Another week, another Walking Dead. Meh. Here we go.
Spoilers after the screenshot
So, Sasha's not dead. Or really injured. What a surprise. She goes into the Saviour's compound on what's called a "kamikaze" mission, guns blazing, and is subdued. I took two years of Japanese, but maybe I don't know what kamikaze means. Somehow I thought Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) was aiming to kill Negan (Jeffrey Dead Morgan) or die trying. But I guess she didn't count on some guys having rope!
Rosita (Christian Serratos), who was also there on a kamikaze mission, we learn at the end of the episode went all the way back to Alexandria because Dwight (Austin Amelio) switched sides. I guess there's no reason for him to fight for Negan when his girlfriend's not in Negan's harem anymore.
As we're reminded, Negan doesn't permit rape in his society, he just coerces women to join his harem. He even stops a guy from raping Sasha in the nick of time. If there's one thing we've learned from his experience with Rosita, Rick (Andrew Lincoln), and Carl (Chandler Riggs), Negan just about never kills anyone who's actually trying to kill him. For gods' sakes, this show used to have the guts.
I'm glad Sasha didn't get raped. Once she's survived for unrealistic reasons, it would be kind of arbitrary to revert to realism for something really ugly.
Mostly the episode felt like it was shuffling chairs to get ready for next week. I liked the scene with Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Gregory (Xander Berkeley). Watching Gregory try for a moment to do a decent thing and protect a pregnant lady but being forced to give in to his cowardice and incompetence was hilarious. Sounds like his wounded pride is about to make him turn in Maggie, but I still think it'll make for a more interesting story if he turns the password over to Maggie or Rick. One things for sure, Xander Berkeley is fun to watch in this role.
I also liked Tara (Alanna Masterson) trying to work with the Oceanside situation. Her giving the middle finger to that kid at the end was just right. Masterson is always a breath of fresh air when she has a lot of material to work with.