The ninth station of "The Walking Dead"He did what seemed impossible: he regained the ability to tell new stories with characters that were exploited to exhaustion (even Rick's farewell was good in perspective.) This Sunday's episode was nothing special.
Then spoilers of "The Walking Dead" 9×08:
Daryl (Norman Reedus), Jesus (Tom Payne) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) left Hilltop to look for Eugene and what they found was a horde of erratic behavior zombies. They move in circles, do not respond to attempts to get their attention.
After meeting Eugene, these undead reappear and surround them, but the appearance of Michonne and the new survivors gets an additional opportunity for everyone. Jesus, always ready to help, took a few more zombies to kill.
It is when one of these zombies dodges the sword of Jesus and stabs him in the back.
"The Walking Dead"He has experience with unexpected deaths, which can be divided into two groups: characters whose story had already reached its natural conclusion and those who did not, where that death was only having an impact on the viewer.
The death of Jesus is of this last group, utilitarian, it tries to show to the new enemies, human beings camouflaging between the undead, a serious threat. What better way to do it than to get them to kill a very capable character in combat? Someone who was fan favorite never had an integral development (like the Jesus of Biblical tradition, this character had little or no defect).
Clear, "The Walking Dead"He knows how to play with the viewer and in the preview shows only a coffin where anyone could be.
Trapped characters, a surprise death, an advance of the episode in which it is shown that several of the heroes escape the danger. This week almost everything in "The Walking Dead"It's known history.
Where the series did not repeat itself is in Henry's (Matt Lintz) amorous disappointment, which upon seeing Enid with Alden decides to do something reckless. When the series moves away from power struggles, it's when it thrives. The same can be said with the interactions of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam).
Negan free (the door of his prison was open), new enemies and a crisis of distrust between Hilltop and Alexandria. None of these stories is reason enough to continue watching this series. On the other hand, if we have a little of what we saw earlier in the season, our patience may have a reward. Or maybe not, well "The Walking Dead"We were disappointed before.