but before we go on, there will be spoilers in here if you haven't seen "Knots Untie" just skip over me like I don't even exist and come back after you've seen it. You've been warned!

Proceeding now! So, as I was saying, there were some interesting things going on in this episode. The rude awakening of Rick and Michonne in their birthday suits from Jesus and Carl's non reaction to realizing that his dad is hooking up with Michonne. I think Carl likes this idea! It's not his mom but she's bad ass and can handle her own!

The group going to Hilltop Colony, seeing some bad signs coming up to it, but still moving forward didn't seem very cautious. It looks like the place has been around a while and is fairly self-sufficient with the HUGE exception of having an army to protect it. This leaves them at the mercy of any group that has weapons to take advantage of them. This is exactly what Negan and The Saviors have been doing, but it seems the deal the Greg made with just won't cut it any more. The fact that their people are so weak to submit to Negan and try to take out their leader shows that he must be a pretty bad and ruthless dude. Can't wait to meet him!

Maggie proved to be a pretty bad ass negotiator! First being completely put off by Greg's advances to dominating his broken ass after he's attacked by his own people! Hopefully Greg learned a valuable lesson from the whole ordeal! Not only to not mess with Maggie but food is one thing albeit necessary, but it can't fight for or defend you.

The whole Abraham and Sasha thing is getting a little weird. Abraham obviously has feeling for her but he's also torn between what he doesn't have and what he already does have; Rosita. She definitely is all in with him but he's not with her. Looking forward to how that whole bomb explodes.

There was more than a little foreshadowing going in this episode. As Maggie said "It's going to cost us something". The battle begins! We're going to war!

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