Last night’s Walking Dead, or portions of it at least felt just like a horror film, and I loved it. Before we get to that though, let’s take a look at all the other awesomeness and misfortune that took place.
So, Instead of keeping things completely sequential, I’m going to group this review by what (for me) was the least to most exciting aspects of the episode.
In the least exciting category, is the sequence of events that took place between Michonne and Carl. She’s been close to being an older sister to him for a while, and Rick has every reason to put his faith in her taking care of his son.
While I was pleased to see Michonne open up because I think that it’s great character development, it (especially by comparison to other scenes in this episode) was not what I would consider “exciting”.
In the slightly more exciting category, was what took place with Abraham and pals, as they and Tara had to deal with Glenn essentially having a tantrum, which cost them a working vehicle.
Now don’t get me wrong. I like Glenn, and I appreciate his sense of urgency in wanting to find Maggie. I think that anyone separated from their spouse or family members during a zombie apocalypse would want to be able to reconnect.
However, last week, comments were made about Maggie being “emotional” and “irrational” for dealing with the bus like she did. Glenn, instead decided to try and take on a much bigger guy simply for pointing out the logical (though incorrect) reality that Maggie was likely no longer alive. Now this actually was not that interesting, what is though, is Abraham himself and Eugene (I feel “meh” about Rosita at this point).
To be honest, I started finding Abraham interesting right about the time that Tara did, considering how much he was smiling while killing walkers. My interest continued when at first I thought he was lying to Glenn about needing to get Eugene to Washington, for being some kind of brilliant scientist.
After the debacle with Eugene hitting the fuel tank on the truck, and explaining it by (I’m paraphrasing here): having inexperience with rapid fire weapons, I not only believed Abraham, but began to find Eugene interesting as well. Now while I do feel bad for Glenn having to essentially put his search for Maggie on hold, I’m very keen on seeing where the story goes, especially having never read the comics.
Now, on to the most exciting part of the episode, it was all about Rick!
The scenes under the bed and moving through the house were what a friend of my referred to as “the stuff legends are made of”. I don’t know if I’d refer to it as legendary, but what I do know is I was actively vacillating between breathing as quietly as possible, to not breathing at all (as if my audible oxygen intake would affect Rick anymore than someone shouting at the TV during a sporting event). I can however say one thing for sure that I took away from the episode, if the bouncing tennis ball, in addition to signalling the menacing approach of an unknown assailant, was intended to be as annoying as possible, then the writers succeeded.
So what were your thoughts after the episode? Leave a comment!