Written by John Edward Betancourt
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So after getting a chance to get a good look at Alexandria over the last two weeks on The Walking Dead I'm starting to realize the big problem in this town will never be the walkers, or Rick and his gang. No, the big problem here is the people of Alexandria itself.
We have heard everyone in Rick's camp speak to the fact that these people are weak, and holy crap, every single one of them are correct. This is a town that barely faced the greatest disaster in the history of mankind and they have only had a taste of the horrors this world has to offer.
But at the same time, it doesn't make them bad people or worthless, it just makes them delusional. Delusional to think they have endured anything terrible, or terrifying. They've had a wall to protect them. They've had food and shelter and hell, they even have power. But their inability to realize what lies beyond those walls or what has really happened hit home for me during the cocktail party last night. Sasha made a valid point, that someone worrying about whether or not someone likes a particular meal is a pretty petty concern.
Yet, it would seem a real threat is coming their way since we saw another walker with a "W" carved into his forehead show up outside of the town. Only a human could make that happen, and since we last saw walkers like that at Noah's fallen community, there's no way this can be a simple coincidence and whatever threat this may be, is clearly on its way. That puts the good people of Alexandria at the greatest risk they've faced to date.
This is where this grand delusion that everything is okay will come back to haunt the people of this town. I think Deanna knows, she's a smart one, that is why Rick is here, to eventually protect and serve. But can the people he protects be able to do what must be done? Can they rally together and harm their fellow man to defend what has kept them safe? Because to do so would require them to let go of a world gone by, a world they so fully embrace and still believe in. It should be interesting to see what happens when a real threat finally comes knocking.