The mid-season finale is in the books! Start to finish was a wild episode. Almost everything I fear would happen, did happen. Before we get to it,
Not sure where to start. My head is still spinning.
Carl vs Ron part 2 and 3: It didn’t take long for Carl to realize he needed to disarm Ron. I am a little surprised at his tolerance. I suppose it shows maturity. I was looking for the old Carl who would have shot him while he was handing over his gun. I am also disappointed he let Ron kick his ass. Sure Ron is bigger, but Carl is battle tested. I did like their interaction in their 3rd confrontation. Carl agreed that their dads were killers, “but yours was an asshole” was classic. I thought Ron was going to dive backwards through the window when he said that. I wish he would have said, “but you don’t have to be”.
Carol vs Morgan: The fight, I thought might happen, happened. It could have not come out at a more inappropriate time–or place. I mean, seriously? Put it back in your pants Carol. Say what you want about Morgan, anything that happens as result of Wolf king getting out is on her.
Drop your guns: Really? When Rosita, Tara, and Eugene came in, they had Wolf King badly outnumbered and outgunned. They gave their weapons up so fast, I couldn’t even scream, “Don’t give your weapons up!”. Rosita is a pretty good shot. Denise is pretty much toast. Wolf King is going to use her as a meat shield and run over the wall. Very sad at this.
The dirty half-dozen, plus one: Rick and company covered themselves in walker guts and are about to set out for the armory. My fear is that Sam is going to freak out at some point. I hope he doesn’t. My next fear is that Ron is going to get another gun and go crazy. I might be a little irrational at this point, I haven’t watched Talking Dead yet. I’m writing this way earlier than usual. (this was written before I saw Sam yelling for his mom)
Maggie: Maggie got away but she probably got stuck in the worst place. However, Glenn did see her at the end of the show. Which means–Glen could witness her dying and not be able to do a damn thing about it. Lovely, isn’t it?
Deanna: I absolutely loved her character this season. It took her husband dying, but she quickly adapted to how things were. It’s a shame it ended so soon, and I am REALLY pissed how the end came about. Not that she had to die, or how it ultimately played out. She fell. That was so cheap. Carol fell too, I mean, what the hell is going on. Deanna fell and landed on SAW BLADE, then got bit by a walker (which I didn’t see. I rewatched it like 5-6 times). I loved her line after she realized it happened: “Well, shit.” I also love the way she chose to go out. Instead of using her bullets on her, she got up and used them on some walkers.
The end is just the beginning: Even though I have not read the comic, I have read enough of the Walking Dead Wikia to know a few things. It started out innocently wanting to know more about certain characters, and how closely the show is following the comic. Hint and probably spoiler warning: If you read about Rick Grimes, it pretty much tells you the whole story. However, the show differs from the comic more than it follows it. Which brings me to the scene after the credits roll: We find out why Glenn beat Abraham, Sasha, and Daryl, back to Alexandria. They got stopped by a group that mentions Negan. In the comic, Negan is a very bad dude. That’s all I am going to say. I have a real fear for the trio.
Questions: Why would there be questions? What kind of silliness is that?
Spencer: Where the eff is he? Will he run into the Wolf King? Is he cowering and drinking himself silly? Will he see his mom after she turns into a walker?
How will Glenn save Maggie? You know he will make his best effort. Will he get to her in time?
Will all of Rick’s group make it to the armory safely? At the very end of the episode Sam starts calling out for his mom. This is certainly going to attract some of the walkers.
Why does everyone keep giving up their guns? Only bad things can happen. This annoys the hell out of me.
What will the rest of the groups reaction be once they find out about Morgan and the Wolf King? Will Carol still want a piece of him? Will Tara want some revenge if Denise ends up dead.
Who will die in the meeting with Negan? It’s hard for me to talk about this because I know stuff. As I said earlier, a lot is not following the comic books. It could go a couple different ways. One way, is that he takes Sasha, Abraham, and Daryl prisoner. Another is that he kills one or more of them. There is another thing that can happen. Someone says they are headed back to their camp (big mistake?) and he goes back with them. Bad things are going to happen. I was warned about this dude a while ago. Either way, they were bound to meet this dude at some point.
Zombie kill of the week: Nothing spectacular this week. Some shots, some stabbings. I think I am going to have to go with Deanna taking out a handful before she runs out of bullets. You know, we don’t actually see her die…