Maggie makes the crucial decision to trust Georgie, and the woman reveals that she has a copy of a guidebook on how to rebuild society, quite literally named A Key to a Future. The book lays out how to build windmills and aqueducts, how to refine grain, and other skills essential to modern-day society, and she gifts a copy to Maggie alongside crates full of food. Georgie only asks that the Hilltop repay the debt by following the guidebook and establishing itself as a diverse trader for potential future exchanges. It’s clear this is the start of a grander story arc — and, to be honest, it’s invigorating to see that TWD has a long-term plan that goes beyond the grueling Rick vs. Negan competition. At this point, the prospect of there being a sprawling network of communities overseen by Georgie and her people with the task of rebuilding society is the kind of revelatory change that could signal TWD is stepping away from its worst impulses. But first, there’s a war … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead Villain Watch season 8, episode 12: The Key
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The Boys season 2 episode 1 recapThe Boys season 2 episode 2 recapThe Boys season 2 episode 3 recapWhen is The Boys season 2 episode 4 released on Amazon Prime Video?The Boys season 2 episode 4 will be released on Friday, September 11. We're not certain about the exact time, but by midnight PT/8AM BST/5pm AEST, we'd expect it to be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video where you are. … [Read more...] about When is the next episode of The Boys season 2 on Amazon Prime Video?
Daryl transforms into a full-fledged anti-hero Daryl Dixon has always been a wild card in The Walking Dead, primarily because he doesn’t exist in the comics, which lets AMC and Gimple do with him as they please. This season, that’s meant turning Daryl into a bit of an anti-hero, with a thirst for revenge and a disregard for the ethics of armed conflict. When we catch up with him in “Time For After,” he’s aligned with Tara — still heartbroken over the death of her lover, Denise — and Morgan, who has given up on redemption over the course of the season. After rescuing Michonne and Rosita in the previous episode, Daryl and his gang drive to the Sanctuary to kill the remainder of the Saviors. … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead Villain Watch season 8, episode 7: Time for After
But even more important was some sense of narrative purpose. The Walking Dead has long been accused of treading water when it should be creating an engaging story and moving it forward. That sense has only become more heightened the last few seasons, as Negan was endlessly teased, before showing up and being just generally terrible. You suggested that Negan may not die in the season finale, and while that could be okay, either way the show will have to demonstrate that it is doing something with its storyline and themes that go beyond what has become a seemingly eternal back-and-forth where nobody changes, nothing evolves, and the audience is left wondering why we should be watching outside of sheer habit. … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead Redemption Club season 7, episode 16: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
Moving forward, the recipe for keeping the show watchable should be simple: feature more episodes like “The Big Scary U” that actually portray Negan as a villain worth the endless push-and-pull. If the show really wants to get ambitious, it could even offer a flashback scene showing Negan pre-apocalypse, something that would go a long way toward rounding out his character. The actions of a hero like Rick Grimes are only as good as the villain he’s going up against, and the show needs to keep Negan in the mix every episode to keep that essential tension alive. Anything less will simply undercut the entire season, whether it’s the ballyhooed conflict at its core, or the broader themes about the bad things that good people will do in the name of survival. … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead Villain Watch season 8, episode 5: The Big Scary U