A Shocking Reveal & Surprise Ending Review of Walker Episode 8 – Rule Number 17

It’s safe to say that Episode 8 Rule Number 17 has given us plenty to discuss and question after it left us in complete shock. Fans were left on the edge of their seats with mouths dropping to the floor before this one was finished. Now faced with another two week hiatus, it will give us plenty of time to piece all of this together before we get another new episode.

In my opinion, Walker has produced their best episode to date. If fans have dropped off watching prior to this one then they might want to rethink their choice. Walker has found its footing and in this episode we were introduced to more than we could handle.

Walker — “Rule Number 17” — Image Number: WLK109b_0686r — Pictured (L-R): Genevieve Padalecki as Emily Walker — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Emotions ran high and for good reason. The news Walker had to deliver to his kids and family about Emily’s killer still being on the loose shook the family to their core. The kids were rightfully frightened and emotionally upset. What they thought was over and done with has now brought to the surface not too old feelings of when they lost their mother. Now they question their own safety and that of their father. Luckily, it was Bonham that set everyone’s mind at ease a bit as he made it very clear that they were all safe on the farm. He would not hesitate to do what was needed if it came to that. That killer better beware, the Walker family isn’t playing around.

Walker — “Rule Number 17” — Image Number: WLK109b_0196r — Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker and Coby Bell as Captain Larry James — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

We did see a different side to Walker this episode. He seemed more like a Texas Ranger that knew what he was doing and was ready to get at it. Although going in angry was probably not the best thing to do. Captain James knew that and insisted on them pairing up again like old times. That helped to reign Walker in a bit and the banter between these two was awesome! I for one would like to see much more of this in future episodes.

Walker — “Rule Number 17” — Image Number: WLK109b_0072r — Pictured (L-R): Violet Brinson as Stella Walker, Lindsey Morgan as Micki Ramirez and Kale Culley as August Walker — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Walker — “Rule Number 17” — Image Number: WLK109b_0081r — Pictured (L-R): Violet Brinson as Stella Walker and Lindsey Morgan as Micki Ramirez — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Micki took a backseat in this episode but was standing watch over the Walker Family. She took it upon herself to spend time with the kids. A little outing with some shooting lessons proved to be a good bonding experience for the three. The killer might want to beware of the young Walkers as well, because they can shoot.

Walker — “Rule Number 17” — Image Number: WLK109a_0071r — Pictured (L-R): Odette Annable as Geri and Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Some things did go down in this episode that left us all gasping, yelling, and quite upset. So lets get right into what went down. Geri made her return to town for a high stakes poker game or so she says. Walker did confront her about Emily, and Geri of course denied it. Although, she did seem just as upset as Walker after learning that the killer might be at that poker game she was about to go inside to. So seemed so upset that she insisted on wearing a wire when she went inside in order to get them the information they needed to bring the killer down. Now I feel that the confrontation between these two should have been way more dramatic than what we got but it is what it is. They did toy with us a bit and it lead us to a good bit more twists in minutes to come.

Walker — “Rule Number 17” — Image Number: WLK109a_0560r — Pictured: Odette Annable as Geri — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Inside that poker game the attention was on the pretty blonde playing cards, Cali. We were lead to believe that she and Geri seemed to not know one another given the way they spoke to each other. Again it’s what they wanted us to believe but is it true? Cali seemed to be just the girl playing cards who got caught up in all of this mess. But something smelled fishy even then as we watched all this go down.

She later confessed to the big mystery of season one, that she killed Emily Walker. Apparently, Emily had to die because she witnessed them with some drugs that they got too careless with. This story seems a bit too simple though doesn’t it? So we have a confession, but before Cali could keep talking she was suddenly shot by none other than Geri. Now one can speculate that it was to shut Cali up before she said too much. Some even question Captain James actions as he was seen nodding at someone just before Cali was shot. Could he have been nodding at Geri to shoot Cali, or maybe nodding at Cali for some unknown reason? So now we are all left guessing are Geri and Captain James really still part of Emily Walker’s murder.

Walker — “Rule Number 17” — Image Number: WLK109a_0814r — Pictured: Odette Annable as Geri — Photo: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

As if that wasn’t enough, we get perhaps an even bigger shock to the night. Walker went to the Side Step to comfort Geri because she had just killed someone. That’s a hard thing to have to do and she did seem very shaken by it. Either that or the girl puts on a good show. I think I’ll stick with her putting on a good show for now. What we watched as an innocent touching of heads as old friends shockingly lead to a kiss. The fans have gone crazy about this and are not happy with this at all. They are making that very clear on social media. I can’t say that I disagree with them. I believe Walker is kissing the enemy and he doesn’t know it yet.

Given the two week hiatus, I’m sure fans will have social media buzzing in an uproar over this last episode and all of its shocking twists and turns. It will also give us plenty of time to speculate about Emily’s death.


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Lisa Canipe-Moss