Don’t get me wrong. I like Rick Grimes, and I think he has a flexible leadership style — even though he can sometimes appear indecisive.
Flaws and all, I’d generally want to be on his team in the instance of a zombie apocalypse.
Nevertheless, his “We will survive” speech at the end of the “Walking Dead” season finale left a bit to be desired — even for someone under a great deal of stress. Inspirational, it was not.
I am doing something! I’m keeping this group together, alive. I’ve been doing that all along, no matter what. I didn’t ask for this. I killed my best friend for you people for christ’s sake! You saw what he was like, how he pushed me, how he compromised us, how he threatened us. He staged the whole Randall thing, led me out to put a bullet in my back, he gave me no choice! He was my friend, but he came after me! My hands are clean. Maybe you people are better off without me- go ahead, I say there’s a place for us but maybe it’s another pipe dream; maybe I’m fooling myself again, why don’t you go find out yourself? Send me a post card. Go on, there’s the door, you can do better, let’s see how far you get! No takers? Fine. But let’s get one thing straight — you’re staying, this isn’t a democracy anymore.
OK, thanks Rick. I’m with ya.
But let’s just say if Battlestar Galactica’s William Adama shows up at the zombie apocalypse, I’m jumping in with him instead. That guy knows how to give an inspirational speech. (Just don’t ask me why this is subtitled in Italian.)