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“Weakness and Naivety Within the New Walls” of The Walking Dead & Sneak Peek 513

Rick feels extremely uneasy in this new enclosure. Should he be? Deanna made it clear that they were very inexperienced and they left their gates open. On several occasions viewers have seen the group be increasingly naive making it clear that they cannot be trusted. What seems to be uniform across the ‘family’ is the “weakness” and more importantly, “naivety.” Episode 12 reminds viewers where Rick and the group were not so long ago. What they had to find out the hard way. And it seems that maybe this new group might also have to find out the hard way. Rick, Carl, Glenn and others are now finally seeing the weakness. These people are not being decisive nor understanding the severity of their situation. They cling onto false notions that human are inherently good people all the time. Rick explained this well when sitting down with Deanna, it is all about survival. People size you up and instantly understand what they can take from you. This group has been protected the entire time that they know nothing about risk. They know absolutely nothing about the dangers of the people, more so, the dangers of having Rick and the group around them.
We have bare witness to the group falling into several new positions. Instead of Rick and the group finding themselves in a position they must fight to survive, here they are with a group that lack of a better phrase, is the “Allegory of the Cave” to an extent. They know what has happened, but have no clue what has changed around them nor the full scope and danger it brings. They have zero experience with the outside world and know nothing about the dangers. That makes them a danger to themselves and Ricks group. This gets pointed out several times within the episode by Carl, Carol, Glenn, and more so, Rick. Without going too far in depth into the analysis of the past episode, it seems clear that the group is going to have to take the enclosure over if they are going to stay, or else there is too high of a chance for mistakes, errors, and death.

Sneak Peek of Episode 513