A low-key finale is always a good idea for a dramatic show, especially after the inherent rising tension of the episodes previous to it.
On a show with more consistent characterizations, ‘This Sorrowful Life’ would be one of the best episodes of the series.
The Walking Dead always has more focus with less characters, a trait that shows up again in ‘Prey’, an episode that may not do a lot to redeem the season as a whole, but stands as a fun little side adventure as we inch towards the season endgame.
Yesterday, I sat down with Simon Howell, Kate Kulzick, and Ricky D of Sound on Sight as a guest on their The Walking Dead to talk about Sunday’s episode ‘Arrow at the Doorpost’.
All throughout ‘Arrow on the Doorpost’, I couldn’t help thinking the episode would’ve been better served earlier in the season.
Rick’s been seeing dead people for awhile now, whether it’s Shane or his wife, so it makes a lot of sense he’d run into a living ghost in ‘Clear’, a terrific episode that puts all of its major seasonal arcs on hold for an adventure into the past.
‘I Ain’t A Judas’ feels less like the show from the first half of this season, and more like something left over from the middle of season two.
‘Home’ is a very odd episode of The Walking Dead, one that puts its biggest flaws of the season on display.
Season three of The Walking Dead‘s been all about faith: faith in one self, faith in the people around you, faith in a leader with a tenuous grasp on his sanity.
Fact: The Walking Dead is better when there’s no zombies around at all. In a world where right and wrong have become morbidly intertwined, the mere sight of an unfamiliar, non-zombified face is enough to send entire factions of people into paranoid spirals.