And with the promise of the final three episodes being the current season's most exciting ones yet, is "The Walking Dead" about to see Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) ultimate downfall? Proceed with caution, survivors.
I really liked their relationship in this episode. It really is just a huge episode inasmuch as it has all of the flavors of this season. In fact, finding out that a zombie-bitten Rick would go on to become some God-like figure to the rest of the undead that are roaming the planet would be jaw-dropping stuff.
IGN: Most people have been questioning Eugene's intentions at the Sanctuary since the episode that showed him settling in.
Titled "The Other Side, ' it focused largely on the assembled folk at the Hilltop Colony as well as tracked Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Rosita's (Christian Serratos) mission to avenge the death of Abraham by assassinating The Saviours" leader, Negan. I hope when you get to 716 the audience is like, "Ah, I see what you did there". In issue 112, after Negan kills Spencer in Alexandria, there's the first real confrontation where Andrea snipes Negan's driver as he's leaving, and he has a face-to-face showdown with Rick for the first time where it's clear their arrangement is over.
On Sunday night's Walking Dead, Maggie and Daryl finally talked about Glenn.
"It's just a small scene". In the midst of Daryl nearly killing a Savior while he and Maggie are in hiding, Maggie confronts Daryl. They're not friends, exactly - Rosita's anger and pain is too deep - but Rosita at least allowed herself to share something about who she is and where she came from.
If only Gregory exhibited a fraction of her wisdom. She's not the only on feeling vulnerable this week as Darryl, who, after a unsafe game of hide and seek as he and Maggie attempt to evade Saviours visiting Hilltop to take doctor Carson (after his brother was burned alive by Negan a few weeks ago), confesses he feels guilt for Glenn's death and receives a comforting word from Maggie in a Good Will Hunting-style "it's not your fault" talk. Kudos to the show for not going the easy route and making Gregory entirely unsympathetic. That's unlikely, but it would be pretty sweet to watch Daryl thrust himself into the battle against Negan right after confessing his guilt and inner turmoil.
IGN: After opening with Negan's brutal murders, this season has been about how people respond to what is, in many ways, an incarnation of evil.
Andrew was also asked about Michonne's help in bringing Rick back from the broken man viewers saw at the end of the season premiere.
In the original Walking Dead comic books created by Robert Kirkman, Jesus is written as gay - however his sexuality was yet to be addressed by the TV adaptation, until now. It's just an aspect of the character.
- "It's a long life, and then it isn't". "They even made me uncomfortable".
"You're one of the good things in this world", Maggie tells him. That's what Glenn thought.
- Good to see Eugene still has his grimly gunk. What do you think is most interesting about it?