It starts with the introduction of Mickey (Aisha Tyler), a woman this season’s power-mad would-be dictator Victor Strand (Colman Domingo) has tasked Dwight (Austin Amelio) and Sherry (Christina Evangelista) with finding and bringing to him. Mickey and her husband used to be a pair of local wrestling stars, and after Dwight and Sherry find her and decide not to take her to Strand, the group instead heads for her and her husband’s gym, hoping to find him. Instead, they find his body, and a whole horde of walkers around the ring inside.
But when life hands you lemons, you go top rope on them until some lemonade comes out. The battle with the zombies in the gym makes full use of Mickey’s expertise, and had some fans of the show on their feet and cheering. “As a wrestling fan, I loved that lol, especially the piledriver to the zombie,” u/Takanori00 wrote on Reddit.
“I was absolutely beyond pleased with this episode and was giggling away,” wrote u/SkullSpidey. Someone else pointed out that the viewers at home weren’t the only ones enjoying the battle. “Dwight was like a kid whenever he looked at Mickey,” said VolcomF1.
Was it the most efficient means of disposing with a small horde? Probably not. “I do think they could have shanked all the walkers while they were around the ring,” wrote u/Harpua111, “but that would have been to easy.” But it was certainly the flashiest and most fun. On a season of a show that’s been consumed with nuclear fallout and nuclear personalities, sometimes fun is just what’s needed.