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!
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.