Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 4, Episode 10 “Inmates” (B+)

After an entire episode devoted just to three of our main characters, this episode did a lot more to spread the wealth and cover more ground, showing how a handful of our favorite characters escaped the prison and how they’re faring on their journey through the treacherous landscape. Beth seems to be the best-equipped, though Daryl has lost all positivity, and the two of them being together isn’t as resounding or comforting as it might otherwise seem. Beth is certainly doing better than her sister, who raided a bus to check for recognizable walkers and then froze when they broke loose and nearly mowed her down. Tyreese had his hands full with trying to protect Judith, Lizzie, and Mika, and it’s a relief that Carol has returned. Let’s just hope that the actions that made her leave the prison in the first place don’t spill out into the open, and Tyreese and Carol can continue to keep the young girls safe without coming to blows with each other. Glenn’s lonely awakening at the prison was grim, and escaping the prison in full gear was formidable if less than promising. Meeting up with Tara, who broke the devastating news of Hershel’s death to him, makes for a new strong pair, though it looks like they’re going to have plenty to contend with, starting with Michael Cudlitz’s gang that showed up at the end of the episode. As long as they’re friendlier than the Governor, this new addition might not mean only bad things.

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