I was not the most pleased with this episode when it ended. I’m not sure why, maybe because it left us on a cliffhanger. But I guess that actually makes it a really great mid-season finale. And now that some time has passed since I initially started this post, I’m appreciating the episode more and more.
Let’s go over some things though.
Morgan and Carol: Finally, this happened. Of course I’m on Team Carol, I think she was right to want to kill the wolf man. Their fight scene was super nerve wracking. I’m really worried about Carol with her probably now double concussion.
Denise & The Wolf. Okay, first off, it was so super frustrating that Tara headshot like twelve walkers in the last episode while hanging over a wall and then acted like she couldn’t shoot one human man in the head while standing still. Seriously, you shoot walkers in the head ALL THE TIME. They should have just shot him! Especially Tara, who is such good friends with Denise now. I was so mad when they just handed over their guns. And what’s Denise’s fate now? Probably she’s going to get pushed into the walkers by the wolf and get eaten. Tara is turning into Beth when it comes to relationships. I really don’t see how Denise is going to get out of this alive.
Carl & Ron: Another nerve wracking fight scene. But I loved how Carl played it, just taking Ron’s gun and telling him to calm the hell down.
The Cold Open & The End: I suspected Sam was going to die when the cold open was of him and then he had that Nicholas-esque moment of anxiety. Then he started talking at the end and I was positive he was a goner. And then the credits rolled. I was so mad about both the cold open (I don’t care about CGI ants!) and the end (how is it over!?). But I guess it does mean it’s going to be a badass Episode 9.
Deanna. Loved the scare of her being at Judith’s crib and I liked all the things she had to say, especially to Michonne. I also liked that she told us what she meant in the earlier episode when she told Rick ‘wrong answer’ about why he saved Spencer. I hope that this happening to Deanna will put Rick into a position where he does treat the whole town and all the Alexandrians like their his own, taking care of the others and not just his group.
Guts. I was so in a panic when Rick said ‘We need two of them’ because I knew exactly what was going to happen because of the comic and because of spoilers. And I had read that the spoiler was actually debunked, so I expected things to go a different way. I was really surprised when it happened, them covering themselves in guts and leaving, but it also made sense because the spoiler being debunked was right, it didn’t happen in this episode after all. It will happen in the next. So much to look forward to!
What’s Going To Happen:
Go read the spoilers if you want to know about how things will go down with Rick & the gang in their gut-cloaks. I won’t talk about that. I think Daryl & the gang will give up their things to Negan’s group, but will make it back to Alexandria. Maybe they’ll meet Jesus along the way. Denise is not going to get killed, fingers crossed. We’ll hopefully see what’s going on with some of the other Alexandrians we didn’t see this episode, like Heath, Spencer and Tobin.
My Mid-Season Finale Rankings:
- Too Far Gone, Season 4 (Hershel!)
- Coda, Season 5 (I loved Beth, this one was heartbreaking to me.)
- Pretty Much Dead Already, Season 2 (Sophia!)
- Start To Finish, Season 6 (Cliffhanger! What!?)
- Made To Suffer, Season 3 (I barely even remember this episode.)
Okay, that’s all I have to say about this episode. Comment if you watched and have any thoughts about what went down and what we have in store.
Bonus: My live video reaction of this episode is posted below.