Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 4, Episode 3 “Isolation” (B+)

I still don’t think that this season is nearly as good as its predecessors, but at least we’re getting somewhere. The biggest sign of excitement was the rapid turn that the car drive took, after everyone got distracted by the sound of a radio signal and seeming life out there, and Darryl drove right into a tremendous horde of walkers. The shock value of being trapped in an endless swarm of undead enemies has been this show’s strong suit from day one, and it’s great to see it executed so thrillingly again. While the loss of the car is devastating, the notion of Daryl and Michonne roaming the woods together is totally awesome, though I’m much more concerned about the fact that Tyreese is with him and definitely not doing well after he took a really long time to get out of that car. Back at the prison, Hershel was in serious suicide mode as he tried to remedy everyone who was infected long enough to keep them alive for the delivery of these veterinary meds that now aren’t coming, and we got to see more of the emotionless Beth. The most worrisome behavior, however, is attributable to Carol, who nonchalantly waited for walkers to come in from every direction before being rescued by Rick trying to get water, and, in an alarming turn of events, revealed herself to be the one who killed Karen and David. Carol has come a long way from crying over Sophia, and she’s completely unrecognizable now.

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