Thursday, March 19, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 14 “Spend” (B)

How quickly the calm is gone, and there’s one simple reason: they left the tranquility of the town. Going out on supply missions is an important thing, sure, but mixing two groups with vastly different styles of hunting and gathering can be enormously detrimental and, in this case, deadly. Our group has long since been purged of its malicious elements like Shane who left Otis behind to be violently killed by walkers. Even Eugene came back honking his horn like he meant it to save the day. Unfortunately, the selfishness of new friends cost Noah his life, and he suffered a truly horrible and disgusting death, one which Glenn had to witness at close range. How Deanna deals with the less reputable elements of her town and whatever punishment should befall them should dictate the course of peace in the near future, but the warning from Gabriel may put a serious damper on that. Carol should have learned from her dealings with children who don’t understand the nature of walkers that she can’t trust seemingly innocent children, and her connection to her cookie-eating kid seems to have already been cut off. There is such a contrast between the way things were at the party last episode to how they are now, and it’s easy to see that this paradise, if it really is that, isn’t equipped to deal with those who don’t believe that they belong in heaven, and things are only going to deteriorate as more lives are lost.

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