I was still reeling from the previous week’s episode and could not WAIT to see what was in store for Alexandria after that epic zombie slaughter fest. This week’s episode probably had a lot of pressure to perform following that masterpiece, and while there was a lot less zombie killing, it did not disappoint. Here’s Lilith’s highly anticipated weekly review of the continued trials and tribulations for the survivors of Alexandria.
Hey gang! The back half of season 5 has been quite an exercise in emotional whiplash. The second the group seems to get over the loss of one of their own or improves their situation in any way, that’s when a new tragedy strikes, setting them back even farther than they were before. In “Spend” we see a two fold tragedy unfold for Rick Grimes and Co, with the loss of one of their own, then in “Try” the initial tragedy is coupled with the loss of security the group has come to find in Alexandria. Spider-Man is always cursing his inherited “Parker Luck”, maybe instead he should be thankful that he wasn’t born with the God awful “Grimes Luck” Instead.
What’s up, Zombie Heads!?!? Were just a few episodes in to the new half season of The Walking Dead and each episode keeps bringing us more tragedy, but also more hope at the same time. It seems like hope is the only thing keeping the Grimes party continuing on towards their goal of reaching Washington D.C. Think about that for a second; they’re walking to Washington… from Georgia. I’m tired just from typing that sentence. A trip like that, conducted in the blazing heat of the Deep South is bound to drain even the toughest persons’ spirit and stamina. Sure enough after marching for so long, our gang’s running low not only on food and water, but also on the hope for something better that’s been driving them. When a stranger shows up offering just the thing they’re searching for, you’d think the group would at least be somewhat welcoming, right? Yeah, no. They’re not.
It’s Round Up time, Evil Geeks! After last week, we now know what happened to most of the main players from the prison and at the end as a bonus treat, we got to meet some new characters. Well, for anyone who’s read the comic they’re not ENTIRELY new. It’s Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene! Hopefully they’ll play as large a part in the show as they have in the comic (and aside from that, it’s nice to see some new faces on the show after we lost a few back at the prison). Of course, since things on the show don’t always stick to the story of the comics, will these new faces be friend or foe? Let’s find out!
Welcome back to another Zombie Round Up, Evil Geeks! Last week Rick got busy at trying to not die, Michonne occupied herself by realizing that she probably isn’t going to last long all on her own, and Carl passed the time by testing the human limit of patience with bitchy, emo, teens. Out of the core group of survivors, we know that these three made it out of the prison alive and managed to get themselves to safety. Could the other survivors possibly have fared as well?
After a long cold ass Winter (which we’re still currently living through), the zombies are finally thawing out and springing back to undead life! The Governor certainly went out with a bang in the mid-season finale, taking with him the comfy, secure, confines of the prison. The fences are down, zombies have flooded in, and whoever wasn’t killed in the initial melee are scattered to the winds. Not since Brooks in The Shawshank Redemption have people been so dismayed to be leaving a penitentiary. Before getting killed, the Governor managed to hand Rick his own ass, nearly beating him to death. How are he and Carl going to fare all alone out on the open road!?!?!?!