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Walking Dead Season 7, Episode 10 Recap | New Best Friends

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The Walking Dead Season 7, Episode 10 Recap: New Best Friends

Rob Cesternino (@RobCesternino) and Alex Kidwell (@AlexKidwell) are back in action to recap the midseason premiere of “The Walking Dead”.  Following the Season 7, Episode 10 episode, “New Best Friends”, Rob and Alex discuss the latest episode and reactions from twitter.

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  • Sonya Kenney

    rob watch the show. Gaberial wasn’t brought out until after Jadice arrived and Rick asked about him. Rick smiled because he saw the numbers. The boots were inside Alexandria. Gaberial was hit in pantry, and he packed up the car inside the gate. Its ok not to like aspects of the show but to constantly nitpick and rag on things you got wrong in watching is just poor podcasting.

    • Morty

      Yeah, it was a flagrant oversight regarding Gabriel’s kidnapping. There have been several other times in this podcast when I’ve wondered if Rob watched the show. Maybe he’s distracted with taking notes or talking to whoever is in the room with him. I only listen anymore just for the usually entertaining banter rather than the insightful analysis.

    • gigi

      Josh would have steered him right… I always miss Josh! hope he had a good time at his wife’s bday party tho

  • TrentC

    I agree with Rob’s take on the Scavengers. Laughable.

    Also was trying to reason out the initial Father Gabriel situation. Exactly what threat did they have on him when he was forced to take the food?

    “We don’t bother…” No but you will kidnap people, threaten people and steal their entire food supply.

    It seemed like our six unarmed Alexandrians could have taken out all of the dump people without breaking a sweat. The background Scavengers looked like tall, thin, slow, out of shape hillbillies. Without banjos.

    Rick uses a keyboard and then pillows to take out the Winslow ‘monster’???
    Oh no, guess I’ll have nightmares all week.

    As Alex mentioned, the names and broken speech were a little much. It’s three years after the zombie apocalypse, not discount movie night on Syfy.

    Kind of an ominous comment when Rick says to Tara – Well at least you can tell us where not to look. Tara knows how bad Negan and the Saviors are, why is she protecting the Oceanside people? Other than one person, it’s not like they treated her very nicely.

    Liked the Carol/Daryl reunion. To answer the pacing question about him getting there in the afternoon and then not discussing the welfare of the others until night – They were boinking.

    • J-me not Hi-me

      Didn’t Tara promise the pretty girl (Cindy, maybe? Or Sydney?) that she wouldn’t tell anyone about the Oceanside? Tara probably feels she owes her life to Cindy/Sydney.

      Oh shit. Is Tara the moral conscience now? YOU BETTER BETRAY THOSE OCEANSIDERS IF YOU DON’T WANT TO DIE, GIRL.

      • TrentC

        Yes she did make a promise and that’s what I meant saying she only had a good relationship with one person. Seem to recall that almost every one else at Oceanside was trying to kill her, including the creepy little girl.

        So why stay loyal? Getting the Oceanside people involved with a war against Negan has got to be better than just hiding out, hoping Negan’s people don’t come back and kill more people.

        All she has to do is explain there are more people… Alexandria, The Kingdom, Hilltop, and now the Scavengers…and together they can fight The Saviors. She needs a whiteboard and a few dry erase markers in different colors.

        • J-me not Hi-me

          And to convince the Hilltop and the Kingdom to fight. 🙂

  • Morty

    As of this episode, I feel sorry for Richard. Anytime he thinks he may be getting something going, it falls apart. He is Sir Charlie Brown having the football constantly pulled out from under him.

    • TrentC

      I think Sir Richard needs a new agent. Seems he gets punched in the face during every scene he’s been in.

  • Ricardo Cruz

    The ep. itself is kinda boring. The only good thing for me was Daryl rising on the show. He was losing space to such flat characters like Rosita, Sasha even Tara.
    I dont like the idea of repeat Woodbury arena and bring the MAD MAX arena on the show, and worst, Rick fighting a zombie to prove his worth. Where’s the originality on that?
    My bigger problem with TWD its seems the producers doesn’t have an end game for the story. And its something to worry about.

  • Matthew Murphy

    I really hope after they kill Negan 5 seasons from now that Jadis gets thrown into a bit with Sheeva. Can’t wait.

  • Charles Bikle

    Aside from “Winslow”, the Trash People story arc did get off to a rocky start and I agree with Rob about it coming off as “Star Trek-y” – an overly bizarre sub-culture ruled by a monosyllabic woman, who forces Rick to fight in an arena against the Walker equivalent of The Gorn.

  • Charles Bikle

    Also, for Garbage People, they really did have some pretty complicated choreography going on with that dumb “circling” bit with overhead “Busby Berkley” style shots.

  • Tusk

    I rolled my eyes and squirmed too often in this episode, Rosita’s pretend ‘tough girl’ attitude, the terrifically horrible matt painting of the garbage dump green screen behind Rick (Obviously they felt the need to show it because it’s going to factor into taking the Saviors out…ie: lure them into the maze to be taken out more easily…otherwise I have zero Idea why they would show such a horrible job of a matt painting) 😛

    This was a horrible episode, the whole Rick smiling as soon as the garbage people showed up made no sense, so out of character for Rick even in the best of circumstances.

    And WTF is with that speech pattern? Why would everyone in that community talk like that? Reminded me of the made up words used in Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” I can sort of see the Kingdom people talking in the ‘formal’ way, like when Richard first encountered the Survivors until he saw Jesus then broke the facade, but the garbage people….everything about them really doesn’t make sense given how far they are removed from when the zombie apocalypse first happened….I think it’s time for TWD to wind it up, ’cause can’t take much more of how contrived the story writing and dialog has been…

  • J-me not Hi-me

    I must be alone in enjoying the Garbage Pail Kids, but I found them compelling. The language thing didn’t bother me either: it reminded me of summer camp, where you’d have words and expressions that were specific to your year or even just your cabin. It highlighted to me that this group doesn’t interact with outsiders.

    I even liked the Helmut Lang meets Mad Max aesthetic, though I was confused as to why Jadis looked like her roots had been growing in for about six months, as opposed to three years.

  • Fat Tyson Apostol

    This episode was so absurd, I thought I was watching an episode of Z Nation.

  • Reynaldo Hernandez Aponte

    Rick and the gang versus the Angry Millitant Feminists and the Beta Male Cucks.