“Infected” (AMC, 9/8c)
“The group faces a new enemy; Rick and the others fight to protect their hard-won livelihood.” That’s the brief official synopsis for “Infected,” tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead. Last week’s season premiere was a mixed affair, as the show has been all too often. It did set up what looks to be a new element that will make the beleaguered survivor’s already unhappy lives that much more difficult. Then again, they exist to amuse us with their suffering, so dance, jesters! Dance!
And while “30 Days Without an Accident” definitely wasn’t the best episode ever by any means, it did manage to keep me interested for another week…and brought in 16 million viewers. If the ratings keep up like that, we may wind up with more than one Walking Dead spinoff before all is said and done. Let’s get a buddy road-trip comedy starring the Governor and a new fishtank of zombie heads as he crosses the country in hopes of making it big in show business. Just remember to add the laugh track.
Tonight’s episode was written by Angela Kang, a former story editor turned writer/producer, who previously penned episodes such as “Secrets,” “Say the Word,” and “I Ain’t a Judas.” You can check out a gallery of images from the episode right here.