Last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead was rather disappointing. The episode entitled “Arrow on the Doorpost” raked in 11.45 million people. It no doubt got a small bump in viewers after the reviews from last weeks episode amazingly great episode, “Clear” that brought in 11.30 million viewers.
The episode has to be one of the most boring in the series, which was made more bearable following one of the best episodes of the series the Sunday before last. The episode was pretty much just Rick and the Governor sitting at a table discussing ways to avoid going to war with each other. It was kind of pointless episode just because of that. We know there is going to be a war by the time this season is over. That’s a fact. There is no reason to have an episode of them discussing even avoiding a war.
The only highlight of the episode was Maggie and Glenn finally got to have sex. It also allowed Daryl and Herschel to bond with two of the Governor’s people. At first they were aggressive towards each other, but then began to bond. I think this may push some morals out int he open when the Governor has his people attack Rick’s people.
At the end of the episode, the Governor tells Rick that if he hands over Michonne, there won’t be a war. Of course that’s a bunch of bullshit and Rick never tells anyone at the prison, except for Herschel that the Governor said that. Rick feels like the Governor is lying and plans on killing all of them, but he’s not sure if he should risk it and turn Michonne into the Governor.
The theme this season on The Walking Dead is to have a really good episode and then follow is with two or three lackluster episodes. Sunday’s episode was definitely the worst of the worst. I really hope this war pushes the team back out of safety and on the road. I know I have said this in previous blog posts about the show, but I want next season to be on the road, without safety. A show about zombies shouldn’t lack intense, action-packed, and scary scenes.
I think this seasons problems have been what plagues most network shows. The extended sixteen episode run has allowed a lot of time that needs filler. A lot of these episodes have seemed to be filler-filled and that sucks. The first season having six episodes didn’t seem like enough. The second season had it right on with thirteen episodes. Though some episodes moved slow, it wasn’t nearly has bad with this season’s sixteen episode order.
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