Spenser, Rosita and all of Alexandria give Negan more than he bargained for; more guts than he thought. Rick and Aaron ride a boat. Michonne comes to a fork in the road. Carol. Morgan. Kingdom. Hilltop. Darryl. Jesus. This mid-season finale has it all and knows what to do with them.
Negan and Carl bond over Carl's failed hitman move into Saviorville, Jesus is off on ninja runs, Michonne wants a piece of Negan herself, Rick and Aaron find a boat load of problems, Spencer is a sh!t because Gabriel said so and Rosita got a bullet. Did we really need AN HOUR AND A HALF to go thru all that?
Time to check in on Tara and Heathcliff, off on a two week scavenger run oh so many months ago (production wise), and running into a whole new set of problems, situations and broken people.
Maggie and Sasha take center stage on this ep of TWD but as it is with everything, Jesus is everywhere. Unfortunately so is hilltop leader Gregory and those persistently assholian Savior dudes. Meanwhile Carl and Enid have a day-date.
Negan pays an unexpected visit to Alexandria to twist the screw deeper into Rick's gut (he has other plans for his mouth, it seems). The episode was 1/2 hour; did that pay off in intensity?
Meanwhile in the lives of Darryl and Dwight...
Carol and Morgan arrive in the Kingdom and come face to face with King Ezekiel. A complete departure from last week's intense premiere but nonetheless captivating.
There are no words that can adequately express the emotions of the audience who took in the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead. So we spend 50 minutes in awe of what we saw. Join us in astonishment and grief.
You literally see, hear and smell Rick's brain melting inside his skull as he is outfoxed and outmaneuvered by the Saviors as they serve our bewildered crew up on a platter for the long-awaited introduction of Negan and his best friend Lucille. They waste no time getting acquainted with our heroes, one in particular. But WHICH one?
Carol's flown the coop and landed her in a nest of Saviors. Morgan and Rick are on her tail but wondering why. But all eyes are on Darryl chasing Savior Dwight and his wild bunch, Glenn, Rosita and Michonne trying to talk sense into him and....
Darryl, Rosita and Doctor Denise go on a road trip for pharmaceuticals and find a bit more than at least TWO of them were looking for; Eugene and Abraham come to an understanding about how things will be from here on out and Survivor's Remorse rears its ugly head. And Carol's tripping.
Its the Carol and Maggie show as they play chess with the lady Saviors for their very lives but eerily find common ground. Doesn't hold off the blood, tho!
Rick and his clan of mercenaries seek to rid the Hilltop of the threat of the Saviors via a perfectly executed military precision strike into the belly of the beast. Which means, of course, something goes wrong.
Rick and company are led by Jesus to The Hilltop, a community that seems tranquil as a picnic but suffers under the thump of an invading hoard.
Things calm down a bit after the action-packed mid-season premiere but that doesn't mean that Alexandria ain't still hot. Carl, Darryl, and Spenser get their money's worth of worry this episode and Michonne and Rick exchange fluids, enough for Jesus to walk on, apparently.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Now give up your ish! Ripped from the very pages of Robert Kirkman's scintillating comic book novel, TWD's mid-season premiere is action, action, action from first scene to last. Tension rides the backs of the families at Alexandria as fear brings out the worst in some and the unexpected in others.
Morgan vs Carol. Carl vs Jessie's kid. Jessie's other kid vs Ants. Deanna vs walkers. Maggie vs. the ladder. The mid-season finale of TWD has it all as it sets the scene for what's to come.
GLENN IS BACK! Just in time to see it all come tumbling down. Its gut check time before the mid-season finale and the guts be in many knots.
In probably TWD's last game of catch-up before revealing the fate of Glen, we find Sasha helping Abraham take stock of himself and Darryl befallen by a trio looking for an escape from a horde of their own. But - hark! Off the staticy distance comes a faint cry for help. Are we ready to call 'shenanigans'?
The residents of Alexandria have been judged by the assault of the Wolf pack and are taking a toll of themselves in the 5th episode of the best TWD season ever.