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  1. maystone

    S09.E15 The Calm Before

    I would be up for this. "Whisperers. Come out to playayyyyyy."
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    S09.E15 The Calm Before

    I thought they did a good job with this episode. I was spoiled for it, but even so I felt a lot of tension going into the last half hour or so. I agree that I don't know how they lured away the people that they did, but Saddiq must have told the rest of them how it went down. I'd like to know how they were chosen, just out of curiosity. Henry was a given, and Tara and Enid from being seen at Hilltop. Tammy because she was cooing at the baby, but the others I don't know. I'm happy with the new Daryl, too. I had my doubts about both the character and NR's portrayal being up to the job of the new leader, but hell yeah. I buy it. And I am fully on board the Daryl/Connie ship. Carol seemed to have some sort of premonition that something terrible was coming. I caught it a couple times during the fair; when they were surrounded by the skins, she was actually off balance and more fearful than I can remember seeing her since before the prison. Good-bye, Tara. At least I got one last round of fist bumps before you left.
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    Spoilers and Speculation

    I'm going to miss Tara and Tammy Rose. I've liked Tara from her first episode; as someone wrote earlier in this thread, she's loyal and down to earth. I'd add brave and resourceful. She doesn't have the mad skills of some of the other long running characters, but you could count on her to show up and do her best. She's the Xander of TWD, except with a fist bump instead of a Snoopy dance. As for Tammy Rose - I love Brett Butler, and I'm going to miss seeing her. Also, being an old broad myself, it was great to see a woman my age represented on the show. Henry was a hard to love character from his inception. The writers never served the character well whether he was 10 or 16, and it was a fatal flaw on production's part to insist on keeping the role of Henry in the family. I'm surprised by happy to see that they didn't kill off Ezekiel. Yet. If he went into a funk over Shiva's death, I'm interested to see how he reacts to Henry's - and to Carol's reaction. He's never seen her go full-on John Wick before. And who knows, maybe she won't this time. (I can't believe I just typed that.) I just mean maybe she'll be more focused on keeping Zeke from self-destructing. My gut says that the two of them are going to become a formidable slaying team. I'm really relieved that they didn't kill Diane. I'm hoping that since TPTB have knocked off so many secondary characters, maybe she'll get more screen time.
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    Spoilers and Speculation

    The Carol/Ezekiel kiss was pretty quick, but I was getting a wedding vibe off it. That would be the absolute kiss of death for Zeke, if so. Pun intended.
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    S09.E13 Chokepoint

    I'm loud and proud about my love of Tara. I think what with all of the time jumps that have happened the Heath boat has sailed, although they could probably make a case for him showing up in the movies. That would be cool.
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    S09.E13 Chokepoint

    I enjoyed this ep; there were a couple of nice turns to it. 1. Connie and Daryl. Honestly I don't see them as a couple. In fact, when he kind of guy-punched her shoulder in approval, my immediate thought was, "Awww, Daryl found a new Rick." I don't mean that in a sarcastic way, either. I mean like a possible best friend, trusted battle partner, just relax and hang out kind of relationship. 2. Dog followed Connie instead of Daryl, and he actually sputtered. Heh. 3. The Highwaymen turned out to be a fun addition to the Kingdom instead of ohdeargodanotherenemy. 4. Carol's cool, smiling assertion that the Highwaymen weren't actually Jed's group of Saviors under another name. 5. Ozzy(?), the head Highwayman twice eyeing Tara and Tara's kind of horrified look in response. Ha! I got an immediate Tormund/Brienne vibe from that. Loved it. I really am liking this back half much more than I thought I would. Kudos to Kang. (Which has just become my new fake band name.)
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    S09.E10 Omega

    I don't think that Alpha is a true believer in anything other than power and destruction. I could be wrong; I'm just going on Lydia's memory of her behavior pre-and-early ZA. To quote the great Alfred Pennyworth: They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.
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    Spoilers and Speculation

    I got the feeling watching the two of them talking about letting each other down by not finding Rick's body that they might have done some ritual scarification on each other as some sort of memorial or penance. But seriously, I do not believe that they had sex. I think their guilt would have swung way the hell over to suicide rather than scarring.
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    Spoilers and Speculation

    I hear vote, and that makes much more sense than boat. It also seems to fit into the first part of that dialogue. "If we hadn't left our posts we would have died." It sounds to me like they were with a group run by a Ricktator type who set the group up for a suicide scenario - and these four (plus Luke and whoever the dead guys was) decided to save themselves. That's why I think she's saying "If we had a vote we had a choice." They didn't have a vote, so they didn't have a choice. Apparently. Now I'd like to know what happened in Coalport, because that's been mentioned several times.
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    S09.E10 Omega

    That's been used a number of times at Hilltop. When Rosita and Sasha snuck out to kill Negan (seems like a decade ago), that's the way they went. And apparently that's how the ridiculous teens sneak out to booze up and taunt walkers. Now the scene I would like to see is those three trying that asshattery again - except this time they come up against a Whisperer.
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    S09.E10 Omega

    I still can't warm up to Henry, but I liked pretty much everything else about this ep. I like the actor who's playing Lydia, and though the story of her history was a bit rushed, I like how she handled what she was given. It's great to see Daryl back in form, and I think that he and Lydia have good chemistry - not that I mean that in a romantic way at all. Dear god. I really liked getting the explanation for why Carol let her hair grow, and while I'm not a fan of the wig, I can live with it for the sake of what it means. Also becoming fans of Yumiko and Magda. I can see that Alpha is a sociopath, but seriously - her "horde" looked to be about 12 people, tops. I think Hilltop could take 'em, you know.
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    S03.E05: If You Have Ghosts

    Wonderful episode in all three timelines. I like that the show isn't afraid to showcase what an absolute dick Wayne can be, and I admire Ali for throwing himself full throttle into all the different aspects of the character; his Wayne fills every frame. But Roland is much more my guy. I was so happy to see him in the third timeline but sad to see him alone and friendless. I'll be your friend! I would be happy to hang out on the porch sipping whiskey, watching the strays. The last scene between the two of them was my favorite from all of the True Detective episodes. From Wayne's laugh of relief and delight when Roland ranked on him for being old to the two of them tear-faced and resolved to patching up their partnership and their friendship, it was perfect. Like some of you, I was surprised when Wayne leapt to the conclusion that Lucy wrote the ransom note. When I heard her use the same phrase, I thought she was admitting yet again that she was a crappy mother because it was not a happy home for those kids. And honestly, she was so distraught, depressed, and drunk at that time, that I don't think she had the wherewithal to literally piece together a fake ransom note. And at the time it was discovered, there's no way she was feeling that charitable towards Tom to do all that just to make him feel better. I don't buy it. What I do think, though, is that Tom wasn't Julie's real father. Lucy's own mother was saying that the Lucy played around a lot while Tom was gone, and the gossip was that at least one of those kids wasn't his. I don't know if whoever took Julie is her father, either, or if he's someone who knew about the rumors and used it to his advantage. I was shocked when Julie said that they'd left Will "resting". Would she have been too young to realize that her brother was dead in that cave and not asleep, or did someone else kill Will after Julie was taken away? How many crimes are we dealing with here? I'm also wondering if this Harris guy is the cop who never reported back that several residents had seen a man and a woman in the brown car circling around the area the night of the crime. And who removed the records of the fingerprints taken from the kids' toys. Not that Wayne and Roland had all of that info in 1990; Wayne heard about the couple in the brown car from the woman interviewing him in 2015, right? I could be confused on that. Sp they've spent five episodes laying down clues and tidbits for us, but there are only three episodes left to pull it all together. I really hope that they pull this off, fill in all those blank spaces not just in Wayne's memory but in our understanding . Don't let us down, show.
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    Kingdom (KR)

    I just watched the first episode, and it's even better than it looked in the trailer. Looks like I'll be bingeing the rest tomorrow, because it's after midnight - and there's no way I'm staying up until dawn watching zombies. Maybe.
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    S09.E08: Evolution

    Ha! Vaguebooking. Yup, I get how you could see that, but I'm giving them a temporary pass. I don't mind not having all the answers immediately - despite my earlier post - if the situation is brought up organically in a scene. I would have hated it if there had been a sudden outburst of exposition: "As you recall, Michonne, when the Venusians landed and took you and Daryl to experiment on, but then you gave them baby Hershel as an offering so they'd leave the rest of us alone, that really pissed some of us off." (And I know that you weren't implying that you wanted anything like that. I just make my own fun.) So I'm going to give them a little time to play this out, but I expect there to be continued info dropping in the dialogue, all of it moving the Great Mystery forward every time. I know, but a girl can dream. I agree completely with what you said about the the Henry story. Thank you, too, for pointing out how ridiculous the cabin in the woods scene was. It was so jarring that I was thrown out of the story at first, trying to figure out where they were, because 1) where did they get all that and 2) how could they - children of the ZA - not know that bright lights and loud noises were screaming "Come and get us!" to any unfriendlies, living or dead? And speaking of flashing lights - what they hell was up with the Three Caballeros there waving very big flashlights around while looking for Eugene in walker-infested woods? OK, maybe they didn't know about the herd before they found Eugene, but they sure as hell knew about afterwards. And still, everyone's waving them around like they're toy light sabers at a scifi convention.
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    S09.E08: Evolution

    Aaron asked them why they were rescuing him, and Magna replied, "We're earning our keep." When Michonne had asked Tara if the new group could stay at Hilltop, Tara had said she'd have to clear it with Jesus (not anymore, Tara!) and that they'd have to earn their keep.
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