The Walking Dead; 7.16 "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" (open spoilers)

The stakes continue to grow higher as paths cross; the group enacts an intricate plan.

Season finale tonight; Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Scott M. Gimple are on Talking Dead.

Sounds like no resolution to The Negan Problem tonight, as most of the folks here have predicted.

Although this show isn’t as good as it was, I’m happy to stick with it. I doubt I’ll bother with Fear, though.

I’ve actually come to like Fear better than the parent show.

I didn’t see that coming, w/regards to the Dump crew.

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I did, never trusted Mrs. Pakled NotRomulan, they also telegraphed Sasha using the suicide pill “twist” far too blatantly.

I suspected, but wasn’t certain, when Negan said in a previous episode a little birdy had told him Rick and his crew were up to no good. They were the most likely candidates to have ratted them out.

I just figured that it was Eugene. Now I get to figure out how to disable the “tapatalk” signature again.

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It couldn’t have been Eugene because Rick decided to fight back after Eugene was taken.

I was operating under the premise that Eugene knew that they wouldn’t kowtow to Negan, and knew they’d fight back, even if he didn’t know exactly what Rick and company were going to do.

When Carl resisted, I immediately was like “Yeah go Carl!”

And I think I nearly had a heart attack with Carl, Rick and Negan. I was really wondering if Carl was going to get Lucille’d. Rick’s response, and Andy’s delivery, was awesome. And Negan “Well, he said I could do it.” Yikes. Well done.

When the head salvager said “I will lay with him after” the look on Rick’s (Andy Lincoln’s) face was priceless. I laughed.

I love Negan as he’s fleeing. “They have a tiger” (or something like that). I again laughed.

Great season finale. I can’t wait for next season.

A gun battle in the close quarters of Alexandria . . . and no one in the main cast was killed?

Negan & his crew literally drive casually through a gauntlet . . . and no one was killed in his convoy?

I never thought TWD does major battles well. It always seems haphazard, and almost always the main characters survive relatively unscathed. I guess I was looking for more carnage & closure tonight.


Well this was the best episode in a long time. I figured Sasha was going to take the pills to “surprise Negan” as soon as I realized it was her in the coffin. Speaking off, did anybody else wonder if they actually lugged it back to the graveyard and bury her in it? :smiley: I mean that else are they going to do with it, and if anyone deserves a fancy funeral it’s her.

So who wrote “I didn’t know” on the tin soldier and left it for Daryl to find? Did I miss something?

This show does not do gun battles well, ever since the governor the fights have just gotten more and more ridiculous. The non shooty parts of the episode were great though. I did expect Negan’s army to look much bigger at the end, it looked like he had 30 dudes there at most.

Pretty sure it was Dwight.

What happened to the tiger, did the tiger survive?

Yeah, Shiva was laying by the stage where Maggie, Rick and Ezekiel were talking at the end.

I had hoped that s/he would take out Negan. But, of course, that would be too easy.

That was kind of a mess. And Rick couldn’t snatched the gun from Garbage Goth Queen’s hand anytime he wanted to. Sasha took a chance that she’d turn in time.

I’m not happy with this at all.

We knew that they would not resolve the Negan situation because Jeffrey Dean Morgan was signed for next season almost right after this season’s premiere. The writers know a gold mine when they see one, and there’s no arguing that JDM is having the time of his life playing Negan.

I could do without the TrashPeople, though.