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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.

We’re back with a new season and a slight time jump. The gang admit to have been running around all winter trying to find a place to call their own. They obviously missed the prison when they were outside it before. They have marked out herds of walkers on a map and are being forced to retreat to where they started. It’s here they now find the prison.

It’s a brilliant prison break-in, the gang working as a unit, being careful, even when confronted by riot-gear wearing walkers. They make it inside the prison and clear a call block for a safe night’s sleep. The next day they go exploring for the cafeteria and infirmary, only the group gets split running from walkers and Hershel (Scott Wilson) is bit on the leg! In an absolutley horrific ending, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) hacks Hershel’s leg off. The episode ends with some inmates peering out from behind the counter, shocked at what they’ve just seen.

Elsewhere we learn Andrea (Laurie Holden) is alive and still hanging about with the sword lady, although Andrea is sick and they need to find her somewhere safe to help her. Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Rick don’t appear to be on the best of terms and she’s about to have this baby any day now. She’s worried the baby is dead or will be dead or she will be dead, every permeation that someone will be eating someone soon!

It’s a strong opening and a strong ending to the episode, with a little lull in the middle. But still, this episode contains one of the most gruesome zombie’s of all time – the gas mask face ripper – and an honest to goodness, look away ending. Fantastic.

Overall Rating: 9

Archived: The Walking Dead Rewatch – Season 3, Episode 1 (Seed) - archived
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