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Walker Review – Dig (1×17)

Walker -- “Dig” -- Image Number: WLK117a_0258r -- Pictured (L-R): Jeffrey Nordling as Stan Morrison and Keegan Allen as Liam Walker -- Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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If you thought the mystery of Emily Walker’s death was resolved, think again. 

There were a lot of moving parts on Walker Season 1 Episode 17 that fit together seamlessly by the end of the hour!

When a bomb threat thwarted the District Attorney debate, Stan and Liam made up for lost time with beers and BBQ.

Since the bomb threat was also Cordell’s first time officially back on the job, he was taking the whole “reformed ranger” approach to heart, especially after Micki promised him that she would be by his side the whole way through. 

I love those honest and deep moments between Cordell and Micki. It’s rare that we get a   well-written true platonic friendship on television, but when we do, it’s like we’ve struck gold. 

When the man who made the bomb threat explained that he simply wanted to be heard despite his past mistakes, Cordell decided to get some closure by paying Carlos Mendoza, Emily’s “alleged” killer, a visit at the hospital. 

Anger aside, I’m pretty sure he’s happy he did as Mendoza revealed that Cali was in cahoots with Stan, who was always in charge, in framing him for Emily’s murder. 

Cordell’s outrage was and is warranted. The man that his family welcomed into their home and treated like one of their own is directly responsible for the death of his wife!

This is the second time Cordell has been blindsided by someone that has been considered a friend.

They really need to cut it out with that Southern hospitality. 

And not that I’m in any way defending Stan, but why did he ever think that Carlos wouldn’t talk? A man that’s dying has nothing to lose. 

When I say that Stan was having a really terrible day, I’m not even exaggerating! 

On top of realizing that Cordell figured out that he was connected to Emily’s death and in cahoots with North Side Nation, he also just killed a man.

Byron’s death was an accident, but it wasn’t an accident that Stan chose to cover it up.

And let’s be honest, he probably always intended on killing him, he was probably just going to pay his guys to take care of it. 

Byron sealed his fate by pursuing the story and getting too close to the truth.

In a surprising twist (as if none of the other twists were surprising), Stan called in his goons, who ran Cordell off the road and then brought him to where Byron was killed so that he would dig the grave. 

It seems as though the point was to bury Byron and Cordell in that grave —  which I have a weird feeling is on Walker’s property since Stan was in and out of their house in between — but they clearly underestimated Cordell’s abilities. 

It’s not like he’s a Texas Ranger or anything. 

When he saw the opportunity, Cordell shot both of the goons and then pointed that gun right at Stan. 

Now, the old Walker might have shot him on the spot, but the new Walker will likely let the legal process do the work. At least I hope so. 

Killing Stan would be too easy; he needs to be publically exposed and tried. 

And honestly, justice for Byron!

What do you think Cordell will do?

Will someone find him before he makes a bad decision?

On a lighter note, the kids celebrated Spirit Week at the Side Step snacking on wings. Spirit Week had a whole different meaning back when I was in high school!

All those high school problems, like your first crush, seem so trivial, but we’ve all been there. Matters of the heart are important at any age, but especially in a teen drama!

However, after the year that Stella and Auggie had, they deserve some trivial problems.

Auggie is really mature for his age. He’s been crushing hard on Ruby the whole school year, but when the opportunity finally presented itself, he realized that the moment had passed. 

Walker Review Dig Season 1 Episode 17

Walker — “Dig” — Image Number: WLK117a_0206r — Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker and Lindsey Morgan as Micki Ramirez — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

I’m sure the fact that Ruby didn’t give him any signs contributed to it, but it’s also obvious that Auggie was completely blindsided by his feelings for Bel. 

When he was in the moment with Ruby, he really wanted it to be with Bel. 

Though, I don’t know why that was such a late realization for him since it was totally obvious during the episode where he set up the fireworks show to help cheer her up. 

Ah, young love. 

Stella was less focused on her love life — a break up with a boy whose father wanted to kill your father in a fit of revenge and then killed your uncle will do that to you.

Instead, she was trying to figure out what her summer break was going to be about. I think a little trip to Mexico with Bel would allow her to clear her head and break away from all the trauma that she endured back at home, but with Cordell’s current situation, it seems unlikely. 

Geri and Cordell’s romance is happening but it’s moving at a very glacial pace. 

Cordell needs to deal with everything concerning Emily’s death before he can fully move on. It wouldn’t be fair to him or Geri otherwise. 

But I can’t say I hate the flirtatious texting between the two of them. 

Their relationship works because there’s a history between them, and we’ve been clued into that history. 

When it comes to Emily, I can understand Cordell’s grief because I understand the overall idea of losing a spouse, but I’m less invested in the story because we never got to see all the magic between them. 

At least Geri is around to deal with the Side Step while Cordell is off fighting crime. 

Micki and Trey had the “will we have kids” conversation. When his mother blew into town and brought it up .5 seconds into coming inside (you know how moms are!), I was concerned that it might cause some friction between the couple, especially when she suggested they might not be on the same page. 

Thankfully, that doesn’t seem to be the case. While Micki is understandably concerned about having kids and how it’ll affect her work-life balance, she’s not against having them. Her concerns are valid as she just made it as a ranger and wants to prove herself before being forced to step away for a moment. 

And speaking as someone who just had a baby, it changes your life. Even if you want to continue on with your career, it’s completely different, as is your mindset. Being a ranger comes with dangerous territory, which you have to take into consideration when becoming a parent along with the hours and a world of other things. 

I hope Micki eventually makes the right choice and not one she’s being pressured into. 

Bonham’s cancer also needs to be addressed. He’s been keeping it quiet as to not cause even more stress for the family, but an illness is not something to keep from your loved ones. 

Anything could happen, and they would be heartbroken if they found out when it was too late. 

What did you think of the episode? Would you agree that it was one of the best Walker installments to date?

 


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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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