First of all, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! And a fine one it was indeed. The opening scene of the mid season premier of season 6 of The Walking Dead could not have been better! Just when we thought we may lose Sasha or Abraham or both, our beloved Daryl Dixon saves the day with an RPG launched just in the nick of time, like cupid himself! Adios Negan’s amigos. Good riddance. No tears shed over that gang’s loss.
But then we switch back to Alexandria. Rick gives Judith to Father Gabriel to ‘keep her safe’. (pregnant pause) REALLY?!! ARE YOU OUTA YOUR MIND, RICK?!!! Then again, Judith does seem to have a really good guardian angel, so we hope for the best. Plus, the producers of The Walking Dead will almost without a doubt spare the baby. Odds are in Judith’s favor that she will survive the zombie apocalypse, at least until she becomes a full-fledged child.
Did a solar eclipse occur over Alexandria? It was light, and then all of a sudden it was dark. And when it turned dark, things all started to come unraveled. And where was everyone walking to anyways? I thought Alexandria was just a few blocks around a pond. But apparently it is a vast sprawling neighborhood that goes on endlessly. We all anticipated Sam’s tragic death. But Jesse? So soon? And Ron? No more branches on that family tree, sadly, partly because both Michonne and Rick seemed to have petite mal seizures simultaneously during that scene that prevented them from reacting to the situation at hand. When have we ever seen Rick or Michonne just stand by and watch someone they care about get eaten by zombies. I was a little put off, I have to say. They did seem to recover, though, when Carl got his eye shot out.
And what about Wolfman? I do believe he ‘changed’ in the end. We all heard him shout to Denise, “GO!” which was a clear indicator that his small heart grew three sizes that day! I think Carol Lu Who felt a few ounces of regret after she unloaded her pistol in Wolfman’s chest. Maybe Morgan was right after all…for a Wolf is a person no matter how small! And just when all seems lost down in Whoville for Glenn, the episode comes around full circle and Daryl, Abraham, and Sasha are there to save the day. Glenn is definitely wearing out his nine lives, but I truly hope that he survives until the very end of the show. In any case, I was relieved to see at least one couple reunite and survive till the end of the episode on this Valentines Day.