Where do we go from here? What have we really accomplished so far anyway....other than a crazy premiere and a snooze fest for the next 6 weeks? This week was a decent episode, even though I'm still not scared of Negan, but I'm hoping they are doing that on purpose. He's clearly a crazy person, but unless it's a finale episode, I just don't think anything is going to happen and I don't see how they can do the war this season either. Is the season finale the start of the war? Can they get that far that quickly?
What we know for sure is that Daryl being a prisoner is boring as shit and that CARL!! is better when he is trying to shoot up Negan's camp, but just like every other time he's tried to help, he messes everything up. CARL!! just isn't good unless he is acting in a scene with Michonne. Prove that I'm wrong....send me a scene where he is actually good in something. Where we currently stand is that some of the group wants to square up with Negan and the other half are beaten down. We do have a few outliers like Father Gabriel that just show up because they haven't had any screen time this season, so they put him in a couple of scenes. From the look of the finale trailer, something is going to happen with a clean shaven Negan, but even that looks like another flashback. How many more people does the show lose with a bad mid-season finale?
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.
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
- Jen - 47
- Stephen - 46
- Ronnie - 13
"The mid-season finale is coming up and something HAS to happen or the show is going to risk their audience just never coming back. This season is boring and spread out too far and the show runners have to know that it got away from them. It will be a chore getting everyone closer and on the same page and I'm not sure how many people are up for that chore. It's starting to remind me of the boring Governor seasons where he stuck around about 12 episodes too long."
7 weeks in and this still hold true headed to the season finale this weekend. There is a reason the ratings are dropping every week and it's not just me.
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