Sunday, March 13, 2016

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 11 “Knots Untie” (B+)

Things were so peaceful, and now our group has left the safety and tranquility of Alexandria to go take on an entirely new enemy, one known for being brutal just to make a point. It’s impressive how many core members of the group decided to go with Jesus, who is easily the most magnetic character this show has seen probably since the Governor. He broke free just to go talk to Rick, and then he played peacemaker when things threatened to turn sour with some unexpected violence in their newfound potentially partner community. I was beyond ecstatic to see Xander Berkeley of “24” and “Nikita” fame as Gregory, who bartered with Maggie and then got stabbed only to recover and tell Maggie that she was doing exactly what he had proposed originally. Rick doesn’t really have a way with people, and it’s nice to see other members of the group take on a bit of leadership (Carl’s in charge back home as far as I can tell, which is a big deal since he’s really still a child). Speaking of children, how wonderful is it that they saved a doctor who has prenatal vitamins and a working ultrasound machine, meaning that they now have a physical, tangible reminder of why they’re all working so hard to stay alive, even if Abraham can’t comprehend why anyone would want to bring a child into this world, a common theme among postapocalyptic series and films. Now it’s time to meet Negan, who I can only assume is going to be quite unforgettable.

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