‘The Walking Dead,’ Season 8, Episode 7: “Time For After”

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 7, Time For After, Eugene

[Image via Gene Page/AMC]

Who wants an entire episode of Eugene rammed down your throat? Here’s what went down in Episode 7 (titled “Time For After”) of The Walking Dead Season 8.

Eugene Proves He Doesn’t Have A Spine

So, this episode of The Walking Dead Season 8 consists mainly of how gutless Eugene (Josh McDermitt) really is. Which means, AMC are likely trying to lead us down a bullshit path, or feed us, as Eugene likes to say, a potato and shit casserole.

CF: One might say Master Troll Gimple is setting us up for next week’s mid-season finale

RT: This is exactly what I suspected too.

The entire focus on the Saviours this week is not really that they are stuck in their compound thanks to a wall of the undead, but that everyone is trying to get Eugene to either stay spineless or step up.

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 7, Time For After, Eugene and Negan

[Image via Gene Page/AMC]

Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) does nothing but talk about how awesome Eugene is. But, it is a fine line also. There are not so hidden threats behind his praise and, to be honest, I think this will be the single downfall of Eugene.On the flip side, after Eugene confronts Dwight (Austin Amelio) and calls him out for being the traitor within the Sanctuary, Dwight does his best to emotionally manipulate Eugene into shutting the fuck up and not ratting out on him.

On top of this, there is Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) with his mysterious illness that doesn’t seem to be biter related, but, in my opinion, may be the suggestion that you can actually get sick from coating yourself in walker guts. Father Gabe is also trying to get Eugene to act with a conscious rather than chanting the “I am Negan” bullshit.

CF: I can’t figure out what the hell Gabriel is up to here. There’s some dense shit happening that we likely won’t get see resolved until next Sunday.

RT: At one point I even wondered if maybe he was faking it to get access to the doctor.

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 7, Time For After, Father Gabriel and Eugene

[Image via Gene Page/AMC]

All this results in is Eugene hitting the bottle and sticking to his mantra.To be fair though, I think Eugene will do the right thing and help Rick (Andrew Lincoln) assassinate Negan. Not because Rick is the right side, but because Negan is the worse person.

Daryl’s Big Plan To Fuck Things Up

While all this is going on, a couple more things get a mention in Episode 7 of The Walking Dead Season 8. The first being Daryl’s (Norman Reedus) plan to fuck over Rick’s plan and get a herd of walkers inside the Sanctuary.

Rosita (Christian Serratos) flat out refuses and heads home. Michonne (Danai Gurira), on the other hand, takes a little while longer to fly the coop.

This just leaves Daryl, Tara (Alanna Masterson), and Morgan (Lennie James) to implement the plan.

Which they totally do.

CF:  Again, an hour of these three driving around fucking shit up would be a far more satisfying episode than watching the shit than unfolded here.

RT: Amen! 😀

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 7, Time For After, Jadis and Rick

[Image via Gene Page/AMC]

  Naked And Alone — Part 2

Rick spends his time in this episode of The Walking Dead trying to convince the Garbage Pail Kids to join his team–or die. Because there is nothing like overthrowing a dictator in order to replace them with a dictator…

After a fair amount of time wasting that involves Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) taking photos of Rick for her spank tank and another one of her ridiculous metal head walkers, Rick finally convinces her to join his side. But, when they arrive at the Sanctuary, Rick finds out that Daryl has already done the hard work for him and gotten the walkers through the door. Rick looks pretty pissed about this but fans will have to wait until the mid-season finale next week to find out if Daryl did the right thing or not.

CF: (1) I’m through with Rick trying to get Team Emo on his side.  They’ve fucked him over once and never given him anything worth a damn the entire time they’ve fucked around with these losers.  It’s like the writers are killing time, and I have this feeling they’re gonna fuck Rick over again next week.

RT: I can’t even understand why Rick is even doing this. They will totally fuck him over IMHO. Of course, if he is having dreams of killing Negan and then stepping into his shoes…

CF: And (2), we know Daryl didn’t do the right thing and there will be shit go down that may just kill the Bromance for all time.  I hate to say it, but maybe this is the set up to get Norman Reedus off the show.  After all, if you wanna have a finale that’s gonna have people talking for the next month and a half, getting rid of Daryl is the way for it to happen.

RT: I really think they should go with your idea Cassidy. I think it’s time for Daryl to go. Or to kill Rick… oh, hang on, I think I like that idea too…

What did you think of Episode 7 of Season 8 of AMC’s The Walking Dead? Let us know by commenting below!

The Walking Dead will return to AMC on Sunday, December 10, with the mid-season finale, Episode 8, titled “How It’s Gotta Be.” You can view the official synopsis and trailer for Episode 7 below.

“Every story and battle from the first half of the season comes crashing together in this action-packed, emotional Mid-Season finale.”

[Featured image via Gene Page/AMC]

2 thoughts on “‘The Walking Dead,’ Season 8, Episode 7: “Time For After”

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  2. Oh dear, Eugene…I can barely understand a word he says and did you see that thimble he was drinking out of?
    I was glad to see Rick finally get over that ghastly woman, but why oh why does he do this? I also felt Gabe was faking it, who wouldn’t?
    Is this the one where Eugene goes to kiss Negan’s hand? What a plonker!
    I’ve seen worse episodes, but I wasn’t sorry to see the credits as I’m quickly losing interest in this series. Can’t put my finger on it.

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