How about that… The Walking Dead…

Spoiler alert… don’t read further if you haven’t watched the latest episode. If you don’t care, well, then, read on.

So, how about the fact the Richonne ship finally sailed? I’ve heard various complaints about it, but if you didn’t see it coming, you really haven’t been paying attention. This has been building up for AWHILE now. Like, since right after the prison, actually, and it wasn’t a shocker.

“But, what about Jessie…”

Andrew Lincoln and Scott Gimple both addressed that already, and if you’re a fan of the comic, the reason for Jessie was clear, too. But, if not, by all means, read an interview here … or here. Caught up? Good, here’s why I don’t have a problem with it at all…

Now, in the comics this romance is of the Andrick variety, meaning it’s Andrea and Rick together. Why? Because they’re survivors. It makes sense that it’s now Rick and Michonne in this place (since Andrea is obviously dead on the show). The comic Michonne is a whole different animal than the one in the television show, and if I were reading Kirkman’s comic and this happened, I’d have a harder time believing it. She’s something of a cunt in the written version of the TWD universe. Yes, I know, she’s a “fan favorite,” but not this fan.

My biggest concern with the episode was how they portrayed Jesus. I’m happy as hell he’s in the show now, as he’s one of my comic favorites, but I don’t know. There’s just something about the way he introduced himself that didn’t sit right with me.

Jesus was always a no-bullshit, stand up guy, but he never really fucked with Rick and the group, except when they were trying to kill him. And all he did then was defend himself. The whole stealing of the truck thing bugged me. It didn’t seem like a move Jesus would make, not if he wants to gain their trust. And, really, if it was all just part of the plan to get into Alexandria to scout them out, seems way too convoluted to me. I’ll be keeping tabs on him and see if he starts walking on water again soon.

Walker Deanna was cool, but I wanted to see walker Jessie. Better yet, walker Ron or Sam, and watch someone kill them again. Alas, it was not to be, which is probably for the best.

What did you think of the episode, Brownies? Yay or nay?

2 responses to “How about that… The Walking Dead…

  1. Liked the episode for the most part, didn’t like the jump ahead by 2 months. Created too many unlikely scenarios. I also get that they wanted to humanize Deanna for the scene in the woods, but the way she went out in a blaze of glory wouldn’t have left her looking so ‘good.’ But then, this show has always taken liberties when it benefited them.

    • The “looking good” part didn’t bother me much. I suppose, after she emptied her gun, she could have shut the door again. Would they have gotten in? Probably, but would it have been before she turned? Who knows. My biggest complaint about Deanna was how did she get out of Alexandria without anyone piking her in the first place? They had to have cleared that house, the town, obviously, so how did she get away?

      Every show takes those liberties when it benefits them. The good ones just do it far less often than the bad ones. So far, TWD has maintained itself pretty well in the grand scheme of things, at least in my opinion. The tough part is coming up with Negan.

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