The Walking Dead – Stay or Go

Eastman: Your body’s here, but your mind is still there. There’s a door and you want to go through it to get away from it so you do, and it leads you right back to that moment. And you see that door again, and you know it won’t work, but hell maybe it might work. So you step through that door and you’re right back in that horrible moment every time. You still feel it every time. So you just want to stop opening that door. So you just sit in it. But I assure you, one of those doors leads out, my friend.
Morgan: Hey, I don’t have any friends.
Eastman: Get to know me.
Morgan: Oh, I’m going to kill you.
Eastman: Why?
Morgan: Because I have to clear.
Eastman: See that’s the thing, you don’t. We’re not built to kill. We don’t have claws or fangs or armor. Vets they came back with PTSD, that didn’t happen because we’re comfortable with killing. We’re not. We can’t be. We feel. We’re connected. You know, I’ve interviewed over 825 people who’ve done terrible things. I’ve only met one evil person. Some of them were born with bad brains. Some of them got sick along the way. The rest were damaged people, traumatized themselves like you. But they could heal, some more some less, but they can, we all can. I know it. It’s all a circle, and everything gets a return. The door is open. That door right there. It’s always been open. I threw the key in the river a while back. I’m not going to hold you anymore. I can’t stop you. Go. Clear. Or stay. Crash on the couch. And we’ll try to find you another way. The door’s open. It’s been open all along. You stay or you go. Those are the choices. I will not allow you to kill me. I will not allow that.

-The Walking Dead, Season 6, Ep 4 ~ Here’s Not Here

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