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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: November 28, 2016, 08:43:48 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 28, 2016, 08:00:38 PM

Too many locations for my taste, can't get a decent grip on any story

1) The Saviors compound
2) Alexandria
3) Hilltop
4) The Kingdom
5) Oceanside
6) Carol out in her own house
7) Probably missing some place somewhere....

I didn't mind this episode but the ending where Rosita is asking Tara about where to find guns seemed a bit clumsy, why would she think Tara knows where a bunch of guns are?  Why is a female asking this when we know a whole group (coven?  hehe sorry) of women have a stockpile of them?  If Tara knew where guns where why would Rosita think she was hiding that information? 

That had more to do with Rosita's desperation for ammunition (which was referenced previously).
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: November 28, 2016, 06:57:47 PM

Quote from: rittchard on November 28, 2016, 06:25:44 PM

Oh yeah, I think ratings have been holding fairly stable at around the 10 million mark, which is pretty fantastic for a cable show in its 6th season.  I think a lot of people like to save episodes up and then binge watch them all together, so the finale numbers should see a nice spike.

The Walking Dead put up record numbers as 17 million tuned into the season 7 premiere to see who Negan had actually during after the season 6 cliffhanger. But afterward? The show’s ratings have fallen off a cliff in the weeks that followed. They dropped precipitously from 12.5 in episode 2 to now just 11 million viewers in episode 5.

While viewers always drop off to a certain extent after season premieres, this is simply unprecedented for The Walking Dead. Losing over six million viewers in just five episodes is not a fluke, and the downward trend may not be over yet. Having just 11 million viewers drops The Walking Dead to a viewership level not seen since season 3. The show was still popular then, but with seasons 4 and 6 averaging about 12-13 million viewers an episode, and season five averaging more like 13-15, this is obviously not the direction The Walking Dead wants to be moving. Season 6 may have indicated a slow decline, but now in season 7, viewer interest is dying off at a simply alarming rate.

They lost 6 million+ viewers from the season premiere and are at their lowest levels since season 3.  So, no, not stable at all.
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: November 28, 2016, 04:13:05 AM
Well, Fistbump Notcop got her fist bump.

Despite the ending, I suspect we'll head back to what I learned is called Oceanside because that girl who kept rescuing Tara is too pretty not to have around.

The folks of Oceanside seemed a little all over the place to me.  They're threatening, but they don't want to be, but they're willing to not be, but they really are.  I don't know...the gramma underwhelmed me.

I'm not a huge Tara fan, but I was kind of hoping this episode would turn that around.  It didn't, really.  I think we're meant to be charmed by her Keepin'-It-Light-in-the-Face-of-the-Apocalypse attitude, but it doesn't come off as genuine to me.  Sure, I felt sad when she found out the doc was dead, but that had more to do with liking the doc character than Tara.

The real shocker of the night was that "Two Episodes Left" ad at the end.  What?!  It feels like we haven't even gotten started!  The fault for this is undoubtedly how shattered and scattered the group is.  I know the ratings this season have been dropping, and this slow moving season is going to have a hard time keeping folks around.  Not that the episodes themselves haven't been interesting, but we're constantly resetting to see what happened with so and so, which means there's been no progress.

I still think they're making some amazing television, but they've made some pretty glaring missteps between this and the Glenn fake-out and the bashing cliffhanger.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Thanksgiving to all American GTers! on: November 25, 2016, 05:33:23 PM
We had an extended family implosion/explosion, so everything is on schedule!

Happy Thanksgiving, all.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] WatchDogs 2 on: November 22, 2016, 06:56:00 PM
Well, third person action/adverture is probably more appropriate.
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: November 22, 2016, 05:53:17 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 22, 2016, 04:30:05 PM

Cars 3 teaser
*seems ominus but really doesn't tell us anything at all.

I think it tells you quite a bit.  Certainly the key element of what the movie's going to be about.  And that's a lot for a teaser.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steep [XB1/PS4/PC] - Ubisoft open world extreme sports thingy on: November 22, 2016, 05:52:10 PM
Played the open beta, and I'm interested enough to keep my eye on it, though I wouldn't say I'm in love or anything.

The sports wheel is well-implemented, at least.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] WatchDogs 2 on: November 22, 2016, 05:51:04 PM
I've been playing this quite a bit since it came out.  It's leaps and bounds better than the first.  At the very least because the "Hey, gang, let's do some fun shit" fits the gameplay a thousand times better than the mopey, annoying techno-revenge tone of the last one.

It's open world, of course, but they've shied away from some of the Ubisoft: The Game stuff, surprisingly.  Unless I just haven't gotten to it yet, there doesn't seem to be a climb-a-tower-unlock-a-map-section element, at least.  I'm sure there's still some base infiltration, and maybe that'll reveal things on the map, but so far, it just seems to reveal as you go.

They've also given you more tools to avoid combat altogether, which I've heard is the best way to play and certainly fits the tone better.  Certainly better than Look-How-Tortured-I-Am McGee of the last game wantonly killing dudes and then getting admonished by his sister saying, "You can't kill him...that's not it?"  Ugh.

Anyway, thumbs up from me so far.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: November 22, 2016, 12:20:42 AM
Enid is still pretty blech to me.  And Coral is more irritating than interesting at this point to me.  Though I did like the skating moment.

Loved the other stuff, even if the angry white man belittling women and seeing all black people as interchangeable feels a little too of the moment and on target, satirically for the show (they're usually much broader in their real-world parallels).  That character actor is always so much fun to watch that it still works.

And watching him with GTA Trevor was awesome fun.

This is a good fit for Maggie, so I want to see it develop well.  And teaming her with Sasha was inspired.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: November 18, 2016, 06:23:55 AM
Well, your day is about to be made because you get to see Paul Lynde act with Darth Vader. Assuming you can make it that far...(I didn't say what your day would be made into).

Donny & Marie Star Wars Episode

I can't believe we watched this (regularly). Maybe the stuff my kid is watching isn't as lame as I think it is.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: November 17, 2016, 11:59:15 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 17, 2016, 09:03:42 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 17, 2016, 08:19:55 PM

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Hmm.  I only read one of the books, and wasn't a huge fan of the movie, but it's still kind of a shame that they are making Neil Patrick Harris basically take over with the same look as the Jim Carrey version.

It's how he's drawn and described in the books.

Spoiler for Hiden:

I love this series and was angry about how the movie butchered it and missed the point.  This seems to hit the mark much closer in tone (though there do seem to be story embellishments).  I'm very excited.

92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 15, 2016, 11:38:46 PM
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Funny Protest Signs

93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: November 15, 2016, 11:36:04 PM
Justice League Dark

Animated.  R Rated.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Arrival on: November 14, 2016, 09:02:56 PM
The reviews have been pretty out-of-the-park.  It was at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes at one point.  It's still sitting at 93%.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (Nov 13, 2016) on: November 14, 2016, 06:58:53 PM
I'm actually begrudgingly cranking through the end of Watchdogs because Watchdogs 2 looks way more interesting.  I'm pretty sure I don't even have to do that, but just in case...

I just read some really good reviews of Silence this morning, so maybe that.

The first Ittle Dew was pretty great, but I didn't even know this sequel was coming.

96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War 4 on: November 14, 2016, 04:44:25 PM
I'm enjoying the campaign a lot, but I do think the new characters pale in comparison to the old ones.  The main guy is one of the most boring main characters ever, IMO.  Like I get actively irritated with how boring he is sometimes.

OTOH, I don't think I could even tell you who the new Halo characters are, apart from dudes chasing Master Chief.  Hell, I just realized I never finished that campaign!

The story is more coherent in the new GoW than the new Halo (hell, it may be more coherent than previous GoW games, too).  I agree that the set pieces are better, too, I think (again, I've got to get back to that Halo campaign).
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: November 14, 2016, 04:39:33 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 14, 2016, 03:11:33 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 14, 2016, 01:52:34 PM

It very much felt like a trailer designed to interest people who knew about the anime because as someone who hasn't seen it I have no clue what is going on.

Actually, they specifically are trying to bring people in.  GitS story is a bit complex and they are skipping some of the sub-plots like the Laughing Man, so people new to the anime won't feel lost

Yeah, but they hit all of the hot buttons for people who'd seen it, for sure.

And even if you'd seen the anime, farley, I'm not sure you would still know what was going on!
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: November 14, 2016, 04:37:47 PM
I think Negan's great.  Most interesting TWD villain for me, by far.  Frankly, I don't really even want a backstory on him.  I'm sure we'll at least get hints of something, but I wonder if that won't weaken him.

At a couple of points last night I started noticing a pattern in Negan's smile, tongue, bob the knees and emphasize a syllable rhythm, and I did start to tire of that, then something would happen, on- or off-screen, and that whole thing just dropped.  Negan's some scary shit.

That said, I think he's going to get Wicked Witch of the Wested at the end (not the melting part, but the bit where the minions cheer because someone finally took the big bad down), and I can't believe Rick's not seeing that.  I think he's blinded by his fear.  However, I think Rosita is going to do something stupid, which may put his already slow path to bad-ass recovery in jeopardy.  Or it may speed it up.

I entirely believe how Rick got to this spot.  I thought the moment where Negan saw the video of Rick first getting to Alexandria and realized that he wouldn't have messed with that guy was very important.  Rick realized it, too.  Now he has to come to the realization that what he was trying to teach the Alexandrians all along is where he needs to get to himself: Being in a society, but ready to defend it at any cost.  He has to get to a point, where he can fuse the new Rick with the old one.

The same goes for Darryl.  Although he's been close to mute for a long time anyway, he does seem neutered, which is worse, but that's going to make his reawakening all the sweeter.  Unless he needs to die to snap Rick out of it.  That'll suck.  I don't think they'll do that.

Best moment for me last night was creepy Negan telling the priest he's creepy as shit.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Coming to all three major platforms] Titanfall 2 on: November 12, 2016, 03:58:33 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 12, 2016, 01:29:14 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 12, 2016, 07:02:44 AM

So, I'm starting to suspect that the frontier is worth every part of this fight.

It's just something that hits me every single time I'm about to drop onto the battlefield.  I have no idea why...

Yeah, the game had some absurdly memorable moments. I would have loved an additional hour of titan combat. I do think the developers did a great job limiting the filler. Despite my complaints with some aspects of the game, it was very tightly paced. On the Angry Joe show, he was lamenting the fact that the campaign was 6 hours instead of 12. For me that would have been too much of a good thing. By the end i was winding down on the game. It ended at the right length.

Yeah.  Also, the woman tells me that the frontier is worth every part of this fight every single time I'm about to drop onto the battlefield.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Coming to all three major platforms] Titanfall 2 on: November 12, 2016, 07:02:44 AM
So, I'm starting to suspect that the frontier is worth every part of this fight.

It's just something that hits me every single time I'm about to drop onto the battlefield.  I have no idea why...
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Store Update Nov 2016 on: November 09, 2016, 09:25:38 PM
I wish they would update the app itself.  At the very least, I would love for the library filters to be of some use.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: November 09, 2016, 03:15:04 PM
This is fun:

Overwatch VO Actors Goofing Around at Blizzard
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: November 08, 2016, 05:42:26 PM

Quote from: Roman on November 08, 2016, 04:47:13 PM

once all the killing was done in the season opener and Negan's men were leaving that area there was a guys taking pics. Blink and you might have missed it.

I did remember that, once we were talking about it, but I totally forgot in the moment.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: November 07, 2016, 10:19:21 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 07, 2016, 09:26:58 PM

Planet Earth II just gave us the most thrilling chase scene of the year

Sadly they didn't give the video clip as a youtube video.  Still check it out. It is fun

OMG, that is incredible!
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: November 07, 2016, 02:55:02 PM

Quote from: disarm on November 07, 2016, 02:25:51 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 07, 2016, 06:41:28 AM

One question, though: I couldn't make out what was in that photograph.  I assume we were supposed to be able to tell what it was.  Can someone clue me in?

I'm pretty sure that was a picture of the remnants of Glen. Dwight told him that what happened to his friend was his fault, then gave him the picture. Daryl broke down because it was his outburst that led to Negan killing another person after Abraham.

That was my hunch, but I couldn't make out anything.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: November 07, 2016, 06:41:28 AM
Well, thanks a lot Cosplay Daryl, now I've got "Easy Street" stuck in my head.

I usually like these episodes that are hyperfocused on a small selection of main characters, and this was no exception.  I was surprised to see D take the food so quickly at the start, but it seemed like time had already passed.  He's beefier than I would have guessed.  I can see why folks are hot for him, I guess.

I really loved the layered story of Cosplay Daryl and his er, wife, too.  Where pieces of what happened to them kind of came together as the episode progressed.  I almost didn't need Negan's expositiony exposition.

One question, though: I couldn't make out what was in that photograph.  I assume we were supposed to be able to tell what it was.  Can someone clue me in?
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (CoD goes Halo) on: November 07, 2016, 06:33:24 AM

Quote from: gellar on November 06, 2016, 07:16:26 PM

I'm enjoying it a lot. MP as usual, but surprisingly enjoying the campaign more than any COD since I dunno, MW2?

The campaign is much better than I was expecting, but I still wish they'd go back to a contemporary setting.  Or even WWII, we've been away for long enough.

Still, the SP is leaps and bounds better than the last one.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (Nov 6, 2016) - Fate of the free world edition on: November 07, 2016, 06:31:28 AM
I finally finished Dishonored to prep, but I'll wait for reviews to hit.

Of course, I never played the DLC, so hopefully I don't need that.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: November 03, 2016, 07:23:12 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 03, 2016, 06:39:01 PM

New Wonder Woman trailer.

Loved it even more than the first

Yeah, this gets me more excited each time.  Not loving the accent (though it's better than Cumberbatch's American one), but everything else just looks spot-on.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Battlefield 1 (Alt-history WW1) on: November 01, 2016, 05:10:09 PM
Well, I'm loving the multiplayer.  Between this and Titanfall 2, I realize that what I need in MP is objective-based play.  I tend to be able to actually make a mark there.

When I tried the deathmatch mode in Battlefield, for example, I didn't do very well, but in all the other modes, I can usually get into the top third, at least, and often better than that.

I finally got in a session of the campaign-style multiplayer mode and really enjoyed it.  I wasn't expecting thematic historical flavor vids, so that was awesome. 

And I played Pigeon, which I was expecting to be a little bit of fluff, but I really enjoyed it.  Reminded me of the catch the Ysalamir game from Star Wars Jedi Knight (which itself was based on a Catch the Chicken mode in Outlaws, IIRC).  It's really a mad scramble for the bird, and then making sure the person carrying it doesn't get to a hidden corner where they can scribble a note down and send it off.  Even then, you can shoot the bird out of the sky (which is very satisfying).

Here are some random thoughts on multiplayer:

I'm in love with the way the lady says, "Apples" and will always try to save that location if it gets overrun.

I hate that if you spend any time at all looking over the results at the end of a match, you lose the chance to exit the game and have to wait for the next one to load. 

I seem to be unable to find the medal progress stuff if I'm not in a game.  And the progress information should really list how far along you are in achieving the goal (for example, I know I got 8/10 flags captured in a single Conquest mode last night, but if that had been over several games, I would have no idea how many more I need).  Unless I'm supposed to pull those off in a single match (though there are some requirements that specifically say this, so I'm assuming not).

The menu system seems a little more obtuse than I would like.  There are some screens where I can see things I've unlocked, but can't do anything with them.

I really like the videos that you can access and that pop up from time to time on the home screen.  That's a fantastic idea.  However, I hate the waffle smiley-faced guy.  He is just too amused by his non-amusing self.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: October 31, 2016, 04:04:02 PM
Carol's reaction to Renaissance Fairburg was pretty perfect, although I was surprised to see her back to her old fake-nice ways, given the dramatic shift she went through at the end of last season (which is clearly still going on, given the zombies-as-people hallucinations she's experiencing).

It was nice seeing the Bullshit King see straight through her bullshit.  However, I have to wonder if his artificial throne will be able to hold up over multiple episodes, from a viewer standpoint.  Maybe Carol will rub off on him (and vice versa), and he'll stop with the pretentious verbiage.  It just seems silly, honestly.  Carol called that out immediately, though, so the creative team is certainly aware of it.

And maybe Carol and the King are going to hook up, being two sides of the same coin, but damned if I wasn't seeing some Morgan Carol love forming in this episode, which is something I wouldn't have thought much about previously.  I could definitely see them growing old in the apocalypse together (certainly it's a better pairing that Rick and Micchone...blech).

Loved the pomegranate stuff. Bitter on the outside, but sweet inside and worth the effort...who does that remind me of?
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (October 30, 2016) - Halloween edition on: October 31, 2016, 05:09:17 AM
I've heard amazing things about Owlboy, but I may be waiting to see if it comes to consoles.

Curious about Seraph, too, as it also has at least one very positive review.

I'll be getting Dungeon Bros free with Gold.

And I pre-ordered CoD for the classic remaster, mostly.  Honestly, something's got to fall by the wayside with the season's crop of really good shooters.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: October 30, 2016, 04:15:15 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 22, 2016, 10:46:36 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 24, 2015, 03:22:06 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 23, 2015, 09:56:38 PM

The Final Girls

I laughed quite a lot. One caveat is that it's PG-13 which means they pull their punches because they have to, or they found an inventive way of spoofing the R-rated horror genre. I'm hoping the latter, expecting the former. But it remains a fun trailer.

It does look good.

This movie is available for Free on the Xbox Movies & TV app this weekend.  Seems like a nice, appropriate movie for the season since I hadn't seen it yet.

Thanks for the tip. Glad I saw it for free, though, because it was kinda lame.  It was a little bit of a mess, and the rules of the world didn't feel consistent. Plus, the girl who was meant to be the final girl would never have been the final girl in an 80s horror film.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Coming to all three major platforms] Titanfall 2 on: October 29, 2016, 03:56:37 PM
I'm replaying the single player from the remastered first Modern Warfare, and it's reminding me how far off the mark recent Call of Duty single player campaigns have gotten.  I actively hated the last SP from CoD.

So, I'm going through campaigns for Gears of War, Battlefield 1, original Modern Warfare and Titanfall 2 at the same time (and the new CoD is on the horizon).  They're all doing different things with the SP, and they're all good for different reasons.  Gears of War is nailing the set pieces (though I think the new main character is the blandest bore ever); Battlefield 1 is doing this amazing thing with the universality of the horrors of war (the opening sequence is simply fantastic, and the story telling is good, though it makes me want to stick with one campaign, rather than hop around, which leads to a bit of repetitiveness); the original MW looks great (they've updated enough to give that rose-tinted glasses feel-not modern standards, maybe but clearly better than I remember), but is a little scattered in the story telling and still has that thing where, if you don't move forward, the enemy is going to keep coming (IOW, it's dated, but you can see the structure that launched a thousand games); and I'm only at the beginning of Titanfall 2, but so far it feels the most like an actual game in and of itself, instead of a good single player addition to the multiplayer.  They really took the criticisms over the first game's extremely lame single player to heart.

So, it's too early to tell if the SP in Titanfall 2 is the best of the bunch, but it's clear already that the most time and care was taken making it something special instead of tacked on.
115  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Halloween Sale on: October 28, 2016, 06:13:02 PM
Yeah, this was a pretty good sale that my wallet wasn't expecting.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: October 28, 2016, 05:45:55 AM
I'm using a Spigen Liquid Armor case (black), and I love it.  It's improves the grip and has just enough lip to keep the screen from cracking on a drop.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (October 23, 2016) on: October 28, 2016, 12:20:36 AM
Picked up Layers of Fear during the PSN sale and got Borderlands the Handsome Collection for free from Xbox (as should everyone)!
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch - the NX unveiled on: October 27, 2016, 06:00:09 PM
Cracked: Why Does Nintendo Keep Giving Gamers What They Don’t Want?
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: October 24, 2016, 03:20:26 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on October 24, 2016, 08:21:00 AM

Okay, I'm going to reveal just how dense I am, but all the stuff in the RV, was that all in Rick's mind or did it really happen? I think it was all in his mind, but the way the episode played out, I'm not entirely certain. The editing was confusing.

Overall, a really rough episode, even if I knew in advance who was going to get it. Seeing it play out was pretty distressing.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is pretty awesome as Negan though. As sadistic and twisted as he is, you cannot stop watching the guy.

The dreamy editing and the foggy visuals were all just there to mirror Rick's state of mind, but the stuff in the RV definitely happened.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 7 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: October 24, 2016, 03:19:21 PM
I don't agree.  Although last night's episode definitely had elements of torture porn and was fairly miserable (for the characters and the viewers, though in a good way for the latter), I think last season was all about hope.  

If you remember, Rick was in a bad place at the beginning, when the got to Alexandria.  He had the gang plotting to take down that city from within.  He had turned cold and dead inside, but there was a nice shift for him, and by the end, he had hope for humanity and civilization again.  Even with all the folks who died.  Even with the Wolves attacking.  Even with his new lady friend getting eaten by walkers and Carl losing an eye.

Even Carol, who had traveled waaaaay to far down the hollow path, suddenly realized she needed redemption, even if she's only just started to wonder if she deserves it and hasn't really started looking for it yet.

If the Rick before Alexandria had stumbled onto Negan, I think things might have gone down differently.  I'm not sure how, exactly, but I think Rick being dead inside would have lead to either Negan or Rick being dead at the start of all this.  Of course, I think Negan would have reacted differently to the group as well.  He might not have felt the need to torture them to get them in line.  Who knows.

But the fact that they just recently experienced hope makes this a very different scenario.  Yes, it's a bigger blow now, but Rick has something to hold onto, deep within himself that can pull them out of the pit of misery.  That small speck of hope may need to get reawakened by Carl or the Kingdom or Carol (my money's on Carol, because it lines up with her journey, too), and it may take a whole season to get there, but when it does, he's going to fulfill his promise to Negan.

I hope it does take all season, btw, since so far Negan is the best villain they've had.
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