« on: December 13, 2016, 05:34 PM »
This was a great episode. Mostly ripped straight from the comics, so I was very happy to see Spencer spill his guts. Negan's take on it is spot on - what a cowardly politician. The home-made bullet thing was a little weird, but I don't know enough about bullets and spent casings to know if someone could easily tell a factory-produced bullet from a home-made one. I'm willing to accept that Negan has seen enough bullets fly that something unusual caught his eye when he picked up this slug. If nothing else, I'm glad they resolved the lone bullet storyline before the break and at least Lucille was wounded. I'm also thinking the "spy" was one of those Oceanside peeps. Ties them into the story and it kind of makes sense with the boat and all. They're not in the comic to the best of my knowledge.
The only part of the story that really bugged me was the Michonne storyline. Seemed like the Savior she kidnapped had a lot of fight in her last week. She has nothing to say, then just tells Michonne how to kill her and hide the car? What? If she wanted to protect her group, why not at least try to ram something with the car and get away. If she wants to help someone take Negan down, then why not offer a way to help? I didn't get her rationale or motivation at all, other than it was a convenient way for Michonne to know the path from Alexandria to the Saviors.
Great to see the gang all together again at the end (+Jesus). They're going to have to rally everyone against Negan pretty quick though. I can't see him sitting around long after finding Fat Joe dead and Daryl on the run.