The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 10: Them
ZPAA ratingTeens and up
Offensive contentNot much language (in fact, the characters do very little talking in this episode at all); plenty of zombie kills but not as gory as earlier episodes.
Synopsis & ReviewThe group is on the road to Washington, D.C., but everything is running out. They're out of gas, so they walk. They're almost out of food and water, so Daryl scavenges unsuccessfully. They're almost out of hope, so they just trudge on. Doubt is setting in and people still haven't dealt with their losses (specifically the losses of Beth and Tyreese).
The characters are so focused on surviving that the meaningfulness of life is lost. Efforts to deaden their pain, be it through drinking alcohol or killing walkers or shunning the help of others, don't really help. The writers are trying to have introspective characters but this episode pales in comparison to last week's episode. This episode slogs along slowly with the promise of more at the end--more hope, more chances at survival, something more interesting happening.
Not a great episode, but okay.