Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:30 PM
Yeah, it looks like Negan had his Norman Bates moment and now he's back in harness, complete with Fonzie jacket and Lucille II. Based on his reaction to the fanboy's hero worship, he must have really undergone some growth all those years in the cooler-- but his white-hot rage at the senseless murder of a woman and child who he actually intended to help, and the ensuing indulgent violence seems to have wiped all that away, and we see that the Negan of old has returned in his interview with the Whisperers. I wonder how he'll fare against Beta. He can't be in such great shape after six years in the drunk tank.
And here we find out that there is more to Ezekiel's depression that first met the eye-- after that red herring over at Fear The Walking Dead, we now have someone who is facing a cancer diagnosis in the ZA for real. A 98% chance of survival in the before times, and a death sentence in the after times. Unless the black helicopter puts in a timely return
appearance, our favorite eccentric king may not be long for this world.
And speaking of ad hoc approaches to crime, our former inmate has been stealing supplies for unclear reasons. Was she planning to bug out or is it just a compulsion? In any case, Daryl was easily convinced to keep things quiet, proving that the crush is mutual, whether he knows it or not. But the relationship between Jailbird and Yumiko has taken a turn for the bitter, not just because of the theft, but because Jailbird was apparently a murderer before the ZA, which I don't believe either we or Yumiko knew.
Finally, Gamma seems to be harboring a lot of pent-up rage toward Alpha and Alpha, having lost her daughter to the people who live in houses, now wants to send in her stepdaughter as an undercover spy. A master of strategy, that one.