The Walking Dead Season 9 / episode 12- "Guardians" Daryl: The Dog retrieves Daryl's arrows? Who knew Daryl was a trainer. The idea of Daryl and Connie using the Whisperer's own tactics to infiltrate the camp was smart, but Henry's "Not without Lydia" was so assbrained. He never learns from his endless mistakes. Alpha / Whisperers / Lydia: I thought Lydia punching Henry was putting on a show for her mother's sake. One would think after the passing of five years, he would be far more proficient with the bo staff--enough to have dropped Alpha's hairy strongman to the ground with one move...but I suppose the plot needs him to be easy to fall into the larger story to come. Er...no matter what Alpha used against the woman, no ordinary human could behead her with the ease of Alpha's move--and starting in a standing position behind the woman. Michonne: "It mean Alexandria survives." Cold, but she--and Aaron are right about (among many things) the threats out there. Gabriel, Rosita and Eugene were being naïve in trying to contact anyone locally, after they have been surrounded by the Saviors, Jadis/Anne's real allies, the Wolves and now the Whisperers. Who--exactly--do they hope to find when there's no evidence of anything other than threats? "You're an asshole, not an idiot." Michonne...just as salty as her daughter. Regarding Judith, she's a bit too disobedient for her own good. She's a child, but the time has come for Michonne to really explain who Negan was and what he did--details, and how it gutted the minds of people she knows. Negan: Offering his services as a leader, or as he put it, "sounding board?" Obviously, Michonne was not having any of it, but Judith could be a problem--not by setting Negan free, but seeding Negan's idea amongst the rest of the Alexandrians. Father Gabriel: Well, its nice that Rosita still wants to be involved with Father Gabriel after her revelation, but he was so incorrect about considering putting an end to the relationship in order to allow Siddiq to act as a father. NOTES: Solid episode, but the next episode's fight at what looks like an apartment building should be thrilling.