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Young love can make one do foolish things as Henry, drunk on a single kiss, plays the role of Romeo on The Walking Dead’s latest episode.

Are they truly star-crossed lovers or is the idealistic ‘Juliet’ that Henry imagines in Lydia just an illusion of his own creation? Henry desperately needs his pedestaled iteration of Lydia to match reality, as any divergent path spells agony. His own life teeters on the brink of eternal pitch black every time he opens his eyes if he’s wrong. Sloshed on the fleeting memory of a kiss, a tipsy Henry will venture forth on tonight’s The Walking Dead, risking life and limb. All chasing after the dopamine hit now imprinted on his brain, forever not being able to live without a sequel.

Henry is unable to think rationally about the consequences of playing Romeo, what happened in the original ending, or if Lydia is even a willing Juliet. Fueled by hormones that not long ago had him subtly trying to setup dinner with Enid, he will continue to do their bidding. Even to his own potential detriment and that of others tasked with saving Henry from himself.

In his mind, he is but a hero of Disney lore saving his perceived damsel in distress. Rebelling against the cynical, bureaucratic authority figures whose feet are rigidly stuck in cement from moving to action. It’s those that sit at the thrones of both households that don’t understand wrong from right to Henry. This devoted courtship ends with Lydia’s hand in marriage or Henry without a hand… Or worse.

The Balled of Negan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan – The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

On tonight’s The Walking Dead, Negan tells us all why he decided to step back into purgatory. Why he condemned himself to a future seen through a window and Judith’s ‘visitation’ hours instead of being experienced.

If a leader holds ‘Lucille’ up top the balcony of Sanctuary, and no one is around to hear it, can he truly lead? To Negan, the answer is undoubtedly no, screamed in roaring silence. Even his ‘Lucille’ paled in comparison to the original, reduced to a pipe as homage. A trademark symbol of Negan’s that once held power and respect, now just a story to be lost by the next generation. Forgotten by the sands of time, returning to his home and seeing ruins in its place. Negan chose to voluntarily surrender his one shot at freedom after witnessing what became of Sanctuary.

The reality of the ‘new world order’ ironically hit Negan hard. Slapping him in the face with the truth that time had not stood still while he was away. Negan decided to go back to the inferno he knew, the hades that had tormented him so. A 4-by-4 jail cell and a bed pan back in Alexandria, rather than attempt to rebuild what once was. Acceptance.

Practically Stockholm Syndrome, as he’s become accustomed to his punishment’s inflictors. Alive but not really living, just existing. A public symbol no different than the village pillories and stocks used to punish in medieval times. Is returning all part of a larger scheme, one step ahead of the curve? Or is The Walking Dead’s one time fearsome lead antagonist have us saying, ‘Et Tu, Negan?”

Major Plot Points for tonight’s The Walking Dead:
  • Henry’s lone wolf mission seemingly ends in disaster as he’s caught by Alpha’s group.  Will he feel Lydia’s embrace or her wrath?
  • Will Daryl, Connie, and ‘Dog’ (as Daryl affectionately calls him), be taken as hostages themselves during a haphazard rescue attempt?
  • Did Lydia pull the wool over Henry and Daryl’s eyes? Was her entire tale a sap story, a ruse to gain their trust?
  • Does Lydia feel the same way about Henry that he feels about her?
  • Negan is back in his cell in Alexandria on his own accord after tasting freedom. Why did he choose to return?
  • Michonne is questioned by Gabriel about her isolationist policy.
How to watch The Walking Dead season 9, episode 12 live stream online

The Walking Dead airs on AMC tonight at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. Central. You can catch the episode live online with AMC’s official live stream or with a seven-day free trial at FuboTV.

Date: Sunday, March 3
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Episode: “Guardians”
TV Channel: AMC
Live Stream: AMC’s official live stream or with a seven-day free trial at FuboTV.

New Cast/Character Spotlight: Ryan Hurst as Beta
Ryan Hurst as Beta, Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Ryan Hurst as Beta, Samantha Morton as Alpha – The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Actor Ryan Hurst [Sons of Anarchy] will debut on The Walking Dead’s latest chapter tonight as Beta. Hurst will play Alpha’s terrifying second-in-command and in the preview trailer below for this week’s episode, is the one to capture Henry.

The Walking Dead’s newest big-name addition is best known for his role on Sons of Anarchy as Harry ‘Opie’ Winston, Gerry Bertier in Remember the Titans, Tom Clarke in Taken, Chick Hogan in Bates Motel and Sergeant Ernie Savage in We Were Soldiers. It’s not the first time Sons of Anarchy had an alumni in The Walking Dead universe with actor Dayton Callie appearing on Fear the Walking Dead. Not to mention former Fear the Walking Dead showrunner and co-creator Dave Erickson.

The Walking Dead ‘Guardians’ Sneak Peek

In the sneak peek for tonight’s Walking Dead episode Alpha tells her daughter why ‘she trusts animals’ in a subtly threatening manner. “You know why I trust animals? Because they don’t lie.” Alpha appears to be a devout believer in the natural order, the hierarchy of the food chain. As seen when she motioned a crying baby to a potential death sentence at the hands of walkers last episode.

Alpha speaks of the human folly of lying and not to fall into the trap of sweet verbiage from her captors at Hilltop. “Just words. Remember that.”

Official Episode Preview Trailer: Next on ‘Guardians’

This week’s official episode trailer has Henry getting caught and just with his emotions. Beta secures his prey and it looks like Alpha has a sinister plan in mind for the lovestruck Romeo. Alpha throws a sharp-edged knife on the ground in-between Lydia and Henry at 0:26 while Beta holds him back. You can see where this concept is going… There is no door #3 as Negan once said.

Though it’s possible Alpha might just be asserting dominance over Henry to test Lydia’s honesty with her. Will Daryl and Connie be too late or arrive in the nick of time to free Henry from the costliest decision of his life?

Meanwhile, Gabriel looks to discuss Michonne’s isolationist policy much to her openly furious dismay. Gabriel seems to have had enough of the fortified lockdown and wants Alexandria to participate with the greater world. In his own words, “Who are we supposed to turn to when we need help?”

* At the end of this article you’ll find photos of Gabriel and Eugene having a one-on-one conversation… Presumably, it likely means the two will have a man-to-man talk about Rosita. Will the discussion remain civil or become heated if Eugene reveals his feelings toward Gabriel’s girlfriend?

Rosita is pregnant with Siddiq’s baby (they had a fling before she dated Gabriel) while actively dating Gabriel, and having Eugene admit his feelings for her recently.

Impact Moment Last Episode: Alpha reacts to crying baby

Without a doubt, the top impact moment last episode was Alpha motioning for a mother from her group to lay down her crying child. A walker horde had noticed the noise from a distance, attracting it toward the baby, and sealing the youngster’s fate in the eyes of Alpha. “If a mother can’t quiet the child, then the dead will. Natural selection.”

The ruthlessness of the move combined with a lack of noticeable empathy showed everything you needed to know about Alpha. It didn’t appear to be a bluff either, as Negan once did with Maggie and Carl back in the iconic season 6 finale. If it wasn’t for Connie leaping out heroically, the baby would have faced certain doom.

Be sure to check out 10 Details you might have missed on last week’s Walking Dead episode!

Who directed tonight’s Walking Dead episode?
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Tonight’s episode “Guardians” is directed by Michael E. Satrazemis, known for prior directing work on The Walking Dead (15 episodes), Fear the Walking Dead (7 episodes), and Lore (1 episode). This will be the second episode he directs this season with season 9, episode 8 “Evolution” being the first.

Satrazemis was notably a camera operator on Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Texas Chainsaw 3D, and The Vampire Diaries. He was also the camera second assistant on The Crow.

Who wrote tonight’s Walking Dead episode?
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LaToya Morgan penned the script for “Guardians” and is known for her work on other high profile AMC projects.

Among her credits are AMC’s Into the Badlands (4 episodes written), TURN: Washington’s Spies (4 episodes as writer, 19 as executive story editor), Showtime’s Shameless (12 episodes as a staff writer, 1 story), and NBC’s Parenthood (15 episodes as a staff writer).

Morgan has also been the producer for AMC’s Into the Badlands (10 episodes as supervising producer, 8 episodes as co-executive producer), and TURN: Washington’s Spies (10 episodes as producer, 2 as co-executive producer).

“Guardians” will be Morgan’s first script for The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead’s latest episode told in Select Photos

  • Samantha Morton as Alpha, Cassady McClincy as Lydia - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Samantha Morton as Alpha, Cassady McClincy as Lydia - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Cassady McClincy as Lydia, Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Cassady McClincy as Lydia, Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Matt Lintz as Henry - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Matt Lintz as Henry - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Cassady McClincy as Lydia - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Cassady McClincy as Lydia - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  •  - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

     - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Ryan Hurst as Beta, Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Ryan Hurst as Beta, Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Samantha Morton as Alpha, Ryan Hurst as Beta, Cassady McClincy as Lydia - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Samantha Morton as Alpha, Ryan Hurst as Beta, Cassady McClincy as Lydia - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  •  -The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

     -The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Ryan Hurst as Beta - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Ryan Hurst as Beta - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes, Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes, Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Danai Gurira as Michonne, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Danai Gurira as Michonne, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes, Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

    Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes, Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

  • Samantha Morton as Alpha, Cassady McClincy as Lydia - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Cassady McClincy as Lydia, Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Matt Lintz as Henry - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Cassady McClincy as Lydia - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  •  - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Ryan Hurst as Beta, Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Samantha Morton as Alpha, Ryan Hurst as Beta, Cassady McClincy as Lydia - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  •  -The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Ryan Hurst as Beta - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes, Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Danai Gurira as Michonne, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
  • Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes, Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Nir Regev is the founder of The Natural Aristocrat. You can directly contact him at nir.regev@thenaturalaristocrat.com for coverage consideration, interview opportunties, or general comments.

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Lydia, Negan steal show with shades of TLOU’s Ellie and Joel

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Cassady McClincy as Lydia, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 15 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
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Cassady McClincy gave her best acting performance to date on “The Tower” as she and Jeffrey Dean Morgan made a strong play for the roles of Ellie & Joel on HBO’s upcoming adaption of The Last of Us.

This article contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 15 (“The Tower”) and The Last of Us.

Is it time for Negan to trade in his vintage leather jacket for an olive-green plaid shirt in-between seasons of The Walking Dead? Lydia’s chaotic outburst at the father figure who ironically made her an orphan tonight was magic. A frenzied tearjerker with the same intentionally unrefined edges that once made Rick Grimes’ breakdown ‘snot’ memorable. Vicious, raw screaming at the man who took away both Lydia’s mother and right to self-sacrifice at her hand. Cradled, sheltered, and snatched from fate. Just as Joel did to Ellie at the conclusion of The Last of Us.

The type of father/daughter on-screen chemistry Cassady McClincy and Jeffrey Dean Morgan share is a rare sight. Negan pleading with Lydia to hit him, desiring nothing more than to lean down to present an unguarded mug was one of the show’s more powerful visuals. What do you say to an abused teenager whose mother you just pushed past death row? Lydia, rejected the guilt-filled plea initially. Opting to pierce Negan where it hurts the most… With words of truth. ‘You just wanted to be a hero to them but you’ll never be one!’

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, Cassady McClincy as Lydia – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 15 – Photo: Jace Downs/AMC

Though TWD’s audience has seen a youngster losing a parent before with Carl Grimes, it was to an extent, mostly bottled up by Carl postmortem. Here we see the full spectrum of emotions from detachment, disgust and unbridled rage to complete shock, vulnerability and sadness by Lydia. Rockbottom.

The last remnants of Lydia’s innocence, of her childhood, forever gone. No chance of making her mother or father’s heart be filled with pride ever again. Not even the faintest, unrealistic daydreams of her mother’s starry-eyed happy tears at a college graduation or wedding. Every day forward will be spent alone, even when others are there. Instead of being gently guided, Lydia is shoved into the mud of adulthood.

Tonight’s TWD just needed Gustavo Santaolalla’s “All Gone” (No Escape) to complete the moment…

Be sure to read Lydia’s mistreatment proves Second Chances are Fashion Statements and more TWD Season 10 coverage in The Natural Aristocrat’s Walking Dead category section.

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Negan, Daryl scene brings danger back on ‘Look at the Flowers’

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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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Negan and Daryl’s standoff felt like a lost treasure from Season 7’s glory days washing up onshore. Delightfully unpredictable.

This article contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 14 (“Look at the Flowers”).

Picture Negan caught in a tug of war between the sweet nectarine taste of freedom and signature bureaucracy of morality. Going from accused captive on his final march to the gallows to bestowed the title of Alpha. Rope removed from neck, a sudden insurrection switching his presumptive executioner on trial instead. Whisperers kneeling like The Saviors of yore before the might of Lucille’s bearer. An opportunity to rebuild TWD’s great antiquity from the ground up. Breathing new life into Sanctuary by pumping its heart full of fresh residents.

Negan confesses to relishing his lengthy, unauthorized parole granted by one Carol Peletier. A tongue defending against a sword will always be a flimsy substitute for another sword. Now, that Negan owns the calvary, denial is no longer necessary. Denial is for the weak. Should Negan surrender his leverage, all that awaits him are voting tribunals and paperwork. His chief recommendation: Gone a-wall. Evidence of his valor: Missing-in-action. There will be eyes judging his every movement as intrinsically vile even with proof of improved character.

Negan can reach for the key dangling in front of his ‘barred’ memories right at that second and reclaim his crown. Freedom swings back and forth in front of his eyes, a clock’s pendulum. Fully bejeweled, Easy Street. Daryl kneels in silence as the moonlight dances over his tattered vest’s wings. Live or die. Full circle, transported right back to the scene of the ‘crime’ where he took a swing at the leather jacketed one. Danger permeates the air, the will of Lucille. For the first time in a long while on The Walking Dead, true unpredictability reigns again.

Negan asks one of his newly recruited Whisperer henchman why he’s holding the ‘badass shotgun’ instead of the Alpha… Once the handoff is complete, it’s clear Season 7 Negan’s spirit reemerged only temporarily. Negan and Daryl team up to vanquish the Alpha followers with relative ease. What could have been one of the show’s greatest comebacks has the brakes put to it, instead of thriving ala The Governor’s return to the prison. Negan preemptively abandons a newly formed reclamation army in favor of civilized red tape back at Alexandria.

A narrative fit for an entire future season: Negan rebuilding the Saviors through his Whisperer influence is put to rest before it started. No internal war between Negan and Beta establishing a Negan/Simon redux-like reverie. The bigger picture. Thus, a lead episode highlight is only held back by not keeping Negan’s original spirit alive for at least a couple more chapters.

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

“Look at the Flowers” firmly establishes that although Negan is capable of heroic deeds, he’s absolute dynamite as a ‘bad guy’. Being a ‘good guy’ comes with rules and regulations… Negan shines consistently in the absence of both. Leave the iron anchor behind and let the man be as bad as he wants to be. ‘That is the look Negan I wanted to see!’

All that being said, the scene is one of the high points of Season 10. Capturing the magic elixir formula that made Negan such a force to be reckoned with in the first place. Uncertainty.

Be sure to read The Walking Dead #TBT: Negan asks Daryl ‘Who are you?’

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Ezekiel broke the bro code when he picked up Carol at Daryl’s place

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The Walking Dead Season 10 - Daryl Dixon [Norman Reedus] and King Ezekiel [Khary Payton] - Photo Credit: AMC
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What kind of guy goes to another man’s riverbed tent to pick up his ex-girlfriend? King ‘Hide Your Carols’ Ezekiel, the ex always on the prowl for tragedy to strike before sending a 2 am feel out text.

This article contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 11 (“Morning Star”).

No scruples. Ezekiel is the type of guy to test waters by liking a girl’s Facebook photos 24/7 before texting ‘HYD?’ right after she has a fight with her boyfriend. Always queued in the shadows, waiting to pounce like his tiger Shiva before him at the right moment. Grinning from ear-to-ear in anticipation of hearing something has gone wrong, so he can make a move to ‘comfort.’ Why Daryl Dixon was reduced to being ‘the bigger person’ and telling Ezekiel, ‘he’s always respected what he’s been through’, post-coitus with Carol was just strange. It’s okay to be angry sometimes or even hold grudges like Daryl once did at Rick’s decision to spare Negan.

It didn’t feel realistic. Can you imagine Jessie Anderson getting back with Pete Anderson (had he lived) and Rick Grimes exchanging pleasantries? How about Lori sleeping with Shane again? Would Rick tell Shane how he’s always respected him right after the act? What is this ‘The Bold and The Beautiful‘ or one of the most savagely brutal shows in the history of television?

Why does Daryl have to ‘respect’ Ezekiel after he sleeps with the person Daryl presumably loves and seems to want a relationship with? There was no Governor type psychology/larger plan to be found in the scene… Really, you felt sorry that things have come to this. How would Season 1-2 rebellious Daryl Dixon look at Season 10 Daryl Dixon? Daryl seemed to be a Morgan-like clone on “Morning Star”, just happy to see everyone else be happy. Even at his own expense. Judith stitched together a new wing for Daryl’s vest on tonight’s episode… But he might as well have been completely de-feathered and wingless after that Ezekiel conversation.

There’s a range of pieces that don’t add up as of late on TWD, like why Negan didn’t just take out Alpha right then and there in the Season 10B Premiere, for example. Negan, the man who choked Simon to death with his barehands to finish a pure Rome-Gladiatorial style fistfight… Suddenly, can’t take out a vulnerable, unarmed naked Alpha and decides to sleep with her seemingly out of fear. In fact, recently Negan seems practically subservient, larger scheme in mind or not. Do you remember what Negan whispered to Rick Grimes after his first visit to Alexandria as a parting shot? Now the man is letting Alpha literally mutilate his wrists with a stick.

Eugene opting for a long distance relationship when he finally made Rosita jealous enough to want a kiss. Forgoing the opportunity so he can keep talking to a person he’s never actually met by radio. Literally after working to obtain Rosita’s affections for countless seasons. It just took almost all other competition to ‘drop out’ for Eugene to get a chance, true love right there. Now the peak has arrived, Daryl complimenting Ezekiel after he sleeps with Carol. Maybe it’s time TWD moved away from the ‘ships for a while and went back to basics.

Be sure to read Daryl and Ezekiel’s talk felt like a stiff handshake from a girl’s boyfriend and more TWD Season 10 coverage in The Walking Dead category section on The Natural Aristocrat.

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