I'm with you on that Nick... I thought last week's was bad on a variety of levels. I thought Beth's acting was meh at points, the premise of that place lasting that long that way, it was off to me somehow. The courtyard with the cars was overrun but yet still how the police-ish people just come and go at random kidnapping people... It was a goofy episode, to me.
I thought this week was vastly superior, if nothing else because it was an episode delving heavily into Abraham, and Eugene, which we've seen little of that at all in this show so far. It got to the root of who they are, and why they are like they are. I like flashbacks because I like the backstory, and the seeing other groups or other places.
I feel like next week looks a good bit more intense, and I appreciate that, but I appreciated this week a good bit. Last week, it just didn't work as well. I'm usually more apprehensive about new people when they're intro'd but those guys just felt like Rick would cook and eat them or something. I dunno.
On TD they did say that they were following the comic storyline on Abraham's past, if you're referring to WHY he was killing those guys in the store, Nick. I hadn't read them so I didn't know any of that till they said it there.
The Abraham/Rosita scene would've been better if character placement were rearranged for it.