Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 5 “Self Help” (B)

So much for seeing what came next for Beth and Carol, or even for returning to the church. Instead, we got an hour devoted to the drive to D.C., which unfortunately didn’t make it very far due to some internal sabotage. Eugene’s revelation that he isn’t actually a scientist couldn’t be any more devastating, particularly because he seemed like such a beacon of intellectual hope ready to rid the world of this terrible walker plague. You’d think he would have at least wanted to keep his cool until they made it to the nation’s former capital since either they would find an actual scientific institution or the lack of one would get him off the hook. Instead, they’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, and this news really broke Abraham, who was deserted by his family early on, as we learned in the flashbacks. Not much else was revealed during this episode, and now we have the group splintered again, with little hope of being reunited since everyone is headed in different directions. This show was already renewed for a sixth season ahead of its fifth season premiere, but I sincerely doubt that our ragtag gang will get back together anytime before then. The real question is what’s next for this crew, since D.C. still seems like an ideal destination in my mind, but I think they’ve lost the drive that was propelling them to make it there. Hopefully Glenn and Maggie can rally the troops to press on to some hope of salvation.

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