This series was never that good going back to when it first aired. Madison and Travis were supposed to be intimately involved, and yet they acted more like two people that knew each other, not two people that were madly in love.
Fast forward to present day, and the current living characters are just working together, but don't appear to be emotionally attached. It is hard to care about characters, when they don't show any emotional signs when it comes to caring for each other.
That whole mall visit seemed like a big waste of time. It was nice that they helped the person that wanted to be put down after he was bitten. Outside of that, that whole mall scene didn't do anything for me.
Having the walkers go up the escalator single file should have been the easiest way to kill them. Yeah, I know there were already some walkers on the second floor. Still, shutting off the escalator and then killing all of the walkers on the second floor first, then turning back on the escalator and taking down each walker as they reached the top seemed like the wiser move.
Dwight "removing the thorn" from the bad guy's paw was completely telegraphed. Letting the dude go in hopes of having that dude in the future return the favor later on was to be expected.
I am just waiting for the character Rosy Scenario to show up on the scene sprinkling fairy dust across the land.
If TPTB end up killing off a bunch of characters, I hope they are smart enough to do it on screen.
I still think that TPTB are trying to send a message of positivity to the viewers of this series. That it is never too late to change in life. Perhaps I am reading more into it than there is, simply because this series is so boring.