The Walking Dead: Honor
March 2, 2018 8:55 AM - Season 8, Episode 9 - Subscribe

Rick faces new difficulties after a battle. Meanwhile, the fight continues in other communities as core members face hard decisions.
posted by neilbert (10 comments total)
This may be the episode that moves the show out of my Must Watch Promptly list. I just couldn't get into it, I didn't care about Carl's fate - we all know what's going to happen, why drag it out the whole time, and the rest of the episode just seemed to be filmed in the dark to my eyes.
posted by neilbert at 9:07 AM on March 2, 2018 [2 favorites]

I hopped on io9 on Monday and I could have sworn there was an article that pretty much said "FINALLY Carl dies!" without their usual spoiler warnings. Going back now, I only found The Walking Dead's Mid-Season Premiere Was Pretty Good Despite Itself, in which Rob Bricken has a different take than my ghost of a memory.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:55 AM on March 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

I hopped on io9 on Monday and I could have sworn there was an article that pretty much said "FINALLY Carl dies!" without their usual spoiler warnings.

It was linked from the Concourse, which is one of Deadspin's sub-sites: Fucking Carl Died? Oh Hell Yeah.
posted by Sabby at 12:26 PM on March 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

I spent most of that episode yelling "JUST DIE ALREADY" at the TV. They really dragged that out.

I must've blinked or something because: why did Rick and Michonne take Carl to the wrecked church? He at least had a cot down in the tunnels; but nooo, let's drag you painfully across a field and have you die uncomfortably on some rubble.

I still find future/fantasy Rick's fake beard hugely distracting. Was that Carl's "you can be like that again" vision, vs. the other future they're teasing of bleeding-Rick-under-a-stained-glass-tree?

The show has an Olly now.

This was another episode directed by Greg Nicotero, and another episode in which I felt like his ambitions as a director greatly outstripped his abilities; the show keeps on trying to jump around in time but it never lands it very well.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 1:51 PM on March 2, 2018 [3 favorites]

All I could think about after little Henry speared Gavin in the back.

Anyway, I look forward to a whole bunch of episodes of Rick staring red-eyed into the distance and being useless with grief while a truly startling number of much more competent women of color steadfastly refuse to relieve him of his leadership position.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 6:39 PM on March 2, 2018 [3 favorites]

I was a regular reader of TWD until Glenn's death.

I'll use that point for "downhill from here" for the TV show, too.
posted by mikelieman at 12:36 AM on March 4, 2018

I don't know why you are commenting here if you don't like the show any more. It was an expected episode, sure, with a drawn out goodbye. But if they didn't do that, the criticism would be "glossing over" an important character's death.

I was struck by the fact that Rick and Michonne didn't touch or comfort each other at all. The isolation of everyone was powerful.

I'm very curious what they will do with The King.
posted by agregoli at 12:36 PM on March 5, 2018

I mean, it is FANFare.
posted by agregoli at 12:37 PM on March 5, 2018

Finally getting to watch these. Rick’s beard sure was grey for not being that far in the future. He aged faster than a president.
posted by LizBoBiz at 11:02 AM on May 11, 2018

Nice to see Carol and Morgan TCB!
posted by LizBoBiz at 11:05 AM on May 11, 2018

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