The Walking Dead Delights with Kickass Maggie and Kung Fu Jesus

by | November 21, 2016 | Comments


Tom Payne as Jesus - The Walking Dead (Gene Page/AMC)

The Walking Dead’s surprised and delighted in its fifth episode of season 7, “Go Getters,” with a few unexpected twists and some general badassery. So we’ll jump right in…



At Hilltop, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) finds out that her pregnancy is in a delicate state, and she’s advised to rest up and not strain herself. Uh huh. Jesus (Tom Payne) rolls up all charming and comforts her and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) at the graves of Glenn and Abe.

Nervous about the Saviors coming for retribution, Hilltop’s head belly-crawler Gregory (Xander Berkeley) makes a great case for his own ass-whooping, getting Maggie’s name wrong again, whining that they don’t bury their dead, forgetting who Sasha is, insisting that the women leave Hilltop ASAP, calling Maggie’s pregnancy a “mistake,” and so on.

Then this…

The Walking Dead - Rick & Michonne kiss (AMC)

Michonne (Danai Gurira) says goodbye to Rick on his way out for a supply run ― in a way that says “You better come back.” And the crowd goes wild.

Meanwhile, back at Hilltop … Jesus tells Sasha he’s not a leader. Sasha presses: “What do you want, Jesus? What do you want this place to be?”  He changes the subject.

Katelyn Nacon as Enid - The Walking Dead (Gene Page/AMC)

Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Enid on a little not-a-date after Enid (Katelyn Nacon) decides to go wandering off by herself on a quest to see Maggie at Hilltop. Carl has to save her dumb ass again.

Chandler Riggs as Carl - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 5 (Gene Page/AMC)



Later, smooching ensues. Also rollerskating. What are the chances you’re going to find two pairs of fits-just-right rollerskates in a suitcase by the side of the road during a zombie apocalypse? Nada! Zero! Zilch! The WTF meter just hit 11 ― on rollerskates. Embarrassing.

The Saviors startle the Hilltop gang a little midnight treat, rolling a compact car into the compound with classical music blaring, lighting fires, and leaving the gates wide open for an impromptu Walker-fest. Maggie and Sasha spring into action. Sasha fights off Walkers as she tries to break into the armored car. Maggie starts barking orders at Jesus and other dudes standing around, then backs up a monster tractor her own damn self and obliterates the car along with a half dozen Walkers.

Somewhere in there, Jesus happened. The episode unleashed a kung fu Jesus, which apparently was super satisfying for everyone involved.

And a word from the Jesus himself:

Another version of my favorite kick! Loved training for Jesus. #twdseason7 #twdfamily #gogetters

A video posted by Tom Payne (@thetpayne) on

In the morning, the Saviors return led by Simon (Steven Ogg) and slime their intimidation tactics all over Gregory.

Saviors gone, Maggie and Sasha come out of hiding, and sweet Maggie is sweet no more ― that’s Mrs. Rhee to you, Gregory! Watch the scene:

Final word on the matter:

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC