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Recap / The Walking Dead S 05 E 07 Crossed

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Armed with insider knowledge from Noah, Rick prepares his group for a raid on Grady Memorial.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Almost no cop under Dawn's command cares for her, and it's acknowledged by her men that she's running Grady right into the ground.
  • Broken Bird: Sasha.
  • Continuity Nod: We get to see a portion of the city were the napalm bombs hit. Its not only partially burned, but also filled with incapacitated yet alive walkers stuck in the asphalt by their melted skin.
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  • Combat Pragmatist: Daryl takes it to the next level when he rips a walker's head off and beats Licari with it.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Abraham is in one, and nearly attacks Rosita for trying to give him water. Maggie has to threaten to kill him to get him to stop.
  • Evil All Along: Bob, as he reveals in the end.
  • Five-Man Band: The group that ventures into Atlanta.
  • Gut Punch: Bob revealing his name is one for Sasha.
  • Heroic BSoD: Glenn's group has fallen into this, though they're nowhere near as bad as Abraham. Sasha also has it.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Continuing with Season 5's gimmick of squickier, scarier walkers, this episode we get skinless, burned walkers that survived the napalm bombing of Atlanta.
  • Non-Action Guy: Carl tries to get Father Gabriel to step out of this, but the older man won't have any of it.
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  • One Steve Limit: A Grady Mook is also named Bob, same with the group's recently fallen comrade and Sasha's lover.
  • Rescue Arc: One that started in the previous episode.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Father Gabriel makes an exit out of the floor of his church so he can crawl out and abandon the church.
  • Squick: The napalmed zombies. Most of their skin has melted off, leaving them fused to the scorched asphalt.
  • The Starscream: In a moment of seeming sincerity, Bob and the other cops captured by Rick's group admit there are a number of cops ready to overthrow Dawn.
  • Token Good Teammate: While Rick's group are not villains, their first - and clearly ideal - plan is to go into Grady and silently kill off all personnel until Dawn surrenders Beth and Carol. Tyreese takes up this role, advocating for a peaceful trade-off with as little blood spilled as possible. Daryl supports him.
    • Bob is also this for the Grady cops, according to Noah. He is apparently up front and honest to Rick, although he attacks Sasha and escapes the first chance he gets.
  • Verbed Title: Though what it supposed to mean is unclear.
  • We Need a Distraction: Beth has an elderly patient fake a violent coughing fit so she can grab the medicine needed for Carol.
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  • What the Hell, Hero?: Maggie gives a brief, but scathing and tearful one to the broken Abraham.
    Maggie: Get over yourself. You're not the only one who lost something today.
  • You Are in Command Now: Glenn has taken over Abraham's group with the former leader in a state of unresponsive despair.
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