#2 – They’ll Huff, They’ll Puff But They Won’t Do Much Else
The Wolves caused some mayhem but disappeared pretty quickly. It was disappointing to say the least. Obviously, audiences and the writers wanted to get to Negan and the Saviors quickly, but that didn’t mean the Wolves had to feel like filler, especially since they had such great build-up. Their “W” branding is on point.
Sure we’ve got Morgan’s captured Wolf holding Dr. Denise hostage, but his character was really only there to prove how dumb Morgan is with his hippy-dippy “life is precious” philosophy. We knew Morgan couldn’t Mr. Miyagi that guy, and even Eastman would have told his protégé that this project was a bad idea. We might have cared more if Morgan wasn’t set up for failure, and we really don’t like watching a character we like made to look foolish over antagonists that weren’t even that scary.
#1 – Dumpster-Gate
I think we can all agree that The Walking Dead’s handling of Glenn’s “death” was bungled but also insulted the intelligence of the viewers. SPOILER in the comics Glenn dies by Negan’s hand, so if the writers are going to go that route than why jerk around the audience for multiple episodes, especially when his “miraculous” survival was sketchy and stupid at best? Instead of straining the laws of credulity, maybe the writers could have written it so Nicholas still committed suicide, but Glenn was stuck on the top of the dumpster? Glenn would have to figure out a clever (and hopefully exciting way) to get away from the feeding frenzy and back to his people. It would have been better than what we got.
Better yet? Kill another character. We nominate Enid, Ron, Eugene, Bland Jessie, and Rosita (because we still can’t pick her out of a lineup) to name a few.
Overall Season Six was ambitious and mostly satisfying but it could have been better. We can’t wait to see what happens in February because in case you hadn’t already heard…NEGAN’S COMING.