Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, entitled “Claimed,” was a bit light on the action and didn’t push the story forward much, but it still had some memorable moments. Now, as usual, AMC has released a first look at next week’s episode, “Still.” It looks to focus on Beth and Daryl, a pair that was mostly absent in the last episode. More and more, it feels like the writers are setting up the group’s reunion at the safe zone outside of Washington D.C. In the promo above, we see Beth and Daryl fight zombies for survival and a chance at hope.
At the very end of “Inmates,” last week’s episode of The Walking Dead on AMC, the show gave you your first glimpse at a trio of new characters that fans, especially fans of Robert Kirkman’s comics, have been waiting for. Presumably, “Claimed,” this week’s installment, will introduce Sergeant Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos), and Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermit) in a little more depth. Does it? Read on to find out, but know that there are serious spoilers lurking in the bushes ahead.
Like the previous two episodes—the two since the show returned from its annual mid-season hiatus—“Claimed” has a relatively limited scope. Not quite as limited as the last two weeks, but still constrained. The action focuses on two of the post-prison splinters: Rick (Andrew), Carl (Chandler Riggs), and Michonne (Danai Gurira); and Glenn (Steven Yeun), Tara (Alanna Masterson), and the new additions. I’m glad that the producers are taking their time with getting the group back together. We know it’s going to happen eventually, but in the meantime episodes like this give the writers time to more fully develop and explore the characters.
At the very end of last week’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Inmates,” the hit zombie drama gave us our first onscreen look at some highly-anticipated new characters. Fans of Robert Kirkman’s comics have been waiting for the arrival of Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos), Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), and Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) since we first heard they were on their way. In anticipation of tomorrow’s episode, “Claimed,” AMC has released some new photos. The other day we got our first good look at Rosita, and these pics give us a closer look at McDermitt’s Eugene, as well as some other, more familiar folks.
“Inmates” doesn’t do much aside from show us the new additions, but this week promises to give us a proper introduction. Eugene may have gross, greasy mullet, but that rough exterior hides something much deeper and more cunning. I won’t go into the details from the comics, but, if the show sticks close to the source material, he should be an interesting character to watch. In any way, all three will have a huge impact on the narrative moving forward.
At the end of last week’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Inmates,” Glenn and Tara (Alanna Masterson) found a little help against zombies with the appearance of Abraham Ford, Rosita Espinosa, and Eugene Porter. In this Sunday’s episode, “Claimed,” the new trio will continue to help Glenn and Tara survive, as the group is separated in the wilderness. While it’s unclear if Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene would be regulars on the TV show, its good to have new blood on the very popular AMC series.
From ScreenCrush.com, we’re getting a first look at the character Rosita Espinosa, played by Christian Serratos, in this Sunday’s episode. In the comic book, Rosita Espinosa is “kind, gentle, and [an] understanding woman, and has avoided confrontation or violence with the group,” but in the image below, she looks like she’s ready for action with her twin pistols at her side. It’s good to see that there’s time for sex appeal during the zombie apocalypse. It’s hard to say if the appearance of Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene will be exactly the same as it was in the comic book, but it’s likely that the trio will provide some high drama before the group is re-united again for the season finale of season four.
Man, did you guys see last week’s episode of The Walking Dead? When Rick went absolutely nuts and decapitated everyone before forming an acoustic rock band with stacks of heads as his backing musicians? Okay, so maybe I’m lying about that, but I’m definitely not kidding about all the awesome Walking Dead toys that were revealed at this past weekend’s Toy Fair in New York City. If you’re into playing with things, looking at things, or watching DVDs, this collection from McFarlane Toys and others is sure to knock your gore-covered socks off.
Above you’ll see the limited-edition statue of Rick Grimes (the comic version) putting three walkers out of their misery, or at least out of Rick’s misery. This is the unpainted and unfinished version, but it still looks extremely badass as is. The base will rotate in a full circle when it’s completed, and they’ll be producing less than 1,000 of these bad boys for a release at some point near the end of this year.
Don’t read this if you haven’t watched the most recent episode of The Walking Dead. You have been warned.
As a whole, “Inmates,” last Sunday’s installment of The Walking Dead on AMC, was an up and down affair. Segmented as it was, some pieces worked much better than others. What this episode did do was throw in some elements that are going to have a huge impact on the landscape and dynamic of the series for a long time to come. Carol (Melissa McBride) is back, baby Judith Grimes is still alive, and Tara (Alanna Masterson) is involved in the story once again, at least for the time being. But those aren’t the only surprises. We’ve been expecting them since before season four kicked off, but the very end of “Inmates” introduced, briefly, three new characters: Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Rosita Epsinosa (Christian Serratos), and Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt), three key characters from the comics. This is obviously a big move, and Cudlitz recently opened up about his character and the changes we can expect.
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Southland star discussed how he came by his latest role, how similar the TV versions will be to their two-dimensional counterparts, and how their presence will change the preexisting dynamic of the series.