- Things are seemingly starting to look up on this show. This week continues the themes we have seen since the prison fell: Why do you keep going in a world in which you have lost everything? Michonne is trying to rebuild something of her old life with Carl. Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita are fighting to save the world. I am enjoying these little personal journeys the characters are taking, but I give it three weeks before everything goes to hell.
- I was extremely creeped out by Michonne trying to make Carl laugh. Granted, I understand why she is doing it, and it’s good for both she and Carl that she is trying to reach out. The writers have done a great job of building this relationship and it fits.
- I liked the opening and it established Abraham very well. He takes out the zombies with the sort of glee you’d expect from a man who lives his job. He is a guy who has been out in the wasteland for so long, and has become so acclimated to the environment that zombies are more like a nuisance. He also is a man with a purpose, even if that purpose will not end well. He may be rough around the edges, but he is not a terrible person. He actually cares about losing Glenn to the wasteland and tries to help him in his own way. I like him in the comics, and they have done a really good job translating him to television.
- Eugene may (supposedly) know the cure to the zombie apocalypse, but he is the single worst shot you’ll ever find. It has been a year since the apocalypse, you get a group of people to follow you, you maintain a mullet (not the best decision), but you still haven’t cracked the mystery of how to use a gun. A hole horde of zombies right in front of him and he hit the truck! Given that the show can differ from the books, I don’t like Eugene’s odds…
- I was even more freaked out by the intruders who broke into the house Rick was sleeping in. It was great to remind viewers that humans on this show are usually more dangerous and these are some evil bastards. One of them kills another over a bed? How did they manage to work together for so long? However, I loved Rick’s parting gift when he left the bathroom door open and unleashed a walker on the intruders.
- “Zombie apocalypse really sucks” moment of the week: Michonne finding the dead family in the house she was clearing out with Carl.
- Zombie kill of the week: Abraham taking out the walkers in the beginning. He has adopted a “whistle while you work” policy when it comes to zombie killing.
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