What the hell did I just watch?
I am so confused by everything that happened in this week’s episode.
First of all…Daryl and “the plan”. I don’t get what benefit busting the truck through the wall gave them? Sure, it filled the bottom floor with walkers (who took out a few more Saviors for good measure), but Daryl even said beforehand that most of the workers and Saviors would just flee up the stairs in the back of the building. So the only real change is that instead of being trapped by walkers outside the Sanctuary, the Saviors were trapped by walkers inside (ground floor) of the facility. Only that seems to have led directly to the Saviors having an exit strategy, as they could now destroy walkers from the catwalks inside without having to go outside or shoot through the windows exposing themselves to sniper fire. Brilliant plan Daryl.
That begs the question, why the fuck didn’t they just do this to begin with? You don’t need a hole in the wall to allow walkers into a controlled space for destruction. Open a single door, make some noise, and have barricades set up inside so that the walkers are funneled into a kill zone at a manageable pace. You don’t even need to use that much ammo, as the workers could have put together long poles with sharp spikes to head spike walkers from the catwalks, then positioned armed Saviors around the area to shoot any walkers that started to climb up or otherwise threaten the workers. But nope, we get Eugene’s plan to use up most of the remaining ammo on the promise that he can make more. OK, but won’t that take some time? Are they going to go straight to the ammo factory and start an assembly line? Where will they get the gunpowder? Did they police up all their spent shells? Don’t they need brass and lead?
And Rick and the Garbage Pail People. Seriously? Again with this shit? And they don’t just shoot him, but instead agree to ally with him? FFS, this is beyond stupid.
If the season ends next week with Rick and Company under the boot heels of the Saviors yet again, I may be done with this show. Also, will they even address the fact that Daryl and Tara are now directly responsible for any people killed by the Sanctuary Saviors from here on out, as it was their idiocy that allowed them to escape?