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The Good Stuff
- Grass roots campaigns. While Rick, Maggie, and the others attempted to get through to Gregory, Enid took to the people. Her words regarding Maggie and The Saviors were enough to rally them to want to help Alexandria to fight against Negan. This is more proof that good people won’t always follow a poor leader.
- Morgan meeting up with Rick’s group. Reunions are one of the best thing about The Walking Dead. Tara recognizing Morgan and giving him a huge hug was a great moment and it brings everyone one step closer to being one team as a whole.
- Benjamin becoming a major player. His talk with Carol and then turning it around to use it on Ezekiel was one of the best moments of this episode. For a character who seemed like a redshirt background character, these leaps in his development make him one to watch going forward.
- A fitting tribute for Fat Joey. Joey seemed like a good guy in a bad situation who died a meaningless death at the hands of Daryl. Still, Negan gave as nice of a farewell for his fallen solider as you’d hope, even if it still involved jokes about oral sex and Lucille.
- Simon is one of the best parts of the show. Steven Ogg is delightful in every scene he appears in. His strange blend of charisma along with command of a scene makes him one of the best bad guys on television, and he appears to be just as power-hungry as Negan when it comes to controlling situations.
- Rick’s smile. Surrounded by people with guns and other weapons, Rick Grimes and the others had their lives in danger. Yet, all Rick could think was how there are people he could recruit to fight against Negan and weapons they could use going forward. An amazing way to end the episode.