Walking Dead's 'Claimed' - The best episode this season
WARNING: SPOILER ALERT
Season four of Walking Dead has been the bumpiest yet. The first half of the the season with so many people at the prison and with the Governor's narrative still playing out, was a real effort to stay tuned in. The entire idea of the large community was not working for me. Of course, there were plenty of nameless people who died off from disease and zombie attacks, but the finale with the death of the Governor was (not only logic-defying but) a tremendous sense of relief.
Episodes After (S4E9) and Inmates (S4E10) of the second half of season four, has also been a bit bumpy. This is mainly because I simply don't care for or about some of the characters they've chosen to focus on. It can be a bit frustrating watching how the producers are working so hard to target the widest range of demographics. The more targeted groups who can relate to the characters, the larger the Walking Dead's audience. But at times, it seems too much.
This latest episode: Claimed (S4E11) has brought us back to the beginning with our main character Rick surviving against odds and foes, with a lots of tension; while we learn more about Michonne. As well, it is good to see Glen (another original character) back on his feet and showing himself to be capable.
The blend of new characters, plotlines and the follow of our favourite characters has set us on a couple new and interesting trajectories. Is there truth in these new claims? Claimed is definitely the episode that has me keenest for what is going to happen next. And for the first time this season, I am not expecting more of the same.