Again this week, we are reminded that life goes on. In darkness there is light. Love will conquer ... ah hem ... okay, so before I get overly philosophical let's recap what happened this week on The Walking Dead.
Hilltop looks the part and Gregory, the 'manager' of the town comes across as an arrogant twat. But hey, he's no Governor, but the writers seem to want to toy with our emotions a little, just for kicks. I mean, what would a new group of survivors be without a leader who tries to walk all over everybody?
Once at Hilltop, a team of Hilltopians return without a fellow survivor who they explain has been taken prisoner by - dun dah daaahhhh - Negan!
The Apocandrians learn that Negan has Hilltop under his thumb by threatening to take them down if they do not share half of their supplies. Maggie uses this as leverage to force Gregory to guarantee Alexandria Negan's half of the supplies if they take down Negan's band of misfits.
It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it.
One thing that seemed absolutely clear was that Hilltop has no manpower. They are many, but fighters are scarce. This seemed like a pretty obvious bargaining tool well before Maggie worked out it was a bargaining tool, but hey, she's still getting the hang of this tough act business, so I'll let that one slide.
Overall, Jesus is progressing well and manages to convince both the Apocandrians and the Hilltop Crew to play nicely, a feat not many have been able to carry through without a knife in the scull from Rick, so kudos to him.
Sadly, zombie skinnings and knifings were lacking in this episode. Hopefully there will be extra next week to make up for it.