First off, holy freaking shit!!!! Now THAT looks like a zombie apocalypse lol!! So glad that they (more or less) explained how Alexandria lasted so long without being overrun, and so glad they did it with a giant bang.
Awesome premiere, probably the best "premiere" episode of the series in terms of epic feel. Pretty much loved everything about it, except that a number of characters kind of got sidelined. Looks like they will be more prominent next week, though.
Oddly enough, in spite of all the great action and comedic lines, I think my favorite moment of the whole episode was Rick and Morgan sitting on the porch with baby Judith. I can't say exactly why I loved that scene so much, but I just really enjoyed it. I loved the dynamic between the two actors, but also watching the baby's facial expressions was priceless for me as well. Second favorite scene was when Rick was trying to teach the doofuses how to stand up for themselves, but end up having to take the zombies out himself. It was like watching the X-Men or some superhero team in relative comparison to the lameness of the Alexandrians.
Kind of sad to see Ethan Embry come and go like that. I've always liked him but this was kind of a thankless role. On TD he said he auditioned for multiple roles, but wouldn't say who. I'm guessing he originally went for Rick, I could see him doing OK there. Also I think he would have done well as Aaron, though I definitely love Ross Marquand in that role.
Anyway, just wanted to get the ball rolling on this thread. TWD is back!!!!