The Walking Dead: The Other Side
March 20, 2017 9:35 AM - Season 7, Episode 14 - Subscribe

The Saviors visit Hilltop.
posted by LizBoBiz (6 comments total)
 
Okay episode, I guess. No Negan, except for a glimpse through cross-hairs, which is always nice. Some pieces got moved, one taken off the board, and the guy who runs Hilltop just got Chekov's Gate Pass. Didn't irritate me, but didn't rock my world, either. Felt like filler.
posted by Mogur at 5:08 PM on March 20 [2 favorites]


Yeah, but if this is filler, it means they are going to probably stretch out the resolution with the saviors until next season.

My main gripe with the episode is that zombies are now about as much a fly swatting nuisance as vampires in late-season Buffy.
posted by Catblack at 5:24 PM on March 20 [2 favorites]


This episode felt a bit slow, though it was nice hearing a bit of Rosita's backstory. I can't believe we haven't learned anything at all about her until now.

I knew Eugene was going full Neganite, I wonder what will happen to him in the end.
posted by torisaur at 6:08 PM on March 20


I loved this episode. I always enjoy character exploration and it seemed like we finally got to mourn Glenn and Abraham.
posted by cfoxhi at 4:22 AM on March 21


Eugene going full Neagan: he's definitely just an opportunist and right now sees that Sasha and Rosita are not going to win. So he's sticking with Neagan.

Person in the hood: same person watching Rick and Aaron loot the house?

[Which reminds me, who did Gabriel ride off with in the car? It was explained later that the garbage people kidnapped him right? But he left willingly?]

I feel like this episode was really just a waste of space. Like every season since season 2, they could have cut this down to a half season. Lots of nothing happening. Yay we got some back story for Rosita...3 seasons after we meet her? Maggie and Daryl was interesting the only interesting character moment for me.

This show wants so badly to be a character study. Too bad the writing and acting is not nearly good enough. And yet, still I watch...
posted by LizBoBiz at 5:45 AM on March 21 [1 favorite]


My main gripe with the episode is that zombies are now about as much a fly swatting nuisance as vampires in late-season Buffy.

To me that is a positive. I'd much rather have a drama about the humans trying to rebuild their society than having them spend time each week trying to show creative ways of putting a sharp thing through the skull of a walker. After this many seasons, we know there is a threat out there and as such they don't need to keep showing it for me to remember and internalize it.

This show wants so badly to be a character study. Too bad the writing and acting is not nearly good enough. And yet, still I watch...

Ain't that the truth.
posted by mmascolino at 6:26 AM on March 23


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