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Walker Review – Defend the Ranch (1×13)

Walker -- “Defend The Ranch” -- Image Number: WLK113a_0375r -- Pictured (L-R): Austin Nichols as Clint West and Gavin Casalegno as Trevor Strand -- Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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The Walker family was put in the line of danger on Walker Season 1 Episode 13. 

Clint West had revenge on his mind, and he wasn’t going to stop until he got it. 

West embraced the “eye for an eye” mindset when attacking the Walker family. He wanted to make Walker feel what it was like to lose a loved one. 

And he did. 

While it seemed as though Liam wasn’t going to make it, it was actually Hoyt who died by the end of the hour. 

Now, we didn’t have as deep of a connection with Hoyt as we do with Liam, but it was still a heartbreaking loss considering how much he meant to the family. 

Abeline was the most devastated. I think she yelled louder when Hoyt was stabbed than when she saw Liam bleeding out. 

Also, can we talk about the fact that Hoyt died so quickly whereas Liam laid there and bled out for who knows how long before Bonham found him… and he still managed to get up and shoot the shot that killed Clint?

I don’t want to be the person that laughs when someone dies, but I totally chuckled at that moment because it didn’t make any sense.

Hoyt’s death is something Walker will have to carry with him for the rest of his life, but it at least opens up the possibility for Walker to have a relationship with Geri. 

Sadly, Geri is going to be distraught knowing that Hoyt died while they were on bad terms.

Before he died, Hoyt proved that he was a loyal friend to the end even after he found out about Walker and Geri’s kiss.

When Clint forced Walker and Hoyt to rob a bank, Hoyt made it seem like Walker was a victim just so he wouldn’t get too caught up in everything. 

And Hoyt definitely provided some comedic relief during otherwise tense situations. 

Clint was so focused on Walker that he never stopped to think about how any of this was affecting Trevor. 

Trevor is going to need quite a lot of therapy after this. His father used his mother’s death to justify his revenge, but hurting Walker and his family was never going to bring her back or ease the pain. 

There’s never been any doubt that Trevor is a good kid who is simply being manipulated by his jerk of a father.

None of this was his fault as his father’s behavior was out of his hands, but he was in control of how he handled the situation, and he handled it poorly. 

I know Trevor was terrified and didn’t want to agitate his father even more, but he knew what Clint was doing was wrong. 

At any moment, Trevor could’ve and should’ve stood up to his father, and he didn’t until blood was spilled. 

If he had, maybe there wouldn’t be such a high body count. 

He could’ve put an end to everything because he knew that his father was in the wrong. Despite what happened Walker and his family have been nothing but kind and welcoming to him. 

Also, Walker never intentionally killed his mother. He was undercover and trying to stop a crime ring, which was run by his father. 

There’s no scenario in which Clint is right. And if he wanted to get really technical, he was to blame for his wife’s death because he continued down a dangerous path instead of hanging up the cowboy hat and raising his son. 

Liam’s life hung in the balance, and it was heartbreaking to hear him say his goodbyes to Stella and Auggie. They’ve already lost so much, and Liam was like a father figure to them when Walker was gone.

Thankfully, they were able to pull off a life-saving surgery thanks to a play-by-play from Trey. And yes, I definitely cringed when they used the branding iron to cauterize the bleed. 

Walker Review Defend the Ranch Season 1 Episode 13

Walker — “Defend The Ranch” — Image Number: WLK113a_0428r — Pictured (L-R): Kale Culley as August Walker, Violet Brinson as Stella Walker, Molly Hagan as Abeline Walker and Mitch Pileggi as Bonham Walker — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Clint was naive to think that this could’ve ever ended well for him. If he was smart, he would’ve gotten out of town when he had the chance, but instead, he chose to take on a ranger.

Cordell would’ve never been punished in the same way that Clint would’ve been for the bank robbery because he was doing it under duress and to save his family. He didn’t have a choice. 

Even after the shootout, he was simply given two weeks of probation.

However, it’s probably for the best that Walker decided on a temporary leave of absence. He needs time to process everything.

He never got over Emily’s death, and those wounds reopened recently when they tracked down her actual killer.

He didn’t process his feelings for Geri, and he barely made it inside the house after rescuing Stella and finding out who Trevor really was before getting ambushed.

And on top of all of that, he needs to process the death of his best friend, the close encounter his brother had, and the fact that he put his whole family in danger because of his past. 

Walker has a lot on his plate right now, so it’s best that he takes time for himself.

It’s unclear if Stella and Trevor will be able to patch things up, but I can’t see her ever forgiving him for turning a blind eye to what his father was doing. 

Clint also outed Bonham’s cancer after he found his pills, which was pretty low of him. It was never his secret to share, plus, Bonham specifically didn’t tell Abeline because he didn’t want to worry her. 

It was an action-packed episode both physically and emotionally, and the Walker family will have to come together to move past this period in their lives, but they did it before following Emily’s death, so I have no doubt that they’ll do it again and come out even stronger. 

What did you think of the episode? Are you glad the Clint West storyline has been put to rest?

Let us know in the comments below! 


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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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