Did Ben even die? I just...
He did, lol. Total waste of what was once an alright character and storyline. They had a chance to build upon him since he never did anything in the book until his arc came up and they kinda ruined it. Unfortuneately I feel Allen is going to get the same treatment. It's a shame :/
I agree with you but to a lesser extent. I liked the episode but it could've been better. I loved Glenn and Maggie's scene as their marriage has always been one of my favorite moments in the series. I didn't really feel too much at the end with Daryl finding Merle, I felt sad for the pair but I didn't feel like it was Merle's time yet. He could've done a lot more with the group before dying, or at least they should've done more with him in his time with us.
Ben's death left a lot to be desired, with the way he just acted as a shield for the ever oblivious Governor. I knew Merle wasn't going to be able to kill Gov but the way he got out of it just felt silly and a bit funny. Felt almost cartoony. Ben just popped up like a spring out of nowhere and took the hit. The best way to describe it was like, you know those cardboard cutouts of people that are used for target practice and just pop up? Like Ben was one of those cardboard cutouts that spring up and just messed everything up.
And with Merle it was just like, how am I supposed to feel bad for you when just 10 minutes ago you mugged Michonne in front of some zombies. And now from one moment to the next you're painted as a hero xD
I still really enjoyed the episode though, just had a few gripes. But I really loved the dialogue between everyone, and Rick coming to his senses and his speech to the group, Daryl's "you can't track for shit" remark to Rick, etc. Was a good episode but had a few problems. I was scared for Daryl at one point because I was thinking "someone going out on their own to the meeting place with the Gov? This can only end well." That's a good thing though, that they had me scared for him. Glenn taking the ring from the zombies was a cool nod to the CB.