Monday, March 3, 2014

The Walking Dead Ep. 412: Still

The Walking Dead, Season 4, Episode 12: Still

TV rating


ZPAA rating

Teens and up

Offensive content

Usual level of zombie kills; rattlesnake killed and skinned by ripping the skin off (yikes!); Daryl's a bit of a caveman at the beginning, including some unsavory eating of the cooked snake; drinking; playing with fire; throwing darts at pictures of rich people; intense arguments; a giant vinyl hot pink bra that's an ashtray (may not be offensive but it's certainly tacky).

Synopsis & Review

This episode brings us back to Daryl and Beth, who are scavenging and hiding out in a little forest camp. Beth gets tired of sitting around and eating creepy crawlies. She tells Daryl she wants to get a drink since she's never had one. Daryl ignores her so she goes off in search of her first drink. He doesn't leave her to her own devices. They have adventures and learn more about each other along the way.

The interaction between these two very different characters is quite interesting. Beth is an innocent, outgoing farm girl; Daryl is a roughened redneck loner. Beth tries to get Daryl to open up about his past and his feeling, which he eventually does to great effect. As a character study, this is a fine episode, though it doesn't move the overall plot forward at all. Daryl and Beth seem no closer to finding everyone else but at least they are on the move.

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