Thoughts with summary mixed together:
I gave this episode a 55 using Robin's scale. I really didn't like this episode. I didn't like the Tiger in the graphic novels either. It's just too silly.
This about sums it up: https://youtu.be/eEwyrGNdHqk
For me, Shiva is the Jar Jar Banks of the Walking Dead.(See the bad). As much as Shiva establishes Ezekiel as a larger than life King to his minions; I think it casts a silly shadow over his abilities as a skilled fighter against walkers; and a good negotiator with the saviors and his seemingly earnest interests for Carol and the livelihood of his people.
* I loved Carol seeing the dead as people. That was really cool and showed for me how her inner feelings about this world and the dead are evolving.
In the past I would have pegged Carol as cold and calculating.
* Carol's reaction to King Ezekiel and his Kingdom was priceless. That was the best part of the show.
'I would be speechless if I wasn't already speaking. I don't know what the hell's going on in the most wonderful way.' (See the bad. I wouldn't call it 'Wonderful'.)
* Fattening up the pigs with the dead is clever and shows how he has disrespect for the Saviors behind their backs (see the bad).
* Morgan's interactions with his student showing his shift away from taking a lives. It's pretty clear to me he does what he needs to do now (if he has to.)
* Some good world building. Introduction to some new characters at the Kingdom: Ezekiel and his sidekick Jerry, Benjamin (Morgan's student),
* Choirs, cobbler and Ken-do training struck me at first as being a little too saccharin, however it does give a good definition of the kingdom. They have their own way of existing in this life. Ezekiel does shelter them, however they do know how to fight and they do have a skilled leader as silly as he presents himself.
* How long would the members of the Kingdom realistically be able to get away with fattening the pigs with walkers?
Wouldn't the saviors slice open the stomach of a pig to find pieces of a walker and go after them?
* If people were unimpressed with the Alexandrian's then what do they make of a weapon proficient Kingdom of people
ruled by a dread locked Arthurian acting and speaking King with a Tiger? Uh...Hello!
What is Carol seeing in the human forms of the zombies? A loss of humanity? A loss of herself?
Can eating animals that have feasted on walkers cause a human to die?
Where the heck are Tara and her group?
What is to become of Daryl?