I don’t know what the hell was going on in “Diverged.” It is the most lacking in narrative. There’s some weird energy between Carol and Daryl. Their relationship is weird as hell. Clearly people are still upset with Carol and the choices she made for the greater good. Even Jerry tried to be passive aggressive with her.
Did Carol cause the war with The Whisperers? She definitely played a role in fanning the flames of a ticking time bomb. Did she free Negan? Yes absolutely. Did she adopt another “daughter” into their ranks, who also happened to be related to the enemy? Sure. At this point I don’t know why they tolerate her, but she gets shit done regardless.
Daryl had an unnecessarily dangerous side mission to repair his bike. Carol was obsessed with making soup and playing Tom & Jerry. This woman has fought biker gangs, a death cult, cannibals, but she scared of rats? That’s humor for you. Also, what the hell is with the stock footage cuts? Felt like I was watching a nature documentary. I give it a 5.5 out of 10.