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Walker Review – Who Killed Emily? (1×06)

Walker -- “Bar None” -- Image Number: WLK106a_0573r -- Pictured (L-R): Coby Bell as Captain Larry James, Matthew Barr as Hoyt and Keegan Allen as Liam Walker -- Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Walker just undid everything it established in its first six episodes. 

Everything we knew (and Cordell knew) has been a lie.

And the implications of all these revelations are bound to throw the Walker family, and also his partner, Micki Ramirez, for a loop. 

With such jaw-dropping revelations made in the final few moments, it also undid all the progress that was established earlier in the hour, which found the Walker family struggling to get through the one-year anniversary of Emily’s death. 

Walker was hit the hardest as he was in denial about his actual feelings. He pretended to be fine instead of admitting that he was struggling.

With a little help from Micki, he was able to admit that his outburst with Jordan was unwarranted and a result of his anger stemming from the loss of his wife. It’s all connected!

He decided to plead guilty the next day, but that court date might never happen considering Micki’s mom was arrested right before going into the courtroom.

Who saw that coming?

Micki was able to get into his head using her mother’s slick tactics, and based simply on that, you can tell why the two are estranged. It must have been hard growing up with someone like that. 

Their relationship was so tense, her mother showed up unannounced because she was afraid her daughter wouldn’t agree to see her. 

But from all the things Micki has said about her mother, she’s far from what I pictured. 

And it turns out, she’s far from perfect, too. She expects Micki to live up to this unattainable standard, but yet she’s the one with an arrest warrant.

This sets up for a pretty interesting mother-and-daughter dynamic with her mother no longer being able to hold anything over her head. 

And oddly, it could benefit their relationship as it destroys the “always right” facade her mother has been keeping up. 

While Micki was able to successfully get through to Walker, he was also pretty accurate about his assessment of her. 

Micki uses avoidance to cope when life gets too difficult. We’ve seen her do it with Trey and her mother, but she also did it when Walker attacked Jared for spitting on him. 

It seems this partnership is proving beneficial to both of them as they both confront their demons and learn from their mistakes. 

To get through the day, Cordell channeled all of his energy into redoing the Side-Step, which was falling apart. He couldn’t bear to see Geri sell it because it held all of his happy memories with Emily. 

It did bother me a bit that he did this all while the family had a camping trip to honor the late matriarch. I mean, why couldn’t he just be there for his kids this one time?

While he didn’t let them down fully and they did eventually camp-out at the bar, Emily’s favorite place, it once again felt like his kids were an afterthought. He continues prioritizing himself and his feelings over what his children need for him. 

He needs to step-up for them the way he’s stepping up for the Side-Step. 

The whole camping trip scenario was also strange because Stella decided to bring Trevor for some reason instead of just spending time with her grandparents and brother. 

Trevor’s inclusion didn’t make much sense to me, and neither did Abeline’s hostility towards him. I get that she wanted it to be a family moment, but since the kid was around anyway, why make him feel so uncomfortable?

It was all so weird, and maybe that’s because Trevor’s intentions weren’t pure. Let’s be honest, what teen would want to tag along on a family event mourning a death in the family? That’s a lot of pressure no matter how much you like the girl.

Remember Cordell’s undercover case on Walker Season 1 Episode 5? He thought he put the cowboy named Duke to rest by tying up loose ends and faking his death, but his past might be coming back to haunt him. 

And it has the power to put the whole family in danger. I love that his undercover storyline is actually going to serve a purpose!

Trevor is revealed to be the son of one of the rodeo cowboys, Clint, who was arrested after a botched robbery. (Yay to Austin Nichols getting a more permanent gig on the series!) 

So, that means that not only is “Duke” responsible for Clint’s current predicament, but he’s also responsible for the death of Trevor’s mother. 

It’s unclear how Trevor made the Duke and Cordell connection — did know about it going into the camping trip? Or did he simply recognize Cordell from the pictures as Duke? D

Maybe he didn’t try to weasel his way into the family under the false pretenses of liking Stella, but I’m not so sure. His father is manipulative, so I could see this going either way. 

And after all she’s been through, she doesn’t deserve to be used and conned like that. She actually believes Trevor is a good guy who likes her all while he’s trying to destroy her family to avenge his. Or, again, that’s at least what it seems like right at the current moment. 

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Walker — “Bar None” — Image Number: WLK106b_0757r — Pictured (L-R): Lindsey Morgan as Micki Ramirez and Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

At the end of the day, even if Cordell led to his father’s arrest, it’s because Clint deserves to be behind bars. Hopefully, by spending more time with the Walker’s, Trevor will see that they aren’t bad people. 

However, now that Cordell’s secret is out, it puts a target on his back. 

And finally, the third major bombshell: Geri may have had something to do with Emily’s death. 

At this point, she sure looks guilty, and while I don’t want to point fingers because looks can be deceiving, the timing behind her decision to get out of town and start over is questionable. Does she know someone is onto her?

We all saw that smirk on her face after she sold the Side-Step to the Walker family, right? It made my stomach drop. We don’t know much about Geri, but I’m still shocked that she may have been involved in Emily’s death. That’s the ultimate betrayal! 

There’s no better time like reopening a murder case than on the anniversary of said murder. Talk about perfect timing. 

Captain James and Liam teamed up after realizing the events surrounding Emily’s death simply weren’t adding up.

They roped Hoyt into it by having him become cellmates with Carlos Mendoza, the alleged killer, to see if he could pick up any dirt. 

While Mendoza never revealed anything, Hoyt observed that he had a deadly disease, which meant that he was likely serving the time for someone because he was already dying. 

And that someone close to him seems to be his niece, who operates a small gallery across the border that was wired a large sum of “hush money” just a few days after Emily’s death from an LLP that Geri used for the Side Step. 

So again, all signs point to Geri, but for now, there’s no motive as to why she would want to kill her best friend. 

It’s also interesting that Hoyt lead Liam and Capt. James right to his ex-lover Geri. If there’s anyone that could get her to talk, it’s Hoyt!

While the episode in itself may not have been the best use of the hour, the series sure made it clear that it has a knack for delivering cliffhangers, right?!

The Walker family has been through so much, but they’re going to realize that they need each other now more than ever before!

What did you think of the episode, Cravers? Sound off in the comments below. Do you think Geri is behind Emily’s murder? How much danger is Cordell in?


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Walker Review – Two Points for Honesty (2×08)

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Walker Review Two Points for Honesty Season 2 Episode 8

It was a bit touch and go for the Captain on Walker Season 2 Episode 8. 

And while all signs pointed to Serano/his men being responsible for the hit on Trey and the bullets that injured Larry, it turned out not to be connected at all.

Admittedly, it’s an interesting choice to segue away from the Serano case to introduce another shooter with the motive. 

I guess that’s par for the course when you’re in law enforcement and make enemies left and right, but for storytelling purposes, it simply made things more confusing. 

The shooter ended up being a man named Cole who was arrested by Larry before he even rose up the ranks to Captain. He was recently released from prison and wanted revenge. 

And though there was a hospital crawling with Texas Rangers, he somehow found his way into Larry’s room to confront him — with a gun.

Thankfully, by that time, Liam already figured it out and Walker was right there to interfere.

While the Captain wanted to mitigate the situation since understood Cole’s anger and felt it was warranted, I don’t really know why he thought there would ever be another outcome. 

When they saw a man standing at the Captain’s hospital bed with a gun, it was deemed an immediate risk that needed to be terminated. 

Cole couldn’t have waltzed into the room thinking there would be a different outcome either. 

The Captain admitted that he was in power so that he could change how things are run, which I admire, but I don’t think he realizes just how risky the situation actually was. 

This is a man who engaged in a full-on shootout with him. He was following him, tailing his every move, and he was upset to find out Larry survived. 

Larry might want to see the best in people, but sometimes, that’s simply not possible. 

And though he felt personally responsible for the path Cole took, it was beyond his control.

Moving forward, the Captain and Walker will work together to reform the Rangers, and that might not be such a bad idea. 

It’s been one thing after the other for these guys — they need to catch a break. 

Especially Walker. I’m not surprised that he doesn’t want to endure the pressure of being the guy who makes all the tough calls.

He’s better at being the one that answers the calls. His dynamic with Larry is too special, so it would be a shame to mess that up, particularly with Micki gone. 

But now that the Cap wants to share his governing responsibilities, it opens up a sport for a new Mick. Perhaps Jack? The cop who responded to the call and rushed Trey and Cap over to the hospital. 

Something also tells me she might be a permanent fixture on the show, and Trey’s new squeeze. 

Once again, the series left the best for last during a blunt conversation between Liam and Stan. 

Stan gave Liam very clear instructions on where to find incriminating information about the Davidson family pertaining to the barn fire. 

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Since he represented the family following the fire, he knows all the secrets. 

And, he’s willing to share because, at this point, he has nothing to lose. 

I’m intrigued to learn more because the mystery of the Davidson’s and the fire has been looming all season long. 

Did they purposefully set the fire to gain land? To murder Marv? In an attempt to kill Mawlin?

It also seems like the promo is teasing that Gale’s husband is in cahoots with Serano. Hopefully, this unearths that he was the one that was spying on them using the cameras. 

I need Liam to finally feel redeemed for always thinking the worst of that family. 

It’s going to be unfortunate for the friendship between the Walker kids and the Davidson boy, however. 

It’s never fair when children pay the price for their parents mistakes, but in this case, it seems unavoidable.

There were some sweet moments throughout the episode, including Larry patching things up with his ex wife, Kelly, Bonham giving Trey a key to the barn, Walker’s emotional pep talk from Geri, and Stella and Auggie being a support system for DJ.

Walker wins when it comes to those relatable family moments, but the overall storyline just feels like a jumbled mess with no sense of direction half the time. 

What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments now. 


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Walker Review – [SPOILER] Gets Shot (2×07)

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Why does Walker always wait till the very last minute to bring in the action?

Much of Walker Season 2 Episode 7 felt like a wash as everyone just spent time talking about their feelings. 

It’s fine sometimes, but this was overkill to the point that I found myself tuning out. 

The moments that connect back to Emily Walker fall flat because she’s not a main character. We know she means a great deal to Cordi and the Walker kids, but it’s hard to feel the nostalgia or sentiment when we don’t have any memories with her. 

The rest of the hour was mostly spent on Serano’s lawyers, Liam getting way too drunk, Stella questioning her future, and Trey moving on from Micki. 

Trey isn’t the only one hurt by Micki’s decision — the viewers are feeling the fallout of Lindsey Morgan’s exit just as much. 

I’ve enjoyed the series, even with its flaws, for two full seasons, but it felt empty without Micki.

Was she the glue holding the show together?

After her departure, the whole situation with Serano seems overly confusing. I’ll admit, I don’t even know what they want anymore. 

All I know is that Liam called in a false police report on the Davidsons, which made things pretty difficult for Cordi’s case. 

Serano’s lawyers wanted a statement from Liam, but when he chose not to participate, they seemed all too thrilled. 

That’s when he, in his intoxicated state, realized that they were going to use Cordell’s misconduct against him to throw the case away, so he decided that it was wise to show up at the headquarters drunk. 

It led to a really strange and awkward exchange with Serano’s lawyers, and eventually, a tender moment between brothers. 

Cordell and Liam fight, but they always have each other’s back, and that’s the sweetest part. 

Walker Review Where Do We Go From Here Season 2 Episode 7

Walker — “Where Do We Go From Here” — Image Number: WLK207b_0098r — Pictured (L-R): Jalen Thomas Brooks as Colton Davidson and Violet Brinson as Stella Walker — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Liam admitted that he’s been feeling pretty lost and embarrassed by his actions, so hopefully, this is his wake-up call to get back on track. If he does, he could even get back together with Brett, who also came to support him through this trying time.

Stella struggled with making a decision about her future, though, eventually, she landed on possibly going to college in Maine. Considering all that she’s been through this semester alone, maybe it’s not such a bad idea for her to get out of town. 

The series keeps stressing the relationship between Abeline and Colton’s late grandfather. There’s definitely a connection to the barn there, I just don’t know what it is. Were they having an affair the night of the fire?

Is that why Auggie found a lantern in the barn with his family’s brand?

And for the most shocking moment — Serano’s men tried to take out Trey and got the Cap instead. 

Based on where the Cap was shot, I think he’ll be just fine. It’ll be a long road to recovery, but he’s not going to die. 

However, it definitely underscores just how dangerous Serano is. 

I’m just glad they didn’t get Trey. Could you imagine literally getting shot while you’re trying to mend a broken heart?

And Trey was only on Seran’s radar because he went to visit Micki, which is totally unfair. 

As I mentioned previously, the episode was pretty dull until that final shooting, which jolted me out of the couch.

Will Cordell find a way to make this case even more personal even though he was told to stay out of it?

Will Captain Larry pull through? How are the Davidson’s connected to all of this? And will the real story about what caused the rift between their families finally come to light!

Sound off in the comments below! Are you starting to lose interest in Walker? Is it starting to lose the little bit of edge that it had?


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Walker Review – Micki Says Goodbye (2×06)

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Walker Season 2 Episode 6. 

The series got into the festive spirit, well, for the most part. There were lights, sure, Christmas tree, yes, and even snow, but the underlying tone of the episode was far from jolly. 

Let’s start with the biggest kicker — Micki has left the building. 

When she turned in her badge, I’ll admit, it made me much more emotional than I thought it would. 

Micki has been on quite a journey after reconnecting with her ex-fiance while undercover. Not only that, but she let him slip away, quite literally, and lost him for good. 

There’s no bouncing back from that. 

She thought she could get back on the horse and fix things, but too much was both said and unsaid between her and Trey. 

Trey didn’t trust her, and once you lose someone’s trust, that’s all there is. 

You also can’t blame Trey for questioning the relationship. Throughout much of Walker, she had trouble committing to him and she kept saying that it’s because commitment is so new to her, but now he finds out that she was one step away from tying the knot.

As much as she wanted Trey to be the right person for her, he wasn’t, and that’s not something you can just force. 

Micki also lost herslef in the process.

She lost the love for her job, she lost the meaning of wanting to push forward, and she made the bold decision to walk away and find herself before it was too late. 

Her actions, though heartbreaking, are commendable. 

She wasn’t in the right headspace to do the job anymore; she wasn’t the Ranger she wanted to be, so she stepped away. 

It’s a huge loss for both Captain James and Walker. Micki was the best partner he has — she pulled him back from the brink when he was under, and she continuously kept him in line. 

They balanced each other well, so it truly is a bummer. 

Hopefully, the next partner Walker has will be half as great as Micki. 

And as Captain James said, the door is always open if she ever wants to return. 

As much as I loved Micki, I’m hoping that Trey gets a solid relationship moving forward. That man has so much love to give, and he deserves someone worthy that can give it back. 

Now, onto Walker and Liam’s adventure to Thalia, Texas to hunt down Serano’s group that robbed an evidence truck with reindeer masks. 

See — festive. 

Denise suggested Liam assist Walker since everyone in town know she was a DA and would never talk. 

Unfortunately, Liam’s hatred towards the Davidson family got the best of him. 

Admittedly, Dan Miller was acting pretty shady, so it wasn’t surprising that Liam and Walker suspected his involvement. 

Even Gale seemed like she was trying to throw them off of Dan’s scent. 

But Liam’s actions were uncalled for. He should’ve heeded Walker’s advice to follow the breadcrumbs rather than calling in to get around a warrant. 

There was always a chance that Dan was innocent. 

Liam should definitely talk to someone. 

Unfortunately, his actions are only going to make the Davidson/Walker rivalry worse. 

At least he was honest with Denise about what he did. I’m obviously not entirely convinced Dan is innocent either. 

His hatred for the Walker’s is also unhinged. He joined Serano’s men to use surveillance to watch Walker, so I’m not putting anything past him. 

Maybe Liam’s gut will be right in the end. 

There’s also the whole mystery of the barn fire, which I’m hoping will be resolved when new episodes in 2022. 

Sadly, this is going to hurt the kids the most as they’re all forming a pretty sweet friendship. 

Elsewhere, Auggie admitted to injuring himself by breaking into the Davidson barn. Poor Walker didn’t even have the energy to think of a punishment on the spot. 

Also, Buh-Humbug Bonham is my new favorite Christmas grinch. Though, in the end, he did find the holiday spirit after all when he embraced the St. Bonham spirit. 

What did you think of the final Walker episode of 2021?

Let us know in the comments below! 


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