Category Archives: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 11 “Knots Untie” Review

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Rick and the gang arrive at the Hill Top, makes new enemies (Spoilers Ahead)

“Knots Untie” has a lot of elements brewing under the surface. While this episode doesn’t come to a boiling point we can see that the introduction of new characters and a settlement are building towards a pay off by season’s end.

“Your world is about to get a whole lot bigger” sums up where Rick’s group and the show are headed. Over the seasons Rick’s group have gradually moved onto progressively bigger settlements from Hershel’s family farm to the prison and now Alexandria safe zone. The idea that there are multiple communities out there opens up new ideas that the show can explore. The rebuilding of civilization is a logical extension from the “how to persevere your humanity in the post apocalypse” formula which the first five seasons have played out.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 10 “The Next World” Review

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Rick and Daryl Find Jesus in “The Next World” (Spoilers Ahead)

If last week’s mid-season premiere came across as a season finale, the follow-up episode entitled “The Next World” is like a new beginning. A new important character is introduced and two of the show’s main characters start a new romantic relationship.

The other reason why “The Next World” feels like a fresh start is that usually a time jump occurs in between seasons or after the mid-season break. Several weeks have gone by since Carl got shot in the eye.  It’s a little surreal at first seeing Carl up and about, joking about toothpaste. But overall, the time jump worked to bypass story beats that didn’t need a whole lot of screen time and transitioned right into setting up the next major arc.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 9 “No Way Out” Review

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Keep An Eye Out For The Walking Dead’s Mid-Season Premiere (Spoilers Ahead)

The Walking Dead’s mid-season premiere entitled “No Way Out” is a straight up hour of white-knuckle tension and zombie mayhem. There wasn’t an atypical format to this premiere. No black and white flashbacks. No alternating time lines or focusing on one group’s perspective. No waiting to find out what happened to Daryl, Sasha and Abraham.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 8 “Start To Finish” Review

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The Walking Dead Name drops a Big Villain in the Bonus Scene (Spoilers)

The Walking Dead’s mid-season finale entitled “Start To Finish” started out with a bang. The intensity of the initial “escape by the skin of your teeth” sequences after the watchtower collapsed set up which should have been an exciting sprint to the finish. But ultimately the mid-season finale is as memorable for the mishandling of a key character focused scene and an ending which leaves us hanging until the show returns next year on February 16th. 

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 7 “Heads Up” Review

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Did The Walking Dead’s Twist Backfire? (Spoilers)

Well, well, well … look who’s back? You don’t realize how much you love a character until they’re gone. The longer the show avoided addressing this season’s most talked about event, it seemed the more likely that the fan theories would be correct. This is the part where you can say “I told you so” and pat yourself on the back.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 6 “Always Accountable” Review

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Theories on Who is on the Walkie Talkie at the end? (Spoilers)

The Walking Dead’s Season 6, Episode 6 centered on Daryl, Abraham and Sasha’s story during the day which began way back in the premiere. While “Always Accountable” answered what happened to Daryl, a number of new questions are raised including who said “Help” on the walkie-talkie at the end?

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 5 “Now” Review

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Is there a Clue in this week’s episode about Glenn’s fate? (Spoilers)

The Longest Day Ever could jokingly be a subtitle for the first part of Season 6. It’s not until episode 5 does the day which began in the premiere comes to an end. Because of the non-linear storytelling, we will still see more of this day from Daryl, Sasha and Abraham’s perspective.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 4 “Here’s Not Here” Review

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The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 4 Recap (Spoilers)

“Here’s not here” gives us a chance to catch our breath and decompress from the action packed, super intense start to the season. The Walking Dead is no stranger to characters evolving in surprising ways from when we first met them. The difference with Morgan is that unlike Rick or Carol we haven’t witnessed his gradual transformation over the years.

The few and far between times we have caught up with Morgan, namely Season 3’s Clear and Season 5’s Conquer, his state of mind had distinctly changed. As much as we are wondering what’s happening with Glenn and the rest Rick’s gang in the present day, the timing aside, we needed to eventually have a Morgan centric flashback that fills us in on what happened to him.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 3 “Thank You” Review

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The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 3 Recap (Spoilers)

Boy that was an uneventful episode. Cries. The start of Season 6 is the strongest ever. Period. If last week’s “JSS” left viewers with a triumphant feeling, “Thank you” rips out your heart and stomps on it. This was a powerful episode to say the least. Judging by the online reaction a lot of fans are still in denial on what went down.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 2 “Just Survive Somehow” Review

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The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 2 Recap (Spoilers)

If you would have told me that this week’s The Walking Dead wouldn’t resolve the season premiere’s incredible cliffhanger which had a horde of zombies approaching Alexandria, I probably would have been a little disappointed. But “JSS”, turned out to be a really good episode, providing a strong one, two punch to start off Season 6.

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