Episode 11: Claimed
This week’s outing for The Walking Dead begins as a mixed bag. There’s some brilliant character development but there’s starting to become a sense of same old, same old when it comes to the walker threat. Luckily, things get shaken up here.
The main focus of our attentions this time out are the two separate groups of Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Tara (Alanna Masterson), Glenn (Steven Yeun) and newcomer Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz). In fact, this episode can basically be broken down into three arcs, as Rick is left housed up to take some downtime whilst Michonne and Carl go hunting for supplies.
Having a much-deserved doze, Rick is awoken by the sound of intruders in the abode that he has come to temporarily know as home. Seeking solace under his bed, we get an edgy, tense and extreme game of hide and seek as Rick does his best to stay unnoticed by what becomes clear is not a very nice bunch of survivors. Elsewhere, we get to see further insight into the story of Michonne.
Revealing to Carl that she had a son, Michonne is now at a place where she feels truly comfortable with her new family to the extent that she can share her backstory with them.
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