We’ve been waiting for the reunion between Maggie and Glenn for five weeks now, since Inmates. I first let out a yelp when Glenn saw Maggie’s note. I’d been waiting for that since we saw Maggie writing them a couple of episodes back. And then there was the reunion. I was certain Tara was gone, and then when I saw the lights I thought it would be a group from Terminus. I was squealing when it turned out be Maggie with Abraham’s group.
So for this week’s review, I’m just going to talk about a few of my favorite scenes and interactions. Nothing too deep for now. Pipe in with your own reactions in the comments.
The World According to Eugene
His interactions with Rosita were great. They’re opposite personalities. Whereas she is direct, with common sense, he withholds information to get what he wants, and he lords his power over Abraham to see his objectives fulfilled. The best Eugene moment of the night was his demonstration of how he smoothly handled the news that Tara prefers girls. “I’m well aware of that,” he responded without pause.
Dad with His Two Kids
Cats and BunniesWe all know not to mess with Daryl, but poor Len had to learn the hard way. He really should have done what Carl did and shared, and forgotten about the rabbit.
Daryl is adjusting to his new group – one that differs from his old in that it’s more about a rudimentary form of government (rules and consequences) rather than friendship or family. Does this suit Daryl? Yes. Is it good for Daryl? No. Daryl has a tendency to withdraw when hurt, and he needs the friendship of Rick and his group to keep him emotionally open.
But the temptation of Joe’s group – what it offers, and that is companionship without the complications – is strong for Daryl. “Ain’t nothing sadder than an outdoor cat thinks he’s an indoor cat,” Joe tells Daryl. The question remains though whether Daryl is really an outdoor cat, as Joe thinks, or whether he’s better off indoors. Interestingly enough, the “cat” theme was present in Carl and Michonne’s candy bar choice and the “Big Cat” wrappers they left behind.
Tunnel of NightmaresA dark, deserted tunnel under normal conditions is scary enough. One that is packed the undead clawing out from the rocks, like an illustration from Dante’s Inferno, is an inspiration for nightmares. The show and special effects team did a great job at making the scene of Glenn and Tara making their way through the tunnel super creepy. I really thought Tara wasn’t going to make it through.
Glenn and Maggie’s Reunion
Vacation in TerminusTerminus really looked like somewhere I would want to vacation at, and that might be the most frightening point of all, because to paraphrase what Sasha said a few weeks ago, if it seems to good to be true …
So what did you think about this week’s episode? Was it what you expected? Do you have any special viewing plans for the season finale?