He's not the showrunner and he only wrote the first episode i.e. the best one, so no, I'm more inclined to blame the current showrunners. Or, just in general whoever's idea it was to split the storyline into past and present like this, and also to kill Nick, and whoever wrote episode 4 bc it was painfully heavy-handed and full of awkward dialogue and weird pacing.
All that said, I am looking forward to next week's episode bc it's a John and Morgan solo episode, and they've been the best characters so far.
Well. We gotta blame someone, right?
Surrounded by darkness, the flame lights the room.
To our surprise, everything inside it was rotten. How was it even alive? How was its putrefying body able to move? It doesn't make any sense.
The frustrating thing is, Gimple's non-linear style can work. "What's Happened and What's Going On" is the single best episode of TWD mainly because of the non-linear way it's told and all the weirdness that happens in it. Gimple is also fantastic at writing individual episodes. I just think he needs to realize that maybe the approach that worked for some seasons or some episodes, isn't the best approach for everything.
i guess im one of the few here who likes season 4 so far? now that im caught up, i will say i enjoy this better than twd. i like that this show is basically a modern day western with zombies, even having a gunslinger type character in the show. the series as a whole had it's ups and downs, but i think it's pretty good overall
I don't hate this season so far. The first episode was fantastic. Episode Two I liked less, but still thought it was pretty solid. Episode three I thought was pretty great until the death at the end, which I thought was dumb. So far, episode 4 is the only one I've actively disliked. I'm looking forward to next week's episode tho, bc it's a John and Morgan solo episode, which should be pretty cool.
Goddamn. Shooting off a man's finger. Hell of a way to start an episode.
Naomi has tried ditching them so many times, it's like why does she even bother staying with them if she didn't want to?
Madison seemed to have taken Strand's confession about his getaway car better than I had thought she would. That stunt Naomi did on that rope reminded me of Spencer's performance in Alexandria. I feel bad for her for what happened to her daughter, Rose.
It felt good to see their victory over the Vultures when they came driving back with what they found. But then it turns out that Naomi is alive, she's working with the Vultures, and then Alicia ends up shooting John when she was aiming for Naomi. And they had just got back together again, too. John better live to see another day.
I didn't expect Mel to have survived that grenade blast Alicia dealt him. Shame that Alicia made sure he won't be living to tell the tale about that. Though, I'm a little peeved she shot John, even though she was aiming for Naomi, because she couldn't control himself. I don't even understand why she and Strand were shooting at the truck. Morgan and Al were going to get John help for his wound, which Alicia caused. Why try and stop them?
Even though he's dead, it's still good to see Nick in the flashbacks. I laughed when Naomi said she would chain herself to the pipes if Madison tried to remove the showers. And now we know why he had a grudge against Ennis. He unleashed a massive herd on the stadium, despite the fact his brother was in the car with Alicia and Nick.
Next episode will be the mid-Season finale. We may finally learn what happened to Madison. If she's still alive, who knows how she'll react to the fact Charlie shot her son. Hell, she killed Troy the second he admitted to being responsible for the destruction of the ranch, which could've gotten both her kids killed.