Director: Ernest Dickerson
Cast: Andrew Lincoln/Norman Reedus/Steven Yeun/Lauren Cohan/Chandler Riggs/Danai Gurira/Melissa McBride/Emily Kinney/Chad L. Coleman/Lawrence Gilliard, Jr./Sonequa Martin-Green
Maggie, Bob, and Sasha continue their search for Glenn and any other survivors as they come across the tracks to Terminus. Meanwhile, Daryl and Beth come across a cozy funeral home.
The Ups: The best part of this episode was the clear contrast between the two groups that the episode focuses on. On one hand we have Daryl and Beth who now, because of recent events, are more comfortable and open with one another and keep their hopes up while staying in a positive attitude. On the other hand Maggie and her group represent a more realistic tone that is slightly devoid of happiness. Writer Curtis Gwinn’s method of present themes of the episode through the characters is an astounding feat that makes each episode better and better than the last. Working in tandem with director Ernest Dickerson, Gwinn managed to pump out an episode that gradually adds more and more fuel to the fire of this incredible season of The Walking Dead.
The Downs: The pacing of this episode, along with a few previous episodes this season, has been paced a little too slow with what seems to be the intention of the creators in order to make the season longer than maybe it needs to be. In addition, there is quite a bit og confusion that it presented to the viewer throughout the episode which raise more questions than answers.
Overall: This episode is a perfect setting stage for what is possibly going to be a very predictable season finale but both the writers and directors definitely know where they want the series to head at the moment and they make it easy for the viewer to follow but every now and then it tends to drag out and creates unnecessary boredom.
Grade 4 of 5