1x01 // 5x04
The Rick and Beth parallels continue.
I got many replies to my earlier Beth, “Slabtown” hospital clip post, asking about what my referring to the clock meant. I had no speculation more than, the reoccurring theme is either a nod to time being scrambled or it all may have some greater tie-in. I then told a blogger I would do Rick rewatch, since we now can expect more Beth and Rick parallels.
When Rick wakes up in episode one, the clock is stopped — giving the picture of the fallen world. The. World. Has. Died. When Beth wakes up, almost exact mirror is seen — she too cries help — she too rips her IV out. BUT her clock is moving. They have power.
Queue the thread: Can we begin again? Can the world restart? Let’s start over. Let’s make the dead die so the living can live again. Faith? Hope?
Take your pick. Symbolism is everywhere. What do you got?
PS. There is a TON of info in 1x01 and 1x02 that I think EVERYONE should be fresh on, as we go back into ATL — and there will be no doubt more of Beth and Rick as we see the ep unfold. But, GO WATCH. There are many more throwbacks, you can already see.