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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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