Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 4, Episode 15 “Us” (B+)

Every once in a while, it’s okay for there to be a glimmer of hope. Some of these characters do deserve a happy ending, and it’s gratifying to see that things are actually looking up for the moment. Tara’s loyalty to Glenn was touching, and it seemed like they were both ready to abandon Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita as soon as Glenn saw Maggie’s message written in blood to go to Terminus. Fortunately, they didn’t spend much time apart, which is good since Eugene is set to change the course of things on this show, even if knowing what caused the zombie outbreak doesn’t end up being an instant solution. Bringing Maggie and crew to the rescue when it all looked bleak to Glenn and Tara was great, and though they’re not the most outwardly romantic or sentimental of people, it’s good to have them back together so that they can focus on staying alive and helping Eugene get where he needs to go. The arrival to Terminus was optimistic but eerie, with signs assuring that they would be greeted and then one lone woman there to say hello and welcome them. Next week is the season finale, so we’ll surely find out more before the show ends on what is guaranteed to be a major cliffhanger. Daryl is doing well at keeping himself alive despite the best efforts of one of his new clan’s members, and Joe seems to like him, which is a good thing. This “claim” system definitely isn’t foolproof, but I guess it is a realistic representation of what the future at its basest might look like.

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