#Richonne

***Spoilers ahead***

Y’all.  Y’all.  Did you watch The Walking Dead last night?  Did you?  Because if you didn’t, you missed something momentous taking place.  You missed a glorious culmination three long, frustrating seasons in the making.  You missed the coming together of what is inarguably the most badass couple on television.

If you were unfortunate enough to miss the show last night, you also missed the wonder that was Michonne and Rick finally taking their relationship to the next level.  And it was as amazing as I’ve always imaged it would be.  It was…perfect.  And I don’t use that term lightly.  There’s no other way to describe it.  It was tender and playful and sexy and sensuous.  As usual, Danai Gurira’s and Andrew Lincoln’s natural chemistry was palpable, and they made what could have been an awkward first coupling both sweet and hot at the same time.

Seriously, I could wax poetic forever about the magnificence of Richonne and their love scene.  For real.  I’ve shipped them from the beginning, but as much as I wanted to see it happen, I was never one-hundred percent certain that the people in charge had the balls to go there.  Just look at Person of Interest and the tragedy of Careese.  Jonathan Nolan acts like he’s still afraid to say out loud that Reese was in love with Carter.  If it wasn’t for the Captain of the Careese Ship Jim Caviezel himself, the word “love” likely never would have been uttered despite the canon kiss they shared before she was nonsensically killed (also thanks to Jim.  Thanks, Jim!).  I’m certainly ecstatic that showrunner Scott Gimple had the testicular fortitude to let the characters go exactly where their journey was clearly taking them:  to each other.

Yes, yes, I know I’m being a complete fangirl here, but I can’t help it.  Richonne is canon!  It’s finally canon!

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If you don’t believe it’s as glorious as I said it is, take a gander for yourself.  But watch at your own risk.  Richonne is like potato chips for your eyes:  you won’t be able to watch it just once.  Trust me on this.  Even if you don’t watch the show, it’s still worth a look because Danai and Andy are just that adorable and hot together.

See what I mean?  They’re fire.

And let’s not forget the opening scene.  As soon as I saw the unabashed domesticity of the opening scene, I knew something was coming.  It was just too intimate and familiar.  I loved it almost as much as the love scene.

To close all of this utter perfection out, showrunner Scott Gimple in a post-mortem interview with EW:

Finally, what can you say about how this relationship is going to play going forward? I’m assuming this is not just a one-night stand.

These are two people who have suddenly realized — pretty much at exactly the same time, on that couch — what they already had together and who they already were to each other. This isn’t a one-night stand. And what they have was already there, before they even kissed.

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2 thoughts on “#Richonne

  1. *screams and dances*

    I am so happy for the shippers. I seems to me like this sip was a template all future romantic ships. These were both fully realized character with their own agency, neither one was designed at a “love interest.” The characters built up to this over several season, there was no sudden unrealistic “I just realized I loved you.” They for most part avoided a lot of the tropes that make fans hate romance in their shows.

  2. I almost passed out when I saw it. At the time of canonism, I was not even a TWD fan. I was at school, waiting for the lecture doors to open, when Youtube sent me to this kiss I think the day after it happened. I have to tell you, I almost fainted. Although I didn’t watch the show, my sister does and the once when I watching with her, I asked if R&M were a couple. I was baffled, back then, why they weren’t because I saw something in them. Well, that was all I needed. that weekend I blocked out some time and watched all I could. Well, I am an avid fan now. s4, 5 and 6 are my favs so far. s6 almost killed me with its perfection. Um, what was with Jessie (eww). So glad she didn’t stick around.

    It is unfortunate that shows don’t do this more often. Its a damn shame for me to have to say this but its bad when people are rejoicing bc a dark skinned WOC is paired with a WM and it is a thing. At this time, it should be normal. Anyway, I LOVE Danai Guira so much and was so excited when this happened. I read and watched her say that she wanted M&R to stay true to their story. She is damn right. They should be together. I know that AL is the captain of the Richonne ship and this guy screamed when he found out they would finally be together.

    I have to say, that yes, they were very HOT together. That kiss was sssoooo passionate yet tender. AL knows how to kiss a woman!!! And, I loved how Michonne was almost submissive. She is a woman that can lead in all things but in the bedroom, girl is shy. I LOVED it. Also, them all cuddled up in bed in East almost gave me heart palpatations. It is wonderful to see a black woman (esp dark skinned bc we (speaking aby myself) are usually relegated to being booty calls, or side chicks or only baby mamas or fat and struggling) getting affection from someone who respects and LOVES her. Wow, what a concept. Thank you SG!

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