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Because The Walking Dead season 10 finale has been delayed thanks to the real-world virus, I have decided that to fill the void left in the schedule, to start a re-watch of the series. I live tweeted the episode as if it were playing live in the regular 9pm GMT slot on FOX TV UK. You can see all the tweets here or embedded below.

Sadly, episode 3 really offers nothing of interest. Carl (Chandler Riggs) continues to need urgent medical care, Sophia is still missing and the search party keeps getting smaller, Glenn (Steven Yeun) and T-Dogg (Irone Singleton) arrive at the farm and we get MORE character introductions. Yet this time, Glenn and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) do have a little bit of chemistry.

Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) goes through some stages of grief, thinking Carl would be in a better place if he were dead. This world is no place for children. This might be a subtle way of Lori trying to tell Rick (Andrew Lincoln) she’s pregnant, but as we’re not supposed to know about that we’ll leave it as grief. Rick gives her a good talking to, if she’s giving up now, what changed since the CDC where she fought to live? Again, could be guilt rather than grief.

But the most exciting parts of the episode are those with the zombies. There isn’t a lot of nastiness until the very end, but the desperate escape for Shane (Jon Bernthal) and Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince) provides some drama. There is also a walker found in the woods, a man, who got bitten, decided the best way to end his life was to hang from a tree. Daryl (Norman Reedus) rightly points out that he must not have known about the whole shoot them in the head thing.

Sadly, another disappointing episode. This was always my fear going into season two. They were given more episodes but instead of keeping the pace and intensity of the first season, everything becomes more methodical and slow. Carl could have been fixed and patched up in this episode if they skipped half the awkward introductions.

Overall Rating: 5

Archived: The Walking Dead Rewatch – Season 2, Episode 3 (Save the Last One) - archived
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