‘The Walking Dead,’ whether it be the comic book or show on AMC is all about building up to very personal moments, the third episode, ‘Monsters’ of the eighth season was chalk full of those moments.
‘All Out War’ is a personal struggle of your moral compass, and tonight’s episodes distinctly drew the lines in the sand for several characters. The battle between Morgan and Jesus carried the episode, but what’s brewing between Rick and Daryl will carry the season. The show also hit a new cinematic high with the evolution of Aaron’s character and the sendoff for Eric. AMC and ‘The Walking Dead’ handled Eric and Aaron’s relationship very well over the 17 episodes they appeared in, and you would have to be a heartless person to feel nothing during their final exchange.
Morgan goes back to being the wildcard, and it will be interesting to see how his story continues or comes to an end over the course of the season.
Sidenote – Am I the only one that thinks Gregory is an evil George Carlin? Let me know what you think.
Daryl feels responsible for Glenn’s death, plus he went through Negan’s reprograming seminar – the philosophical and or physical battle between Rick and Daryl that is brewing could be what makes this show legendary. It was subtle in ‘Monsters,’ but look for it to grow over the coming weeks. Are you on ‘Team Daryl’ or ‘Team Rick?’
What makes ‘The Walking Dead’ comic so special is the ability to drop cliffhangers at the end of each issue. ‘Monsters’ reminded me why I love ‘The Walking Dead’ universe so much. When you want to watch the next episode at 10 pm the same night, you know that you just watched an excellent episode.
Ezekiel’s rants are getting tough to bare, but hopefully, after next week’s episode, he won’t be so boisterous.
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Next week’s episode teaser: