Welcome to Walking (Dead) Wednesday, kids! I haven’t blogged Walking Dead regularly in the past, but I liked the alliterative quality and, let’s be real, I need to get myself back on a schedule. I’m working on it. And my weekend vlog is up, by the way. It’ll be here tomorrow, but you should go subscribe so you don’t miss anything.
ANYWAY- Midseason premiere, eh? I must be honest, I had a really hard time getting into this episode.
What I Cared About:
Daryl who started the episode literally with a bang with that rocket launcher, and saved the whole freaking day (and, dare I say, episode!) with it again by the end. I was so eager to see him reunited with the group. I hated the initial interaction with Negan’s motorcycle gang, so the rocket launcher is only fair to make that worth it. Sasha and Abraham were total badasses with the machine guns too, and I feel like they sufficiently saved the day.
Glenn and Maggie were also at the top of my mind and I was SO MAD that I had to wait until the very end to see Maggie again. After things were touch and go with Glenn in the beginning of the season, I might never recover from one of my favorite characters almost biting the dust. When Maggie yelled for Glenn, so did I. Enid also sucked less thanks to Glenn.
Surprisingly, Carl losing an eye did not phase me. I think he’ll be badass with an eyepatch. This brings me to…
What I Didn’t Care About:
The Andersons were an absolute waste of my time. Sam bothered me from the get-go and I know people are bothered to see a child eaten by zombies, but you guys– he was such a bad character. Jessie may have brought a ray of hope into Rick’s dim heart but she wasn’t so great either, and just like that, she was gone. Also, Michonne running her sword through Ron should be in the above section ’cause I freaking love her.
Does anyone else think The Alexandrians v. All the Walkers was ridiculous? Rick rages blackouts and fights and everyone decides it’s a good idea to join him? I get it shows that they can work together, but there were so. many. walkers. And literally no one died? Except the Wolf who I didn’t care about at all.
What Surprised Me:
I’ve hated Gabriel since we met him– I have never trusted him. This episode was a major turning point for him, though, and I think I can maybe trust him now.
What did you guys think?!