Dr. Eugene Porter

The Walking Dead: Some Thoughts About “Claimed”

(Spoilers for The Walking Dead episode “Claimed”)

As the games of the Sochi Olympics come to an end, I am happy to have The Walking Dead hitting its stride.  I like the way the second half of the season is unfolding.  While I still think that it’s unrealistic that everyone from the original group will manage to find each other (maybe at Terminus?), I also think that it’s nice to see individual characters in a closer light.  Seeing Michonne interact with Carl, and having her reveal more and more about her past to him, makes me realize that she never would have been so relaxed if she was still at the prison.  She wants to bond with Carl and this is the time for it. 

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve never read the graphic novels, so I don’t know anything about Abraham and his group.  Judging from what he said of his mission, I wish Eugene hadn’t shot the gas tank.  I wish they would have continued on to Washington DC.  It would have been fun to see what’s going on in a metropolitan area.  That’s what I’m dying to see.

What is Terminus?  Will everyone reunite there?  It seems to be that way, but it’s always possible that not everyone will make it there. All I know is that I’m quite enjoying the narrative style presented by this half of the season.  It’s fresh and exciting and it allows for so much more storytelling.  I can’t wait to see what happens!