The latest episode of The Walking Dead features plenty of action for Daryl Dixon, Abraham Ford and Sasha, as well as introducing viewers to comic series character Dwight.
Daryl, Abraham and Sasha may be main characters on the show, but in the shows sixth season they had barely seen any action until this episode (most of their screen-time has been leading the herd away) so I was happy that they all got a good amount of action in this episode, particularly in Daryl’s case where he encounters Dwight, Sherry and Tina.
The introduction of comic series character Dwight was an interesting idea for this episode, considering when you line up the TV shows events with the comics we aren’t at the point where Dwight was introduced in the comics. I think it was an interesting idea on the writer’s part to give Dwight some background before they line up the events. While some fans of the comics weren’t happy with Dwight’s portrayal in this episode, I believe this episode was just a taste of the medicine and the next time we see Dwight he will be a lot more like his comic counterpart. I think the idea of the writers to have Dwight steal Daryl’s crossbow and motorbike was a clever idea (if they go the comic route it’s likely the next time we see the crossbow it will have just been used to kill one of Daryl’s friends).
I also really liked the dynamic between Daryl and Dwight. Since the start of the season we’ve seen that Daryl still thinks there’s good people, as shown when he wants to invite Dwight into the Alexandria Safe-Zone, so Dwight’s betrayal comes as a sucker-punch to Daryl. It will be very interesting to see both characters cross paths again…
Not to be outdone, Abraham and Sasha get some good fight scenes and bonding time. Was Abraham trying to flirt with Sasha? I’m still uncertain about that whole talk scene, but it did give us a greater insight into who both characters are now. With a Walker attack on Alexandria imminent, the weapons Abraham found in this episode will definitely come in handy.
Who was the voice on the radio asking for help at the end of the episode? I don’t know, but I don’t think it’s who everyone is expecting it to be (sorry Glenn fans).
In my opinion, this was another very good episode of The Walking Dead. It was nice to see Daryl, Abraham and Sasha get some action again, and the early introduction of Dwight was an interesting idea by the writers. The episode also sets up future events with Dwight taking Daryl’s crossbow and motorbike, Abraham finding weapons and the voice on the radio at the end. A stellar episode.
My rating: 8/10
By Ruari Williamson
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