The Walking Dead: Something They Need
March 27, 2017 2:29 AM - Season 7, Episode 15 - Subscribe

A group of Alexandrians begin a journey to secure weapons. At the Sanctuary, Negan attempts to recruit a new member.
posted by cfoxhi (10 comments total)
 
I like the new communities like Oceanside and the Kingdom. It adds some complexity to the narrative. It seems unlikely, not mention anticlimactic, that Sasha would survive her attack on the Sanctuary.
posted by cfoxhi at 2:34 AM on March 27, 2017


Negan has taken a sudden turn from sadistic sociopath to velvet-gloved manipulator. Daryl got the extended psy-ops treatment for punching Negan at the beginning of the season, but now Sasha spends only a day in the box after killing multiple Neganites in their own home. This Negan would have been more interesting.

But who is the "litte bird" who told Negan that Rick was up to something? Eugene left before Rick decided to saddle up.
posted by cardboard at 6:06 AM on March 27, 2017


pardon the pun but I was just reading some trash theory that the little birdie might be the creepy garbage-dump people?
posted by Exceptional_Hubris at 7:36 AM on March 27, 2017


But who is the "little bird" who told Negan that Rick was up to something?

My guess is Enid, whose story about about how she was saved after her parents died but before she got to Alexandria was always hazy. Plus she sneaks out over the wall all the time.
posted by bluecore at 8:54 AM on March 27, 2017 [1 favorite]


My guess is Enid, whose story about about how she was saved after her parents died but before she got to Alexandria was always hazy. Plus she sneaks out over the wall all the time.

The "Enid is a spy" has been thrown around since the very moment she first appeared... two years ago? First with the Wolves and now with the Saviours. It just doesn't make sense to me.

But with TWD, not making sense is the best proof that something is true.

I would love if the "little bird" was just Gregory, and we're seeing things out of order. Although that would be the first time the writers did something interesting with their choppy, non-linear storytelling.

It's possible the junkyard dogs are not what they seem to be, and they're going to betray Rick and co. That would be disappointing, because as annoying as they are there still exists some opportunity for interesting stories with them, post-Negan.

It's also possible that Negan said that to fish for information from Sasha? See if she flinched?

Or... maybe Judith blabbed when Negan last visited.
posted by 2ht at 9:47 AM on March 27, 2017 [2 favorites]


It's also possible that Negan said that to fish for information from Sasha?

That was my take too. Before the "little bird" comment he probed Sasha for whether Rick sent her. He doesn't trust Rick to stay broken to the bit.

A thing that bugs me: weren't Rick and the Alexandria-ites under some pretty heavy "you work for me now" tribute demands from the Saviors back in the first half of the season? How do they now have enough free time to spend on lengthy gun-acquiring side-quests rather than on foraging?

Because plot, obviously; but still. For a sadistic mastermind Negan seems very unaware that most of his subjects are now spending most of their time plotting insurrection. Maybe this is hand-waveable as "distracted by Darryl's escape"?
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 12:23 PM on March 27, 2017 [1 favorite]


do the tributes demanded by the Saviors ever make even the tiniest bit of sense? it was just two episodes ago that a whole damn war started over A SIGLE MELLON! out of a dozen. the idea that the saviors would waste a decidedly fixed resource like gas to drive over for a dozen cantaloupes - multiple vehicles worth, no less - (and go back the next day for one more!) is so preposterous if you are thinking/asking it this is probably not the show for you - and yet here I still am.

on one hand I kind of get their (the saviors) attitude, they cant kill everyone because its too much effort and they live better while taking advantage of the others (this is, I think, supposed to be the logic behind Nega's offer to turn Sasha into a savior-warrior). . . but without proximity to oversee them (unlike, say, Negan's wives) there isn't really a mechanism other than outright murder for the saviors to get their way. im not sure that, even with the amount of accumulated trauma we could expect from these characters, there is any rational explanation for how they wouldn't fast forward through to the next tribute offering or the one after that and realize their utility was limited and that their number will come up sooner or later.
posted by Exceptional_Hubris at 1:56 PM on March 27, 2017 [1 favorite]


Just when I thought the show was about to become watchable again, the Toxic Masculinity Brigade shows up to strip a bunch of women of their means of self-defence because a Real True Man like Rick knows better than them how their resources should be used.
posted by tobascodagama at 3:30 PM on March 27, 2017 [2 favorites]


I'm ticked that we didn't get to see Sasha's suicide run, just the next morning's awakening, 'cause it would have been awesome and sad and I might even have worried that she might get killed.
posted by Mogur at 4:11 PM on March 27, 2017 [1 favorite]


That neck stabbing was probably the worst cgi in the entire series.
posted by Catblack at 7:42 AM on March 30, 2017


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