Monday, October 19, 2020

Take Three: The Walking Dead: World Beyond

The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Season 1, Episode 3 “The Tyger and the Lamb” (B)

It didn’t take long for Felix and Huck to catch up to our four main protagonists, and there’s something reassuring about having the entire cast together even if they haven’t yet figured out the best group dynamic. I expected it to be a much more drawn-out process, but instead it happened right away, and even Hope, who ran off to be heroic for the sake of the rest of the team, was reunited with them by the end of the episode. It’s not going to be entirely smooth going forward since they evidently have different priorities, and going back to the campus is an idea that’s going to lead nowhere other than a greatly increased amount of fear due to the severity of a threat that they don’t even really know exists. Silas’ backstory offered some details but not all that many, and what we did learn that’s important going forward is that this group is always going to accept him exactly as he is. He and Elton have a particularly strong bond, and it’s good to see just how encouraging he is of the less emotive Silas. Hope sharing the fact that she killed Elton’s mom with Iris is a positive development since that’s a secret she didn’t want to come out at the wrong time because she was holding it in. Elizabeth’s brief appearance at the end of the episode was intense and memorable, as she went to great lengths to illustrate her point to one soldier who wasn’t at all happy to go along with her morally questionable orders. I’d like to see more of what’s going on there in the future.

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