Sunday, February 14, 2016
TV Premiere: The Walking Dead (Midseason 6)
The Walking Dead is back with one of the most gruesome episodes ever. After introducing the unstoppable horde in the first half of this season, the citizens of Alexandria finally had to take them on led by Rick (Andrew Lincoln).
This post will contain some spoilers so I would recommend watching this awesome episode before getting into this review.
The show began with Negan's crew stopping Daryl (Norman Reedus), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green). This encounter had a chance of being deadly for our good guys but with a clever use of a rocket launcher by Daryl, this opening scene had a hell of a surprise.
The thing that I was most anticipating since reading the comics last year was the death of Jessie (Alexandra Breckenridge) and her sons. I knew this awful event would occur during this daring walk through the walkers while Rick, Carl (Chandler Riggs), Michonne (Danai Gurira), and the doomed family were covered in guts to cover their scent from the zombies' nostrils. The zombies were on the Sam (Major Dodson) when he pulled away from his mother and the group. Jessie just couldn't handle the loss of her son, then she perished herself.
Ron (Austin Abrams), Sam's older brother, could not handle the loss of his brother and his mother and blamed Carl and Rick. He aimed a dropped gun at them but Michonne stepped in to end his life with a sword through the back and out the front. Ron still got a shot off, and Carl turned around to reveal that his eye was missing.
Rick obviously freaked out about this incident and had a mental breakdown. He managed to get him to safety before going out again to fight. The battle had some cool shots and others that didn't make it clear what was going on but overall I was satisfied with the action ending.
The other characters' plots were furthered and wrapped up all the cliffhangers from last week. The whole crew will have a lot to rebuild after the chaos of this episode and the foreshadowing of the nefarious Negan leads me to believe where this show is heading. I am really looking forward to the rest of this season!