“The Walking Dead” is not playing around anymore. It’s been a long midseason break since Beth died, and both the characters and audience still haven’t gotten over it yet. And the second the show returned, it hit us right in the gut again with another big character death. This one, though, was problematic for reasons bigger than the show. Let’s discuss:
I fought hard for this one. “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” is, with all due respect to the second half of “Homeland’s” Season 4, the most improved show of 2014. Marvel basically took all the criticism of the show’s first season to heart and did everything in its power to fix those problems. The pacing never slowed, questions were answered, the relationships were more genuine (Fitz and Simmons are MVPs) and, most importantly, Skye (and Chloe Bennett) proved her worth to the team. Oh, and it also has a far-reaching impact on the Marvel Universe with the introduction of Daisy Johnson and The Inhumans. Excelsior! – Josh
UM, HAVE YOU STOPPED CRYING? Because we haven’t. While Beth’s death (unfortunate rhyme) certainly made sense storyline-wise, as it reverberated with many characters, it didn’t change the fact it was unbelievably heart-wrenching.
Well, we got a whole lot of nothing again on this week’s “The Walking Dead.” But next week looks like it’s going to be pivotal to the show’s fifth season direction, considering it’s the mid-season finale. Let’s break down this penultimate episode before the hiatus: