After a string of decent-to-good episodes, The Walking Dead is back to its nasty old habits of zeroing in on a single minor character in a situation we don’t care much about. This time it’s Eugene, the latest captive of Negan and the Saviors.
Unlike previous Savior-visitors Daryl and Carl, Eugene thrives under Negan. He’s given a nice room and a fridge stocked with fresh veggies. He’s allowed to walk around, and immediately impresses Negan by channeling his Super Science Talk — the same talk that convinced Sgt. Abraham Ford to take him to Washington several seasons ago.