There Is Only One Way For Carol
The Walking Dead is notoriously known for Easter Eggs and metaphors and the recent “Bury Me Here” is certainly no different. In the beginning of the episode, Carol heads to the Kingdom and picks up a “One Way” sign that we see repeatedly.
Carol kills a few walkers with this sign and the “One Way” may represent that she can’t be peaceful, she can only be “One Way” and that is the way of the warrior. Later in the episode, this also proves to be true for Morgan.
Beyond this literal sign, there are other signs in the episode as well.
Weevils In The King’s Garden
In addition to Carol’s literal sign, the King also talks about a figurative sign that represents the Kingdom and the entire episode. One of the Kingdomers that we haven’t really seen before tells the King there’s a problem with the garden.
“You’re not gonna like it,” she began. “We got a little problem that could turn into a big problem inside of a week.” She’s referring to weevils, which harm plants, but the line also refers to everything happening in the Kingdom.
There are problems and they’re going to lead to death, war, and worse.
Benjamin’s Matador Painting
Finally, there’s Benjamin’s picture to Morgan. The act of giving a gift shows the importance of their relationship and we also see Morgan ask Benjamin about a girl he likes, which is a piece of their relationship that we haven’t seen before.
Benjamin found a painting at a restaurant and decided to give it to Morgan. The painting if of a matador but it also has Morgan’s peaceful, Suspect Zero–like slash across it. There is a similar shape on Ben’s book.
“To injure an opponent is to injure oneself,” repeated Benjamin in Morgan’s room and later as his final words. The matador represents peace, but the knowledge of battle and the sacrifice of the opponent.
When Morgan hears this words again, however, he’s no longer peaceful.
Can you think of any other metaphors we missed in this episode?