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.
In the comic, the group is well on their way to Washington D.C. for the Alexandria Safe-Zone, just outside of the city. In the TV series, it’s clear that all of the displaced members of the group are making their way to a similar “safe zone” in Georgia, which is where the group will most likely reunite. It certainly seems that Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene are also on their way to the safe zone, but do these new characters have a hidden agenda? Read “Claim’s” official synopsis from AMC below:
“Just when Rick thinks he’s going to be able to relax, he’s faced with multiple immediate threats. Other members of the group deal with their past.”
In the last few episodes, The Walking Dead has been really good about showing the backstory for some of its characters, which is really refreshing considering that character motivations remain unclear. In the mid-season premiere, we got to see how Michonne’s life was like before the zombie apocalypse and why she chose to find the group rather than just stay alone in the wilderness. We’re almost done with the fourth season of The Walking Dead and we still know very little about these characters’ pasts and motivations. It all can’t be about survival. That might have worked in the comic book, but it’s not going to work on television.
Meanwhile, AMC announced the remaining episode titles for season four. Most of the titles are monosyllabic, while the season finale is either just a letter of the alphabet or an indefinite article. It could also refer to the unknown safe zone the characters are heading to, like Safe Zone A and Safe Zone B. Check out the episode titles below:
- Episode 12 “Still”
- Episode 13 “Alone”
- Episode 14 “The Grove”
- Episode 15 “Us”
- Episode 16 “A”
The Walking Dead will air “Claimed” on Sunday, February 23 on AMC.