08 October 2015

October 8th

The Walking Dead 5.03: "Four Walls and a Roof" (2014) directed by Jeffrey F. January
Awesome. I was worried they were going to stretch out the cannibal story for the entire season -- or maybe the entire half-season -- and milk it dry. I'm glad they stuck to the theme of this story from the comics: even in such a brutal world, people can go way too far. Those who do should be taken out without hesitation for the good of the rest of the living. But, executing other humans will have a cost, no matter how awful they were. It'll be interesting to see how the rest of the group reacts to Rick's savage murder of the cannibals. Also a nice touch that Rick kept his promise to the lead cannibal from episode 1.

The Walking Dead 5.04: "Slabtown" (2014) directed by Michael E. Satrazemis
Hey, Beth is back. She's now trapped in a hospital in Atlanta run by a group of police officers. Kind of a nice change of pace, actually. Though it does connect to the rest of the season thematically. Like the cannibals, this hospital group is doing whatever they think is necessary to survive, even if some of those things are horrible. Like Abraham, they are confident the world will be repaired in the future and they will be there to enjoy it. It takes all kinds at the end of the world...

It was interesting to see the Atlanta skyline after a few years of apocalypse. I can't help but wonder, though, where the power for the hospital is coming from. I suppose it's from a generator running the same infinite-life gasoline all of the cars seem to have in them. Like loud explosions in space, I'll ignore it.

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