Do you think the "Devil made me do it" remark was an attempt to the Lucifer's remark in The Sandman, lol? Man, it hurts when a solid written character gets brought down to the "gutter"(British accent).....
Hebi Sasuke defeated Deidara and Itachi (who was terminally ill and ultimate goal was too let his little bro win). I really doubt that Hebi Sasuke can defeated Hiruzen, who was known to have extensive (said to known all the Ninjutsu techniques in Konoha) Ninjutsu knowledge as well as having the ability to use five elements separately.
Hebi Sasuke is too inexperienced against a veteran Hiruzen.
No shocking death, I'm fine with that, lol. I have to agree with OP, it was nice change of pace from major death. I really like how Rick made his entrance, "F*** telling them about they need protection, look what I've brought and what got in." Lol.
I guess Negan will be introduced in the next season?
Nice to see the gaps in story filled in. Batman is coming more off as a jerk as this series continues, it's just weird as the animated series laid out a different perceptive of him. But still like these turn of events.