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Review: ‘The Walking Dead – S5E6’ From The Editor


On Sunday, AMC premiered the sixth episode of “The Walking Dead” Season 5, “Consumed.” Finally, “The Walking Dead” fans got to see Daryl and Carol in this episode. Note that major spoilers are ahead if you missed the episode or are not caught up to “The Walking Dead.”

We finally know just who was with Daryl in the woods and how the heck Carol wound up in hell hospital.

The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 6 was the transition piece that tied everything together, clicked all the puzzle pieces into place, and set up what looks to be another showdown battle for the survivors heading into the fall finale.

And they just got done fighting the meat-loving Terminus people. It’s tough making friends in the zombie apocalypse isn’t it?

Back to the present, Carol and Daryl are following the car pretty close behind. What they don’t know is that another car is also following them. They take shelter in a hospital (not the one Beth is in), deciding to continue their hunt for Beth the next morning.

The following day, while searching for supplies, Carol/Daryl meet Noah. It’s not a friendly meeting though; Noah holds them at gun point and takes their weapons. They try to go after Noah but fail. Carol and Daryl bump into him later though, but in the meantime, there’s some pretty good character development and bonding between Carol and Daryl. Nothing romantic, but it should still please Carol/Daryl shippers.

While I felt that we didn’t necessarily need that entire adventure backed-up and shown (I would have been fine starting straight from where the most recent cliffhangers left off), doing so with two of the most interesting characters on the series ended up working out.

There’s always been something fascinating about watching Daryl’s character grow from the redneck racist little brother of Merle to the man eager to find hope, to start over, to make some good come out of all the bad. And it helps he’s a badass with a crossbow.

At the same time, Carol also has grown and progressed from her days as the timid abused wife to the take charge, make the hard decisions character. She’s found her way and made herself to be one of my favorite characters on The Walking Dead, something I probably never would have expected when watching season one.

Carol and Daryl once again cross paths with Noah and think that Noah was following them. However, Noah tells them that he thought Carol and Daryl were the ones following him. Noah is very close to being bitten, but Daryl saves him. Carol and Daryl then learn that Noah is trying to save Beth.

And I’ve got to say I was so pleased to once again be out of the woods and the wide open stretches of wilderness. To get so many scenes in the city, a new environment, one crawling with walkers was such a fun change of pace.

Even the van dive off the bridge was rather intense, though the outcome seemed to be a really really lucky miracle for them. It was like they were barely injured, and that van landed hard. That was definitely a stretch for me.

If anything, Carol needs to stay away from vehicles all together after getting plowed into by the hospital cops. Did she not see it?

All these close calls, all the heavy focus on Carol as a changed person is making me nervous she’s not going to survive much longer. And I’m really hoping that’s not the case going into the fall finale.

So did we really need to back things up to fill in the blanks? Probably not, and it could have been explained easily by a character in a few sentences. At the same time, for it being Carol and Daryl, I was into watching them together, taking some time to talk, and finally closing up the big questions we’d been previously left with.

Though I wonder if Abraham and his gang will wind up heading back to the church in time to help…

So did we really need to back things up to fill in the blanks? Probably not, and it could have been explained easily by a character in a few sentences. At the same time, for it being Carol and Daryl, I was into watching them together, taking some time to talk, and finally closing up the big questions we’d been previously left with.

Now on the same page, all three try to head over to the hospital Beth is in. On her way out the door though, Carol is run over by a van. Two cops come out and take Carol on a stretcher. Daryl tries to go after them but Noah tells them that the cops are the only ones that can help Carol because they have medicine and resources. However, Noah tells him that they have weapons and people, so they should be careful. Daryl tells him that he also has weapons and people. Looks like the next war will be on the rise with Rick’s gang and those who inhabit the hospital.

Though I wonder if Abraham and his gang will wind up heading back to the church in time to help…

“The Walking Dead” Season 5, episode 7 “Crossed,” premieres on AMC on Sunday, November 23.

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