So, I missed last week due to life stuff, but quite frankly, The Walking Dead wasn’t really worth recapping. Here, I can do it in five points.
-Maggie and Sasha are chillin’ at the Hilltop, running over zombies with tractors.
-Jesus has one helluva dropkick. Why this isn’t a gif on the internet, I’ll never know.
-The Saviors are runnin’ the Hilltop’s pockets as well, and I think we knew that.
-Carl and Enid found rollerskates and it was really fucking stupid.
-Carl managed to sneak onto the Saviors’ truck, in broad daylight, with a hundred dudes around. No one saw him. NOT ONE PERSON, B. NOT ONE.
So now we have “Swear”, in which we catch up to Tara, we get another crew and well….let’s go……
-So, I missed the first 15 minutes because I was watching the finale of 11.22.63, which is much better than TWD. But long story short, but Tara was woken by Rachel and Cyndie, who decide not to kill Tara, who follows them into the woods. They end up at their camp, which is all women and one finds Tara, and starts shooting at her. They surround her, but the leader, Natania, saves her.
-In a flashback, Tara and Heath are surrounded by walkers on a bridge and Heath dips out because fuck it, why not. Heath gotta die, and not because of this, but Corey Hawkins is in the new 24 reboot, so this has to end soon. I’m not even sure how I feel about the 24 reboot. I don’t feel like I’ll rush to watch it. Just name it something else. If Jack Bauer ain’t in it, it’s not 24.
-Anyway, Tara is handcuffed on a radiator and the women try to get Tara to tell where she is from. Natania also tells her that all the men were killed by another group, which you should assume that it is the Saviors. Tara also lies terribly, and I don’t know if it’s Alanna Masterson or the writing; I’m going for the latter. Like, I don’t even wanna make any jokes about all-women camps and Tara being a lesbian and it is all sitting there…..but the writing in this episode, and largely on the show for the past couple episodes, have been really fucking bad. And I don’t expect TWD to have Mad Men-level writing at all. But Jesus Christ…..okay, I continue before I go into more ranting.
-After she is caught in her lie, Tara suggests that the groups all team up and because they need friends, and fair enough, I get why Natania was hesitant to do so. They’re not very trusting. But when Tara tells them that they killed the group at the outpost, why can’t they all put two and two together and figure out that it was the Saviors? I bet the meeting plan might have been expedited…..sigh.
-The next day, Kathy and Beatrice, two of the random women, are taking Tara to, I don’t even know why, but they’re gon’ kill her because these women kill strangers on sight. Tara volunteers to kill a walker, but runs off and Beatrice catches her. She is gon’ shoot her and tells Tara that her people are dead, which is an assumption. Here, she says that those people worked for Negan, which mufuckas could have learned the night before. She was gon’ kill Tara so she doesn’t lead the Saviors back here, but Cyndie saves her and then somehow catches up to Tara because Beatrice apparently said fuck it and went back to the camp. She gives Tara supplies and walks her back to the bridge where she found her, and made her swear to not tell anyone about the village. But a buncha walkers come outta nowhere and Cyndie, who also somehow took Beatrice’s gun, shoots some walkers while Tara looks for Heath, and they try to fake us out by showing us a black person with braids, but it’s a woman. So…..Beatrice is pretty much the worst killer ever. She’s the dumpster-zombie version of a killer. Let that little Cyndie girl tackle her, take her gun, and just gives up. Good Lord.
-OH, and when they were chasing Tara, Tara just like, laid down in a whole or a depression in the ground AND THEY WALKED RIGHT BY HER? WHY IS NO ONE LOOKING DOWN? SHE WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM.
-And where did the other one, what, Kathy is her name? Did she just say fuck it and left as well? Holy fuck. They need to team with someone. The Saviors…..well, it definitely won’t be pretty what the Saviors would do to them.
-Flashback to Tara surrounded by zombies, but Heath didn’t leave her, she saves her, and then he gets overrun by zombies and he wants her to go, but she says they’re in it together, and she falls over a bridge with three zombies on her. Sooooo…..have we decided if zombies can swim? How did she hold three of ’em off? How did she not die falling off a bridge with three zombies on her? WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?
-Tara crosses the bridge, finds a badge with “PPP”, which has something to do with Heath, but I can’t be bothered to look up what. She gets to Alexandria and learns about Glenn, Abe, Denise and basically that they’re the Saviors’ bitch now. Rosita wants revenge, but Tara says she doesn’t know nothin’ about nothin’ and doesn’t tell her about the village of women that have all the guns and shit. And that might have been the smartest thing that she did because they’d just fuck that up, too. But she will at some point, and Alexandria, these women and the Hilltop will form some broken-ass Voltron…..and I’m still not sure they have the numbers to beat the Saviors. And they will. And I’ll be mad.
No one has been a bigger TWD defender than I have, but man, they’re really testing our patience lately. And the sad part is that, I’m willing to bet that the last two episodes will be fire because they do this every half-season…start out great, the middle part is a mess and end strong. Every single damn half-season. But this season is taking shit to a new low. What do we have, four groups now? How many do we care about? Two? Alexandria and the Saviors, I only care about the tiger in the Kingdom and we ain’t even seen them since their first appearance. The Hilltop can burn for all I care.
This was a waste of an episode, or at least, they didn’t need to spend an entire episode on this. They could split it with the Kingdom, maybe even with the Saviors, but this was a waste of time. The writing was sloppy, the plot was forced, I’m not even sure how much we even care about Tara and/or Heath (spoiler alert: I don’t)…..it’s just……I don’t know, man. I’m probably getting facts wrong and shit while watching it because it’s getting really fucking hard to watch this show. Like I said, I don’t expect much from The Walking Dead anymore. But the last few weeks have been frustrating to watch. They better figure this out before Game Of Thrones comes out next winter…change this shit to the summer or something, because I’ll throw TWD in the most prickly of rose bushes with the absolute fuckin’ quickness if they’re both on Sunday nights. And not even go back to watch it.
And they’re gon’ throw it in my face when the next two episodes are great.