3 OMG Moments From The Walking Dead “Go Getters”


The Walking Dead’s “Go Getters” is finally bringing us back to what The Walking Dead used to be- suspenseful, dramatic, and full of conflict.

If you haven’t watched The Walking Dead “Go Getters” yet, check out my recap here before reading any further. Spoilers will definitely be talked about.

Finally. An episode that gave us some movement in this show. For four episodes now, viewers have been dragged along like Rick Grimes got dragged along into the RV by Negan during the premiere. We’ve been watching Negan become the show’s worst enemy, and we’ve seen Rick and Daryl cower at the thought of it. This is not the show I signed up for. But thankfully, “Go Getters” is beginning the change that.

We’re at the Hilltop community for the entirety of this episode, where Maggie and Sasha have been recovering. Maggie’s baby is okay. The doctor wants her to stay for the remaining of her pregnancy though. Gregory isn’t having it and is proving to us that he’s another leader than needs to go. The Saviors show up at Hilltop to take their supplies, much like they did at Alexandria in “Service.” But this time, Negan wasn’t there. Just a mustache-weidling wannabe. Gregory tries to sell out Maggie and Sasha, but instead, is tricked by Jesus. And then at the end of the episode, Carl and Jesus have a really (I mean really) bad idea.

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So let’s talk my 3 “OMG” moments!

Maggie’s in charge.

We all knew Maggie had killer leadership skills, but is she becoming the leader of Hilltop now? We hope so! Because Gregory is a jerk. First, he tried to kick her and Sasha out. Then, he tried to sell them out to the Saviors. So finally, Maggie put her foot down, reminding him he can’t treat them like that. “This our home now, so you’ll learn to start to call me by my name. Not Marsha. Not dear. Not honey. Maggie. Maggie Rhee.” This quote immediately become my new favorite line from every season of The Walking Dead.

You rarely have time to grieve in a world of walkers, and Maggie has previously learned this the hard way when she lost her dad and Beth. But losing Glenn was different. He was all she had left. But it poses the question: What do you have to lose when you have nothing left to lose? Earlier on in the season, I questioned how Maggie would be changed by the death of Glenn. And we finally got a taste of this in “Go Getters.” It seems as though she’s changing for the better and the stronger, and is now rising above.

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Carl’s an idiot.

Every week, I find myself hating Carl even more. Last week on “Service,” he almost got someone killed by aiming a gun at one of the Saviors taking his mattress. He’s just really stupid in my opinion- as any teenage boy is. I have no idea what Enid sees in this kid, but it seems as though a teen romance is brewing. Is this all we’ve got now that Maggie and Glenn are over? That can’t be. I need more Richonne!

All rambling aside, Carl is an idiot. He sneaks out of Alexandria, walks (okay, rollerblades) to the Hilltop with Enid, and then hops in the back of the Saviors trucks to get to Camp Negan. This is where I begin clenching my fists in rage because I can only imagine what Negan would do if he found him. I’m trying really hard to imagine this all working out for Carl, but I’m not sure how that’s going yet. Stay tuned.

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Jesus is becoming my favorite character.

Can Jesus have more screen time? Because he is quickly becoming my favorite character on this show and I desperately need him to stay alive (which isn’t looking too good as he stupidly hopped into the back of the Saviors truck at the end of the episode along with Carl). I can only hope that him and Carl stick together and avoid contact with the Saviors at all costs. But will that happen? Probably not… But one can hope.

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So, with that, I leave you with my remaining thoughts/questions on “Go Getters:”

Is Maggie taking over Hilltop? Is Carl still going to be an idiot next episode? Is Jesus going to last through the season? Is Rick Grimes going to cut the shit and man up? CAN NEGAN DIE ALREADY? When will these questions be answered!? I have to keep remixing myself that all questions will be answered eventually. But this is only episode five and we still have an entire season to go.

So until then, I’m billing AMC for my increasing anxiety medication.

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The Walking Dead airs on Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.