They'd already SEEN him get guns. An argument can be made that The Kingdom is pretty out there and silly, but their society works. No, there was much going on over at The Kingdom when Richard, who I've actually liked up until now, decided the Carol was expendable and would make a lovely catalyst for war. Or should you marry that hot new girl you just met and have no history with? This best friends film will be considered a classic in the years to come. The moment when he spared her the news and she probably knew he was sparing her too was amazing.
Graded on a sharp curve, sure, but you know what I mean.
They're actually more ruthless than the Saviors if you break everything down into smaller parts, so Rick's newfound smile is a little hard to take in. The best moment of this episode was Daryl's reunion with Carol followed by his refusal to tell her about Abraham and Glenn. He made a deal with a group of a-holes who he'll probably have to kill after they all kill the Saviors. Regardless, the payoff here wasn't worth the effort. Or should you marry that hot new girl you just met and have no history with? It's an understandable move as many of us last week saw Carol as someone who could convince Ezekiel to fight back, but this ploy certainly darkened up Richard in a hurry. And why was Rick still so happy when he made the deal at the end?