The walking dead is a horror- drama television series based on a comic book series with the same name. The show airs on AMC channel. The show starts out with a man named Rick Grimes as he awakens from a coma to a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh eating zombies. The story follows along as he searches for his family and encounters many other survivors along the way. The latest episode “Internment” that aired on November 10, 2013, has Rick and the rest of the tightly bonded group being forced to deal with the various enemies attempting to break into the prison and put an end to their existence.
During this episode, many occupants of the prison where the group has taken refuge from the zombies, are sick with a flu like virus outbreak. The virus weakens a person to the point of death at which point the person turns into a zombie. With people dying inside the walls, the remaining survivors must now defend themselves from zombies inside, as well as hordes of zombies pushing up against the rapidly failing perimeter walls. Unbeknownst to the group inside an old enemy “The Governor” is watching and plotting his revenge.
Internment did a great job with the makeup and acting. The fact that the characters were deathly ill and desperate to not become zombies was very believable. One of the underlying messages of this episode, was that for a person hope is one of the strongest driving factors, whether it be trying to recover from an illness or surviving in a world where everything is a threat to a person’s mortality.
One of the negative aspects of the episode, was the fact that with the defenses failing and the threats outside the fences mounting. There was no mention of another safe location for the group to go to. The current location is becoming a very bad situation that hope alone will not be able to fix. A plan of action needs to be discussed or the whole group could be lost.
Overall this episode of the walking dead did a great...
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