Last week’s mid-season premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead focused on a limited number of zombie apocalypse survivors. We saw what became of Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Carl (Chandler Riggs), and Michonne (Danai Gurira), but the episode left you hanging when it came to everyone else. Personally, I thought this was a good move, as it allowed time to really dig into those three. This week’s offering, “Inmates,” catches us up with the rest of the gang. What have they been up to? Read on to find out, but beware, for there be spoilers.
The structure of “Inmates” is simple. Each segment of the show checks in with a different splinter of the leftovers of the group in the wake of the disaster at the prison. When you come back from a commercial break, you get the chance to hang out with someone else. You get why they play it like this, to bring everyone up to speed, but at the same time that you get to see how everyone is doing, you don’t get to spend much time with any of them.