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EPISODE REVIEWS: The Walking Dead: “Secrets” (Season 2, Episode 6) and “Pretty Much Dead Already (Season 2, Episode 7)

I was doing family stuff last week, so the final two episodes of the first half of Season Two (don’t you just hate split seasons?) are reviewed now. Together, they’re a slow burn with a gut punch at the end. This is a show about perspectives and reactions, which gratifyingly refuses to simply demonize anyone.


EPISODE REVIEW: Walking Dead: "Chupacabra" (Season 2, Episode 5)


Something is definitely out of place on the farm. More about that later. This is another generally good episode, but I’d be remiss, in light of my criticisms of Falling Skies, if I didn’t note that the missing Sophia situation is being milked. It’s not a critical flaw at the moment, but it is what it is.


EPISODE REVIEW: The Walking Dead: ‘Cherokee Rose” (Season 2, Episode 4)

Right off the bat, this is a slow one.

Let’s make that clear up front. After last week’s intense zombie homecoming at the high school, this is a vignette of character bits, with one nasty little gross-out thrown in just to remind us what show we’re watching. So if you’re of a mind that this season meanders more than it needs to, you’ll probably notice that this episode. If you’re not, you won’t care.


EPISODE REVIEW: The Walking Dead: "Save the Last One” (Season 2, Episode 3)


Ron Moore, eat your heart out. This show definitively earned its dark survival spurs this episode, bit by carefully laid bit.

We open with someone shaving his hair as a shower runs in the background. Not sure who it is until they finally reveal it to be Deputy Shane. Not sure when it is, either, after the flashback that started last week’s episode. But by the end of this episode we know—it’s heartbreakingly today.


EPISODE REVIEW: The Walking Dead: "Bloodletting" (Season 2, Episode 2)

As you may recall, when last we left our band of survivors they were split up. The little girl, Sophie, was still missing. Aged mechanic Dale and T-Dog were holding down the base camp on the Interstate. Woodsy Darryl was leading the women back that way while searching for Sophie on the other side of the creek. And Sheriff Rick and Deputy Shane were scouring the church area with Rick’s son Carl in tow. They saw a deer, Carl approached it and got hit by a hunter’s bullet that went through the deer.

All in all, not a good day. So what now?



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