Synopsis: In an effort to keep up his end of the deal struck with the Hilltop Colony, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) leads an attack on the Saviors at their compound, despite having limited information about the Savior's compound. The effort forces Glenn (Steven Yeun) and others to face the possibility of having to kill another person for the first time.
Final Thoughts From the Walking Dead Episode "Not Tomorrow Yet"
Thoughts from the season 6 television episode that first aired March 6, 2016.
Did Anyone Really Think Rick's Plan Was Going to Work?
OK, to be fair, they did achieve their primary rescue objective. But, the entire plan seemed to be, at best, rushed. There was no effort to scout out the Saviors' compound ahead of time and they rushed into that building pretty much blindly. Had they made the effort, maybe they would have realized there were other Saviors stationed outside and wouldn't have left Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Carol (Melissa McBride) so vulnerable.
Am I the Only One Who Doesn't Trust "Jesus?"
The fact Neegan wasn't in the compound and there were apparently others outside as well makes me think somebody tipped off the Saviors about Rick's plan. This creates some doubt, at least in my mind, about Paul "Jesus" Rovia (Tom Payne).
Here's my theory, Jesus isn't who he says he is and is actually working for Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). The part with Rick and Alexandria helping the Hilltop Colony is just an elaborate ruse to test out just how strong Rick's group is and maybe weaken them in the process. He wore the mask, in part, to keep the sacrificial Saviors from recognizing him.
Is Carol's Time Coming Up?
OK, I think I might have asked this question in an earlier season. But, it's been a long time since this show killed off any of the main characters and I think it's reaching a point where that is overdue. If I'm right, Carol makes some sense.
She has, for the most part, been phased into a secondary role with the series and isn't even part of a good chunk of the episodes. Plus, this particular episode seemed to reveal she is starting to feel guilty for all the people she has killed. I could see her sacrificing herself in an effort to make amends for that, perhaps saving Maggie in the process.
Abraham's Timing Couldn't Be Worse.
That was obviously the first thought a lot of people probably had when Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) broke up with Rosita (Christian Serratos) the night before attacking the compound. And, I'm sure that was weighing on her mind during the attack.
That being said, I also can't help but have a little respect for him at the same time. He's obviously falling in love with Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green), who may or may not have feelings for him too. But, rather than simply act on those feelings, he recognized he was already in a relationship and showed Rosita respect by breaking up with her first. Considering the amount of alone time him and Sasha spend together, he could have just cheated on her.
I think there is more to this Saviors twist that is being revealed and fully expect someone, likely Jesus, to stab Rick in the back. Or, I could be wrong and the Saviors could be very easy to defeat, something that would prove to be very disappointing.
My Grade: B
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