A place where my flailing, shipping, and drooling can exist in peace and harmony.

 

The Walking Dead - 4.16 A

"They’re gonna feel pretty stupid when they find out."
"Find out what?"
"They’re screwing with the wrong people."

Rick is completely integrated now. He still has that humanity that Hershel sort of helps him recapture, but he can very much bite a guy’s throat out. And he’ll need that. Something that’s interesting about this season, and the story, and the world going forward, is that anybody who’s around has to have a certain amount of power, and they have to be some kind of formidable. And I think Rick is sort of at the height of that. But what makes him that much more formidable is — I mean, there is a line from the trailer, which is “These people are my family, and if you hurt them in any way, I will kill you.” That’s kind of the mission statement there. He’s not yelling it. He says it very coolly, very certainly, and that’s who he is now. He doesn’t blink to protect people who he loves. He does not blink and he can get pretty scary pretty quick.