Monday, March 24, 2014

The Walking Dead Ep. 415: Us

The Walking Dead, Season 4, Episode 15: Us

Whoops! I had the wrong episode number. Next week is the finale.

TV rating


ZPAA rating

Adults only

Offensive content

Usual zombie killings; one zombie is caught at mouth height on a barbed wire and tears his cheek up moving along the wire; human on human violence, including off-screen killing; some kissing between a man and a woman; some conversations about sexual matters.

Synopsis & Review

People are on the move toward Terminus, the promised sanctuary at the end of the railroad tracks. This episode has just about everyone in it (except for Beth and Carol and Tyreese).

First, here are the little bits--Rick, Carl, and Michonne are on the move and in good spirits. They have just one scene to remind us they are on their way to Terminus. Maggie and her group have a bit more of a presence and also seem to be doing well.

Now for the bigger story elements. Glenn and his group are headed down the tracks in search of Maggie. They have an uneasy alliance. Abraham wants to get back on the Washington trip and has some relatively minor conflicts with Glenn. They part amicably when the rails leading to Maggie go through a tunnel. Will Glenn and Tara make it through okay? There are zombie moans coming out.

The other big story is Daryl and his new group--a bunch of tough guys like a biker gang. He has a hard time fitting into the group because they have all these specialized rules (someone can say "claimed" and have something as their own) and are a bit brutal even by his standards. Will he become one of this new "us" and turn back to his rougher, harder ways?

The episode was okay but not as compelling as last week. They are moving pieces into place for the season finale next. I'm looking forward to it.

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