Friday, November 28, 2014

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 7 “Crossed” (B+)

I can hardly believe it – by my count, we saw every major character from this show in this episode. This is the first time in a while that everyone has been seen and that the plot has been able to proceed forward in a way that doesn’t omit half of the show’s storylines. It worked pretty well here, since we got to see how the D.C.-bound team was functioning now that their mission has been cancelled and catch up with things at the church and the hospital at the same time. Up until this point, much of the mission on the road had been about Abraham and Eugene, and spotlighting Tara and Rosita should prove educational and informative. Gabriel is definitely up to no good, and I do hope he’s not connected to something far more sinister that could bring harm to those left to defend the church. Working with Noah to create a distraction to entrap several of the police officers proved effective, and I’m intrigued to see how this will all play out since Dawn and her crew make for a very different enemy than the Governor or the cannibals. Sasha even managed to bond with Bob about a fellow cop, though it all turned out to be a ruse to catch Sasha off guard and allow Bob to make a run for it to get back in Dawn’s good graces by warning her of the impending attack. Let’s hope Beth’s inside man status helps the good guys survive this one.

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