31 thoughts I had watching The Walking Dead return Home Sweet Home

Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Cailey Fleming as Judith Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 17 - Photo Credit: Eli Ade/AMC
Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Cailey Fleming as Judith Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 17 - Photo Credit: Eli Ade/AMC /

The Walking Dead is finally back with new episodes on Sunday, February 28th. The first episode of season 10C is “Home Sweet Home”, an installment that delves into Maggie’s story and explores where she and Hershel have been since they left the Hilltop back in season 9.

The official synopsis for “Home Sweet Home” is rather cryptic:

"“Maggie has returned, to the dismay of Negan. The trials she endured since leaving has made her harder in order for her and her son to survive. When her past catches up to her, Daryl and Maggie unexpectedly fight an unseen and unknown threat.”"

But it indicates that Maggie and Negan are going to have to face each other at some point. Truthfully, I’m not sure I’m ready to let go of my grudge against Negan over his murder of Glenn but we’ll see what happens. If Maggie is ready to forgive him I will too, but I don’t think she’s in that place yet.

Because of the changes that had to be made in order to keep everyone safe during filming The Walking Dead 10C was filmed digitally instead of on actual film. The use of actual film was what gave the show the unique look that it’s had from the start so it will be interesting to see if the switch to digital makes any obvious difference to the feel of the show.

So let’s get into it. Here are the spoiler-free thoughts I had watching the screener for The Walking Dead “Home Sweet Home”.

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1.       Gonna hit me right in the feels from the jump in this episode? Ok. It’s gonna be like that.

2.       That lip curl. I feel you, Maggie, I feel you.

3.       Shoot. Him. In. The. Knee.

4.       All these months with no new episodes and yet as soon as that music starts I am 100% emotionally invested again.

5.       I like Cole.

6.       The aftermath of the Whisperer attack is hard to look at. It still hurts.

7.       The betrayal. THE BETRAYAL.

8.       Preach Cole Preach.

9.       Carol is breaking my heart. Apparently, that’s going to be the theme of this episode.

10.   I love the look when they use film but the digital is a definite upgrade. It looks fantastic.

11.   Why doesn’t Elijah ever take off the mask?

12.   Yep. I definitely like Cole.

13.   SLAY. I never get tired of watching Team Family fight the dead together. Major old school vibes and I love it.

14.   New people come and go but the heart of The Walking Dead is always Team Family. Always. God, it’s good to have Maggie back.

15.   Excuse me while I sob in the corner forever. Give Lauren all the awards right now.

16.   Please come home, Maggie. Please bring Hershel home.

17.   Elijah really is a ninja.

18.   Love the bond between Kelly and Daryl.

19.   We miss your daddy too Maggie. Forever.

20.   When this show drops the hammer into action it’s still absolutely thrilling. Thrilling!

21.   Daryl’s on it, Maggie. Don’t worry. He would never let anyone harm Hershel. Not ever.

22.   I need to know more about Elijah.

23.   What is happening right now? This is some crazy intensity!

24.   This is next level and I love it.


26.   I don’t know what’s going on right now but this dude’s about to face off with Mom Mode Maggie and Daryl and it’s going to go badly for him.

27.   Maggie is such a badass.

28.   My heart. MY HEART. Hershel looks so much like his daddy.

29.   Lots of callbacks in this episode. I’m so emotional.

30.   It’s not justice but it’s…something.

31.   Welcome home Maggie. Welcome home.

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Those were my reactions watching The Walking Dead Home Sweet Home but I want to see yours when the episode airs on Sunday, February 28th. So follow us on Twitter @SonyaIryna and @CulturessFS. Live tweet with me on Sundays and share your reactions to the new episodes of The Walking Dead.