The episode prior to the season finale is typically a fast paced one with lots of action and the occasional death or two of a significant character. Something They Need was more of a table setting episode. I can only expect that the finale will finally be the start of the war between the Saviors and all of the rest of the communities minus the Oceansiders. The positioning going on is reminiscent of the Allied forces in World War 2 aligning to take on the Nazis, with some participants being more reluctant than others.
Surprise. Surprise. Surprise. I would never have guessed that Sasha’s ill-conceived attempt at assassinating Negan would result in her being captured. This whole story line has reeked of utter stupidity, and it is one of the weaker ones in the show’s history. Now Sasha is behind bars. She tries to trick Eugene into giving her a weapon, but instead he gives her pills to kill herself. So much for that plan. Sasha’s best move is to cozy up to Negan and bide her time until Rick and company attack.
Tara finally spills the beans about Oceanside. She kept that secret for like all of a week or so in the show’s timeline. At least they managed it without killing anyone. On the other hand, they did leave a community full of women and children without any weapons to defend themselves against the zombies.
I will say it again, how the hell did Gregory become the leader of the Hilltoppers? What group of people would actually get this useless idiot to be their leader? If there was an election for the head of the donut committee, this dude wouldn’t win. This is probably the dumbest thing in this show’s history that he would actually be the leader of a group of people. It almost seems impossible that he hasn’t killed a zombie yet. Maggie should be smart enough to know that she can’t trust him and that he’s going to give her up to the Saviors.
I like the fact that Daryl wanted to tear Dwight’s throat out and had to be restrained by Rick before killing the bastard. He so has it coming to him. On the other hand, I do believe that his defection from the Saviors is genuine and that he wants to kill the Saviors.
Can we get to some actual fighting, for the love of God? This has been a bit of a slow build, but I can only hope that when it happens, it will deliver. I’m hopeful and crossing my fingers.