House Logo
Explore categories +

Emily Kinney (#110 of 6)

The Walking Dead Recap Season 5, Episode 9, "What Happened and What’s Going On?"

Comments Comments (...)

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 5, Episode 9, “What Happened and What’s Going On?”

AMC

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 5, Episode 9, “What Happened and What’s Going On?”

A borderline Malickian montage of deathly images and mournful sounds and sayings is certainly an apropos way to open an episode titled “What Happened and What’s Going On?” It’s an artful but unidentified perspective, one that we don’t finally understand fully until that heartbreaker ending. If Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes seemed keen on getting a move on in the wake of Beth’s murder, the happenings at Noah’s (Tyler James Williams) old neighborhood make him scared of stepping foot in a suburban home ever again.

The Walking Dead Recap Season 5, Episode 7, "Crossed"

Comments Comments (...)

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 5, Episode 7, “Crossed”

AMC

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 5, Episode 7, “Crossed”

In a sense, “Crossed” spends most of its running time keeping a few narrative plates spinning in anticipation of the inevitable clash between Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) group and the Grady Memorial staff. Only the initial thrust and parry of that conflict have been dealt by the end of the episode, with Rick deciding to heed Tyreese’s (Chad Coleman) advice to not kill anyone and do a straight trade to get Beth (Emily Kinney) and Carol (Melissa McBride) back. That doesn’t work out for Rick’s group ultimately, but the entire episode hinges on how one is to approach kindness and care in the world of the living dead.

The Walking Dead Recap Season 5, Episode 6, "Consumed"

Comments Comments (...)

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 5, Episode 6, “Consumed”

AMC

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 5, Episode 6, “Consumed”

“Consumed” spends a good amount of time dutifully filling in some gaps in the story of Carol (Melissa McBride), and the writers take the opportunity to add another thoughtful nuance of persona onto what has become one of The Walking Dead’s most fascinating characters. The episode opens on the moments directly following her exile by Rick (Andrew Lincoln), and its notable that the flashback ends with her discovering the burning guard towers at the prison following the attacks by the Governor. Fire and smoke is a recurring motif throughout, and they come to reveal a wild undercurrent in Carol, who spends most of the episode hunting for Beth (Emily Kinney) and the Grady Memorial Hospital group with Daryl (Norman Reedus).

The Walking Dead Recap Season 4, Episode 13, "Alone"

Comments Comments (...)

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 4, Episode 13, “Alone”

AMC

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 4, Episode 13, “Alone”

The Walking Dead is often at its most compelling whenever it stresses the relative silence that’s taken over the world now that the buzz of modern society has been silenced following the zombie apocalypse. One such moment, fleeting but powerful in its implications, dignifies “Alone”: In the midst of an otherwise quiet night, the retching sounds of a nearby walker keep Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) awake at their campsite in the woods. Echoing through the trees, the noise is as constant as the humming of crickets.

The Walking Dead Recap Season 4, Episode 12, "Still"

Comments Comments (...)

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 4, Episode 12, “Still”

AMC

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 4, Episode 12, “Still”

For much of its duration, “Still” understatedly teases the imagination with new possibilities for how The Walking Dead will explore the psyches of its characters. But subtlety goes up in flames in the episode’s final moments, when Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Beth (Emily Kinney) resolve to let go of past pains and torch a house where they spend some time getting drunk, reminiscing, and imagining the lives they wanted rather than those they have. Their decision to burn the place down follows earlier scenes in which Daryl rattles off memories about his painful upbringing and how the run-down dwelling all too closely resembles his childhood home. Accompanying the images of Daryl and Beth setting the building ablaze is a song with a twangy voice bellowing lines such as, “There’s bound to be a skeleton in the closet no matter where you live.” In the end, this on-the-nose combination of image and complimentary song grossly simplifies the dense emotional landscape that the makers of the show survey over the course of the episode.

The Walking Dead Recap Season 3, Episode 1, "Seed"

Comments Comments (...)

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 3, Episode 1, “Seed”

AMC

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 3, Episode 1, “Seed”

The Walking Dead’s season-three premiere suggests that the program’s showrunner, Glen Mazzara, and writing team have listened to everyone’s gripes about season two’s frequent and labored pontificating. Bearing almost none of the heated bickering and discussions of morality that personified the previous season, “Seed” is about persistence and strategy. It picks up several months after Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group’s escape from Hershel’s (Scott Wilson) farm, which was overrun with walkers. Despite any unrest among them, the group exhibits a renewed sense of unity as it trudges on in an increasingly dangerous world. In the pre-credit sequence, Rick, his wife, Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), Hershel, Daryl (Norman Reedus), and the rest of the gang raid a home in the middle of the woods and share a brief meal consisting of canned food. If for no other reason, the sequence is striking for its silence. Without a word of dialogue, the opening ostensibly sets the series forth in a new direction, thematically and otherwise.