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Walker Review – Tracks (1×07)

Walker -- “Tracks” -- Image Number: WLK107b_0320r -- 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.

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For the second time in a row, Walker delivers those gut-punches in the final moments of the episode. 

They’ve already proven that they’re all too skilled at those OMG-moments, so why did the rest episode lack that same kind of energy. 

It was necessary to set the scene, but the pacing couldn’t have been more snooze-worthy. 

Technically, Cordell and Micki weren’t working a “case,” per se, but they were digging into Adriana’s arrest, which wasn’t sitting right with Micki.

Micki swore up and down the Texas line that she knew her mother and she knew she would never drink and drive. That part turned out to be true. 

And Micki’s hunch that her mother was taking the blame for someone else was also true, but it wasn’t some law enforcement officials her mother double-crossed that was now getting revenge. 

The most rational and obvious guess was that Micki’s mother was covering for Mike, who Micki found out her mother was involved in a romantic relationship with.

For someone who despises law enforcement and resents her daughter for becoming a ranger, it’s a peculiar choice for a life partner. But the heart wants what it wants, right?

This proved to Micki that maybe she didn’t know her mother as well as she thought after all. But at no point was she ready for the bombshell that she didn’t know her real mother, period. 

There’s an emphasis on the real because, as it turns out, Adriana isn’t Micki’s biological mom — she’s her aunt. 

When Micki confronted her about a woman who once came to watch the trains with then, Adriana confessed that her sister, Mercedes, was her birth mother. 

Finding out that your whole life is a lie is one thing, but the realization that your birth mother was an addict who sold you to her sister because she couldn’t take care of you is a huge blow. 

Micki, who also found out her real name is Nina, didn’t take too kindly to the news simply because of her messed up relationship with Adriana, however, you can’t help but feel for both of them. 

The truth is painful, but Adriana did what she thought was best. And by covering up for her sister’s DWI, it seems like her heart has always been in the right place even if she didn’t exactly know how to show her daughter that she was proud of her.  

There’s always a chance that Mercedes has turned a corner and will turn out to be someone that Micki can have a functioning relationship with now that she’s an adult. 

I found it quite interesting that Micki’s first call after finding out the truth bomb wasn’t to Trey. Maybe it was easier to tell Cordell because he wouldn’t judge her? Not that I think Trey would either, but you often don’t want to seem weak or broken in front of a significant other. 

Or maybe she just thought Cordell would be more understanding in this situation since he did spend most of the day with her. 

There’s also a slight possibility that there’s something bubbling beneath the surface between Micki and Cordell. Maybe she’s not as committed to Trey as we thought?

It’ll be interesting to see how this changes Micki’s perspective. Maybe she’ll finally stop trying to prove her worth to her mother.

Captain James and Liam traveled to Mexico to find out more about Emily’s death. 

They thought they were being slick with Carlos Mendoza’s niece, but she immediately recognized James as the man who put her uncle in prison. 

And she didn’t hesitate to put a hit out on them. You can bet that the exploding car sent quite the message. 

I enjoyed James and Liam spending time together, but to be quite honest, they didn’t accomplish much of anything and aren’t any closer to solving Emily’s murder mystery. 

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Walker — “Tracks” — Image Number: WLK107a_0593r — Pictured: Gavin Casalegno as Trevor Strand — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

All they did was attract attention to themselves. 

Liam is right that they need to tell Cordell the truth because they never should’ve let him stop digging. He knew in his gut that something felt off.

And you can bet that when he hears that these two went behind his back to investigate, he’s not going to be pleased. 

Whatever did happen to Emily, Gerri’s (who is MIA) bank statements seem to reveal that it had something to do with the Northside Nation Gang. 

Interestingly enough, it’s the same gang, or faction of the gang, that messed with the soccer team during their trip to Laredo. 

Honestly, how pathetic of these grown men to try to start something with high school students. They’ve clearly never heard of the term “pick on someone your own age.”

Trevor stepped up as a hero, but when Cordell arrived on the scene to take out the bad guys in a pretty enjoyable butt-kicking scene, he picked up a gun and considered shooting him for a second. If I heard correctly, he even called him Duke! And for a moment, I thought Cordell heard it. Wouldn’t that be something.

Yet, Trevor quickly reconsidered, which led to Cordell commending him on his bravery and not stooping to the level of the bad guy’s. 

Trevor seems really torn about everything. He seems to genuinely like Stella (who wouldn’t? She’s a gem), he’s established a bond with Auggie, and he’s seeing that Cordell is actually a pretty solid guy unlike his old man. 

But he does have the devil on his shoulder sitting there and leading him astray. For Trevor’s sake, and for the sake of his relationship, I hope he doesn’t do anything he’s going to regret. 

Auggie started off the episode trying to impress the wrong girl, but he ended the hour impressing the right one. 

The fireworks evening he planned for Bella so she could feel connected to her parents, who went to Mexico because they were scared they might be deported, was uber adorable and romantic. 

How did he manage to pull that off? The gesture ended up scoring him a date to the dance as Rubes, his former crush, looked on longingly knowing she made the wrong choice. Let’s hope she doesn’t try to to steal Auggie after taking too long to realize he’s a catch!

Also, who is Bella staying with if her parents left the country?!

What if that Oswald guy from the Northside Nation Gang who threatened Stella and tried to stick it to Cordell (and who showed incredible restraint and used his head not his fists to put him in place) is somehow behind Emily’s murder?

The gang connection is already there, and I doubt the serious would put so much emphasis on the moment if it wasn’t important in the long run! 

What did you think of the episode?

Is the car explosion just a sign of what’s to come? What are your thoughts on Micki’s mom? 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. 

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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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