Let me just start off with saying that I loved this episode. It is rare that we get an episode that pushes the story forward in a huge way that isn’t a season finale. Bury Me Here didn’t even leave off on an annoying cliff-hanger. It was a satisfying episode arc from beginning to end that also has massive implications on the overall story of the show.
It was a given that at some point The Kingdom would join up with our heroes in Alexandria, it was just a matter of when. More than that, this episode tied up all of the potential loose ends in The Kingdom’s plot that could have fallen to the wayside once the real fighting started. Even better it tied them up in a way that was positive for the overall story of the show.
Someone had to die from The Kingdom to start this war and Richard’s plan was a good one… if it worked. Killing Benjamin instead allowed so many other actions to be set in motion. Morgan realizes killing can be a brutal necessity at times, Carol knows the truth about who the saviors killed and The Kingdom has a martyr to rally around against The Saviors. Plus a lot of potentially interesting but ultimately useless characters are now dead and don’t have to soak up screen time.
- I find it funny how everyone forgets how ridiculous Morgan’s story to get back with the group was. He had to get so lucky in the Terminus arc to find his way to Rick.
- But the reason why nobody cares is because Lennie James does such a good job portraying the conflicted nature of that character that you just want him to be around.
- King Ezekiel is a good dude, I like how not every group we meet are bloodthirsty psychopaths.
- I don’t think the melon stuff at the beginning of the episode hit the mark like they thoughts it was going to.
by Christopher Moore
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