Episode 15: Us
With us still recovering from the draw-dropping events of last week’s The Grove, this week’s episode was always going to struggle to match the drama, emotion and consequence of its predecessor. But Us is very much a different animal. Whilst the second half of Season 4 has seen The Walking Dead catching up with small groups of characters after the decimation of the prison, Us returns proceedings to the familiar format of focussing on a whole host of characters. As we’re reacquainted with these characters, they all have one destination in mind: Terminus.
Last time out, we spent the whole episode with Carol (Melissa McBride), Tyreese (Chad Coleman), Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino), Mika (Kyla Kennedy) and Judith. Along with Beth (Emily Kinney), those characters are the only ones that we don’t see here. We get to see Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) peacefully heading to Terminus; Glenn (Steven Yeun), Tara (Alanna Masterson), Rosita, (Christian Serratos), Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and Ford (Michael Kudlitz) looking to head for Terminus so that Glenn can hopefully meet up with Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and so that Ford can get Eugene to Washington in order to save the world; Maggie, Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) are revealed later in the episode, having continued on their path to Terminus. And then there’s Daryl (Norman Reedus). Last seen reluctantly joining a crew of slightly rum characters who seemed to have a lot in common with the previous life of Daryl and brother Merle’s, here he seems to be slowly fitting in with his new surroundings. And yes, he, along with his newfound acquaintances, is also off to Terminus.
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