I didn't really find it that "intense" as some on here apparently did.
I think a girl killing her little sister and then executing that girl is pretty "intense."
Yeah, knowing how the comics turned out, I still thought it was intense. And I wasn't sure if they were going to stick close or do something else given how much they've strayed. Gimple seems to be doing a lot more strict copying though.
Also, in this episode it was pretty clear Mika was going to go. Carol talked about her being like Sophia, which was pretty obvious foreshadowing. And then of course, she started talking more than she ever has, which is a bad sign on this show. Regardless, it's still pretty tragic. Children aren't really meant for this world.