The Walking Dead, What We Become: Things To Note

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Andrea (Laurie Holden) – The Walking Dead – Season 2, Episode 4 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Andrea (Laurie Holden) – The Walking Dead – Season 2, Episode 4 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

1) This episode begins with a flashback to Michonne’s first meeting with Andrea…sort of. While the scenes with Andrea are indeed clips from the Season Two finale, “Beside The Dying Fire”, it has a different ending, wherein Michonne chooses to ignore Andrea and leave her to die. Regardless, the appearance of Andrea does, technically, make this her first appearance on the show since her death in the Season Three finale, “Welcome To The Tombs”.

2) While there have been many instances of flashbacks, dreams, hallucinations, and imaginings of possible futures in the series, this is the first time we’ve ever seen a “What if…?” flashback.

3) In an interesting twist, this flashback to Michonne’s first meeting with Andrea is the first time Danai Gurira has carried out any version of this particular scene, as she did not portray Michonne until Season Three.

4) While Virgil did have the orange backpack in the mid-season finale, “The World Before”, I still think the fact he’s using an orange backpack is a nice bit of foreshadowing, considering how it reappears in the flashbacks.

5) What, exactly, was the function of the lab on Bloodsworth Island? The presence of the animal cages (With the bodies of their long dead occupants still inside) suggests some kind medical lab. Was the government experimenting with a virus?

6) According to the large map Virgil shows Michonne, there were five groups of survivors on the island: The first inside the island’s staff quarters, the second in the lab area, the third in the “Specimen Holding” area, and the last two in the medical facilities.

7) Who was reading the books Virgil and Michonne pass by? It would seem like they were being read relatively recently, presumably by Virgil’s wife and/or children, yet with the revelation that they’re all dead, it obviously can’t be them, so…who?