“The Same Boat”
My life is rife with technical confusion, so I am posting this from my phone; thus, I will make this brief.
Wish me luck.
I fell in immediate love and obsession with this womancentric, catalytic episode. “The Same Boat” is def one of my all-time favorite TWD episodes to date.
To me, the entire episode held the power of a really great play, with intense, fraught exchanges between the characters: one on one, two on one, or in a group, all in the space of two or three rooms of a “safe house.”
The most intense dialogue, and subsequent plot twists, take place in the “kill floor,” a place where Carol Peletier and Maggie Greene are taken by force, bound, and held captive.
This main room serves as the setting for some of the most riveting, taut back and forth I have seen yet on The Walking Dead television series.
Much of the impact of this visionary TWD episode is brought by stellar, on point writing by Scott (Maestro) Gimple, incredible cinematography and visual effects by Greg Nicotero, Inc., and powerful performances by Melissa McBride (Carol), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), and Alicia Witt (Paula), as well as an incredible supporting cast.
A round of Deadies for all, but a special “What If” Deadie goes to Paula, who rocked all of our worlds, I think. I know she rocked mine, and Carol’s, and all I can say, from the bloody, weepy depths of my broken heart, is, “Paula, Paula, Paula…what if Rick Grimes and out sweet gang had found you first, before you joined up with The Cult of Negan? They would have helped you regain your humanity, and it would have been awesome, and you would have been a valuable addition to the group.
Adieu, Paula. You leave me, and Carol, bereft and forever haunted in your firey wake.”
And now, I pass the mic…enjoy. ❤️