So so disappointed in this show right now. And a bit pissed. We've lost so many great characters, and now we lose Jesus, too? With all the talk about him being a great leader if he'd stop fighting it, I was so looking forward to him coming into his own as the head of the Hilltop crew. Instead, they kill him off. :( So not fair.
Am I mis-remembering or didn't the riders from Hilltop tell the group last week that they were going to let Hilltop know Michonne was coming? Because I was completely unprepared for all that running and hiding when the group was spotted because I was sure they already knew they were on the way.
Negan is loose again. I was so expecting someone to be lying in wait for him to kill him as he got out of the building. But no. A character I would like to see die is still around. Ugh. I love JDM but I despise Negan. And I have zero desire to watch him try to become "The Big Bad" again. Your time is up, old man! Maggie should have killed him when she had the chance. He's the ultimate "scream" movie beast - no matter what you do to it, it just keeps getting back up again. Blech!
And I'm kind of pissed because I feel like we've missed what would have been the most interesting storyline - seeing how the communities got to where they are. I am beyond fed up with all the teasing about it - after everything they've been through, it's hard for me to imagine just what could have come between them like that. And since they've told us so very little - just a few obscure references to some "decisions" - it doesn't make sense but at the same time, it feels like THAT is the story they should have been telling us. Maybe at some point we'll get to see it in flashbacks? But right now it seems like the far more interesting story. I was shocked when they made Michonne and her group throw out their weapons before entering Hilltop and being told they'd get them back when they left. That smacks of there having been a fight between the communities at some point. Again, lots of questions but no answers. Not even really hints at answers. And the nagging feeling that there's a good chance we'll never really know what happened and why but we'll see a reconciliation as they fight the whisperers (and probably that idiot Negan again), which leads to a stronger feeling that that is the story they should have been telling us now.
I do like the new characters mostly. Except maybe Magna? She kinda seems like Michonne-light or something. And I know I am in a minority of probably one in saying that I like Tara. Or at least she doesn't grate on me the way she seems to on most. She's one character that has been steadily growing and seems to kind of come into her own as a good right-hand man.
And I did love the whole hunt for Eugene and the whispering walkers (although I could not understand most of what they were saying, even after rewinding several times, and by the time I thought to turn on the closed-captioning, it was too late - so if anyone knows what the walker said to Jesus as he was killing him, I'd love to know. Thank you in advance!) and the creepy foggy cemetery. That was really good, I thought.
I hate these long breaks, though. What did they say - it will be back in March or something? By then I'll be watching going who the hell is that at every other character. Speaking of characters, if they want to develop some of the peripheral characters more, I vote for them to bring the woman who left Hilltop with Carol into a bigger role. I have no idea what her name even is, but we've always liked her, and she seems like a character that could be fleshed out more. And, as someone else mentioned, we need more Jerry.