Originally Posted by Evi
Really good episode, though the action scenes definitely could have been better directed and choreographed. Really digging Michonne so far and disagree completely with the her characterization as Andrea's magical negro friend. Yes, she's quiet and surly but not for a moment do I think that her as someone who exists merely in service of Andrea's character. They've both got their own agendas.
Correct, and the other big takeaway from these past several episodes is that Andrea and Michonne spent a lot of time together, but the Andrea Michonne got to know was alone and sick at the time they met. It's easy to have a "close" relationship with someone when the relationship isn't really tested (except by the shared need to stay alive).
Now Andrea has options, and she likes those options. Andrea isn't just in Woodbury; she's outright sleeping with The Governor. She's in line to potentially become First Lady of Woodbury. I have to think Michonne sees the seduction, though she also sees through it. Maybe I have that Michonne-gene in me, because there are times in life when I'm prepared to make a case I'm 99% sure of, but I don't feel the other side is prepared to listen, so I'll just stop talking. That's pretty much what I've seen in Michonne to date.
Andrea should certainly give her the benefit of the doubt, but she wasn't doing so in that moment with Penny, etc. So Michonne backed off. (They also didn't have a whole lot of time to catch up, either. All heck was breaking loose, and people were going to start looking for The Governor, and Michonne needed to split.)