Can The Walking Dead continue to build on the recent uprise in quality? Or was this twist of fate just a flash in the pan? Read on to find out.
The official description from AMC:
Rick and the group continue to acclimate to their new surroundings. Will they be able to go back to normalcy? Better yet, what is normal now?
The whole Alexandria development seems to have been The Walking Dead‘s saving grace, as following a rather dry spell of disappointing episode after disappointing episode, the series is finally back on track, delivering entertaining tales. Yes, they may not be quite as exciting as the likes of Terminus, with the community setting taking away from the intense atmosphere that the open world brings, but that hasn’t stopped the dramatic pull from once again proving why this is a must watch show.
He may have shaved the beard, and he may have put on a new sheriff’s uniform, but that doesn’t mean that Rick’s just rolled over and taken to the Alexandria way. Despite not wanting to rock the boat, trying his best to fit into this new community, Rick and the group still are on edge, with certain members being less at ease than others. The most noticeable comparisons are Daryl, Carol and Sasha, with the former sheepishly trying to work as part of this new group, the latter being in the middle of a nervous breakdown and the middle just giving in to her anarchist nature. This all leads for some very dramatic scenes, with the script that Corey Reed produces, and direction of David Boyd allowing these deep developments to shine. Despite the dramatic drive that the new community has instilled, this doesn’t mean that there’s no excitement, as during their outings the group are quickly reminded of the threat the walkers present, with the tension being through the roof.
The acting ability on show within The Walking Dead never ceases to amaze, and that isn’t about to change with “Forget.” Though every cast member gives 100% week in week out, there’s usually a certain selection that shine more than others. That isn’t so much the case this time round, as though there are some that stand out a little more, it’s not by much. The most noticeable performances has to be Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Melissa McBride (Carol), with each actor portraying the development of their respective character wonderfully. Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Tovah Feldshuh (Deanna Monroe) also continue to show their leadership qualities wonderfully, with the former as ever giving a deep, brooding tone, and the latter showing a level of optimism that’s slightly scary.
The Walking Dead is most definitely back on the right track, with “Forget” only going to build on recent developments. Showcasing amazing acting performances, dramatic plot twists and exciting walker action, this is definitely an episode that fans need to watch, once again reminding why this is such a popular show.