The Walking Dead: Say Yes
March 6, 2017 7:05 AM - Season 7, Episode 12 - Subscribe

Alexandrians scavenge for supplies.
posted by LizBoBiz (22 comments total)
I'm glad they continue to focus on walker violence so far, rather than moving into the war too quickly. Though it required a lot of suspension of disbelief, the carnival was still fun to have a different setting. The Rick death fake out was annoying, though.

Though Abraham's death has breathed new life into Rosita's character, the only episode I really enjoyed watching her character was "Rock in the Road." I understand where all her anger and frustration comes from, but it's hard to watch.

Loved the "conversation" between Tara and Judith. At least someone in Alexandria still struggles with moral decisions.
posted by cfoxhi at 8:31 AM on March 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

Hell, even my dog thought Rick was still alive.
posted by Mogur at 8:55 AM on March 6, 2017 [2 favorites]

Yeah Michonne already knows that they are the main characters so she can just calm down.
posted by LizBoBiz at 9:06 AM on March 6, 2017 [2 favorites]

can we talk about the carnival and whatever happened there? did I miss something or did they not even really bother trying to explain it? there was clearly some sort of fight between/including military troops, but then, what? everyone lost? the zombified soldiers walking around with their guns still strapped to them seems . . . impossible to explain more than a suspension of disbelief.
posted by Exceptional_Hubris at 9:18 AM on March 6, 2017

I don't mind Michonne having an emotional crisis, what I do mind is being reminded that the showrunners occasionally think that we're all idiots. I can think of two other ways to make Michonne think for a moment that she's lost Rick that I would have been okay with (that first shot of him falling off the Ferris Wheel, or even just going walkabout while she's asleep without warning her first), neither of which remind me of the infamous Glenndumpster..
posted by Mogur at 10:08 AM on March 6, 2017

That being said, a lot of the episode did work for me, with the carnival of zombies looking like something straight out of Z-Nation, which I love.
posted by Mogur at 10:09 AM on March 6, 2017 [3 favorites]

I warned them to be careful not to fall through the roof.
posted by larrybob at 12:25 PM on March 6, 2017 [3 favorites]

Obviously, Rick was fine. What they didn't show is that he fell under a dumpster.

I still don't buy anything about Richonne other than Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira both being exceptionally fine-looking human beings.
posted by tobascodagama at 12:32 PM on March 6, 2017 [2 favorites]

Didn't they already fall through a rotten roof?

I tuned out for a second there; why did Rick abandon the "I'll take this group, you take that group" plan -- which seemed to be working fine -- in favor for putting down his pokey stick and climbing up the ferris wheel to gawk at the deer? Was there some deeper symbolism to the deer that I'm missing -- other than it being there to provide the "OMG they're eating Rick" fakeout -- or was this just another "Rick's an idiot" moment?

That aside, I did quite like this one; zombie fairground was quite creepy. (Also, the shot of the zombie trapped in the ticket-taker's booth, like a Laffing Sal.)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 1:28 PM on March 6, 2017 [2 favorites]

Rick "owed" Michonne the deer because he let it get away earlier. It's like the zombie version of buying her a Coke.
posted by Room 641-A at 1:46 PM on March 6, 2017 [2 favorites]

Think you mean buying her an Orange Crush
posted by Exceptional_Hubris at 2:53 PM on March 6, 2017 [2 favorites]

Room 641-A: Rick "owed" Michonne the deer because he let it get away earlier.

I'd argue he owed her the deer from the earlier episode where she killed one but the Saviors saw her with it and decided to take it, and Rick meekly agreed.
posted by bluecore at 9:02 PM on March 6, 2017

Oh that's very possible, my mind is a sieve wrt this show.
posted by Room 641-A at 10:49 PM on March 6, 2017

During the whole "Rick haggles with the Zombie Thunderdome Mad Max Garbage Dump People" sequence, my wife asked me why that woman talks like that. "I not know," I replied.
posted by valkane at 3:55 AM on March 7, 2017 [6 favorites]

I'm liking the Rick and Michonne coupling (Richonne?). They seem like they really care for each other and are both on equal footing.
posted by LizBoBiz at 5:01 AM on March 7, 2017

And I'll admit, Rick saying with perfect earnestness (not seriousness) "You have to understand - this is chili and mac'n'cheese" was kind of adorable.
posted by Mogur at 12:17 PM on March 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

are we supposed to assume they killed those golfing randos? the setup seemed that way but then it isn't like they had a van full of golf clubs, etc.
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 7:13 AM on March 9, 2017

Oh yes. The randos were Saviours (one was talking to the other about how Negan won't shut up about Fat Joey's death, and later Michonne is holding a Saviour walkie-talkie with a satisfied look on her face). They took a risk killing them, but there's now way they could rob them and leave them alive.
posted by Mogur at 7:20 AM on March 9, 2017

AH! I got it. I thought the walkie-talkie was the one they'd gotten at the Kingdom for some reason.
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 11:52 AM on March 10, 2017 [2 favorites]

that was the fakest CGI deer I've ever seen
posted by prize bull octorok at 6:19 PM on March 11, 2017 [5 favorites]

like seriously did they just google "deer animated gif" and copy/paste the first result
posted by prize bull octorok at 6:21 PM on March 11, 2017 [2 favorites]

I didn't get they killed those Saviors at all. Only stole their beer and pretzels they took from Dwight's drop at the house. And the walkie. There is no evidence they killed those Saviors, and that would have been a dumb move. Just a simple theft, guys.
posted by agregoli at 9:03 AM on March 17, 2017

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