War! The Republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless Sith Lord, Count—wait a minute. Wrong war. Instead, after two full seasons of build-up, Rick and Negan have finally begun their long-awaited match-up, and tonight, the first battle was fought.
It’s clear that Rick won tonight’s battle, but those shots of him crying over two fresh graves imply it will end up a pyrrhic victory at best. I’ll talk more about it in my recap tomorrow morning, but I think I liked this—it definitely took its time, but I didn’t feel like it was killing time to pad out the episode, which is a marked improvement. Give your thoughts and theories in the comments—especially regarding Old Man Rick—but also including how screwed you think Gabriel is. My guess: Very!