The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 12: Remember
ZPAA ratingTeens and up
Offensive contentLess than the usual number of zombie kills; human-on-human violence that's pretty mild by this show's standards; some rough language; Daryl kills a possum, carries it around with him, and eventually guts it; some blatant lies.
Synopsis & ReviewRick and company go into Alexandria, a walled town that was a posh suburb designed before the zombie outbreak to be a self-sustaining community. U.S. Representative from Ohio Deanna Monroe got stuck there during the outbreak and she's been leading the community since. He husband (who is curiously absent from the episode) was an architect and used material from a nearby construction site to build the massive walls around the community. The people have been living with electricity and running water for a long time.
At first, Rick's people are cautiously optimistic. Rick is cautiously pessimistic, being reluctant to share information and having everyone stay in the same house (even though they've been offered two). As they all go for an interview with Deanna they start to settle in more. She is giving jobs to everyone based on their previous lives and what they have been doing since. Glenn, Tara, and Noah get assigned to the supply run crew, which is run by Deanna's son who is a bit stuck on himself. Things don't go well for them. Rick has better experiences, leading him to think they should stay, and take over if they need to.
Interesting new possibilities are opening up. Deanna appreciates how Rick has taken care of his group like family and hopes that he will do the same for Alexandria. Several of Rick's people are worried about "getting weak" by living there, another issue that has potential to play out well in the next episodes. I am cautiously optimistic about the rest of the season.