The episode worked to set up the season, but lacked something in the story department.
Can you hear that? It’s the sound of all the best shows coming back on TV! Also probably zombies, since The Walking Dead returned to AMC last night. The episode was mostly focused on Rick, Carl and Michonne, who, by the way, are now reunited in one mini-team. Insert obligatory spoiler warning here.
The “team” part didn’t really apply though, since Carl was faced with the decision of killing his maybe-infected father, or possibly becoming his first meal. And while we’ve seen him tough it out and actually shoot another parent in the head, he broke down and just couldn’t do it to Rick. So we know who Carl’s favorite parent is. Beyond that, he spent most of the episode crying and/or almost getting killed, but we’ll let that one slide, since he is just a teenager. Going through puberty and a zombie apocalypse at the same time must be tough.
Last season we saw Carl handle the situation better than most, but it's finally getting to him in this episode.
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The Walking Dead is back this Sunday, so we’ll be able to see Rick Grimes stab zombies in the head with a shiv once more while his son walks about, looking moody, constantly trying to prove himself.
Chandler Riggs' Carl is not really fussed by zombies any more - not even looking
To celebrate this (market this), AMC have put some zombies under a subway grate to scare the bejeezus out of unsuspecting New Yorkers. Manhattan's Union Square was infested with zombie extras, reaching out to grab the ankles of commuters, tourists, homeless people and joggers.
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