I hope Carl's talk to Rick about bringing peace without violence isn't taken to the heart, because pacifist, peaceful Rick is trash.
Pretty much every character that takes this path turns to shit. Like the instances that Morgan, Carol and old prison Rick did this.
Yeah, there is that concern admittedly. Morgan is just unstable though; he's either gotta be pacifist, or full-time killer with no self-control. But yeah, old prison pacifist Rick was pretty much the main reason he lost to the Guvernah.
That ending message between Rick and Negan was pretty powerful. Left more an impact for me Carlís death itself did last week. Simonís antics kinda stole the show too, but Negan telling Rick he not only failed as a leader, but failed as a father (while also feeling for Carl), that shit hit right home.
I really wanted to continue liking this show because I'm still a huge fan of the comics, but damn... It has completely lost me. I don't have any sort of urge/will to watch it anymore, and probably won't. It's primarily garbage at this point, splashed with a few good bits of dialogue here and there.
Real shame, because it could be SO much better.
"A great tactician creates plans.
A good tactician recognizes the soundness of a plan presented to him.
A fair tactician must see the plan succeed before offering approval.
Those with no tactical ability at all may never understand or accept the plan.
And when a mind is too deficient in understanding, the resulting gap is often filled with resentment."
The last season was pretty much unbearable with the pacing and stupidity, but this season has been much more watchable, aside from what they did with Carl, which admittedly is a dealbreaker for the show long run since he's supposed to represent the future and all that... I'm still curious as how this arc will go down even without him though in comparison/contrast to the comics, but after that will probably be a good time to jump ship, methinks.