I had a smile on my face every second Jesus was on screen. So glad he's finally in the show.
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Finally caught last night's episode and so happy to see
Jesus finally join the cast. Isn't it supposed to be "Paul Monroe" though? Why Paul Rovia
? Oh well. The guy they found to play him seems great so far and totally captures his personality from the comics, from the kick butt fighting ability to him playing/testing the others. I don't know how he unties himself, catches up to the truck on foot, and somehow jumps on top of it, but that and him showing up untied again at the end was awesome. I wish Rick and Daryl were a little more shocked about it all - I would have been questioning it the whole way back instead of arguing about whether or not they should be bringing in new people (I get this was a plot device, with Jesus pretending to be out cold while he listened in). I remember wondering in the comic if this was really supposed to be "The Jesus" at first given some of the awesome things he can do, but he's no more "super" than Morgan.
These last two are a couple of my favorites episodes across the whole series - I hope they can keep up the pace. Great side story with Carl/Deanna as well - I love character building stuff like that mixed in.
My only question was how in the heck they developed/printed a picture with Pirate Carl and Judith for the picture frame and how/why are they using a baby monitor for Judith? With a fairly finite supply of batteries left in the world, wouldn't you maybe save those for radios or flashlights or something? And yeah, couldn't believe they didn't take the truck straight back home, especially after having to retake it a second time. Dumb dumb dumb.
For those that don't read the comic, they just passed issue #150, so there is a lot of material there. I picked up the graphic novels for the first 100ish issues. You can often find them at a library or half price books for pretty cheap. I think I got each GN for $6-10, so much cheaper than what I would have spent on individual issues (like I do now
). I just got so I couldn't wait that long for another piece of the story and it's still just $3 an issue. You also get some interesting commentary from Kirkman at the end of each issue, and he address topics from both the comic and the tv show, which is often fun to read.
Anyway, Andrea is still alive in the comics, and she's been Rick's love interest for a long time now. Since she's dead in the show (and to create added interracial hype) it makes sense to make it Rick and Michonne, but I don't think that spells her death. Michonne gives Tyreese a BJ in the comic, but he doesn't last long after that. He gets decapitated by the Governor before they leave the prison (basically the same scene with Hershel in the show). She eventually hooks up with a character we haven't met yet named Ezekiel, but I wouldn't say she gets around based on just those two interactions. The comic was a bit more graphic with that kind of stuff in earlier issues, but not so much the last few years.