As a steady viewer of The Walking Dead since its beginnings, I can come up with several storylines I wish I hadn’t spent time with. But I’ve never considered what parts of the series the creative team might regret showing audiences, as hindsight is rarely vocalized in the entertainment world. Robert Kirkman, creator of the Walking Dead comics, as well as a writer/producer on the show, says his biggest regret with AMC’s ratings beast goes all the way back to when Rick finds out the truth about the walkers at the end of Season 1.
We’ve got one more episode of The Walking Dead left in 2014 before the hit zombie series takes and extended holiday break (those lucky bastards). As usual in this situation, the show is building up towards something big, which is probably going to look very much like a violent clash between two groups of human survivors. That’s all I’ll say on that matter in case you’re not caught up, but you probably guessed that already. Looking forward to the final episode before the mid-season hiatus, AMC has released a new clip from the upcoming “Coda,” as well as some looks back at the penultimate episode, “Crossed.”
There are going to be some spoilers beyond this point, especially when we get to the behind-the-scenes videos. You’ve been warned.
With Turkey Day nearly upon us, it’s not a hugely eventful week on the TV front. But if you’re going to be traveling this weekend, remember to set the DVR, because AMC’s The Walking Dead will be airing its midseason finale this coming Sunday with an episode called “Coda.” Unsurprisingly, the official synopsis isn’t exactly brimming with details:
Rick seeks a peaceful agreement when rules and morals are tossed aside by new enemies.
The Walking Dead is building towards something, something big. A major conflict has been brewing between the core group and the group at the hospital, and tonight’s episode, “Crossed,” the last one before the annual mid-season hiatus, pushes things even farther. It’s kind of all over the place, and there’s a lot going on, but it drives the arc of season 5 in a direction it needs to go.
Stop reading this if you haven’t watched “Crossed,” we’re going to get all kinds of spoilery from here on out.
Even though it feels like it just started, season 5 of The Walking Dead is on the verge of wrapping up for the year and going on its annual mid-season hiatus. As usual, AMC’s hit zombie drama likes to leave an impression when going on a break, and if you’ve been watching, you know that a clash of epic proportions, another one, is on the horizon. While that’s to be expected, there may be some surprises in store.
Stop reading now if you’re not caught up on The Walking Dead or if you don’t want to know anything about the upcoming episodes. SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS.
Spoilers for The Walking Dead episode “Consumed” and others below. You have been warned.
From a structure standpoint, last night’s episode of The Walking Dead was possibly the best in the series. With nearly all of its runtime devoted to Carol, the narrative skips back and forth across her timeline and through several of the show’s more iconic locations. We get a sense of what Carol’s life was like before the zombies hit, as well as a sense of what Atlanta is like now. (It isn’t good.) And it turns out all of these callbacks aren’t just one-offs, but they’re actually a sign of…something…to come.