Thursday, February 28, 2013

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 11 “I Ain’t A Judas” (B+)

This episode had a very powerful feel to it, bleakly expressing the state of affairs both in Woodbury and at the prison. Andrea sneaking out to the prison represented a stark reality check, as she arrived to great hostility and immediately asked where Shane was, completely ignorant of everything that has transpired since. The Governor does continue to lie through his teeth to her, but she is so blind to his true nature that it’s no wonder Michonne can no longer stand her. The meeting between Hershel and Merle where they quoted scripture together was absolutely fantastic, and I also like that Merle, who is becoming more and more likeable very minute, half-apologized to Michonne, telling her that they had to clear the air, a sentiment I’m sure she won’t take to heart. Andrea’s car ride out of the prison was melancholy, and it looks like she’s conflicted about what to do next. Let’s just hope that the Governor doesn’t catch on to her obvious betrayal before she makes her move. It’s a shame that Milton is such a willing follower, since he’s a good person who truly has no concept of what the Governor really is and how much he’s helping him to achieve his sinister aims. Tyreese and his crew coming to Woodbury is an interesting development, and the Governor seemed intrigued by them only to learn more about Rick. Back at the prison, Beth’s spontaneous song was soothing and eerie at the same time, a fitting ode to the current tone and mood of this show.

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