Director: Seith Mann
Cast: Andrew Lincoln/Norman Reedus/Steven Yeun/Lauren Cohan/Chandler Riggs/Danai Gurira/Melissa McBride/Emily Kinney/Chad Coleman
Rick stays behind at the house and deals with some unwanted guests while Carl and Michonne go out on a supply run. Meanwhile, Glenn and Tara attempt to leave Abe and his companions, to continue their search for Maggie and the others, but due to unforeseen circumstances, Abe and his people come along.
The Ups: This episode was slightly different from the last few in the sense that their was less focus on depression and more so on the upside of the characters emotions and the things that keep them moving. The episode and its events were very intense and high strung and brought out a different aspect of the plot, one that is more attuned to the individuals not the whole. In fact my favorite scene is when Glenn chooses to continue looking for Maggie and in this scene it showcases the sheer perseverance and tenacity that all of these characters have for their most cherished things. Most importantly, the director and writers, Seith Mann and Nichole Beattie,Seth Hoffman respectively, pay special attention to the idea of bonds and what is really important to people even when the world has gone to hell around them and THAT is something anyone watching the show can relate to.
The Downs: On the negative side, there was minimal amounts of action in this episode and, quite frankly, it was paced very slow and at times throughout the episode I was utterly bored and constantly checking the time to see how much was left.
Overall: Even though there was very small amounts of action this episode, it still provided a very strong emotional connection between us, the viewers, and the characters of the show and continues to advocate the point that this show is not about the zombies but about the people and I can’t wait to see what they go through next week.
Grade 3 of 5