The Walking Dead Review: Claimed

Hey-O! Another week, another episode of the fantastic The Walking Dead. 

This week we totally neglect poor Daryl, Beth, Maggie, Tyreese, Judith, Lizzie, Carol and the others whose names I cannot recall. Michonne shows a little bit of personality, and it turns out I still don't like her. What happened to the old ass-kicker Michonne who just... well... kicked ass without concern for others? Without a toddler named Andre that may or may not be a secret according to Carl. 

Rick is forced to sit out on a supply run, and their house is invaded by a group of no-good dudes. One thing I can't seem to quite accept about TWD is how horrible the people are after the zombie apocolypse. Killing one of your group because they wouldn't get out of a bed? Seriously? I mean, I understand they needed to show that these guys were violent so Rick would need a reason to get out of the house, and that seemed an effective way to display that these guys were shitheads. 

Rick got out of the house with no time to spare, saving Michonne and Carl in the process. They found a sign similar to the one found by Tyreese and Carol and the others, so I think we can safely assume that the group will end up in the same place, wherever the railroad takes them.

Meanwhile, Glenn and whats-her-face are on the truck with Abraham and the other 2 whats-their-faces. Are we supposed to believe that, in a fight between Abe and Glenn, it'd basically end in a tie? No offense to Glenn (I swear you're probably my favorite character), but Abe would stomp out Glenn in 2 punches flat. Not that it matters. I don't know why Abe is intent on kidnapping them, but "more people is better" seems a pretty shit reason to me. 

Rainman kills the truck so they all take off on foot. 

Next week I hope we see more of Daryl and Maggie, and I hope the group re-converges at some point soon. This is an ensemble cast and we viewers like it that way. The longer they stay separated, the harder it becomes to give a shit.