Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow….
First thing to mention here out of the gate: I’m surprised at the overall lack of Michonne this first half-season. I guess I figured she’d be featured a little bit more given it’s star Danai Gurira’s final season on the show. Related, I’m also taken aback a little by how much Negan we’re getting in place of Michonne.
But it makes sense. Negan’s more or less following his comic arc while also stepping up as more of a main character who could replace Michonne on the show’s marquee (not in a spiritual sense, but in a “grown up who also loves Judith” sense). And with this week’s episode, “Bonds,” the show’s finally figured out the best thing to do with him since he helped Judith with her math homework. And that’s annoy the ever-loving s*** out of Beta.
Source: IGN.com The Walking Dead Season 10, Episode 6 Review