Michonne In Love
I was really struck by the difference in the conversation in 6x15 East and 7x08 Hearts Still Beating
Rick and Michonne recognized their love at the height of their power and safety.
I have always found this piece of dialogue notable in East:
“We’re not losing any of it again. I’m not."
Who are we? Team Family or Richonne? Rick may intend it as a Richonne comment. But, Michonne didn’t pick up because the reply, is “No, you’re not. I’m not.” She didn’t say, “we’re not.” So, in this very early romantic relationship, there is still a wall there as they figure out what this “different” is between them.
So what just killed me about Michonne’s monologue in 7x08 is that now she has honestly “figured it out.” She knows what is different.
Look at her blush at 1:09 just before she says to Rick, “I wanted it to be ours. Me and you.” She realizes there is no backing out, her love for Rick Grimes has demolished whatever sliver of armor Michonne still had hiding her heart.