The Walking Dead 9 Deuce: S:8 Ep:11 “Dead or Alive Or”

This week may not have hit the high mark that the previous week, but it carried on some good stories and is really building momentum towards the end of the war.  My name is Kent, and I ask 9 episode-specific questions, and 2 bonus questions, and that’s how we get the 9 Deuce.  Any comments in BOLD are written by me.  People must have been busy this week, so it’s mainly Kristi and I.  I hope you enjoy and if you or someone you know may want to do this blog, contact me, leave a comment, whatever.  The contact info is at the bottom of this blog.


The 9


  1.  Who was being the bigger bitch this week: Daryl or Tara?

Kristi:  Tara. It was very selfish of her trying to kill Dwight. He has been trying to help. If she had killed him, they would have discovered them. Not cool Tara, not cool. (Those are 2 words that I would use to describe Tara: not cool.)

Chris:  Tara. I get It.  Dwight killed Denise…..  But she acts like she’s the only one who has lost someone.  (Plus, if we are being real here, it’s not like they had this super long relationship or anything.  When Maggie lost Glenn or Rick lost Lori, or when Rick lost Shane, those were long-term relationships.  Tara and Denise had this fling for a bit.)

Kent:  I admit, I asked this just to have people bash Tara. I am pleased with the results.


  1.  Did you agree with the decision to traverse the swamp to get to the Hilltop?

Kristi:  Yes, they need to get off the pass of the Saviors. I think it was smart to do it.  (I don’t think any option was safer, plus the cover of the swamp allows a weaker group to survive.)

Kent:  Yeah, they still had a good enough group to traverse it. Siddiq is no joke. If only Heath was around.


  1.  Do you feel bad for Dwight or does he deserve to live with everybody treating him poorly?  Will we see Sherry before the end of this season?

Kristi:  I actually do. I’m enjoying Dwight’s character now. I think he really is trying to help. I’m not sure on the second question.

Kent:  I feel for Dwight because he’s just a guy who did what he felt was right or necessary, depending on the situation. To fault him would be a dick move. I say that we will see Sherry. I have no storyline for it in mind, but why not?


  1.  Who is angrier: Henry or Morgan?

Kristi:  man, this hard. I think Morgan. He has gone against a lot of what he has believed and his own code, or his teacher’s code. Henry is an angry little dude but he’s still a kid. I don’t think he fully understands his feelings.  (I wonder how Eastman, Morgan’s sensei, would have handled everything that Morgan has gone through  I don’t think he would have survived. I still feel bad for the goat.)

Kent:  Damn, I don’t know. I’ll say Morgan because everything looks like a struggle for him. Henry doesn’t fully know how to cope with feelings still. Damnit, I am going Henry.


  1.  Is Maggie wise to continue to feed her prisoners?  If you were in Maggie’s situation, how would you handle her current predicament?

Kristi:  Maggie’s hormones seem to be controlling some of this. I do see where she is coming from helping her own but she seriously has some anger issues. I would feed them but maybe cut portions, if needed. I agree with not letting them roam though. It’s just too risky right now.  (You cannot let them roam, that would be beyond foolish.  Oh God, I can see them totally doing that.)

Kent:  I would keep executing and make sure to feed her people. Yeah, it’s cold to do that, but we always choose our own first in life or death situations. Like, what purpose is Jared serving the Hilltop? I think she is being foolish. But pregnant hormones are a hell of a thing.  If she wanted to be bad ass, learn from The Governor and have like a gladiator-style fight, winners get food, losers die.


  1.  How will Negan utilize his new tactics with the Walker blood to his advantage?

Kristi:  I don’t have a great answer to this. I’m not sure but I am worried.  (I fear for Kent and Tobin’s well being.)

Kent:  I won’t speculate as I am fairly certain that this will follow the comic. Negan kinda gave it away, but not in an obvious way.  If you think about Kevin Costner, that may give you the answer.


  1.  Did you enjoy cocky Eugene this week?

Kristi:  I do enjoy Eugene. I think he trying to help. Being cocky is the only way Negan will somewhat believe him. I say somewhat because I’m not sure he actually believes him.  (Yeah, Eugene is among the greatest survivors because he adapts just enough to buy time until he has to morph again and evolve.)

Kent:  Of course!!!! Eugene placing the food order and telling what’s her tits to wipe his brow, yes, that’s the hero we need.


  1.  Were you surprised that the Other Dr Carson got got this week?

Kristi:  I was, I was hopeful that they would make it to the Hilltop.  (I’m usually a jaded asshole and even I was hoping for Dr. Carson to get to the Hilltop.)

Kent:  Yes, I am quite surprised. I didn’t see it coming. Making Siddiq a medical guy explains that though. I like being surprised, usually. Just not on December 10, 2017.


  1.  Will Gabriel regain his vision properly?

Kristi: I’m going with yes. He will see, then will die. That’s just how shit goes down.   (That feel-good moment of triumph, and then the surprise.  It happened with the Beth trade-off, for a second you may have thought Herschel would survive, or Merle, or any number of beloved characters, and Beth, but that is the cruel tweest of fate that TWD offers.)

Kent:  It feels inevitable, but I thought his death was inevitable and I was oh so wrong.


Bonus Deuce

  1.  Did you notice Kent this week?

Kristi:  No, I did not. Sorry. (That makes me a sad panda.)

Kent:  Of course.  I haven’t seen him in an episode in a long time.


  1.  Which storyline was most interesting to you this week

Kristi:  Another difficult question. This episode didn’t get me hooked. I guess I was interested in seeing if Eugene would be found out. It also made me more on Dwight’s side so I was interested in his scenes.

Kent:  I want to say Eugene, I want to also say Dwight because of the position that he is in.  The real answer though is Gabriel’s story is mesmerizing to me. I love how they are doing this.  I don’t know how it will end up and I am happy not knowing.


Final Thoughts

Kent:  Wow, not many people are participating.  A sign of the show’s quality dipping or people are simply moving on from the show, or does this blog really suck?  I have no clue. But hey, Kristi and I make a solid team, and Chris was there for a hot second, so that’s cool.


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