The Other Side was an episode of The Walking Dead that needed to happen. I guess you could view it as maintenance or upkeep. That doesn’t mean we have to like it. The “Rosita/Sasha going rogue” has been set up for some time and it was nice to finally see some forward momentum with the characters. The conversations that were had between Rosita and Sasha were fantastically written and acted pitch perfect. It’s just a shame that these scenes took place inside a nonsensical story arch.
The show lays out their reasoning for going rogue, but it doesn’t make their plan any less stupid. The only thing that Rick and the gang have going for them right now in the fight against The Saviors is the element of surprise. Two fighters from Alexandria popping things off inside The Saviors Compound is the exact opposite of a surprise. Jesus’ half-ass plea to get them to stay made me even more annoyed. It’s as if the writers saw these plot holes and felt having one minor character be a voice of concern would be enough. Let’s hope these shenanigans get wrapped up next week and Sasha doesn’t die in vain.
- The Walking Dead is a show that usually forgets about dead characters fast. That’s clearly not a problem anymore.
- I was holding out hope the Eugene was just playing along until he found an opportune moment to strike, but I guess he really is just a giant piece of shit.
- Of course, this is The Walking Dead so he will redeem himself as some point because the fans like him. I’m betting it will be saving someone’s life at the last second.
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by Christopher Moore
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