From just looking at Tyreese, one might expect him to be a smooth operator with the ladies. He’s a big, strong, good-looking guy. During Season 4 of The Walking Dead, Tyreese has already landed himself a girlfriend, which is impressive since it’s not always easy to find romance in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
However, in the “Infected” episode of The Walking Dead, Tyreese makes one of the most bone-headed unromantic moves of all time. Tyreese is making out all hot and heavy with his girl Karen, when Karen stops and asks him what he’s thinking about.
Now, even men with the most minimal experience with women will tell you that the correct answer to this question is: “I’m just thinking about you, only you, and how lucky I am to be with such a beautiful, special lady.”
So what does Tyreese say? Tyreese says, “Yesterday, Zack, can’t stop.” What? If this is the kind of boneheaded moves that Tyreese makes, god help us if he ever goes out on a supply run with a fan favorite like Daryl. There’s no telling what kind of decisions he might make in the face of a walker attack, when someone’s life might be on the line.
So what does Karen say back? Karen sighs and says, “Yeah, me neither.” What else is she going to say? Her man just told her that he’s thinking of some dude getting eaten by zombies while he was making out with her. Talk about taking all the romance out of a situation.
After that boneheaded unromantic move, Tyreese tries to rectify the situation by singing “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” But it’s too little too late. Really at that point, Tyreese probably could have had a zombie Frank Sinatra serenade them, and it wouldn’t have made a difference.
Despite his boneheaded move having clearly killed the mood, Tyreese still goes in to try to close the deal. He suggests that Karen should crash at his place. But Karen tells him not just yet. Really, Tyreese? What did you expect her answer to be?