Sunday, November 29, 2020

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

The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Season 1, Episode 9 “The Deepest Cut” (B+)

I had expected this episode to focus much more on Huck and her past so that we could know her motivations for working with her mother to subvert this effort in whatever way she’s supposed to do it. Instead, the flashbacks had more to do with a sensitive and happily coupled Felix, whose partner Will wasn’t happy that he was constantly being loyal to Leo instead of prioritizing their relationship. Seeing him volunteer to go as part of the security detail was a huge blow for Felix, but that also explains why he feels it’s so important to protect Hope and Iris. In the present, he wasn’t nearly as fit and able as he’d like to think, falling and hurting himself when he tried to jump the fence, though Huck likely would have tried to leave him behind anyway since that appears to be part of her plan. Hope seemed almost offended that Iris suggested that Huck might be acting suspicious, but it turns out that she confirmed that and brought Felix’s gun with her to address it away from the rest of the group. I wasn’t sure what to make of Elton hallucinating Percy and going nuts on the empties, but that was also a setup for Percy to give us crucial information that serves to condemn Huck and absolve Silas of any wrongdoing. Percy and Tony weren’t supposed to be there, and they must have gotten in the way. I’m glad that, in this case, we don’t have to wait any time until the final episode, though I have a feeling that the conclusion of that hour is going to be quite a cliffhanger.

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