Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Mini-Review: The Walking Dead "Hearts Still Beating"
In this review of The Walking Dead episode "Hearts Still Beating" there will be spoilers. So if you haven't seen the episode, stop reading now and go see it before continuing.
Okay, I was never a big fan of Spencer Monroe. He was a douche and I knew he would have to go at some point. There was going to have to be a time when he did something stupid and wouldn't be able to come back from it.
Basically: he died and nothing of value was lost.
People had pointed out before this episode that someone like Negan wouldn't work well with Spencer. The charismatic leader likes people who are strong and doesn't care for the weak. The last person Spencer should've gotten to try and kill Rick was Negan.
Negan smells a coward and makes Spencer pay the ultimate price for being one.
It was disgusting but funny. Or maybe I just have a very twisted sense of humor.
The Walking Dead Season 7 started with Rick being broken. Throughout the Season so far the leader we've all come to know and love has been a different man. A weaker man. One intent on pleasing Negan because of the fear of something worse happening.
You can see this weakness when Aaron is beat up. Rick watches helplessly as he isn't able to fight the Saviors. It doesn't seem like he can make himself find a reason to defend the man and that scares him.
It wasn't just Michonne's conversation with Rick that helped change the man, but the stuff and things that went down in this episode.
Anyways...with Rick's group united again, he plans to go up against Negan. With Rick back on his feet, Negan will be facing a very powerful enemy.
A new character appears, sort of. During the scene at the lake we see a pair of boots indicating a man watching Rick and Aaron. Not much is known except that the man owns the boat and the supplies. For some reason he didn't attack Rick and Aaron.
I can't wait until the second half of this season so I can figure out what is going on.
*Daryl killing the Savior seems out of character as if Negan has broken him
*Olivia getting killed hurt
*Negan continues to be an odd combination of scary and funny
*Carol continues to not want to be bothered
*From the preview in The Talking Dead, Jesus knows about the Kingdom
*Everything has a post-credits scene nowadays