How will the community of Alexandria react to recent deaths? Read on to find out.

The official description from AMC:

The group realizes that sheltered life might not be possible as life within the walls starts to mimic life outside. Will these setbacks break Rick?

We enter the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead‘s fifth season, and one thing that’s crystal clear, things aren’t going to be the same for Rick’s group or Alexandria by the end of this season. Having turned a huge corner since introducing Alexandria, the show has been going from strength to strength, as though not every moment captivates, the development since has constantly intrigued.


Following the dramatic death of Aiden and Noah in “Spend,” the citizens of Alexandria are on edge, with Deanna wondering whether she made the right decision in allowing Rick and his group to join this community. Having a wonderful tempo that focuses on the emotional twists within our characters, “Try” gives us a lot to think about, with the multiple plot developments showing the vast potential within this show. The main meat of the episode comes from lead character, Rick, with the disagreement between him and Deanna, and his obsession surrounding the domestic abuse Jessie is suffering culminating in some dramatic twists. All this is balanced by a wonderful script from Angela Kang, and along with Michael E. Satrazemis‘ direction, it gives suspenseful, yet soft atmosphere to proceedings.


Though the script twists don’t always captivate, the acting very rarely fails to deliver, with each and every cast member proving their worth. That’s no different here, as though naturally there were some that impressed more than others, none disappoint. The standout performance however has to go to Andrew Lincoln (Rick), as though the actor has shown the unhinged, focus of Rick brilliantly in the past he takes it to a new level here.The character interaction through the rest of the group also managed to intrigue, with Glenn’s (Steven Yeun) stern warning towards Nicholas (Michael Traynor) and Sasha’s (Sonequa Martin-Green) self destruction keeping this viewer hooked. Tovah Feldshuh (Deanna) also continues to cement her position within this show wonderfully, being the kind of strong headed character that’s needed to oppose Rick.

The Walking Dead continues to be a must watch show, as though “Try” isn’t quite as impactful as last weeks episode, it certainly generated some tension going into next weeks extended finale. The character depth, and multiple plots also made it a compelling episode, as though some were unnecessary, most felt crucial to the show’s impending future.

  • + Rick's psyche is stretched like never before.
  • + Great character depth.
  • + Sets up the finale wonderfully
  • - Some developments felt unnecessary.