“The Distance” feels like one of the more repetitive and dramatically light episodes of this season.
Up until the final 10 minutes of the episode, what’s most remarkable about “Them” is its sense of quiet.
Many ghosts come to tell Tyreese why he died, but none of them are quite as convincing as the nasally voice on the radio.
Dawn is ultimately only standing up for herself when she shoots Beth, protecting only her sense of respect at Grady Memorial and nothing else.
The entire episode hinges on how one is to approach kindness and care in the world of the living dead.
Whether she’d really like to believe it or not, Carol is drawn to chaos, to madness and violence.
The showrunners utilize a chilling series of flashbacks to build a quick yet effective portrait of Abraham as a man of violence.
“Slabtown” ended up raising more questions than it answered.
A startling reminder of just how seriously the series takes murder, even in regard to people who would happily eat your grandmother.
There’s no denying the eerie pull of that last scene, the true horror of cynicism and paranoia turning humans into eaters of their own flesh.
Much like Rick, Tyreese is given a trial to see how far his empathy and trust in others will go, one that ends in a fatal, bloody beating.
In its fifth season, the show juggles its numerous narrative threads and their attendant thematic resonances with a striking delicacy.
The episode offers insight into why Rick drifted into the background of the show’s main story.
Negotiation is a recurring theme in “Us,” the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead’s fourth season.
The Walking Dead’s characters are fleetingly enticed by the idea of a better future, one that doesn’t involve scavenging to survive.
The framing is overtly prescriptive, an image made to carry more than its maximum weight. When has freedom been undermined, and how?
The Walking Dead is often at its most compelling whenever it stresses the relative silence that’s taken over the world.
It understatedly teases the imagination with new possibilities for how The Walking Dead will explore the psyches of its characters.
Tying the episode’s two main storylines together is a collective sense of yearning manifesting through the different wish-fulfillment fantasies.
It takes shape rather unexpectedly, with four short, open-ended vignettes following different groupings of characters that made it out of the prison.