As much as I’ve enjoyed the slow build up since The Walking Dead has returned, I think they might have pushed that a little too far this week. In “Say Yes” we learn how close Rick and Michonne really are and how they see the future of their group and the upcoming war with the Saviors. Also, Rosita is moving beyond just chomping at the bit for some payback and finally takes steps towards dealing with the rage and thirst for revenge that has consumed her since Abraham was killed.
While out searching for the guns needed to complete the deal with they’re cult friends, Rick and Michonne stumble upon a gold mine of supplies and guns. It is a rather bizarre and strange sight that upon first glance, makes little sense. There are tons of walkers in a small field where one of those travelling carnivals have been put up, but the walkers aren’t just unlikely patrons trying to win a stuffed animal for their child or date. Army personal are everywhere, very well armed, as well as walkers stumbling around with their hands tied behind their backs. Weird.
Watching Rosita seething from every pore, every waking minute is both interesting and boring at the same time. On one hand I find it interesting to try and guess when she’s going to blow, and who is going to go down with her, while on the other hand they need to get to it and not drag this out any longer before she begins to turn into a cartoon character.
If the last clip of the episode is any indication, the end is near for a couple of characters but man, it’s going to be fun watching the carnage they let loose before they die. In fact, the big war that is building should be fun as hell but I really hope they don’t leave it hanging until next year. I want war, and I want it now.
+ Rick and Michonne make a good, believable couple
+ Carnivals are creepy at the best of times, now this...
- Felt too much like a filler episode
- Rosita needs to kill someone before her unused anger makes her seem funny instead of dangerous