Rick Grimes and the gang at the prison are nowhere to be seen this week, as we catch up with Michonne, Andrea, and Merl, and we finally meet the Governor.
Title: “Walk With Me”
Cast and Crew
Directed by Guy Ferland
Written by Evan Reilly, from the graphic series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Robert Adlard.
Additional cast and crew information may be found here.
A helicopter crash draws the attention of Michonne and Andrea—and of another group of survivors, who may be more dangerous than they appear.
The show has needed a challenge other than the standard Zombie Apocalypse problems that we’ve already watched, and this episode sets that up. Our main cast will soon be pitted against adversaries who think.
The episode gave us a new direction, but its pacing and overall writing seems weaker than in the previous two.
Originality: 3/6 I like that fact that we’re seeing other, diverse groups of survivors.
Effects: 6/6 This episode required several small, but impressive, headshots. I especially liked the close-up look at Michonne’s pet walkers.
Emotional Response: 5/6
Production: 6/6 Rather than the obvious post-apocalyptic Woodbury of the graphic novel, the series creates the closest one could hope to find to a small town in a zombie apocalypse. Like most small towns located in the horror genre, this one’s clearly hiding some big, dark secrets.
In total, “Walk With Me” receives 34/42