Welcome back to Walking Dead Weekly. Last night’s episode, “Knots Untie” was a little slower paced, but it laid a lot of groundwork for things to come, and did introduce a new community. Before we get to all that,
Abe and Sasha: Kind of an odd way to start things off–Sasha awkwardly telling Abraham she is changing shifts and talked to Eugene about taking over for her. It was apparent she didn’t want anything to do with Abraham. I immediately thought one of these two characters will be dying. This episode also featured Abraham throughout. It almost seemed like a “goodbye” episode. I hope I am wrong.
“I got a friend in Jesus”: The newly introduced character seems to be friendly, really friendly. Is this really real or is he serving the group up to Negan on a silver platter. I like the guy, and the actor, so I am hoping he is legit.
It’s cool: Carl’s reaction to Rick telling him he and Michonne “just started to be a thing”, was cool. He even said so, showing maturity beyond his years. Would have loved him to say something like, “about time”, or “I thought you guys were doing it for months”.
Pouring the Bisquick: Abraham never ceases to come up with witty phrases to describe mundane things. “pouring the Bisquick” might be the cream of the crop. Glenn’s reaction to it was priceless. More fuel to the fire that Abraham’s story arc is about to change/end.
New Community: The Hilltop–Jesus brought the group to his community. I have to admit, I have read about this in Walking Dead Wikia while reading about other characters. This is a huge moment for the show. Lot’s of things happen between the two communities. We find out about Negan and the Saviors too.
Gregory is a dick: It seems like every leader of a community is, well except for Deanna. Maggie didn’t waste much time giving it right back to him. She used her skills to leverage him into giving up half their stuff for taking care of the Saviors.
In blood, we are brothers? It didn’t take long for Rick to shed someone’s blood. In fairness, he was taking care of the dude who stabbed Gregory. Loved when he looked around at the Hilltop residents and said, “What?”. I bet he felt like he was back in Alexandria before the Wolves attacked.
Questions: We had a lot of things covered in this episode. A minor peeve/question popped into my head when both Glenn and Maggie went on the trek to the Hilltop community. I fully understand why Maggie went in terms of the story, but it was kind of dangerous to take a pregnant woman on an expedition like that, not knowing what to expect.
Who will die? It’s clear there will be a heavy cost of taking Negan out. I’m thinking Abraham might be the first to go. Who else? This is a question that will go unanswered until the season finale, and perhaps beyond.
Who will object? At the end of the episode we see Rick addressing the community back at Alexandria. We see the members as he is explaining the deal with the Hilltop community to take out the Saviors. He says it will be a group decision and for anyone with objections to do so now. I can imagine Morgan would be opposed to this. I would not be surprised if he declines.
Zombie kill of the week: Not much action here. There was a grand total of 2 walkers killed in the dark–one by Daryl and one by Glenn. Rick stabbed a dude in the neck though, and he bled out all over him. I’m going with that.
Season 6 is setting up to be epic, 2 new factions and a superbad in Negan. Looks like we won’t get to see him until the season finale. Stay tuned. See you next week!