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Recap / The Walking Dead S 07 E 12 Say Yes

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Season 7, Episode 12

Rick and Michonne continue their search for guns.

  • Amusement Park of Doom: Rick and Michonne find a load of supplies in a theme park full of walkers trying to kill them.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Gabriel asks Rosita if her actions were really worth it and asks what kind of life she truly wants once her thirst for revenge is over.
  • Battle Couple: The entire episode largely revolves around Rick and Michonne just killing zombies, scavenging supplies, and making love.
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  • Black Comedy: Rick tries to pull a walker out of a car windshield, only to end up pulling off its foot. He tries again, but only manages to tear it in half.
  • Breather Episode: The episode features a lot of laughing and giggling, several sexual escapades, a great victory in terms of finding weapons and supplies, and little real danger for two of the most badass survivors in the series.
  • Brick Joke: While haggling over the guns, Jadis tries to demand that Rick return the cat sculpture he stole for Michonne back in "New Best Friends".
  • Call-Back:
    • Rick laments Glenn's death in the season premiere.
    • Rick tries to kill a deer for Michonne, after she was forced to surrender the one she caught to the Saviors in "Service."
    • Rosita rants to Gabriel about how her assassination attempt on Negan failed and led to disastrous results in "Hearts Still Beating."
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    • Tara mulls over telling Rick about the Oceanside community she encountered in "Swear".
    • Sasha had Jesus find and scope out the Sanctuary in "Go-Getters", "Sing Me A Song", and "Hearts Still Beating."
    • Some Saviors comment on the death of Fat Joey back in "Hearts Still Beating."
    • Alexandria entered an uneasy alliance with the Scavengers in "New Best Friends".
  • The Cameo: Jadis and the Scavengers have a single scene in the episode making a trade with Alexandria.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Rick and Michonne joke a lot with each other while fighting the small horde of walkers.
  • Conspicuous CGI/Conspicuously Light Patch: The deer when Rick is climbing the Ferris wheel has a notorious "blurry" aura.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Rick sadly remembers how Glenn saved his life way back in the first two episodes of the series. He also indirectly mourns the other group members whose deaths he has blamed on himself when he mentions all the people he's outlived, such as Sophia, Lori, Hershel, etc.
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    • Rick tries to hop in the car at the amusement park, only to be spooked by a still very much alive soldier walker, much like in the pilot inside the tank.
    • Rick and Michonne stand atop the car surrounded by walkers, pinned to each other's back, much like Glenn and Nicholas in "Thank You."
    • Rick says how in the coming war with the Saviors they are going to lose people and it is possible that Rick and Michonne might even lose each other. This is similar to the talk Rick had with Carl back in Season 2, when he told Carl that everyone dies eventually, even his parents will die one day.
    • Rosita and Sasha are still on frosty terms thanks to Abraham's harsh break-up with the former in the previous season, and after Rosita rebuked Sasha's attempt at friendship in "Rock in the Road."
  • A Day in the Limelight: For Rick and Michonne's relationship, which has received little focus since it began shortly before the group met Negan.
  • Despair Event Horizon: When it appears Rick has been killed and eaten by the walkers, Michonne drops her sword and is nearly catatonic as walkers approach her. Once Rick reveals himself and tosses her katana back to her, she gets a Heroic Second Wind.
  • Enemy Mine: Downplayed, as Rosita and Sasha are still on the same team, but Rosita wants nothing to do with Sasha thanks to the fallout with Abraham. Nevertheless, they agree to team up for a likely suicide mission on Negan's life.
  • Fanservice: Rick and Michonne share numerous sex scenes.
  • Foreshadowing: Michonne asks Rick what will happen to the various communities under Negan's control once he is defeated, and suggests that Rick take Negan's position as the ruler of the region.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: A walker trapped in a windshield ends up torn in half when Rick tries to yank it out.
  • Honor Before Reason: Rick sees a deer in the abandoned amusement park and abandons his safe position to get to higher ground so he can shoot it, because he says he still owes Michonne a deer. This almost gets him killed when he loses his balance and falls towards a group of walkers.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Rosita foolishly goes against Rick's strategic plan to combat the Saviors by carrying out her own plan to simply kill Negan, forgetting that he has a colossal organization that could easily rebuild if their leader were to die, thinking that this would actually solve her problems.
  • Moving the Goalposts: Rick and his group deliver 63 guns to Jadis and her group, but Jadis says they need twice as many guns before they agree to fight for them.
  • Mythology Gag: Rick tells Michonne that if he dies in the upcoming war with the Saviors, that she must take over leadership of the group, believing she is a capable leader in her own right. In the comics, on the eve of the Whisperer War, Rick asked Michonne to take up leadership of the Kingdom.
  • Never My Fault: Rosita blames her failed assassination of Negan on Gabriel, saying if she hadn't listened to him and tried sooner then Olivia and Spencer would still be alive and Eugene would still be with them. However, what happened to Olivia and Eugene only happened because Rosita lost her temper and missed her shot at Negan because Lucille got in the way. Gabriel points out that he only gave her advice because she visited him, and whether it was the right decision or wrong decision, even a "fool like him" can see the group still needs Rosita alive.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Tired over waiting for the war with the Saviors, Rosita decides to hatch a plan to assassinate Negan with Sasha by themselves instead of waiting for Rick's plan to unfold.
  • Scars Are Forever: Rosita fixes her facial scar, but it remains as a permanent reminder of her foolish actions.
  • Suicide Mission: Rosita recruits Sasha for an assassination attempt against Negan, both fully knowing it may very well result in their deaths.
  • Survivor's Guilt: Rick says he's still stuck on the death of Glenn, but admits that this trope is omnipresent in their lives considering how much they've lost.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Rosita and Sasha begrudgingly forge an alliance to kill Negan together.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After losing all their supplies to the Saviors and the remaining ones to the Scavengers, Rick and Michonne find loads of food and guns for Alexandria.
  • You Are in Command Now: Discussed. Rick tells Michonne that if he dies in the war with the Saviors he is counting on her to step up and lead Alexandria.

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