Walker – Let’s Go, Let’s Go – Assessment: Maintain The Quiet


Apologies for the delay in posting this; I have been coping with the heartbreak of final night time’s episode’s ending (to place it mildly :p)! Nonetheless, because the present goes on, so should the evaluations as properly! To not point out, “Let’s Go, Let’s Go” was a really emotional hour general; very “It’s A Wonderful Life” kind of a glance into what might need occurred if Emily and Hoyt had been nonetheless alive and a part of the household. The episode additionally marked the directorial debut of showrunner Anna Fricke, and I believe it was fairly a strong showcase of what Walker has all the time been about – on the coronary heart of all of it, it comes all the way down to household. And sure, although I’m fairly upset and disillusioned by the way it ended, I will get to that after speaking concerning the highlights first! I will begin off by saying that although we knew Genevieve Padalecki was returning as Emily Walker for one remaining look, I used to be pleasantly shocked that Matt Barr confirmed up too – a woman’s gotta have some surprising moments she does not see coming.

The storyline principally targeted on Cordell’s… alternate timeline expertise let’s assume, whereby he did not understand what was actually occurring, principally as a result of he’d been drugged by the Jackal and you possibly can say that every one of this was in his head; imagining what his life could be like if he hadn’t misplaced his spouse and finest pal (actually, tiny nitpick however Hoyt was extra brother than finest pal to Cordell) all these years in the past. It was a bit of complicated to him to say the least – seeing Emily with the children and the way Augie was in a position to have these bonding moments together with her, whereas Stella would barely even look Cordell within the eye – everybody stored utilizing August’s commencement as their cause for this gathering, however we might discover out midway via the episode what the reality was. It was an fascinating sight to see how various things had been from Cordell’s perspective – Liam was based mostly in New York as a lawyer as he initially had meant to spend his life as, Geri and Hoyt had been collectively, with Sadie too! (oh I’d have liked to seen extra father/daughter scenes with these two) and he was nonetheless completely Abeline’s third son – who else could not cease grinning when he confirmed up on the ranch with an “Abby Bear!” exclamation of pleasure! Emily was a relentless presence in many of the scenes, even when Walker himself wasn’t round… and you possibly can get the sense that one thing was off… however I do not assume I actually put two and two collectively till nearly the tip, when every little thing was revealed. 

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“Let’s Go, Let’s Go” – WALKER: Pictured: Jared Padalecki as Cordell
Walker: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW© 2024. All Rights Reserved

Elsewhere, we bought to see what was occurring exterior of Walker’s dream life sequence with the “Stetson Gang” as they had been so aptly dubbed. It was all fingers on deck as James, Trey, Cassie and Luna bought collectively to try to work out simply the place Cordell had disappeared off too; although at first it did appear to be they weren’t certain if he was truly lacking, however Cassie was anxious and stated what everybody was pondering – the Jackal case that has consumed Walker, which continues to be unsolved, meant that there was each probability he was at risk. Because of some fast detective work, not solely had been they in a position to observe Walker to the motel the place he was final seen, however the foursome was additionally profitable in finding the laundry van that conveniently confirmed up on the flawed day for a pickup and had parked exterior Walker’s room too. I’m wondering, was all of it a bit of too straightforward for them maybe or has the Jackal lastly slipped up and made a mistake, making monitoring him to the forest appear to be a chunk of cake nearly?

Nonetheless, nonetheless it occurred, because of their exhausting work, they had been one step nearer to saving Walker earlier than it was too late. The query although one supposes, is, did Walker himself assume that he is price saving? Over within the dream world, he was going from one place to the opposite, having heartfelt conversations with Hoyt about how their lives have turned out, with Emily about how they did not count on to make it this far – and from time to time, Cordell would have moments of confusion but additionally consciousness; one thing was off, issues weren’t aligning with the way in which he knew them to be in actuality, and each time a door was left open, he’d stroll exterior and get jolted again to him being trapped with the Jackal, however by no means regained consciousness, as an alternative slipping again into the security that his thoughts was providing.

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“Let’s Go, Let’s Go” – WALKER: Pictured (L-R) Molly Hagan as Abeline
Walker, Mitch Pileggi as Bonham Walker: Rebecca Brenneman/
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It was solely when everybody was lastly gathered collectively, all dressed up, with Kelly in attendance – however not James – did Walker slowly begin to understand one thing was flawed. And when he handed over the serviette to his accomplice’s spouse, it clicked for me – and Cordell too – they had been all attending his funeral. Very not often will we get an opportunity to see an episode of tv the place a personality has the possibility to witness their very own funeral! As soon as that revelation set in, everybody took turns to try to say a couple of phrases, quoting Shakespeare, as a tribute to their fallen father, husband, son and finest pal. Whew! Speak about emotional! And that wasn’t even the intestine punch second for me. The second when it was simply Cordell and Emily could be my standout scene for certain – when she tells him that it is not his time but, that he nonetheless has a life to dwell and a household to maintain; regardless of the guarantees he thinks he is damaged, Cordell Walker is a person who has tried to do his finest by everybody in his life, although there have been errors or slip-ups or forgotten events to have a good time; he’s solely human in any case and it is time for him to “let go” of every little thing that is been holding him again and get up to actuality once more. Jared and Genevieve had been so good in that shifting scene and sure, they’re married in actual life so you realize the chemistry is actual and delightful, however typically it is not straightforward to translate an offscreen relationship to onscreen!      

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“Let’s Go, Let’s Go” – WALKER: Pictured: Ashley Reyes as Cassie
Perez: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW© 2024. All Rights Reserved

In fact that scene was paralleled with the staff discovering the place Walker was buried alive and we noticed how as soon as they’d cut up up (why do folks hold doing this when there is a serial killer on the unfastened is past me – pairs! stick with pairs not less than!) Luna was the primary one to find an open, empty shallow grave. And that is after I knew – one cellphone name to Cassie, together with her not confessing her emotions for him, it was apparent that the Jackal was going to kill him…. which….. actually, I didn’t get. Like, why Luna? Is it as a result of he wasn’t a part of the principle ensemble so it simply made for the one character to get killed off, whereas everybody else is untouchable? (we’ve not had an MCD since Hoyt have we?) Why does Cassie discover a excellent man who left every little thing behind to maneuver to Austin for her solely to have that happiness taken away! Walker discovered his second probability in Geri, James remarried Kelly, even Trey had some girlfriend which did not work out certain, however… I am upset with this resolution actually. Do I believe that it was a personality loss of life for the sake of it and never a stunning twist? Sure. Am I flawed? I might be… that is simply my opinion, nevertheless it wasn’t wanted. 

Give us a close-call like Walker was, allow them to have had an opportunity to avoid wasting him and have issues be touch-and-go for some time there even when they needed to; if something, that is simply serving so as to add on to Walker’s guilt and Cassie’s anger in the direction of him which is tearing them aside – with solely two episodes to go, how are they going to resolve this? Are they? Or will the sequence finish with issues left unfinished for some storylines? I assume we will have to attend and see what occurs. 

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