Reveling in Richonne
#89: The Cat pt. 2 (7x12)
You know how the golden rule is; Don’t try the Grimes Boys in front of Michonne? Well there’s another golden rule, that Jadis learned firsthand in this scene, and that is; Never come for Michonne or anything that belongs to Michonne in front of Rick. 👏🏽💯
So Rick is in front of
Judas Jadis and they’re back to negotiating cuz apparently 60+ guns isn’t enough for them. 🙄Jadis does her pretty wack negotiating routine and she’s clearly irritating Rick but he still tries to keep things calm.
(Side note: You know how in TV and movies they have those moments where someone has the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other shoulder?
This gif above made me realize that it low key looks like Michonne is the angel on Rick’s shoulder and then there’s Rosita on the other side, sort of representing the more angry approach Rick can take with these trash people where as Michonne represents the more diplomatic approach. And we can see which one he’s leaning towards.)
But where this chick, Jadis, really messed up is when she tells Rick she also wants the cat back as part of the deal. This was when all bets were off, literally. 😋
Both Rick and I were personally offended when she asked for that cat lol. Like I heard her bring up the cat and was like…
It’s funny that everything else in this negotiation was annoying Rick cuz it was an inconvenience, but asking for the cat back is what crossed the line. Like this was when it got personal and he was #overit. There was no way on earth that he was going to give back his wife’s gift.
I was like Jadis, honey, this was literally the worst time to ask for that cat because my babies are fresh off a honeymoon where they literally fell more in love than the already deep love they had to begin with, so if you couldn’t try them before you really can’t try them now.
Plus, Jadis knows good and well she didn’t even care about that cat, with all the other junk her and what I call the Garbage Patch Kids have around there. She was literally just trying to try it. 🙄
But that’s where she went wrong cuz once you throw in something even remotely involving Michonne, you’re no longer dealing with a cordial Rick. I love that anything that has to do with Michonne always seems to evoke some type of passionate response from Rick.
(Side note: The steely ruthless look Rick is giving Jadis in this moment made me really realize that Rick and Michonne absolutely had to have some type of spark or something special between them right from the beginning.
Cuz even when R&M were strangers and at odds, he never looked at her with this same harshness he’s giving Jadis. Like R&M’s looks were definitely intense but there was always this hint of intrigue and captivation behind each look as well. Basically their looks, even in the beginning, always had a dash of this 😍 behind it)
And so we learn that, according to Rick, Jadis having the audacity to even mention wanting the cat back now equals double the guns and keeping the cat. 😂👌🏽
I love that he was so adamant about keeping that cat. 😊 Like it wasn’t even a question. And I love that he raised the number of guns, cuz yes they need as many guns as they could keep, but I feel like he also did this partly to make sure Jadis was aware of how much she tried it.😋
Also, I love that the writers decided that, in an episode that was practically a Richonne bottle, it would be something Michonne related that triggered this deal with Jadis.
Like this is a Richonne moment because Michonne is still indirectly involved and influencing the situation. And because Rick just felt like such a husband who was not going to let anyone even remotely try his wife. All the way here for it. 🙌🏾
And then once Rick establishes the deal he tells Jadis the title of the episode, “Say Yes” cuz Homeboy is a boss. 👌🏽It was such a great moment to see that Rick Grimes is back and is no longer that 7A broken Rick.
It’s also funny cuz throughout the whole episode we were mainly seeing that gentle, in-love side of Rick, so this scene served as one of those reminders that Rick still ain’t one to play with, especially if you come for the person he’s in love with.
Like Rick and Michonne constantly remind you that they can be all lovey dovey whilst still being the baddest to ever do it. We got us a TV couple who can do both. 👌🏽💯😊
But anyway, the moral of this story is that Jadis needed to get her life. (And this still wasn’t even the most trying thing she did this season 🙃)
This was yet another illustration of how when you come for Richonne it doesn’t ever end well for you. Cuz what everyone eventually learns is that you’re not dealing with an average couple when it comes to these two. 👑😊