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* #TheWalkingDead has refined their solitary character-centric episodes, and this one, with #EugenePorter, is peak.
* Try as you might, #TheSaviors get blood on their hands
* Constant, scattered, and subtle reminders throughout the episode of why being a Savior sucks
* Eugene is a Dufus and Dwight ain't f***in' around - both are committed to what were once opposing causes
* Eugene is a good guy that has only known safety, but the lengths that he goes to maintain it...
* Why Eugene is "#Negan": his talents have actual purpose at #TheSanctuary, as opposed to his uselessness in Alexandria
* #DrCarson cuts through Eugene's Savior bullsh** and gets #FatherGabriel... weed... via con juana
* Why the guts won't work, anymore, or why the Toxic #Walkers made Father Gabriel so sick, so fast *ding-ding*
* Why Tanya's priorities may not be right, but she's not wrong: either way, another living reminder of life with The Saviors
* Tanya and Father Gabriel's takeaway: just do the right thing when you see it. You'll know when.
* Our thoughts return to the helicopter from a couple of episodes back: another unheard of group propping up The Saviors, an entirely unknown 3rd party, The Saviors, or the vehicle to the series finale?
* This episode is chock full of reminders of both #RickGrimes' Crew's bravery and The Savior's safety/cruelty: both are tugging at Eugene
* Eugene's pure and full act of bravery is thwarted
* Why Negan isn't full of s**t while singing Eugene's praises: Eugene understands what Negan's trying to do without a Father Gabriel confession
* Why Negan really "ain't the dyin' type": something Rick's Crew and Tanya doesn't get
* Evidence of Eugene's authentic committment to the on-paper mission of The Saviors and why he's so mad/decimated when his act of #bravery is shut down
* Negan, Eugene, and their in medias res conversation about making more bullets... but why does he spare Dwight? And what will he do, now?
* The shocking return and amazing self-awareness of #MorganJones
* #Rosita's not-so-obviously difficult decision to bow out of the #TARYL party
* #Michonne's apprehension (and plea to #DarylDixon) in joining TARYL and why she leaves
* Why Tara is poking Daryl in the tuchas with her pitchfork: the character arc that leads her here
* Taryl's plan accelerated Rick's plan but enabled Negan's escape
* Riffing on The Dumpsters' strangeness: Scientologists? Do they lead by committee, in large part?
* "Time for After": Fighting Proto-Winslow and Rick's infinite patience and J.A.H.K. (Junkyard, Alexandria, #TheHilltop, #TheKingdom)
* Junkyard Gang and Rick: Sanctuary lookouts are abandoned, gates are Walker free... how much time has actually passed?!
* #TantricDeath will finally claim its victims: as #TantricDeath goes, it'll be a whopper. May Rick's mercy prevail over his wrath
* #Bravo's "The People's Couch" and the 3 typical reactions to the more shocking scenes in #TWD
* How TWD has perfectly laid out wild, but legitimate possibilities of where they can go next
** Sneak Peeks **
* #MaggieRhee encounters the (callback) knocked down #trees. Dammit
* #Enid stops to "pick up" something with Aaron and why it reenforces our mistrustful inclinations
* Negan at the gates of Alexandria and the blood on Eugene's hands: Why #ChrisHardwick is wrong about Eugene
** General Observations **
* #JoshMcDermitt's real life woes and why he should lean in to the hate
* Negan: modeled by #HenryRollins in the comics, perfected by #JeffreyDeanMorgan
* Vulgarity and Violence: why is the former is regulated, but the latter is left to the show-runners? Watching edgy entertainment with children and talking about our upbringing
* Revisiting #XanderBerkeley in T2, why older men tend to look sexier, and how men and women can #OwnIt as they age
* How and why Daryl will die
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