I always look forward to the beginning of each new season of “The Walking Dead” but dread the season finales. We are usually left with jolting cliffhangers that leave the fans furiously analyzing what happened to our favorite characters throughout the spring and summer months. We await each new October season premier, like a herd of heroin addicts lined up for our next Walker fix. I would not trade this angst for anything in the world. I live for it. But, this season has been exceptionally brutal and I wait for this finale with quaking terror. Continue reading
This season of “The Walking Dead” is like a game of poker. You may have your full house (Jadis, Ezekiel, Maggie, Rick and Michonne) but you know damn well that someone is holding the four Aces: Daryl protected Carol from the truth; Rick met a new ally; Maggie has friends inside Hilltop who are willing to fight; Ezekiel’s people will eventually join the fray. But Negan has Eugene! And Dwight is in big trouble! Who will win the big pot for tonight? Meet me after the jump. Continue reading
Well, here we are at the mid-season finale and Team Rick is still struggling with their demons. While Rick and Aaron try to maneuver through pond walkers to reach a houseboat, Michonne hijacks one of Negan’s trucks, and Daryl is given a “Get out of jail” monopoly card. On the last episode of “The Walking Dead” we left Olivia and Carl dealing with the houseguest from hell. What do you give the man who controls everything? Continue reading
Hi-ho, the derry-o, Michonne is on the hunt! This week, Michonne hunts walkers while whistling a little ditty and, Jesus and Carl hitch a ride to the Sanctuary. Will Carl get his Christmas wish and kill Negan? Only the farmer in the dell knows for sure. Continue reading
On the last episode of “The Walking Dead” we got to see what life was like at Camp Negan through Dwight’s eyes. Life sucks big time at the Sanctuary and, it’s definitely no ‘Easy Street’ for Daryl. This week, the wolf is at the door and he wants the little pigs to let him in. What surprise will this 90 minute episode reveal? Continue reading
On last week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” we got our first look at a king and we like him. Ezekiel offers friendship to our two Ninja Warriors, but while Morgan accepts readily, Carol wants space. Maybe Ezekiel can change Carol’s mind with tempting fruit. This week we find out what life is really like at Camp Negan. Will Daryl survive? What do we really know about Dwight? Dwight and his wife tried to escape the rule of Negan, and failed. There are consequences to each of those choices. Continue reading
The Walking Dead has always been about Rick Grimes and how he dealt with the apocalypse; be it with walkers, friends, family, or enemies. This season Rick and his team have crossed paths with Negan and, everything we thought we understood about our friends will change forever. The measure of a man and woman is how they deal with an invincible obstacle. Negan is that obstacle.
Fans of the series will recognize that the title of the S07 premiere is a statement made by Dr. Jenner on Season 1. Jenner said this to Rick right before the CDC imploded; destroying all the dangerous viruses and prions inside. It is a chilling statement, but so perfect for tonight’s episode. The heartbreak begins…now. Continue reading