Thursday, November 19, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 6 “Always Accountable” (B)

There are only two episodes left until this show goes on its annual hiatus until February, and I feel like we haven’t gotten very far with all these splintered episodes, only following a few characters at a time. Since this show insists on always scattering all of its players, it made sense that, in the wake of a vicious attack on Alexandria, those leading the walkers away would find themselves in danger and off the path that they were following. Getting shot at as soon as they made the turn away from the hordes was a bad start, and they were fortunate to be able to slip their assailants and get away. Daryl listened to his captors and didn’t try too hard to explain to them that he wasn’t part of the group hunting them. Sadly, that wasn’t enough to get them to trust him, since even after he came back and saved their lives for entirely selfless reasons, they still took his bike and left him to fend for himself. I was just thinking about the three questions and their impact when Daryl decided to ask them, and I think the answers were telling. Abraham is definitely demonstrating some violent tendencies, smoking a cigar while watching a walker get torn apart, and his delight at finding new clothes was intriguing. Daryl’s charitable efforts did lead to a great find in the woods, and having a big truck should prove useful for whatever the next step Rick and the people of Alexandria decide to take.

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