Hello, baby-faced Rick.
That’s right, the super beard was finally shaved off, and the survivors got a glimpse at just what was inside Alexandria.
And while things seemed normal, like really normal, there was still a sense that something must be amiss and too good to be true.
It’s not surprising that many of the same sentiments Rick and the survivors shared in The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 11 carried over to The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 12.
Michonne was probably the most accepting of Alexandria, while the rest of the survivors continued to follow Rick’s lead of testing the waters and not just jumping into what seems like the answer to their prayers.
But, throughout the hour, meeting the new people, exploring the community, I couldn’t help but also want to trust and accept Alexandria as a real safe haven. It also made me think that Woodbury and its inhabitants felt far more cartoony when compared to Alexandria.