Happy Monday TV fans! After watching AMC’s The Walking Dead season 9 episode 9 Mid-Season Premiere, I realized that sometimes being a good judge of character is not as easy as one might suspect. Do you go with your gut or do you believe that there is still goodness within others, even though you have been burned before? Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “Adaptation,” Negan finally gets some well deserved screen time and leaves Alexandria, but starts to have second thoughts about where he truly belongs. Meanwhile, Michonne and Daryl capture a Whisperer, Luke tries to keep things light, and Rosita reveals a secret. My top 5 moments from The Walking Dead season 9 episode 9 are:
During the episode, Rosita gets sick after Eugene returns and reveals that she is pregnant. I guess congratulations are in order, only we find out that Dr. Siddiq is the potential father since apparently Rosita was “having fun” with him before she started seeing Gabriel. I honestly can’t keep track of all of these romances, but it’s interesting that another pregnancy has now been revealed on the show. But what does that mean for Eugene? I’ve been secretly shipping Rosita and Eugene for a while, but I’m not sure if that is in the cards now.
“Two man band.”
Luke, played by Dan Fogler, is still bringing us some laughs, which is important on a show like TWD, which can be very heavy and draining sometimes. Luke offers to help out and goes on a sweep with Alden. He talks about forming a two man band and says it can be a “symphony of awesome.” While I love these two bonding right now, it doesn’t look too good for them when they end up surrounded by the Whisperers at the end of the episode.
“You try anything, you won’t have to pretend.”
During the episode, Michonne and Daryl capture a Whisperer. Michonne reminds us that she is a bad-ass and threatens the Whisperer. We know that Michonne will be leaving the series during season 10, but it looks like she is going to continue to stay guarded in the meantime. After all, we still don’t know the back story of these “X” marks, but Michonne is not taking any chances with this Whisperer chick. I can’t say that I really blame her, however.
“These people need you.”
During the episode, Michonne reminds Daryl that everyone needs him and that he is the “best judge of character” she knows. While you may not think this skill is worth mentioning, it absolutely is, as so many of the characters on the show fail to see what is right in front of them. Daryl has the ability to see who someone truly is, but he has been on his own for quite some time now. Daryl confronts the Whisperer chick and screams, “don’t like to me,” proving that he means business, but Henry intervenes when Daryl decides to do what is necessary. Henry is naive and almost pointless here, except that the Whisperer chick takes advantage and tells him that her name is Lydia and thanks him. I literally said, “dumb ass Henry,” to my television during this scene, but I guess we have to have someone to yell at.
“Home, sweet home.”
Negan finally gets the quality screen time he deserves in this episode and I have to say that it’s about time! Negan tries to escape Alexandria, but Judith catches him. Judith is not about to let Negan go, but he reasons with her. Negan and Judith have formed a strong bond and Judith makes a real decision for herself by letting him go. Negan has quite the adventure, as he ends up returning to his old “home” and tries to embrace a form of nostalgia. However, Negan comes to the realization that his former home is pretty much gone and there is nothing left there for him. Negan comes back and Judith shoots at him like she promised, but Negan thoughtfully returns her compass and decides to stay in Alexandria after all. What’s next for Negan? I’m not sure, but it looks like his character will be developing further, which is something that I am looking forward to. Stay tuned!
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2 thoughts on “Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Walking Dead” season 9 episode 9: “Home, Sweet Home””
I’m not sure I’d say Daryl is the best judge of character, at least not previously. Of the still living characters I’d actually say Michonne or Carol has been. I think Daryl, at least pre-Negan, tended to be a bit to trusting for that world. But I think they are writing him so much better now.
I don’t know why they threw Gabe into the Rosita mix either. They should have just kept it Siddiq and Eugene.
Anyway great list. I’m definitely enjoying this season more!
I totally get what you mean but I think Daryl has changed a lot while being on his own but I could be wrong. I think we will continue to see him evolve now that characters like Maggie, Jesus, and Rick are gone. Totally feel you on Eugene!