In this build up to the mid season finale of The Walking Dead, Rick rides out to the rescue and leaves Carl and Michonne, along with Judith, behind and Father Gabriel runs after prying up some floorboards in the church. Crossed, is a look at the four groups, Abraham, Maggie, Glenn, Eugene, Rosita and Tara are stuck with the fire engine and the sergeant is still sitting on his knees in the middle of the road, silent and angry. Rick takes Sasha, Daryl, Noah, and Tyrese to rescue Beth and Carol and this penultimate episode, before the mid season finale, is a great blend of suspense and discovery.
‘The Walking Dead’ Consumed: Carol on the Road to Redemption
In Consumed, this week’s episode of The Walking Dead Carol continues on her long road to redemption. A journey that she began when Rick booted her out of the the group when she admitted to killing Karen and David. Even though the woman had noble intentions, she was trying to keep the flu thing from sweeping through the prison going so far as to burn the bodies, her act of stepping up to the challenge initially earned her Rick’s banishment and later she had to live with her decision. No doubt the woman felt she acted correctly “in the moment” but she was bothered by the act as shown in Consumed with her flashbacks.
If ever there was an OMG moment in The Walking Dead this year, apart from the teaser at the beginning of season five at Terminus, it has to be the Talking Dead preview that aired on Sunday, November 9, was that Beth in the sheet? It has been pointed out by several folks, although first shout has got to goe to Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick. The presenter’s face surely must have mirrored that of every viewer who watched that clip. His expression was that of disbelieving shock and his statement that the sheet covered object was “Beth sized,” was what every fan was thinking.
Since Carol was banished in last season’s The Walking Dead, only to come back after The Governor stormed the prison and the survivors scattered to the four winds, No Sanctuary gave her complete redemption letting Carol rule as the group’s saviour; one non Carol related surprise was Morgan returning and apparently following Rick’s trail. The first question that springs to mind is just why Morgan has shown up now. Is it now his turn to “do a Carol?”
In The Walking Dead season five premiere it is Carol to the rescue as she steps up and takes it to the cannibals at Terminus like a curly headed Rambo. AMC continues to deliver with a show that has viewers on the edge of their seat, looking through their fingers at the action one moment and then sobbing like baby Judith the next. In No Sanctuary it almost all comes together as the gang reunite. It is “almost” since Beth is still missing and as she was not hanging like a side of beef in the Terminus meat locker, she must still be alive.