The Other Side felt a little like a filler episode. Only 2 more episodes left! It wasn't without some good scenes- Maggie and Daryl have a moment- Daryl apologizes for not saving Glenn. Maggie assures him that he wan't to blame for Glenn's death (remember Daryl punched Negan which led to the Savior shutting that shit down, with Glenn paying the price). This scene was a result of the Simon and Saviors making a surprise visit, and Maggie and Daryl hiding out in the bunker. Gregory as usual was his slimey self. Simon came to take the Hillside Doctor back to the Sanctuary. Gregory attempted to chum up to Simon, first with booze, then with a vague warning about keeping him in power. Simon tells Gregory that he can come ask for him anytime at the Sanctuary gates, should have any important information to share. Weasel!
Later Jesus and Gregory have conversation where Gregory threatens Jesus, and tells him they are no longer friends. Stupid, stupid Gregory. I cannot wait until he gets what is coming to him!
The real story of The Other Side was Rosita and Sasha teaming up to trek to the Sanctuary, to kill Negan. It is a terrible idea that Sasha cannot talk Rosita out of. Rosita is full of heartbreak and out for revenge. She wants to kill Negan or die trying. Sasha tries to talk her into playing it more carefully, to hole up in the abandoned building, and wait for the shot to take out Negan via sniper fire. While doing so, Sasha notice Eugene acting comfortable at the Sanctuary, bossing people around. Negan comes out but Sasha never gets a chance at a clean shot. While here, the two women have a heart to heart. Rosita tells Sasha things she has not told anybody, how she survived by pairing with strong men, and mastering their survival knowledge. She would use men to survive, but Abraham was different. She regrets not getting the chance to tell Abraham she was happy that he was happy(with Sasha). The two really bond in this moment. They decide that they have to make a move on the Sanctuary compound- to get close enough to Negan to not miss their shot.
Eugene is hanging with some ransom henchman when the dude gets shot in the dome. Sasha and Rosita quickly rush the fence, and Rosita tells Eugene that they are busting him out. Eugene wants no part of helping them and tells them he didn't ask for their help. He leaves to go inside. Sasha tricks Rosita and locks her on the outside. Sasha tells Rosita that Hillside needs her. She disappears into the sanctuary grounds. Rosita runs. She breaks to catch her breath and begins to cry. A silhouette of what appears to be Eugene holding a crossbow appears beyond Rosita's vision. Is Eugene going to stop Rosita from escaping, or look the other way?
Sasha's time on the show appears to be close to ending. I hope and pray that her death has a point, and that unlike Abraham, she goes out fighting. More than all, I hope that her death is painless. I am hoping that if Sasha is captured, that Eugene hooks her up with one of the suicide pills.
1 more ep and then the finale. Will we win the coming war? Who might we lose in order to win? & will we ever get some of Negan's backstory? What made him such a psychopath?