Episode from the podcastThe Walking Dead Podcast

5-11: The Walking Dead "The Distance"

Released Wednesday, 25th February 2015
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The Walking Dead "The Distance"
Rick and his group encounter a seemingly friendly survivor who says he knows of a safe place to stay. However, Rick is hesitant to go with him.
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Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Alanna Masterson, Seth Gilliam, Tyler James Williams, Ross Marquand
Matthew and Dean's Discussion Notes
Matthew calls this episode "sacred"
Overall impressions
"Them" sets up this episode well
Matthew allows "The Walking Dead" to pound his sister
Desperation and trust
Things get sloppy for Rick and his merry band
Maggie brings a friend home for dinner [5:40]
Texas Chainsaw Massacre family
Aaron's pitching his cult
Dean takes Rick's angle... AGAIN
The episode's pace was strong
Dean is more paranoid than Rick
Dean asks Matthew some questions as if he is Aaron [13:27]
Aaron tries to convince the group that he is a good guy
Matthew assumes that the people at Alexandria are trying to grow
What is the history (at least recent) of Alexandria?
How does one audition?
What happens if someone fails the audition?
Do you have any enemies?
Matthew spoils the comic storyline for himself
Aaron has all the questions answered like a good recruiter
Matthew thinks Aaron is swell
Meta-thinking the gay characters in Aaron and Eric [25:09]
Scary religious hate monger
Aaron likes Eric more than Maggie likes Beth
Trigger happy Glenn
Dean explains meta-thinking
Stop debating things in front of a potential enemy
Applesauce makes you manly
"It's not you... it's me."
Rick steals some canned goods
Someone has to risk exposure to engender trust [42:14]
Aaron holds the cards because of his surveillance
Michonne gets suspicious
The three mystical questions [45:39]
Zombie derby
Aaron's determination to get back to Eric
Flare in the face
Rick was just being bi-curious [52:07]
Pete the surgeon
The fight is over...?
Rick stashes his gun
Listener feedback [55:33]
Y'all got one of them color TVs?
How did they miss the surveillance equipment?
Oh hey, Carol is in this episode too
Topher Grace?
Rick's relenting expression
Final thoughts [1:13:55]
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Length
1h 17m 51s
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Yes
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