I know I’m not the only one buzzing with anticipation for the new Game of Thrones season… July 16 can’t get here soon enough, and, as bummed as I am for the shorter season run, I have to assume that this means less filler, solid episodes and amazing action leading up to the grand finale that will be the (even shorter) last season of the show.
Well, well, well… After the recent slump, TWD finally gave us an episode that had little to whine about, and plenty of moments that either satisfied hard-core fans, set up future plot points or just plain made us say hell yeah. As a bonus, they actually showed us three separate locations this week, which was so damn refreshing.
Look, I’m not saying that I don’t appreciate some good ol’ character development on The Walking Dead. On a show that features so few scenes of characters actually opening up and talking about their feelings, a good heart-to-heart is always welcome, right?
Well, almost always. With a couple of episodes to go until the season finale, I would have preferred those honest, emotional moments to have taken place some other time. Like, you know, sometime during the slow, uneven first half of the season…?
Remember that underwhelming buddy comedy episode we got last season, when Rick and Daryl first came across Jesus? This week’s ‘Say Yes’ was the right way to do it, even if it was quite obviously intended as Richonne fan service. It was fun, touching at times and featured a few awesome walker kills (although it will be pretty damn impossible to top that walker clothesline from the mid-season premiere).