Episode 12: Still
This episode of The Walking Dead brings some much-needed, if not always popular, character development. Ever since the action-packed attack on the prison in Season 4’s mid-season finale, the show’s episodes have been picking things up each week with the small pockets of survivors that are going their own ways, complete with their own agendas. Whereas we’ve seen how Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) are searching for each other, other members of the larger group once led by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) seem content to just stand still, make a stand and fight their corner, with no real sense of moving on or trying to find a way out of the hell-holes that their lives have become. Enter Darryl (Norman Reedus), whose story we pick up this week as he shares this episode with the young Beth (Emily Kinney).
Whilst Rick, Carl (Chandler Riggs), Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Glenn have had their fair share of coverage since Season 4 returned, Darryl and Beth have seemingly been left in the shadows a lot of the time. When we pick things up here, Darryl has seemingly given up, content to just spend his life fighting his corner against walkers, whereas Beth believes that there is a better world, a solution to the walker problem out there. The ever-hopeful Beth and the angsty, pissed-off-at-the-world Darryl make for quite the interesting dynamic.
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