Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Well, here it is, the seventh season of The Walking Dead and I think that everyone knew who was going to get battered by Negan(Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Lucille. The first episode begins with Rick threatening to kill Negan after one of the group is murdered. Negan isn't impressed, though and he takes Rick off with him to the RV and talks to him. He throws an axe on the roof and tells Rick to go up there. Rick collapses on top of the RV and remembers what happened that night. We see Abraham fall victim to Lucille and he dies. This was not much of a surprise to me, but I was disappointed all the same. Abraham was a good, tough guy who was a real plus to the group. He took no prisoners, but I liked him. Anyway, Abraham dies. Rosita is devastated and Negan rubs her nose in it by getting her to look at the bat which is covered in Abraham's blood. Daryl explodes and tries to get Negan but to no avail.
Unfortunately for Daryl, his actions make Negan even more angry and he takes his anger out on Glenn who is the next to die. I know that this was expected as it was in the comic, but I didn't think that he was going to get it so soon. Maggie is devastated, obviously. Cut back to Rick who gets down from the RV and gives Negan the axe and they return to the horror. Negan tries to get Rick to cut off Carl's arm in a ploy to get him to submit to him. Rick has no choice but he is stopped before he can do it. Negan takes Daryl with him and he tells them that he will be back in a week and they will be expected to have supplies for him.
The rest of the group head back to Alexandria. They bring Abraham and Glenn with them. This episode was brutal but I liked the dark tone here. It is violent and nasty, but that is great. Negan has to be built up to be the ultimate psychopathic creep who doesn't care who he hurts. He needs to be the real baddie if there is to be a battle between good and evil. I think that Jeffrey Dean Morgan has done a great job. He is the smiling killer, the twisted psycho who plays his psychological games with the group and tries to break them. I liked this episode because it shows how bad he is. I know that some people didn't like the violence here, but I loved it, even if it did mean that we lost two regulars. I guess that I wasn't a huge fan of the Glenn and Maggie relationship for some reason. I don't know why but anyway, this episode was great, in my opinion.
Posted by Amanda at 5:06 PM