Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Walking Dead: "TS-19"

The Walking Dead


Season 1, Episode 6

Original Airdate: December 5, 2010

So it has come to the end of the season, and what a ride it has been for Rick Grimes. In 3 Weeks, he's been introduced to a zombie apocalypse, dealt with ethical and moral dilemmas, turned to acts of desperation and rage, and has always looked for 3 things: his wife, his son, and hope. Last week, Grimes and his small band of survivors drove out to the CDC in Atlanta, hoping they were looking for someone working on a cure. This week, they found out that the center has only one resident, Dr. Edmond Jenner. The group thinks their prayers have been answered: someone working on a cure, food, shelter, and running water are available to them after weeks of no answers and searching. But, somethings is amiss with the good doctor, and several members of the group are lost in a sea of remorse and despair. Has Shane finally cracked, trying too hard to make Lori love him again? Will Lori ever tell Rick of her affair with his best friend? Finally, moments before the CDC blew up, Dr. Jenner whispered something into Rick's ear moments before his death: What was this horrifying secret shared between the scientist and the law man?

This was a great ending episode to the season, although I felt like Jacqui's death was unnecessary due to the character being pushed too far in the background we hardly got to know her or felt sympathy for her actions in the episode's final moments. However, there is a stunning back and forth dialogue between Andrea and Dale that displays the gripping moments of the show and the outstanding talents of the show's cast. Let's just hope that the "new" writing staff knows how to write for the characters as Season 1's writing staff.

Rating: * * * * 1/2 of 5

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