WalkerMaimer's Review on "Them" and Master Blog
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We are now at the second half of the season, "What Happened and What's Going On" was an amazing episode! Would this episode be better? We are going to find out. Today, I am gonna review Season 5's tenth episode, "Them" written by Heather Bellson and directed by Julius Ramsay.
So without further adieu let's begin!
Rick, Glenn, Michonne, Noah, and Tyreese checked on Noah's community in hopes of finding a safe haven only to see it's devastation that leaves the young boy in agony. Tyreese got himself bit twice and while struggling to hold on, he experience hallucinations of The Governor, Bob, Martin, Lizzie, Mika, and Beth. Rick and the group learns of Ty's situation through Noah who have seen Ty's dire situation. They eventually reach him and amputates his arm. Despite of their efforts to save him, Tyreese still dies leaving his sister, Sasha, alone in the world of the undead.
And so the story of survival continues.
Let me remind that I have typed some comic stuff in here as well, so be warned TWICE. Three weeks in after the death of the venerable singing cardboard box in Atlanta. The group is at their breaking point as resources ran low. The episode beginning with Daryl, Sasha, and MAGGIE scavenging of what they can find truly signals that they are the episode,s main highlight. Ever since "Still" I always expected Daryl to do gross yet essential ways to find food so I'm fine with it now...good thing Spaghetti is not on the menu in today's lunch.
Ok so, group interactions is a bit mixed for me, some are dull and slow but on the plus side there are also these plus ones and an example of it would be the Carl-Maggie one because I rarely see them talking (was there any?) and in this episode it is a thumbs up and then there is this Gabriel-Maggie talk on "faith". Not today CARYL fans, those two ain't gonna pork, to be honest I find that part dull and easily forgettable. Sasha and Michonne having this tension is fun to see and i think I get it why Sasha is on that aggressive state given the fact that people get cranky when tired and hungry and she just lost her lover and brother within like for about a month. The bridge scene at the beginning is like, Oooook, are you guys gonna do something about it but then afterwards the group showed something new in dealing with walkers. (not preferred on the 28 weeks later ones) And to here something about "going dick" coming from Abe just made me laugh.
The Daryl scene where he smokes and cry is just awful and slow, The acting just wanna make me throw my pen out of the window. No offense, I don't hate Norman Reedus because he is a totally cool person but he really needs to fix his mumbling and the ugly cry face is just annoying. Not about the writing (which is getting alright nowadays) of the character anymore imo. hashtagconstructivecriticisms
I really love how the writers are putting the weather at play here especially seeing Rosita and Tara wet under the rain and then lies down on the ground pure hawtnesss. As for the barn scenes, they are really mixed despite of that cool stand on the barn doors and Rick's iconic "WE ARE THE WALKING DEAD" though (incoming CS comparison) this is not as extravagant as the one CS Rick did, Good but nice try. Going with the barn scenes, Abraham looks like he wants to pork Sasha badly and the rest just either said something and sleeps then gets up to hold door then sleeps....and Daryl saying "I'm too wet" surely made fan girls who heard it giggle and got their ovaries explode.
The next day, Maggie and Sasha talks outside which is ok for me since both lost their loved ones and is craving to reach a some sort of enlightenment and when they laughed together....very vibrant. Then Aaron came who made my comic fan side jolt with joy, It's coming, ASZ is coming. That damn music box worked too so it kinda made my mouth ajar, such timing.
This episode is not as great as the last. Some scenes are dull and I can feel that there are lots of Greene references injected by the writer. The writing and directing is ok. I can say by my honest opinion that this is Sasha and Maggie's episode. It could've been also for Daryl if everything is executed effectively. Regardless, It is still a good episode.
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