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Walking Dead Season 7, Episode 4 Recap | Service

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  • Matthew Murphy

    Better add Spencer and D to the death draft if they aren’t there already.

  • sunny

    i don’t know if i’m remembering correctly; but at the kingdom, don’t the leader and his closest meet the saviors separately and make their payments, i.e. the saviors don’t overrun the town tearing things up and terrorizing the people living there? It seemed the people living there didn’t even realize this was happening. Why the difference in approaches? I know rick and his group pose a special kind of threat to negan and there is revenge to be had there but still seems strange that the kingdom residents could be kept so in the dark.

    • Andiamo

      I was thinking the same thing. The guy in charge of the mission to collect from Ezekiel seemed to have respect for him too. I wonder if they have some history that makes their circumstance different.

    • TrentC

      I think it’s because Rick’s group is at the growing pains phase of the relationship and Negan has to set things up in person so to speak. He brings in Daryl, makes Rick hold Lucille, seems like he’s testing the waters to ensure they obey him.

      The other areas appear to be part of a system that’s been running for awhile. And as you say, Negan probably sees something more dangerous in Rick and his group when compared to the Hilltop and the Kingdom.

  • Andiamo

    I think they really blew it with the Negan character. Rob nailed it with the Jim Carrey in The Mask comparison. He’s the most one-dimensional, cartoony villain they’ve had so far, and they need to do something to give him a little more depth to make this work. Right now it seems like Rick and Negan are acting in different shows.

    Also, I’m gonna have to disagree about Negan not being sexist. Forcing women to marry you and bear your children is pretty sexist. I wonder if he wasn’t attractive if you would see this differently.

    • TrentC

      They had an actress on The Talking Dead who was gushing over Jeffrey Dean Morgan and then she said – Every time he’s in a scene he has like three pages of dialogue.

      That pretty much sums it up for me. Good actor, love the character, but when he goes into the next ten minute monologue someone should hit him on the back of the head…as much as I like the grin and the cartoony lines, he is at his most frightening when he stops smiling and says a line.

  • TrentC

    Thanks for the recap and good to see Alex join the fray on a podcast.

    Also appreciate the advice to help get through the slower episodes, JSS.

  • TrentC

    So isn’t the real move here to take out Negan, cut off the head of the snake?

    If Rick bonked Negan in the back of the head really hard while he had Lucille, it would take the peons a few seconds to react to what happened as they’d be in shock. And if Dwight is not liking Negan-life, maybe there are few more people who don’t like kneeling in front of a guy every time he walks by? They all live in a climate of extreme fear.

    I don’t want to watch another season of farmer Rick.

    • J-me not Hi-me

      I assume that if Negan was killed one of the lieutenants would immediately step up and take over. It’s not like the Wicked Witch of the West where everyone underneath him lives and serves in fear. His lieutenants live well and have reason to be loyal.

      • TrentC

        Negan leans back a whole lot. I would put one palm on his lower back and pull his shoulder gently towards me. Bingo, he’s on his butt. Or a well placed kick to the back of his knee when he’s doing his leaning thing. Again, he’s laying down in front of me.

        Then I would pour water on him to test your Wicked Witch theory..

        • J-me not Hi-me

          I just realized that this week I compared Negan to both the Wicked Witch and the Dread Pirate Roberts.

          My work here is done.

          • TrentC

            On a more serious note I’m not sure how many of his subordinates are completely loyal and not living in fear. Sure there’s the people who are getting fed and have a place to sleep, but in this world a room upgrade is just a kill away…

            I’m surprised that they’re showing the bad blood background and how much Dwight is disgruntled with Negan. We know that’s gotta figure into a Daryl escape, Negan kill, and/or a Dwight death in some way.

            He’s been too much of a dick to Daryl, not to have some sort of redemption arc at one point. Or Negan just bonks him and he’s done.

          • Andiamo

            Maybe Dwight sacrifices himself while taking out Negan so that his wife and Darryl can get away. Hopefully after he gives Darryl his vest back, because that goofy sweatshirt is just one indignity too far.

          • TrentC

            I’m anticipating the same thing. Dwight is headed for some altruistic sacrifice.

            Lol at the indignity. With a last gasp Dwight holds up Daryl’s vest and says – Take it man…it never looked very good on me anyway.

          • J-me not Hi-me

            I agree, Negan has plenty of people underneath him who would love to see him dead. Which is why those people don’t have access to guns.

  • Charlie02123

    Rob, your Negan impression is full on Rodney Dangerfield (and I love it).

  • J-me not Hi-me

    GUYS. GUYS. I just had a thought.

    Last season one of the Saviors (I don’t remember who) said “We are all Negan.” What if that’s kinda true? Negan seems invincible because if one dies, the next Lieutenant steps up and becomes the new Negan, like a post-apocalyptic Dread Pirate Roberts?

    This could also explain why the current Negan doesn’t go to the Kingdom. Maybe he’s not the Negan they originally met and made a deal with.

  • Matt The Golem

    Does it seem odd that Negan’s group seems to operate like a random mob rather than a military unit with a command structure? With so many followers the group would operate much more efficiently.
    Or will we have to wait for The Kingdom’s fighters to show us how much more effective a group with military structure and tactics can be.

  • Megan

    I literally could not believe that AMC allowed that last Negan line in the episode. I mean it was perfectly on character and well delivered for sure, but I was shocked. lol