TV Review | The Walking Dead: ‘Sing Me A Song’ (S7, Episode 7)

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OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD!

‘Sing Me A Song’

In the lead up to the mid-season finale, we’re starting to see more about Negan and the Saviours. Firstly, let me just express how much of an absolute IDIOT Carl is. I know, he’s a typical teenager; thinking he’s invincible, going to kill Negan like it’s just a regular outing. He’s reckless, and he’s going to get himself killed if he’s not careful. It wasn’t a surprise he got caught pretty much right away. The boy’s a menace!

Negan shows Carl around the Saviours compound, which is, I believe, a warehouse of some-sort? A factory? I don’t know, but it’s large. We see all of Negan’s wives –  wow, he really likes to spread himself around, huh? Daryl’s face when he see’s Carl, though. Heartbreaking.

Back in Alexandria, Rosita practically drags Eugene with her to make a bullet. She resorts to bullying, and I don’t like that. They’re all suffering after Abraham and Glenn’s death. She acts like Eugene should just do what she says, and doesn’t care if his feelings are hurt in the process. Spencer and Gabriel go out on a supply run, despite Spencer’s whining about Rick. Honestly, the man needs a reality check, and you know something’s up when Gabriel says: “Having these thoughts doesn’t make you a sinner. It does make you a tremendous sh**. At the moment, though. It doesn’t have to be terminal.” This made me want to high five him so badly, especially when he was like “I’m going to go back” and almost got out of the moving car. HA!

Meanwhile, Michonne is out on her own, trying to find Negan. I don’t know what Rick and Aaron are up to exactly, but it doesn’t look good. 

Now, Negan is a force not to be reckoned with, but I can’t help but think he’s taken a liking to Carl. He puts off killing the boy, and seems to be sorry when Carl cries – this being when he had to show his bad ‘eye’. Though I wasn’t sure if he was seriously sorry, or faking it. Anything’s possible. Carl is forced to sing, and it’s hilariously bad, but then minutes later he stands up and tells Negan to ‘jump out of the window to save me the job of killing you.” Wow, manner’s kid. The man had his bat, for god’s sake!

When Negan shows Carl what happens when someone does bad things – a guy named Mark gets the iron to the face (it’s horrific!) – it really shows just how much control Negan has. It’s incredible.

The most nervewracking scenes were when he took Carl home and then decided to stay in Alexandria. I mean, when he held Judith, I was on the edge of my seat thinking any second now he’s going to kill her. 

I honestly don’t know what to expect next week, given that it’s mid-season finale and anything could happen. A death? I hope not. Whatever it is, it’s going to be stressful, but great.