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Old 10-22-2017, 02:44 PM   #1
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Almost time!

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This is a first, my cat is watching WD with me, must be a fan of the kitty on TV

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Walking Dead appeals to all species!

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Father Gabriel has come a long way...

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She got big.

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How long can one stick of licorice last?

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I think she's eating more then one

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I think she's eating more then one
I'd think they'd all be a bit stale by now.

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God damnit Gabriel.

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Never trust that Hilltop jerk!

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I can’t believe I’m saying this but... oh no!

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They sure do waste an awful lot of bullets.

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I dont know...maybe I hyped this episode up to much but for the most part it left me feeling a bit empty. 100 episodes pair with it being the premiere, I was expecting something much bigger pair with some retrospect, some old characters in some new flashbacks but it was just a true continuation of where we left off. A lot of blowing things up and a lot firearms.

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I dont know...maybe I hyped this episode up to much but for the most part it left me feeling a bit empty. 100 episodes pair with it being the premiere, I was expecting something much bigger pair with some retrospect, some old characters in some new flashbacks but it was just a true continuation of where we left off. A lot of blowing things up and a lot firearms.
It was all right, just setting things up.

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Pretty fast start, but it had to be. All Out War wasn't going to be solved in one episode. Appreciated the callback with Carl and recreating the scene with Rick on the pilot.

If I had one qualm with the episode...I know this episode had to be fast paced to show just to show how much was going on, but I feel the segments with Morgan, Carol, Tara, and Daryl could've played out as longer scenes as opposed to having them for a few seconds and then cutting back to the others.

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So many 'splosions.

Minor comic spoilers but at the rate they're going, I'm sure they'll have wrapped up the All Out War arc by the midseason finale.

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I kinda expected more because it was the 100th episode, but I enjoyed it.

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“Mercy” felt mostly like set up for the rest of the season because nothing much happened. I have a hunch that most of the season will take place between 2-5 days with the communities at war with Negan. Gimple and Nicotero need to quit with the non linear storytelling. That gimmick has been played out since Season 6, imo. Do they believe the viewers won’t be as invested in the plot/story if it was told straight forward? All that jumping around with Old Man Rick, Rick looking dehydrated, tired and possibly wounded, the communities preparing for war was confusing. I felt the nonlinear storytelling didn’t amount to much in this episode. Maybe it’ll be expanded upon with each following episode. Rick and co. wasted a lot of ammo shooting at (not killing) five unarmed people at an empty looking sanctuary? Nobody at the sanctuary was shooting back at Rick and co. So why waste the ammo? It didn’t occur to Rick and co. that the Saviors were at another base? Anyways I guess it was a decent premiere that made little sense. Aside for few nods to “Days Gone Bye” it wasn’t anything special for the 100th episode, imo.

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So many 'splosions.

Minor comic spoilers but at the rate they're going, I'm sure they'll have wrapped up the All Out War arc by the midseason finale.
I concur.

I want it to be over with and moving on to something else by season's end.

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I really thought of Shane when Negan said "M'ask you something, Rick."

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Seeing the episode tonight.

Without any spoilers, is Negan in it?

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Without any spoilers, is Negan in it?

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Yep. JDM wants his screentime

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Yep. JDM wants his screentime
Thanks!

Really like JDM in the role, hence why i asked.

I really hope he is more Negan from last season's premiere than Negan from the rest of the season.

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Old 10-23-2017, 03:32 AM   #25
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Decent enough start to this season but certainly not the best season premier they've done. I'm surprised they showed the old man Rick flash forward so early in the season. I really enjoyed reading this story arc and am looking forward to seeing how the rest of it plays out on the show.

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