Monday, March 28, 2016
Hello everyone and welcome back to our discussion of The Walking Dead! Happy Easter for everyone who celebrates. My family certainly celebrated until the late hours of the night. I was able to swing WATCHING the episode at the very least, but I don't feel my attention to detail was at my all time best. (Sometimes the back of my eyelids got that treatment!) So, this happens at least once per half season and I warned about it this time. We'll just have a discussion post instead of a recap. That said, I do have a couple comments to make and will make that after the click!
First of all, on my drive home I was about to throw my phone out the window. I love twitter and twitter notifications. It keeps me in the real-time loop most of the time. But, there's other times when entertainment site twitter handles don't know how to properly tease something without spoiling! So, when 10:00 hit my phone lit up with "Norman Reedus discusses the episode" and then another tweet that says, "DARYL!!!!!" Doesn't leave much to the imagination does it? However, by the time I had gotten home I had decided that because they were so open about discussing this stuff on twitter it must have bene some type of tease on the episode and he wasn't actually killed.
And that's what we all think right? Even Dwight said, "You'll be alright" as the screen cut to black. There is no way that they'd kill off Daryl in that sudden fashion without a little fanfare. He did get his little spotlight in the episode feeling guilty for Denise getting killed, but I don't think that was enough.
Basically, this episode was a "move the pieces into place" episode. Characters are in place for the finale. Carol is out there somewhere; Michonne, Glenn, Rosita and Daryl are caught by Negan's crew; Morgan has confessed to Rick about the wolf and talked once again about people "coming back" from horrible things.....all that's left to do is meet Negan and head into this 90 minute finale!
Okay, now I'm handing the discussion baton over to everyone else! Feel free to chime in with what I missed and I'll add my comments as well. Thank you for your understanding on the brevity of this post. Hope you enjoyed my very brief comments and I'll see you next week!