After a long, hard wait, The Walking Dead has finally returned, and returned with a vengeance. The show opens with the familiar members of the cast breaking into a house infested with zombies in order to find supplies. Upon finding nothing but dog food, they continue on to later discover the prison, where most of this season is reported to take place. More ludicrous zombie killing ensues to clear a small courtyard in the fenced in exterior of the prison. While our main cast commences spring cleaning on some zombies, we get a peek at Andrea’s story-line with Michonne, the new sword-wielding heroine of the series. We aren’t shown much other than the facts that she is fierce with a katana, and at least a little kindhearted, as she refuses to leave Andrea behind who is currently suffering from an unknown illness. The episode closes with the group venturing further into the prison, only to be ambushed by a much larger group of zombies. The episode ends with two even larger bangs, which I will leave out for any that haven’t yet watched the episode.
We were shown in this first episode all of the things viewers have come to know and love with this series. AMC continues to impress not only with the incredible make-up, but also with their willingness to be ruthless with the story-line. We may have a Game of Thrones type situation on our hands here where your favorite character may be the next one on the chopping block (No! Not Glenn!) They’ve already kept as hanging with a large cliffhanger, so be sure to check back next week for the continuation of this fantastic story.
BADASS OF THE WEEK: Glenn/T-Dog, as they both did work on some zombies tonight.
EPISODE RATING: 4.5/5