As a standalone episode, ‘East’ was solid without being truly spectacular, but considering its entire purpose was to set up a breathtaking finale, it got the job done, placing characters in perilous situations and dropping some huge hints about the future of the show.
There were some moments hidden in plain sight, there were more references to the incoming Negan and his weapon of choice, while the most exciting snippet you may have missed was a true ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ reference to the comic books. It could be enormous for the future of the show.
The ‘larger world’ theme has been fantastic throughout Season 6B, and the map looks set to grow even further, but how much of it will fans get to see in the sensational season finale? Here’s everything you may have missed the first time around.
7. Carol Stitching The Gun
When Carol’s opponents looked all set to scoop her up, and a burst of automatic gunfire appeared to save the day, most fans would’ve been expecting to see Rick, maybe Daryl, possibly even Rosita behind the trigger but no, the answer was right there on the screen all along. Carol.
How could she produce such firepower without any visible sign of a weapon on her person? Well, there were the rips in her thick coat, where she used a concealed gun to get out of the sticky situation, but you already knew that from the first Carol scene of Episode 15, right? Or did you?
She’s quite clearly seen stitching up the inner-lining of her coat, proving that Carol plans ahead and importantly, while she still feels major guilt about taking a life, the one-time mother is still prepared for any eventuality, and if that means killing to stay alive, she’s willing to go there.