Where do we go from here? Somewhere more exciting hopefully, because the first half of this season was a snooze fest to say the least. I enjoy seeing Jeffrey Dean Morgan ham it up as Negan and play him a little cheesy, but that takes away from the fact that I don't believe him when he is trying to be scary. That is something that I've felt all season, which means that the entire time he's been on screen has been a series of mixed emotions. The season started out strong because I still think the best moment of the first half is Carol and King Ezekiel sharing a candid moment together.
That is something that got away from us as we spent each week in different places. My fear is that we spend the second half of the season in those same places with those groups being talked into banding together to fight Negan. If that is 2 episodes would it work? Maybe. If it is the entire second half and the season finale ends with them agreeing to fight without ever fighting, does it work? Absolutely not! I'm hoping they are smart enough to know that, but I honestly think that is what is going to happen and this season will end up being the worst, by far, that the show has produced.
Dead so far this season
RIP Sgt. Abraham Ford
RIP Glenn Rhee
Most Likely to Die Next
No way they have the balls to kill off CARL!! do they?
Is Heath actually dead? What does PPP even mean?
My boner if I have to see anymore Rick and Michonne kissing scenes. You can tell the actors think that they are kissing their siblings because there is nothing romantic about it at all.
Gregory is a dumb dick and is going to get himself and others killed.
Spencer is going to die. Maybe not this week, but he's totally dying. (nailed it!!)
The current Mrs. Negan is going to do something dumb, right?
The kid hanging around Morgan is going to get it.
Punchy McDickhead in the back of the truck is definetely getting murdered soon.
The Walking Dead Pool Standing
- Stephen - 69
- Jenifer - 63
- Ronnie - 31
You can see the standings prior to the mid-season finale and that I took the lead based on the fact that my top 3 picks were all the first 3 killed (all by Negan by the way), but if you take a closer look, you'll see some huge differences that make this still up for grabs. We get to re-rank at the mid-season finale, which will lead to some tough choices. Is anyone safe at this point? War is getting closer, so can you say for certain CARL!! is safe or that Michonne can survive being with Rick this long? I'm not certain that you can, but I also don't have strong convictions either. The one thing that I know for sure is that this season could have really used Abraham.
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