The Walking Dead Recap: Arms Race

From the moment it started, last night’s episode filled me with more dread than I’ve ever experienced watching this show. More, even, than during season one, when the zombies were still novel. I’d seen enough reruns of the Twilight Zone "To Serve Man" episode to know where things were headed with the Governor, but I kept hoping I was wrong. Because in the same way Andrea can’t face sleeping another night in the chilly woods, I can’t face going back to our regular gang. Not after an episode like this one, with characters who felt real and engaging. All I ask is for a little more time. One season. Or two. Three at the most.

I haven’t read the comics, so I don’t know if in those you’re rooting for the Governor to triumph or be stopped, but I’m going to guess it’s the latter. At least after the initial thrill. If Rick represents good, I’m thinking this guy is supposed to stand for the opposite, in an "it’s complicated" kind of way. The thing is, though, I can’t see ever rooting for Rick over the Governor, and that’s going to be a real problem down the road. On Lost, even though I loved watching Ben, I didn’t want him to actually kill Sawyer or Jack or Kate. I can’t say the same for this show. Unless we decide to give the Morgan treatment to our main characters for a while and really let this new story line play out. Read More...


Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!