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[Reveal] Spoiler: Heads Up
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I don't think Glen is dead. If you notice, when they fall off the dumpster, Nicolas falls on TOP of Glen. Also, I'm pretty sure no one has intestines in their chest, as the filming angle sugested. With that much blood and guts pouring out, there's no way he'd still be conscious enough to be screaming. I know TV isn't always very accurate, but I'm pretty sure they'd not overlook that.
GLENN'S ALIVE
GLENN'S ALIVE
OH THANK GOD
GLENN'S ALIVE
YOU WERE RIGHT
I WAS WRONG
AND I'M TOTALLY FINE WITH THAT


Even more importantly, FINALLY CARL'S HAT IS BACK OH YEAH COME ON ADMIT IT THAT'S WHAT EVERYONE WAS REALLY WONDERING ABOUT ALL THIS TIME WE HAVEN'T SEEN IT ALL SEASON BUT NOW IT'S FINALLY BACK AGAIN

And lastly, OH SHIT THE WALL IS DOWN THE HERD'S COMING INSIDE AND ALSO RON IS PACKING HEAT WHILE FOLLOWING CARL AROUND OMINOUSLY

Oh yeah, PLUS RICK DOESN'T GO IN FOR PRAYER MEETINGS BY THE SOLAR PANELS

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Well, Season 6-B will be picking up again next weekend, so naturally I've gotta set the stage here. Especially in light of the fact that the season's first half left off on two of the most brutal cliffhangers of the entire series thus far.

At the end of the last episode, there was a post-credits bombshell that one might have missed if they didn't catch the original broadcast, due to the somewhat annoying way AMC split it off from the episode itself in order to drive up ratings for the premiere of their new martial-arts series Into the Badlands (which doesn't impress me). So, for those who may have missed it (and everyone else too), here it is.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Start to Finish

This is what my previous post was in reference to, FYI.

Yeah, so that's kinda really not good. But something even worse is about to transpire in Alexandria, which has been overwhelmed by the Mega-Herd:
[Reveal] Spoiler: No Way Out

I have suspicions and speculations of course, but the only thing I'll say right now is this: if the rest of this scene plays out anything remotely like it did in the comics, this will probably be the most horrifying and traumatic episode of the entire series so far. And the season is virtually guaranteed to end with something even worse.

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AMC has posted the first four minutes of the mid-season premiere online, so here's the opening of No Way Out:

[Reveal] Spoiler: No Way Out

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Okay, no spoilers yet, but...holy shit.

That. Was. EPIC.

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[Reveal] Spoiler: No Way Out
So as shown in the previous clips I posted, the first half of Season 6 left off with Sasha, Abraham and Daryl being threatened on the road by a group of Negan's Saviors. The standoff is very abruptly resolved by Daryl via the RPG Abraham found on their trip, with which he blows Negan's welcoming crew to smithereens.

In Alexandria, the Grimes and Anderson families, plus Michonne and Gabriel, are slowly making their way through the Mega-Herd of walkers crowding the streets as the sun is setting. Rick realizes that the flare guns in the armory won't be enough to draw the Mega-Herd away, so he decides they should go all the way to the quarry, instead, to retrieve the vehicles there. Jessie points out that they'll never make such a long hike through the undead with Judith in tow, so Gabriel offers to take her to his church, where some of the other townsfolk are hiding and praying. Jessie tries to convince Sam to go with them also, but Sam refuses, and Jessie relents. In what I'm pretty sure was a series first, Rick thanks Gabriel.

Meanwhile, Tara, Rosita, Eugene, Carol and Morgan are still stuck in the detention building, where the Wolf leader and Denise left them. Tara wants to go out after them, but Rosita convinces her not to. Carol is still pissed at Morgan for not letting her kill the Wolf, but at least they're not trying to kill each other anymore.

A short distance away, the Wolf and Denise are hiding in a stairwell, waiting for an opening to escape.

Outside the town's walls, Glenn and Enid make their way into the abandoned church and Glenn comes up with a plan to rescue Maggie, who's trapped on an unstable platform along one of the walls. Glenn gives an inspiring speech involving Dale and Hershel, and Enid finds a Bible Glock.

A short time later, it's now dark, and the Grimes-Anderson-Michonne procession is still slowly making their way through the throng of shambling corpses. Sam loses his nerve and starts to panic, and is immediately torn apart and devoured, to everyone's horror. Jessie screams in anguish at the sight of her son being eaten alive, and the walkers quickly rip into her, as well. But she is still holding Carl's hand in a death grip as the walkers swarm her, so Rick is forced to pull out his hatchet and chop off his would-be girlfriend's hand while she's being eaten in order to save Carl. In the struggle, Jessie's gun falls to the ground and is picked up by Ron, who prepares to shoot Rick with it. Michonne runs him through with her sword (Governor-style) but the gun still goes off, only instead of hitting Rick, the bullet goes right through Carl's eye. While the walkers are gorging themselves on the Anderson family, Rick and Michonne make a run for the infirmary with Carl.

Elsewhere in town, the sound of the gunshot draws the attention of the rest of the Mega-Herd, and the Wolf sees an opening for he and Denise to run to the wall. They make a break for it, but halfway there a walker grabs Denise and struggles with her. The Wolf comes back to save her and gets bitten on the arm in the process, so Denise convinces him to take her to the infirmary instead, so she can save his life by amputating the limb. On their way there, Carol spots them from the upper floor of the detention building, and she shoots the Wolf in the chest. In a surprisingly selfless final act, he continues fighting the walkers as he dies, telling Denise to escape.

Denise makes it to the infirmary, where Aaron, Heath and Spencer are waiting. They see Michonne and Rick rushing toward them through the Mega-Herd, with Rick carrying the wounded Carl. Denise collects herself and marshals her confidence, determined to save Carl's life. Rick is in a state of near-shock when they arrive, and Denise immediately goes to work on Carl's eye. Unable to do anything to help and unwilling to stand by helplessly, Rick snaps out of his haze, grabs his hatchet and heads back outside to fight the Mega-Herd. Michonne quickly joins him, followed by Aaron, Heath and Spencer.

Watching from their windows, the other Alexandrians see Rick, Michonne and the others fighting for their town, and are inspired to take up weapons and join in. As he leaves the church with machete in hand, Gabriel -- Gabriel! -- has one of the most spectacular lines of the episode: "We've been praying, together, praying that God will save our town. Well our prayers have been answered! God will save Alexandria...because God has given us the courage to save it ourselves."

Seeing what is happening, Carol, Morgan, Tara and Rosita prepare to join the battle. When Eugene moves to follow them, Rosita, still skeptical about both his skills and his courage, tells him he doesn't have to. "That's incorrect, I do," Eugene argues. "No one gets to clock out today, and hell...this is a story people are gonna tell."

On the other side of town, a large group of walkers are shaking the platform Maggie is on, trying to tear it down. Glenn runs into the street with the Bible Glock, firing wildly, trying to draw as much attention as he can, while Enid climbs up to Maggie with a makeshift rope they can both use to climb down the other side of the wall. Glenn battles the Mega-Herd alone, fully intending to sacrifice himself to protect his wife and unborn child, when the others finally return with their fuel truck. Abraham and Sasha begin gunning down the walkers.

After Glenn lets the truck in through the gate, he suggests using it to lead the Mega-Herd away from Alexandria. But Daryl has a different solution in mind. He backs the truck up to the pond in the center of town and dumps gasoline from its tank into the water, then fires an RPG into the pond, causing a YUGE explosion and fire which draws the attention of every walker in town, and distracting the ones the other Alexandrians are fighting.

In one of the most epic sequences of the entire series so far, everyone -- Rick, Michonne, Glenn, Morgan, Daryl, Maggie, Carol, Sasha, Tara, Abraham, Rosita, Eugene, Gabriel, Aaron, Heath, Spencer, Enid, Eric, Olivia, Tobin, Francine, Bruce, and others -- throw themselves into the battle. And, working together, they accomplish the impossible: they fight the Mega-Herd, and win. By morning, every last walker is dead and the town once again belongs to the living.

As he sits by Carl's bedside, gripping his now-comatose son's hand tightly, Rick admits that he was wrong about the people of Alexandria. Now, he realizes what they can accomplish if they all work together: that they can rebuild and expand the town, and more; that all of Deanna's plans are really possible. He says that after they won the fight against the Mega-Herd, for the first time since before he was shot in the very first episode, Rick feels truly hopeful for the future. He wants to build a new world, and he wants Carl to be there to see it. As Rick pleads with his son to wake up, Carl's grip tightens on his.

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[Reveal] Spoiler: No Way Out
So as shown in the previous clips I posted, the first half of Season 6 left off with Sasha, Abraham and Daryl being threatened on the road by a group of Negan's Saviors. The standoff is very abruptly resolved by Daryl via the RPG Abraham found on their trip, with which he blows Negan's welcoming crew to smithereens.

In Alexandria, the Grimes and Anderson families, plus Michonne and Gabriel, are slowly making their way through the Mega-Herd of walkers crowding the streets as the sun is setting. Rick realizes that the flare guns in the armory won't be enough to draw the Mega-Herd away, so he decides they should go all the way to the quarry, instead, to retrieve the vehicles there. Jessie points out that they'll never make such a long hike through the undead with Judith in tow, so Gabriel offers to take her to his church, where some of the other townsfolk are hiding and praying. Jessie tries to convince Sam to go with them also, but Sam refuses, and Jessie relents. In what I'm pretty sure was a series first, Rick thanks Gabriel.

Meanwhile, Tara, Rosita, Eugene, Carol and Morgan are still stuck in the detention building, where the Wolf leader and Denise left them. Tara wants to go out after them, but Rosita convinces her not to. Carol is still pissed at Morgan for not letting her kill the Wolf, but at least they're not trying to kill each other anymore.

A short distance away, the Wolf and Denise are hiding in a stairwell, waiting for an opening to escape.

Outside the town's walls, Glenn and Enid make their way into the abandoned church and Glenn comes up with a plan to rescue Maggie, who's trapped on an unstable platform along one of the walls. Glenn gives an inspiring speech involving Dale and Hershel, and Enid finds a Bible Glock.

A short time later, it's now dark, and the Grimes-Anderson-Michonne procession is still slowly making their way through the throng of shambling corpses. Sam loses his nerve and starts to panic, and is immediately torn apart and devoured, to everyone's horror. Jessie screams in anguish at the sight of her son being eaten alive, and the walkers quickly rip into her, as well. But she is still holding Carl's hand in a death grip as the walkers swarm her, so Rick is forced to pull out his hatchet and chop off his would-be girlfriend's hand while she's being eaten in order to save Carl. In the struggle, Jessie's gun falls to the ground and is picked up by Ron, who prepares to shoot Rick with it. Michonne runs him through with her sword (Governor-style) but the gun still goes off, only instead of hitting Rick, the bullet goes right through Carl's eye. While the walkers are gorging themselves on the Anderson family, Rick and Michonne make a run for the infirmary with Carl.

Elsewhere in town, the sound of the gunshot draws the attention of the rest of the Mega-Herd, and the Wolf sees an opening for he and Denise to run to the wall. They make a break for it, but halfway there a walker grabs Denise and struggles with her. The Wolf comes back to save her and gets bitten on the arm in the process, so Denise convinces him to take her to the infirmary instead, so she can save his life by amputating the limb. On their way there, Carol spots them from the upper floor of the detention building, and she shoots the Wolf in the chest. In a surprisingly selfless final act, he continues fighting the walkers as he dies, telling Denise to escape.

Denise makes it to the infirmary, where Aaron, Heath and Spencer are waiting. They see Michonne and Rick rushing toward them through the Mega-Herd, with Rick carrying the wounded Carl. Denise collects herself and marshals her confidence, determined to save Carl's life. Rick is in a state of near-shock when they arrive, and Denise immediately goes to work on Carl's eye. Unable to do anything to help and unwilling to stand by helplessly, Rick snaps out of his haze, grabs his hatchet and heads back outside to fight the Mega-Herd. Michonne quickly joins him, followed by Aaron, Heath and Spencer.

Watching from their windows, the other Alexandrians see Rick, Michonne and the others fighting for their town, and are inspired to take up weapons and join in. As he leaves the church with machete in hand, Gabriel -- Gabriel! -- has one of the most spectacular lines of the episode: "We've been praying, together, praying that God will save our town. Well our prayers have been answered! God will save Alexandria...because God has given us the courage to save it ourselves."

Seeing what is happening, Carol, Morgan, Tara and Rosita prepare to join the battle. When Eugene moves to follow them, Rosita, still skeptical about both his skills and his courage, tells him he doesn't have to. "That's incorrect, I do," Eugene argues. "No one gets to clock out today, and hell...this is a story people are gonna tell."

On the other side of town, a large group of walkers are shaking the platform Maggie is on, trying to tear it down. Glenn runs into the street with the Bible Glock, firing wildly, trying to draw as much attention as he can, while Enid climbs up to Maggie with a makeshift rope they can both use to climb down the other side of the wall. Glenn battles the Mega-Herd alone, fully intending to sacrifice himself to protect his wife and unborn child, when the others finally return with their fuel truck. Abraham and Sasha begin gunning down the walkers.

After Glenn lets the truck in through the gate, he suggests using it to lead the Mega-Herd away from Alexandria. But Daryl has a different solution in mind. He backs the truck up to the pond in the center of town and dumps gasoline from its tank into the water, then fires an RPG into the pond, causing a YUGE explosion and fire which draws the attention of every walker in town, and distracting the ones the other Alexandrians are fighting.

In one of the most epic sequences of the entire series so far, everyone -- Rick, Michonne, Glenn, Morgan, Daryl, Maggie, Carol, Sasha, Tara, Abraham, Rosita, Eugene, Gabriel, Aaron, Heath, Spencer, Enid, Eric, Olivia, Tobin, Francine, Bruce, and others -- throw themselves into the battle. And, working together, they accomplish the impossible: they fight the Mega-Herd, and win. By morning, every last walker is dead and the town once again belongs to the living.

As he sits by Carl's bedside, gripping his now-comatose son's hand tightly, Rick admits that he was wrong about the people of Alexandria. Now, he realizes what they can accomplish if they all work together: that they can rebuild and expand the town, and more; that all of Deanna's plans are really possible. He says that after they won the fight against the Mega-Herd, for the first time since before he was shot in the very first episode, Rick feels truly hopeful for the future. He wants to build a new world, and he wants Carl to be there to see it. As Rick pleads with his son to wake up, Carl's grip tightens on his.


I got really excited there for a minute, but then my hopes were expertly dashed. Good episode tho, for sure.

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Zanth wrote:
I got really excited there for a minute, but then my hopes were expertly dashed.
Do I want to know why...? :P

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Quick note from Danai Gurira via Talking Dead: two months have passed since the previous episode.
[Reveal] Spoiler: The Next World
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I got really excited there for a minute, but then my hopes were expertly dashed.
Do I want to know why...? :P


[Reveal] Spoiler:
I hate Carl.

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[Reveal] Spoiler: The Next World
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I hate Carl.
Well...to be entirely honest, you may need to figure out some way to deal with that, because it's only fair to warn you, he's going to be a very important part of what's coming, and will only become more so from here on out.

Anyway, as for Sunday night's episode...as previously mentioned, two months have passed since the Alexandrians took back their town from the Mega-Herd, and all seems to have been unusually peaceful in the interim. Rick is literally loosening tightening his belt, Judith is (finally!) up and moving around on her own, and Carl is on his way to becoming the next Governor has recovered from his second gunshot wound. Alexandria -- now officially the "Alexandria Safe Zone", as it's referred to in the comics -- has been rebuilt and fortified, and renovations, which Maggie seems to be taking charge of, are ongoing. But supplies are running low, so Rick and Daryl head out on a run, and Denise also mentions that Tara and Heath will be leaving on a two-week scavenging trip soon. It's confirmed that Rick has really terrible taste in music.

Sheer luck, or "the law of averages" as Rick optimistically puts it, leads them to a sorghum farm, which Eugene had specifically told them to look for. They find a panel truck stocked full of supplies, an incredible turn of fortune. On their way home, they stop at a gas station, where they literally run into Paul "Jesus" Rovia (whose last name has evidently been changed to avoid confusion with the Monroe family in Alexandria). Rick is intrigued and considers inviting him to join them, but now it's Daryl who is suspicious, after having been burned by Dwight (who still has his crossbow, BTW). As for Paul, he's mysterious but friendly, and even apologizes when he steals their truck, forcing Rick and Daryl to chase him on foot for several miles. They eventually catch up to him when he stops, and after a brief scuffle, they leave him tied up in the road. During the drive home, they discover that Paul actually got loose and climbed on top of the truck immediately after they'd left him, which leads to a rather comical chase in a field, during which Paul saves Daryl's life from a walker, but gets knocked unconscious when the truck's open door hits him in the head as the truck rolls backwards into a lake and sinks to the bottom, along with all the supplies. So they bring him back to Alexandria for medical attention, much to Daryl's annoyance.

The moral of the story, clearly, is that if you get into a fistfight with Jesus, your truck full of supplies may end up at the bottom of a lake. Obviously.

Back at Alexandria, meanwhile, Michonne follows Spencer on a mysterious personal quest into the surrounding woods. Carl and Enid also happen to be in the woods, where Carl now enjoys spending time, and they happen to encounter the very thing Spencer has been searching for: his undead mother, Deanna, who evidently wandered off when everyone was fighting the Mega-Herd. Over Enid's objections, Carl leads Deanna to Spencer and Michonne, so Spencer can kill her (which he does). When Michonne later confronts Carl and asks him why he didn't kill Deanna himself, Carl explains that "it should be someone who loved her, someone who's family." He adds that he would do it for Michonne. Touched, she returns the sentiment.

After Rick and Daryl bring Paul back to Alexandria and have Denise check him over, they leave him locked in the detention building with some water and a note. Rick and Daryl agree that it's stupid to be going out and doing these things, and they agree to do it again tomorrow.

Exhausted, Rick returns home, where Michonne shows him a video of Judith sleep-crawling. They laugh about the day's events, and particularly the package of mints Rick brought back in lieu of the toothpaste Michonne had asked him to find. Then, they finally realize what much of the audience has been clamoring for since the end of Season 3, and decide to get it on. Later, as they're both lying in Rick's bed, Jesus appears to them and tells Rick that it's time they had a talk.

Okay, I admit it: I'm gonna have some fun with that.

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I guess I really ought to update the thread again before tonight's epic 90-minute season finale, huh...? :oops:

[Reveal] Spoiler: Knots Untie
After their decidedly awkward initial meetings, Jesus formally introduces himself to the people of Alexandria as a representative of the Hilltop, and proposes establishing trade between the two communities. Alexandria's food situation is growing desperate but they have an exceptionally well-stocked armory, whereas the Hilltop has plenty of food but no weapons. Although justifiably wary given their past experiences, Rick, Michonne, Glenn, Maggie, Daryl and Abraham set out for the Hilltop with Jesus in Dale's Aaron's RV. On the way there, they rescue several Hilltop residents who'd crashed their car on the road, including Dr. Harlan Carson, the Hilltop's resident physician who conveniently happens to be an OB/GYN. During the long drive, Abraham also questions Glenn about his parental intentions with a characteristically amusing metaphor involving Bisquick and pancakes.

Upon reaching the Hilltop, Jesus convinces the spear-wielding guards to let Rick and his heavily-armed entourage inside, and he asks Rick to trust him, as he's trusted them. The Hilltop seems slightly smaller than its depiction in the comics, but is otherwise very true to the source material: a rustic but thriving walled-in enclave built around a large central manor, situated atop a hill. Jesus introduces the Alexandrians to the town's leader, Gregory, who is a smug, condescending, self-absorbed egomaniac, and it's immediately obvious that he is. Sensing that any discussion between himself and Gregory will end with Gregory exiting the building through a third-story window, Rick instead asks Maggie to speak to him on their behalf. Gregory's position is that Alexandria has nothing the Hilltop needs, but he may deign to offer them charity on the condition that some of Alexandria's residents come to work at the Hilltop, and he all but propositions Maggie. She rebuffs him with a counter-offer of munitions for provisions; in other words, an honest trade. Gregory is insulted and ends their conversation with as much condescension as he can muster (which is quite a bit).

Jesus assures Rick and the others that he can persuade Gregory to be reasonable, but they are interrupted by a commotion from outside as three Hilltop residents, Ethan, Andy and Crystal, have returned from a trip to Negan's compound. Ethan reports to Gregory that Negan killed two of their number because "their drop was too light", and is holding a third, Ethan's brother Craig, hostage until Ethan delivers a message to Gregory for him. Gregory asks him for the message, and Ethan stabs Gregory in the gut. The Alexandrians intervene; Rick tackles Ethan and a violent brawl ensues. Ethan eventually gets Rick on the ground and puts a knife to his throat, but Michonne distracts him and Rick stabs him in the neck, killing him. As most of the Hilltop community stares at him in horror, Rick, who is now covered in Ethan's blood, faces them with an exasperated "What?" The guards come running but Jesus puts a stop to the confrontation, pointing out that Ethan initiated the violence by attacking Gregory (who is wounded, but will recover).

Jesus explains that Negan is the leader of a violent group of survivors who call themselves the Saviors, who have agreed not to attack the Hilltop in exchange for half of everything they produce. After some brief discussion, Daryl sets them on a deadly path by proposing, "We'll do it. If we go get your man back, kill Negan, an' take out his boys, will you hook us up?" Jesus agrees to pitch the offer to Gregory, who then asks to speak to Maggie again.

Gregory agrees to the deal, but noting that his position has weakened considerably, Maggie decides to play hardball. She tells him that her people will kill Negan and get rid of the Saviors, but she demands half of the Hilltop's food and supplies in exchange. Gregory grudgingly agrees.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Not Tomorrow Yet
The group returns to Alexandria with their haul, plus Jesus and Andy in tow. The community gathers in the church where Rick explains the deal that's been struck. He tells them that the Saviors would have found Alexandria eventually, just as the Wolves did, and that striking while they still have the advantage of surprise will be their best bet. Most of the community is down with the idea, particularly Aaron, who still feels responsible for the Wolves' attack. Morgan tries to persuade Rick to simply talk to the Saviors instead of killing them, but no one else supports him, although Rick's closing summary ("We kill 'em all") reminds Tara uncomfortably of the Governor. They plan to launch their attack the following night.

That night, those who will participate in the attack prepare themselves. Carol is evidently now in a relationship with Tobin, and her growing body count is beginning to weigh on her. Maggie tells Glenn that she feels she should go on the raid, since she was the one who made the deal with Gregory, but they agree that she'll stay outside the compound, on perimeter watch. Abraham dumps Rosita and moves out of their house, bluntly telling her that "When I met you, I thought you were the last woman on Earth. You're not." In addition to the upcoming raid, Tara and Heath are also preparing to leave on a two-week scavenging run immediately afterward. Tara tells Denise that she loves her.

The next day, an assault party consisting of Rick, Daryl, Glenn, Maggie, Carol, Michonne, Abraham, Rosita, Tara, Aaron, Heath, and Gabriel sets out to kill the Saviors. Jesus and Andy also accompany them; since he was one of the people who made the Hilltop's deliveries to them, Andy knows where the Saviors' outpost is. Since Negan wants Gregory's head, Rick's plan is to bring it to him...or rather, the head of a walker that will resemble Gregory enough to be mistaken for him in the dark. Glenn and Heath find several candidates, from which Jesus picks the closest ringer, though he mentions that "the nose isn't quite right"...so Rick picks up the severed head and punches it several times in the face, breaking its nose and prompting Andy to tell Rick that "The Saviors, they're scary, but...those pricks got nothing on you."

That night Andy approaches the Saviors' outpost alone, as the others move in from the shadows. He shows the head to the guards outside. Satisfied, they bring Craig out, and Daryl and Michonne stealthily kill them. The group moves inside the building and begin silently killing the Saviors in their sleep. Eventually a firefight breaks out but the long and the short of it is that the Saviors are completely massacred. Also, during the battle Glenn, Heath, Tara and Gabriel all bust their figurative cherries by killing living people for the first time. After the battle, Tara and Heath depart on their two-week scavenging trip. But one final surviving Savior attempts to escape on Daryl's motorcycle, which had been stolen from him by Dwight and Sherry. Rosita shoots him off the bike and Daryl tackles him to the ground, but then an ominous voice comes over his two-way radio, telling Rick to lower his gun and saying that they've taken Carol and Maggie prisoner.

...Damn it, I've run out of time. :( Guess I'll have to finish the remaining episodes later.

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...Damn it, I've run out of time. :( Guess I'll have to finish the remaining episodes later.

So, it's...quite a bit later, now, isn't it? :oops:

I might as well come clean: the final episode of Season 6 really pissed me off, and killed my enthusiasm for the show somewhat, for a while. I'm far from giving up on it, but it was the first time they did something that really rubbed me the wrong way. Still, I have to keep this thread going, especially since the trailer for Season 7 was released a couple days ago. But you'll have to excuse me for giving a much more condensed recap of the last four episodes of Season 6.

[Reveal] Spoiler: The Walking Dead: Season 6
While Rick and company are busy gunning down everyone inside the Saviors' outpost, a small group of Saviors led by a woman named Paula ambushes Carol and Maggie outside, taking them hostage. They take them to a nearby safe house, where we learn just how traumatized Carol has become by all the blood she's spilled over the past two seasons. Even so, the two women eventually get free and brutally slaughter their captors before being reunited with their friends/family.

Several days pass uneventfully. Morgan finishes building his prison cell, Eugene starts tying his hair back, Carol smokes, and Rosita is banging Spencer out of boredom and loneliness. Denise convinces Daryl and Rosita to accompany her on a scavenging run to an abandoned apothecary nearby (this is significant because Denise has literally not set foot outside Alexandria since they put the walls up). Meanwhile, Abraham and Eugene visit an abandoned machine shop in the same general area, where Eugene proposes they start manufacturing their own bullets. The two men also encounter and kill a walker, leading to an argument over Eugene's capabilities which ends with Abraham storming off alone.

The others collect a supply of drugs from the apothecary, and on their way back Denise kills her first walker to get a can of orange Crush for Tara. She explains her reasons for inviting Daryl and Rosita on the trip, telling them that they, too, need to get over their problems and realize their own worth and value. But in the middle of her impassioned pep talk, Denise is interrupted in mid-sentence when she is shot in the head by Dwight (who doesn't look nearly as messed up as I was expecting him to, after getting his face burned by Negan) with an arrow from Daryl's crossbow. Dwight is leading a large group of Saviors, has Eugene hostage, and demands that Daryl and Rosita lead them back to Alexandria. Noticing Abraham creeping through the brush nearby, Eugene distracts Dwight by sinking his teeth into his nuts. In the ensuing firefight, several of the Saviors are killed and Eugene is wounded before Dwight and the others retreat. Daryl reclaims his crossbow, which Dwight dropped while Eugene was chewing on his dick.

The survivors return to Alexandria, where Eugene recovers from his minor gunshot wound. Abraham tells him, "You know how to bite a dick, Eugene...and I mean that with utmost respect." Daryl and Carol bury Denise, Abraham shacks up with Sasha, and the town gears up for war with the Saviors. Carol leaves town under cover of darkness, leaving Tobin a note explaining that as much as she loves everyone there, she can't kill for them anymore.

The next morning, while everyone is busily working on ways to improve Alexandria's fortifications, Daryl leaves town to go kill Dwight. Glenn, Michonne and Rosita go after him. After they leave, Tobin shows Carol's note to Rick. Rick and Morgan set out in search of Carol.

Carol is attacked on the road by a truck full of Saviors. She begs them to leave her alone, and when that doesn't work she guns them down with the MAC-11 she'd sewn into the sleeve of her jacket, but is slashed with a knife by one of them before escaping on foot. Later, Rick and Morgan arrive at the scene of the battle and leave the road to follow Carol's blood trail. During their search they encounter a man from the Kingdom, who flees. After a brief philosophical discussion, Rick and Morgan split up; Rick goes back to Alexandria, while Morgan continues searching for Carol.

Maggie has Enid cut her hair short (even though she's not a lesbian). Then Maggie collapses, doubled over in sudden agony over some unknown complication with her pregnancy. (Or possibly haircut remorse.)

Glenn, Michonne, and Rosita find Daryl in the woods. Glenn tries to convince Daryl to come home with them, but he refuses. It soon becomes a moot point when the four of them are ambushed and taken prisoner by Dwight, who shoots Daryl.

In Alexandria, Rick, Carl, Abraham, Sasha, Eugene, and Aaron load Maggie into the RV, intending to take her to see Dr. Carson at the Hilltop. Enid tries to persuade Carl to let her come as well, but he locks her in a closet instead. Gabriel and Spencer discuss plans for the town's defense with Rick, and the RV then sets out for the Hilltop.

Morgan finds a horse in a field, then he finds Carol outside an abandoned library. He patches her up as best he can, but she refuses to return to Alexandria with him. Then she tries to ditch him, but is confronted in the street by Roman, an injured Savior who survived their encounter on the road, who shoots her in the arm and leg. As Roman stands over Carol, Morgan intervenes and shoots him to death, finally breaking his vow not to kill. Two men from the Kingdom then approach. Morgan asks them for help, and they agree.

As for the group in the RV, throughout the day they repeatedly encounter increasingly elaborate roadblocks set up by the Saviors, forcing them into one detour after another. Night falls before they reach the Hilltop, and knowing the Saviors are tracking the RV, Eugene, in a shockingly courageous and self-sacrificing gesture, volunteers to lead them away while the others carry Maggie to the Hilltop on foot. Unfortunately the plan fails, and they finally find themselves in a clearing, surrounded by a huge number of heavily-armed Saviors, led by Negan himself.

Rick, Carl, Maggie, Sasha, Abraham, Eugene, and Aaron are reunited with Glenn, Michonne, Rosita, and a badly wounded (but still alive) Daryl. Negan then picks one of them at random to personally beat to death in retribution for all the Saviors they've killed...and that's exactly what he does.

BUT...and this is, in my opinion, by far the biggest mistake the show has made up to this point...they do not show us who it was. And that's where Season 6 ends. :x
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Now, then! Here's the trailer for Season 7, which is honestly much better than I was expecting it to be, considering what the end of Season 6 left them to work with.



Biggest item of note: that's Khary "Cyborg" Payton as King Ezekiel. :booya:

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Well...Negan's speech on the Blu-Ray release is certainly much truer to his character in the comics, that's for sure. o_o

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The official synopsis for Season 7 has apparently been released (I didn't even know they did those o_o ).

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Up until this point, our characters have lived through conflicts... Disease, hunger, scores of the undead, tragedy, betrayal, and unthinkable loss. Through this, they've become formidable. Powerful. Unstoppable.

To start Season Seven, that power is taken away. They had found safety and stability. They had created a home. They thought the world was theirs. They thought they knew the world. They were wrong.

The first half of Season Seven sees our group fractured, broken, bereaved, and picking up the pieces while living under the thumb of oppression. Negan will have successfully brought the survivors under his control, brutally convincing them to live under his rules with a deadly and horrific example of what happens if they don’t.

Other characters are unaware of what’s happened, but have become separated from the group either by incident or choice -- they will learn that they can’t escape this new turn of their world, either. This half season is about these characters starting over.

The overall theme of the season is beginning again. The world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s bigger and it’s even more dangerous.

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Well, the day is finally here.

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[Reveal] Spoiler: My prediction
For the record, my money's on Abraham. But I've been wrong before; throughout Season 6 I was convinced they were setting it up to be Morgan...which it obviously won't be, since he and Carol are on their way to the Kingdom while everyone else is attending Negan's meet-and-beat.


The first episode of Season 7 is titled, "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be". Bonus points if you catch that reference.

They've also released an interesting portrait collage for the new season, as well as accompanying character bios (those came out several weeks back) which I've been meaning to post, and...I guess it's now or never!

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Rick Grimes
Rick, for the first time in his pre-and-post-apocalyptic life, is powerless. He is reevaluating everything he thought to be true in this world. He is terrified for his life, and the lives of his children, and the group. He now knows he is outnumbered and he has lost, regardless. The world is a much bigger, scarier place than he ever imagined.

Daryl Dixon
Daryl finally made Alexandria his home and the Alexandrians his extended family. Finding forgiveness, he saved Dwight, who in turn took his crossbow and used it to kill Denise – a defining moment for Daryl – and Daryl feels extreme guilt and anger. Now, he faces Dwight, Negan and the Saviors with no hope for the mercy he extended to “D” in the burnt out forest.

Glenn Rhee
Glenn has fully “grown up” – he’s been through trauma after trauma and he’s come away stronger for it, picking up lessons from the people he’s lost along the way. Firmly cemented in his humanism, he’s wary of this new, brutal world and his place within it – especially with a child on the way.

Maggie Greene (Rhee)
Maggie, having found leadership and responsibility in Alexandria, now finds herself in a medical crisis and in the lineup of potential victims. Everything that had led her to this moment was about finding strength in the face of loss. Now, she faces yet another loss – even potentially her own life.

Carl Grimes
Last season, the progress Carl made towards innocence and optimism began to erode – the mercy and patience he gave Ron nearly resulted in his own death, and forever scarred and changed him. Was Carl ahead of the others in finding out the brutality of this world cannot be escaped?

Michonne
Michonne, having found purpose, growth, healing, and love, was on a trajectory for some kind of happiness. She had finally left behind the identity of the solitary swordsperson, walking the forest with walker pets. And yet, for as far as she’s come, she’s now forced to sit as Negan decides her and the group’s fate, forever altering life as they thought they knew it.

Abraham Ford
Abraham is genuinely self-aware and living the post-apocalyptic life he wants, doing what he has to do in order to create that life for himself – even if (that) meant hurting Rosita. Having come through that, having truly found what he wants, he now faces a life ahead full of conflict and compromise – if he even gets to lead it.

Carol Peletier
The events of Carol’s past are catching up to her soul – her abusive relationship, losing her daughter, burning lives at the prison, killing Lizzie, fighting off the Wolves and Saviors. She cannot keep on her current path of destruction for community survival. She is not suicidal – she instinctively knows when you love someone you must kill for them. If the choice is to kill to be with the group – or not kill and be alone, and if being alone means you die – in her words to Morgan, “please let me go.”

Morgan Jones
Morgan is questioning his philosophy. He was unable to kill his wife when he had to, which lead Morgan to kill – to “clear” – everything and everyone. All life became precious again when he met Eastman. Then he had to kill a Savior to save Carol. He is coming to terms that he cannot live in absolutes. Will this lead him to abandon his philosophy?

Sasha Williams
Sasha struggled with her past traumas, flirting with self-destruction and came out the other side alive. She discovered a kindred spirit in Abraham and both of them found peace as they found each other. They have embraced the idea of living a full life together, beyond surviving. And yet, they sit in a lineup that guarantees that the world isn’t done with delivering them pain and loss.

Tara Chambler
Tara has had bad luck with the deaths she has experienced in the apocalypse. Now she is out on a run with Heath, unaware her girlfriend has been killed and the dire circumstance facing her friends.

Eugene Porter
Eugene found his place within the group. He stepped out of his comfort zone and learned he is not just an intellectual, but also a survivor. He proved he can protect himself and, more importantly, he can protect others. But his newly gained confidence is short-lived once they encounter the Saviors. Eugene suspects he and the group are going to lose this battle, and that he could possibly lose his life.

Rosita Espinosa
Rosita’s world upended in the back half of last season – she lost a relationship that was a cornerstone for her life. And yet, she discovered there was a life beyond that…just as the Saviors came and killed Denise. Consumed with anger, she went after the Saviors – only to discover how powerless her group was against them. Now, sitting in the lineup, she is facing either more loss or her own death.

Father Gabriel Stokes
Father Gabriel has gone to great lengths to make amends and prove himself trustworthy to the group. Last season, Rick’s first words to Father Gabriel were “no,” and Rick’s last words to Father Gabriel were “yes.”(sic) Judith is Father Gabriel’s priority. He does not have a plan, but he has patience and faith, grounded in the understanding that bad people have to die. Father Gabriel is one-part priest and one-part soldier.

Aaron
Aaron cares about the people of Alexandria. To keep that place going, he has put himself in danger time and time again, working and fighting for a better tomorrow. That tomorrow has come and it is darker than anything he could ever imagine. He sits in the lineup with people that have quickly become family to him, crushed and terrified in the knowledge that even if he survives, someone else will not.

Spencer Monroe
The arrival of Rick’s group into Alexandria resulted in Spencer losing his brother, then his father, and ultimately his mother, Deanna. He believes if Rick had not led the charge to kill the Saviors at the compound, maybe there could have been a deal to be made instead of bloodshed. Spencer tries to do the right thing, while trying to find the reconciliation between the safety Rick’s group brought and the destruction Rick’s group brought as well. Always a touch on the opportunistic side, Spencer continues to take the path of least resistance.

Dwight
Dwight and his wife tried to escape the rule of Negan, and got scared. Scared of dying and scared of living. He betrayed Negan by running away. He betrayed himself by returning. He betrayed Daryl by serving him up to Negan. There are consequences to each of those choices.

Paul "Jesus" Rovia
While Jesus is a member of the Hilltop Community.(sic) He is protective, thoughtful, and resourceful. Most importantly, he understands the larger picture. Last season he quipped to Rick that their world was about to get a whole lot bigger. He knows it is going to get bigger still. His insight and agility could prove him to be a mutually beneficial asset.

Gregory
Gregory thought the Saviors were “the small group.” He knew they were a threat, but not to what extent. He is comfortable trading one problem for another, taking everything for himself but responsibility. If something does not concern him directly, it does not concern him whatsoever, regardless if it is a concern for his community.

King Ezekiel
Ezekiel is King. Of the Kingdom. With a tiger. While intellectually curious and majestically grandiose, Ezekiel is not naïve to the violence and atrocities of this world, and truly wants to help others thrive.

Negan
Negan is a charismatic, totalitarian ruler with an iron fist in the form of a baseball bat named Lucille. He knows exactly how to make an introduction, establish his rule, and widen his scope of control and dominance. There are no hidden secrets – you follow his rules, you live; you don’t follow his rules, you die. He is a man of his word.

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Well...Jesus. That was...waaaaaaaay more brutal than I ever imagined it would be. And I was expecting it to be the most violent thing I'd ever seen on television.
[Reveal] Spoiler: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be
So...I was both right and wrong, as it turned out. :cry:

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As I stated on FB, I found the episode to be fairly underwhelming. I think it was all the hype and build up that had me expecting to be surprised at the outcome, which I was not at all. Was it really graphic and brutal? Yes, yes it was, but that does not good television make. It wasn't done badly, by any means, but it wasn't really anything special to me. *shrug* I would imagine people that are more into the blood are gore aspect found it to be much better than I did.

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Zanth wrote:
As I stated on FB, I found the episode to be fairly underwhelming. I think it was all the hype and build up that had me expecting to be surprised at the outcome, which I was not at all. Was it really graphic and brutal? Yes, yes it was, but that does not good television make. It wasn't done badly, by any means, but it wasn't really anything special to me. *shrug* I would imagine people that are more into the blood are gore aspect found it to be much better than I did.

[Reveal] Spoiler: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be
Abraham, I was expecting. Glenn, I was not.

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CWS wrote:
Zanth wrote:
As I stated on FB, I found the episode to be fairly underwhelming. I think it was all the hype and build up that had me expecting to be surprised at the outcome, which I was not at all. Was it really graphic and brutal? Yes, yes it was, but that does not good television make. It wasn't done badly, by any means, but it wasn't really anything special to me. *shrug* I would imagine people that are more into the blood are gore aspect found it to be much better than I did.

[Reveal] Spoiler: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be
Abraham, I was expecting. Glenn, I was not.


[Reveal] Spoiler:
They were the two most logical choices, Abraham for reasons you had mentioned previously, and Glenn because of the comics. I wasn't expecting both going in, but I was not surprised, either


It's not like I'm going to stop watching it. I enjoy it as a whole, just not obsessed with it, so to say. Probably not the proper choice of term, but I'm tired and feel like crap, so my brain is not providing me with a better one, not intending any offense on the level of your fandom.

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