So, last week, The Walking Dead season 9 started with a mostly forgettable episode with the exception of the climax.
After seasons of taunting and condescending talk, Gregory tries to kill Maggie, who’s become the de facto leader of the Hilltop community. She has him executed as a punishment as well as a deterrent for anyone else thinking of pulling a like stunt.
I’m not saying Gregory didn’t deserve his hanging, but the end of last season saw Maggie pissed Rick let Negan live after the Savior/communities war even though he killed Glenn and Abraham, and she was plotting against Rick with Jesus and Darryl, setting up a revenge plot.
In my experience, revenge backfires, because that level of anger blinds judgement…people get sloppy…or, they go so left with their vengeance, they can’t find their way back. I’ve heard this scenario be brought up that she could become a “Governess” of sorts.
Revenge’s a slippery slope.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens…if they don’t slip into soap opera territory.
Be good to each other.