It feels likeThe Walking Dead pulled off a miracle this week, serving up a second genuinely excellent hour of television after last week’s fantastic “Say Yes”.
To date, this is the most unsafe episode of the second half of the season, and this will probably carry over to the penultimate episode and the finale.
Most importantly, “Bury Me Here” is the first hour spent in the Kingdom that’s actually worth watching.
The Walking Dead hasn’t really shied away from the fact that the Kingdom is the greatest place to live out your days in the zombie apocalypse. He also explained to Ezekiel that he’s not there for the stress.
You’re absolutely right. Now it is time to fight. There’d been a lot of build up with Richard and it finally paid off tonight.
“Things do not go as planned when a group of Kingdommers delivers goods to the Saviors during a routine supply drop-off.”
And hey, Richard gave his life for the cause after all, just like he wanted! However, Morgan killing Richard and showing the Saviors that the Kingdom will do whatever it takes to remain loyal was a major step towards gaining their trust and building towards an attack. He’s been heavily relying on others to sway him on this matter, after all, and he’s acknowledged to Carol that he’s not a fighting man himself. It’s given one character’s death to a completely different one. He hopes this will be the catalyst to make King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) decide to fight. Carol told Daryl that if she went back to killing, there would be nothing more left of her.
The big question with this week’s episode – ominously and deservedly titled “Bury Me Here” – is whether the predictability of what happens diminishes what’s otherwise a nail-biting, heart-breaking episode.
“I’m gonna be here now, we have to get ready”. Tense, surprising, bleak and supported by a marvellous turn from Lennie James and Melissa McBride.
The other person who is in waiting in the wings to dispatch of some Saviours is Carol (Melissa McBride) who comes out of murder retirement when Morgan – after initially refusing – undoes Daryl’s white lie from episode nine and details all of the terrible acts we’ve seen Negan commit this past season.
Richard tells Morgan that they can still destroy the Saviors, if they’re able to cooperate and convince them that “they get it”. Praising the acclaimed performances of the cast, director and special effects producer Greg Nicotero said: “That’s a good word, “honest”, because all of our actors – the reason the show after seven years is just as viable and popular is because the honesty that these people exude”.
The Walking Dead season 7 episode 14 promo – This will be made available online the moment after the episode airs. Call me nitpicky, but it just seemed a bit sudden. Since the time we waited for her to join Alexandria to help all communities stop Negan’s terrifying reign! It also moves the story forward very efficiently.
After this episode, Rick’s army is nearly complete.
Seeing Carol walk up to Ezekiel in those last moments of “Bury Me Here” hinted at Carol being there to persuade Ezekiel to fight alongside her when she goes back to Alexandria.