Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 4, Episode 5 “Internment” (B+)

This was a rather insular episode, focusing only on the events at the prison after last week spent the whole time outside the prison walls. Things in quarantine got especially bad, and Hershel was our resident hero, working as hard as possible to keep the few who weren’t infected alive, with some help from Lizzie. This flu has been quite the epidemic, and has managed to take out a good number of people, while of course sparing our favorite characters like Glenn. It’s incredible to see how Hershel has been transformed from the man who didn’t want violence on his farm to someone who would risk his life and wellbeing to save those around him and put a bullet in the head of a newly-reawakened walker if necessary. Let’s hope that Glenn recovers alright and can go back to being part of a terrific team with Maggie. Carl telling Rick that he can’t always keep him from what always happens was probably the best moment he’s had in a while, though the sight of the two of them firing for their lives at the walkers when the fence was breached was definitely a good contender as well, very triumphant with a booming score making it all the more dramatic. We’ve all been waiting a long time for that final fantastic shot of the Governor looking at the prison from a distance, and it was definitely satisfying to see that trouble lurks just around the corner, although it’s hard to know what his move will be, and whether he’ll actually appear in the next episode or might wait a few hours before making his big comeback.

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