Monday, October 26, 2020

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead: World Beyond

The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Wrong End of a Telescope” (B)

One of my favorite things on television is when characters who don’t typically interact get to spend time together, and we got a lot of that in this episode. The most natural pairing may have been Iris and Silas, who developed a warm rapport since Iris didn’t care at all about whatever terrible thing Silas was supposed to have done and was completely ready to accept him for whoever he was. Acknowledging that, though he might have given in to violent impulses, he saved them was important, and I think he’s going to start coming out of his shell even more after this. Elton and Felix did well together too, and the “big brother” of the group seems to softening a little bit as he spends time with these kids, including the claustrophobic Elton, who very maturely explained how he was dealing with a major fear of his presenting itself in the form of an empty being trapped in the small space of a locker. Hope and Huck were a bit more hostile to each other, and I can see those personalities clashing since they both take the role of the opinionated rebel. This high school stopover was a nostalgia trip that included such now non-existent remnants of the past as yearbooks, dances, and soda in a can. Elton taking a picture of the group at the end was a great way to end the episode, showing that, as we’ve started to learn, the journey is just as important as the destination.

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