- The episode focused on Eugene's arrival at the Sanctuary as well as shining a light on Dwight as he investigates Daryl's sudden departure. Of course, this means we got lots of Negan too.
- Eugene AKA Mr. Smarty Pants was treated much better than Daryl. He had better living conditions and was considered "one of them" where he was able to request anything he wanted within reason. In order to keep these perks he nervously came up with an inventive way to keep walkers hanging on a fence for Negan to prove his intelligence. Now, I forget if Eugene is actually really smart or it's part of his lie to stay alive. I think he is actually really smart but the whole thing of being part of the effort to cure the zombie apocalypse was a lie to stay alive a couple seasons back and he resurrected this lie. The smile that he gave while walking away from an encounter with Negan made me think that more. Keep in mind, I was REALLY tired when watching!
- Eugene was treated to a night with Negan's wives but just for socializing and fun without the bedroom perks. I don't remember the names of the wives, but basically 2 of the 3 tried to convince Eugene to make a pill to kill Negan whilst saying it was for the other wive who recently lost her husband (again, thanks to Negan). He was smart enough to pick up on this and did not take the bait. Instead he focused on pickles, atari games and working his way into Negan's trust.
- Dwight, on the other hand, was tasked with piecing together how Daryl got away. It was clearly Sherry, which we all assumed. What we didn't know he she high tailed it out of there as well. Dwight went back to their old home which was designated as their rendezvous point if they ever got separated. Sherry had left Dwight a letter that said she will not go back and he shouldn't either (and a bunch of other stuff that I think I slept through! Just being honest). Dwight, in order to protect Sherry, went back and informed the Doctor and Negan that he killed her. Then he set up the doctor as another lover of Sherry's and the cause of escape. He took the "Bye Honey" portion of the letter and planted it in the Doc's office as it matched the note that was left for Daryl. I may have been falling asleep but when Negan through the doc into the fire I shot right up. WHAAAAT!?!?! They say they have a backup doctor, but I was sure if he was referring to Eugene or not.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Hello everyone and welcome back to our Season 7 Walking Dead discussion. I'll be up front about this. Due to getting to this episode very late last night while being half asleep this is going to be a very brief discussion of last night's episode. I'm sure we can fill in any missing pieces in our discussion in the comments! Let's dive in.
And that's essentially the episode. I'm sure I missed a lot of stuff and I would appreciate anyone filling in the blanks! I'm sure it's just a matter of time before Dwight's lie gets figured out. In either case maybe this will be what pushes him to helping Rick's crew? Maybe it'll be somehow tied to Eugene's ascent in the Savior ranks? Time will tell.
Hope you enjoyed my minimalist ramblings and I'll see you in the comments!