SPOILER ALERT TO FOLLOW RE: The Walking Dead Season 7
I’ve held off on writing about The Walking Dead‘s Sunday night, horrific Season 7’s, first episode. I don’t like to spoil things for those who are catching up via their DVR. Or perhaps you are just starting to get into the show by binge watching on Netflix. Either way, I recommend not reading further if you are not caught up.
Okay, so what the HECK!? I am devastated! I know, I know, it’s just a show, but I am just so frustrated by this opening to the season! I had high hopes that the writers would deviate from Glenn’s death coming by the hand of (or should I say bat of) Negan, as it did in the graphic novels. I would say, out of the seven seasons it was the most gory and disgusting that they have gotten.
While I expected that they would kill a character, I admit I was a bit relieved when Negan began with Abraham. They were certainly not getting out of this situation with no loss of life. But, the choice to follow this with Glenn was like pouring salt on the wound. Season 6 had already put fans through the ringer, teasing us with Glenn’s death once- only to bring him back unscathed. And not only did they kill him for real this time, but in such a undignified way.
I feel the show is definitely playing dirty and no bars hold this is going to be a upheaval and reshuffle of a season. And while Daryl is still my all time fave, I feel he will be a mess after being the reason that Glenn is killed. I am hoping that Carol gets her butt back with Morgan, perhaps with some of this new group in tow. Maggie is a rock-star, seeing her man and the father of her child brutally killed in front of her, stands up and tells Rick they need to take Negan and his group down. Go mama!
Finally, I hope the writers get off this revolving door we’ve been on. Finding safety, only to have it ripped away once again. While I remain a huge fan, since we all began this wild journey, I feel like we are caught in a flight pattern that is waiting to land. Yes, the walkers are more disgusting and the cast members worse for wear, but we seem to be stuck. Rick and the crew are strong, no question. However, they seem to be making poor decisions consistently, which I’m yelling at my television, about frequently! Man I hope they start hearing me!
Are you a die hard The Walking Dead fan? I’d love to hear your thoughts or feelings in the comments!