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Walker Episode 7 Review-Repeating the sins of your parents or becoming someone better

By: Lisa Canipe-Moss
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Tracks was the title of this weeks episode and its plot was about overcoming the sins of your parents. There was definitely plenty of things our characters had to deal with. This episode may have started off a bit slow but it sure had us on the edge of our seats by the time it ended.

Everyone has a choice to make when it comes to their life. To be good or bad. That may sound pretty simple but for some it isn’t. In fact it can be a quite difficult decision. Circumstances can weigh heavily with that decision especially when it involves your parents. But do you really have to be like them? That’s what two of our characters dealt with this week.

Walker — “Tracks” — Image Number: WLK107b_0320r — Pictured (L-R): Lindsey Morgan as Micki Ramirez and Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Micki was front and center for this episode. With her mom (portrayed by Alex Meneses) having been arrested for a hit and run, she knows something isn’t right and enlists Walker to help her find out what went down. This was something that her mom would never do. She works for the court system and has built up a very good reputation. Why would she jeopardize that? That’s something Micki intended on finding out.

Memories of Micki’s childhood haunted her throughout various parts of the episode. Images of lights and trolley cars that seems to use to calm her down as a child. It’s where her mom would take her when she wouldn’t stop crying. But there was more in those images she was seeing. Another woman was in them and later revealed in the episode.

It’s what Micki eventually discovers that put her in a tale spin. That woman she was seeing was her real mom. A complete shocker to not only Micki but to all of us fans as well. Apparently she wasn’t a good mom either. This woman was heavy into drugs and she sold Micki off to her own sister for more drug money. Pretty crappy if you ask me. Micki was devastated to learn this and I think anyone can see why. What kind of person does this? Obviously a deeply disturbed one with issues that needs to be worked out. But what was worse was the woman she has always thought was her mom hid all of this from her. So much for that good reputation huh?

Walker — “Tracks” — Image Number: WLK107b_0280r — Pictured (L-R): Alexandra Meneses as Dr. Adriana Ramirez and Lindsey Morgan as Micki Ramirez — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

So the fans and Micki learn that all of Micki’s life has been a lie. Everything from who her real mom is right down to her name has been a lie. We learn that Micki’s name is really Nina Ruiz, or at least it used to be before her current mom had it changed. I can’t even fathom how that must have made her feel. Lindsey is a talented actress though and brought those emotions to the forefront showing us how deeply her character was hurt. It really made us all feel for her.

As you can see, Micki’s life could have been very different had the circumstances not have changed. She could have grown up with a dead beat mom surrounded by drugs and shady people. But instead, she was given a better life. One where she could make something of herself and help others since that is what she has always wanted to do. I’m sure our Micki will deal with this over the next little bit, but she is strong and will pick herself up and move forward. We believe in you Micki!

Walker — “Tracks” — Image Number: WLK107a_0331r — Pictured: Gavin Casalegno as Trevor Strand — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Trevor (played by Gavin Casalegno) was the other major part of the story. This boy has some issues going on and we have all been curious how he would handle it. After finding out that the guy his dad used to know as Duke is really Walker, we were all waiting to see how that would affect him. Trevor’s dad, Clint West, was part of the gang Walker ran around with when he was undercover as Duke. Trevor seems to know about all of that or at least enough to have recognized Walker. So, now this kid is faced with a tough decision. Listen to his dad and agree to get back at Walker or do what’s right.

Trevor had to make a decision on who he wants to be before the show was over. The girls soccer team was put in danger by some dirty minded gang of men. It was Trevor that stepped up and tried to get them to back off. That was definitely a good move on his part. I think we all liked that he did that. Then when one of those guys pulls a gun, Trevor tackles him and knocks the gun away. Another great move there kid!

His true test of character in this episode was when he picked up the gun and had a clear shot on Walker. That boy must have thought pretty hard for a second or so but in the end he made the right decision and handed Walker the gun. But not before he had a little slip of the tongue and called Walker Duke. So again, circumstances played a part in Trevor’s life. He could have pulled that trigger and became like his dad, but he chose not to. Was that partly because he has been spending time with the Walker family and finally getting to see what a real family is like? Let’s hope so.

Walker — “Tracks” — Image Number: WLK107a_0593r — Pictured: Gavin Casalegno as Trevor Strand — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Now I can’t leave out a little bit about Emily’s story. Captain James and Liam were secretly investigating more about her murder in Mexico. But them asking too many questions found them in a heated moment when their car blew up. Someone knows they are on their trail and that was clearly a warning for them to back off.

This series just keeps getting better and better. The story plots have kept twisting and turning keeping us on our toes. Fans are all buzzing in Facebook groups wanting more and offering theories as to who they think has or will do what later on. We definitely can’t wait to learn more as this season progresses.

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