Warning: The following incorporates spoilers for Sunday’s The Walking Dead. When you occur to study on, likelihood is you’ll weep.
And (a couple of of) you thought you had been Negan’s best fan! Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead revealed that the Saviors’ former chief has for some time had a secret admirer who’s way more ardent about him than he himself has on a regular basis been. “What It On a regular basis Is” moreover launched Daryl and Connie a baby step nearer to the kiss all of us depend on is coming, shed new light on the origins of Yumiko and Magna’s relationship and began pounding nails into the coffin of a beloved hero. Which one? Protect learning.
‘I CAN’T SAY THAT I REMEMBER RATING WALKERS ON HOTNESS’ | After the hour began with an exceptionally well-directed and -edited prologue throughout which Kelly’s worsening listening to loss put her weak to turning into Walker Chow, we decrease to a runaway Negan as he was approached by Brandon. “Who’s that?” you ask. Good question. Throughout the comics, he was Earl and Tammy Rose’s obnoxious son, nonetheless proper right here, he gave the impression to be the obnoxious offspring of Saviors; in any case, he was obnoxious and had apparently had prolonged idolized the reformed (or on the very least reforming) unhealthy man. And he was dying — foreshadowing! — to ingratiate himself alongside along with his anti-hero. Sooner than taking off after Negan, Brandon had even swiped his iconic leather-based jacket and a bat that he rapidly wrapped in barbed wire. (I don’t assume that was the genuine Lucille, correct?)
Nearly as shortly as I believe viewers did, Negan bored along with his sycophant’s agency (regardless that rating walkers on their hotness appeared like a reasonably hilarious time-killer). The pair had merely occurred upon a website online that Brandon thought would make a rad new Sanctuary as soon as they heard screams. Leaping into movement, Negan saved a woman named Amelia and her son Milo from walkers. Alone with Glenn and Abraham’s murderer, Brandon steered that they bump off the duo and look for the stash of weapons that he not directly imagined that they’d. In response, Negan steered that Brandon head on once more to Alexandria. Nonetheless… nonetheless… what would he inform them? The place would he say he’d been? “I don’t give a s—,” Negan replied, “merely as long as I don’t must see that pasty, creepy-ass face of yours ever as soon as extra.” They often say breaking up is tough to do!
‘SEEMS AS GOOD A TIME AS ANY TO MASTER THE PUEBLO ART OF BASKET-WEAVING’ | At Hilltop, the primary concerns of the day had been fixing the wall (Eugene), bitching about “twiddling our thumbs” in its place of attacking the Whisperers (Earl, starring in a one-geezer manufacturing of Grumpy Earlier Males) and figuring out who saved stealing supplies. When Yumiko turned for options to Magna, who’d been guarding the cellar over the previous heist, her girlfriend responded by briefly mumbling, then cranking up the doc participant. Clearly, they’d completed no kissing since their tiff, lots a lot much less kissing and making up. After Daryl, Canine and Siddiq arrived following a look for Negan, Hilltop’s hunters returned home — minus Kelly. So off Daryl, Canine and Connie went to hunt out her.
When Connie beat herself up over her sister’s disappearance, Daryl stopped their search — wait, what? — to tell her regarding the time he’d saved Merle all through a drunk-fishing mishap. The story made Connie snort, nonetheless um, ultimate we had seen, a walker had been about to faucet Kelly on the shoulder. Priorities, of us! After the trio had been joined by Magna, who apparently was contemplating taking a vow of silence, Canine led them to Kelly — and the stolen supplies. Turned out, she and Magna had been stocking up (I reckoned in case points went south). Erm, let’s inform all those that they solely found the supplies considerably than stole them, Connie steered to Daryl. Once more at Hilltop, Ezekiel reluctantly confirmed Siddiq that he had a tumor the size of a golf ball and remarked on the irony that, sooner than the highest of the world, thyroid most cancers had had a 98-percent survival charge. “Now we every know what it means.”
‘A GUARDIAN TAKEN IS ANOTHER LOST’ | Whereas Aaron was out, presumably looking out for Negan, he spied Gamma killing a walker, spilling its guts and pushing its stays proper right into a creek. I believed maybe she was making an attempt to poison our protagonists’ water present, nonetheless when she returned to Whisperers HQ, we found that she was actually establishing a dam of corpses, per Alpha’s orders. She’d solely come once more for an additional guardian. (Um, she couldn’t have found one throughout the woods? Kelly couldn’t seem to avoid ’em!) Overhearing, a random Whisperer steered that Alpha stop dropping bushes and declaring borders, and in its place unleash the horde. This was a colossal mistake on his half. Alpha put his motion to a vote, and when he acquired no help in any approach, she murdered him. “That’s democracy for you,” she quipped sooner than telling Gamma that she might need him. In any case, “you acknowledged you wished one different guardian.”
When Gamma returned to dam-making with a relish that hinted at how damaged and disturbed she was, she wound up slicing her hand. Immediately, Aaron threw her a bar of cleansing cleaning soap and bandages, and tried (futilely) to impress a dialog. Returning to the Whisperers’ camp, Gamma stuffed in Alpha, who puzzled aloud whether or not or not “the particular person with the metallic arm” might be of use, must her third in command “placed on a model new masks.” Within the meantime, Negan gave Milo an elaborate clarification of what nut-tapping was and supplied to point him and his mom to Hilltop. Or as close to it as he dared get, on the very least. Alas, by the purpose he returned from gathering firewood, Amelia and Milo had been slaughtered by Brandon, who’d thought Negan had knowledgeable him to get misplaced as a verify. In a fury, Negan picked up a rock and bashed Brandon’s obnoxious skull in. He then picked up his earlier jacket and barbed-wire-covered bat and stalked off.
‘I THINK YOU SHOULD FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO SLEEP’ | After Daryl & Co. returned to Hilltop with Kelly and the supplies, Yumiko and Magna had one different argument, this time over the earlier’s perceived suspicion that the latter was the thief (which — am I mistaken? — she and Kelly had been). “For 13 years, that’s the best way you’ve checked out me,” Magna acknowledged. Fairly the other, Yumiko had thought when she met her former shopper that Magna was an innocent one who was mad at everyone on account of she’d on no account had anyone to perception. In flip, Magna acknowledged some points that made it sound like she’d killed an individual who’d abused (or maybe murdered?) her youthful cousin. So that they’d every killed, she added. However Yumiko nonetheless gave her that look. At a obscure impasse, Miko steered that her girlfriend crash elsewhere that night time.
Shut by, sooner than Daryl took off for Alexandria with Siddiq and Canine, Connie apologized for asking him to lie for Kelly and Magna. “Family,” she signed. When he indicated that he understood, she signed that the two of them had been family, too. On the radio with Dante, Siddiq found that Rosita had caught a bug, nothing essential. When Siddiq requested Dante to position Carol on, Ezekiel took his place behind the mic nonetheless chickened out sooner than speaking alongside along with his former queen. Lastly, Negan crossed into Whisperers territory and began dispatching guardians in hopes of attracting the skin-wearers that Amelia had known as “hissers.” When he bought right here face to gnarly face with Beta, he remarked, “All correct, you big-ass freak, let’s do this.” Question was, what was “this”? So, what did you contemplate “What It On a regular basis Is”? Have been you shocked by Ezekiel’s prognosis? Relieved that Negan offed Brandon? Bummed that “Donnie” are nonetheless dancing spherical their feelings?