Yeah I understand what they were doing with both of them, just found the scene to be I dunno, contrived or forced. Or something. Just MHO.
I actually like where they went with Gabriel. His breakdown at the end where he said, "They all died because of me!" shows he was carrying around an enormous amount of guilt and by suppressing it he was a moopy a-hole. But he needed to have his own confession, which he couldn't really do before because HE was supposed to be the preist, and after that he is seemingly healed and hopefully able to contribute to the group next season.
Same with Sasha, that scene seemed to be the culmination of her PTSD and internal struggles.
What has Gabriel offered the group, up until arriving a Alexandria? Would you let someone tag along who doesn't really do anything other than agonize over his past and present risks to the group? All he's done is either choke or outright fail because of his preoccupation with his guilt. I'd have left him back at the church.
- Darth Biscuit PIE'd this