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Episode: 603
Airdate: October 25, 2015
Directed by: Michael Slovis
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Angela Kang (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels); Frank Darabont (creator)

Heavy. I can’t really say anything about this episode at all without giving away major spoilers. Yes, the title of my review is a spoiler – there is a strong possibility that someone big dies tonight – I’m just not saying who until after the break. So, if you’ve watched the episode, click on through to the other side. If not, watch it, then click through.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of The Walking Dead S06E03, “Thank You” – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 601
Airdate: October 11, 2015
Directed by: Greg Nicotero
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Scott M. Gimple, Matthew Negrete (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels); Frank Darabont (creator)

The title of tonight’s season premiere episode refers to the renewal of the relationship between Rick and Morgan, something fans of the show (and the comic book) have been anticipating for a couple of years now. The actual focus of the episode, however, was on the fallout of the series of events from last season’s finale, not the least of which was the clear shift in power from Deanna to Rick, and the group’s discovery of an enormous horde of walkers disquietingly close to the town walls – a horde that Rick is determined to deal with. Click through after the break to get my breakdown of the main events, and suggestions about where we might be headed this season.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of The Walking Dead S06E01, “First Time Again” – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 516
Airdate: March 29, 2015
Directed by: Greg Nicotero
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels); Frank Darabont (creator)

Tonight marks the end of another season of The Walking Dead, a date that always seems to come just a little too soon for fans. And that goes even more so for this season, a season which, heading into the finale, is the best since Season 1 – perhaps even just a little bit better. But in order for Season 5 to be the triumph it’s been setting up to be, it’s final act needs to deliver; after all, there won’t be any more TWD until October, so the events tonight will, by their nature, set the tone for the kind of anticipation fans will feel in the long interim months. And tonight, they did just that – they delivered. Click through for my full review and episode synopsis – it’s a big one, almost 6000 words; the tl/dr is at the bottom, along with a poll regarding who you’re most likely to see as a role-model in the zombie apocalypse. Enjoy!

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of The Walking Dead S05E16, “Conquer” – read more at your own risk.>>
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Steve and Dan TWD 2

Steve and Dan return to discuss the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead season 5. It gets to be a bit too much for Tyreese.

<<Spoiler Warning: This podcast discusses events in The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 9 at length.>>

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Episode: 509
Airdate: February 8, 2015
Directed by: Greg Nicotero
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Scott M. Gimple (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels)

With the events of the mid-season finale still fresh in our minds, I think that a lot of fans of The Walking Dead were expecting tonight’s episode to be a bit slower paced, a bit more reflective. And to be honest, what we did end up getting was supremely reflective, although the pace was not what I’d call slow – nor were the stakes lowered at all from the last episode. Greg Nicotero, special effects master on the show and the director of tonight’s episode, conjured up director Terrance Malick (naming him as an inspiration in the follow-up Talking Dead episode), and in so doing put together what may very well be one of the best – and certainly the most artistic – episodes of The Walking Dead so far. Click through for my full review.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of The Walking Dead mid-season premiere, S05E09, “What Happened and What’s Going On” – read more at your own risk.>>
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TWD Season 5 Splash


At A Glance:

Title: The Walking Dead
Season Premiere: October 12, 2014
Channel: AMC
Production Companies: company(s) AMC Studios, Circle of Confusion, Darkwood Productions, Valhalla Motion Pictures
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Executive Producers: Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Robert Kirkman, Charles H. Eglee, Glen Mazzara, Scott M. Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse
Writers: Charlie Adlard (52 episodes, 2010-2014), Nichole Beattie (5 episodes, 2012-2014), Ryan C. Coleman (1 episode, 2013), Frank Darabont (52 episodes, 2010-2014), Charles H. Eglee (1 episode, 2010), Adam Fierro (1 episode, 2010), Scott M. Gimple (9 episodes, 2011-2014), Curtis Gwinn (2 episodes, 2013-2014), Seth Hoffman (3 episodes, 2013-2014), David Johnson (2 episodes, 2011-2012), Angela Kang (7 episodes, 2011-2014), Sang Kyu Kim (1 episode, 2012), Robert Kirkman (52 episodes, 2010-2014), Jack LoGiudice (1 episode, 2010), Glen Mazzara (8 episodes, 2010-2013), Tony Moore (52 episodes, 2010-2014), Matthew Negrete (2 episodes, 2013-2014), Channing Powell (2 episodes, 2013-2014), Evan T. Reilly (6 episodes, 2011-2013), Frank Renzulli (1 episode, 2012)
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Alanna Masterson, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos

Much more than in any of the previous three seasons of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Season 4 left us with a real cliffhanger. In the interest of not spoiling anything for those three of you that still haven’t finished viewing all of Season 4, or have perhaps been saving it for the inevitable AMC marathon that has been happening over the last several nights, I won’t allude to any details in this opening paragraph. If you want to read my brief synopsis of where things stand, and my suggestions as to where things may be going, click through to read after the break. Most importantly – the wait is almost over!

<<SPOILER ALERT: This preview article will be discussing events from Season 4 of The Walking Dead, as well as reviewing promotional material AMC has made available during the hiatus, and suggestions as to where Rick and the gang might be heading. Click through if you dare!>>
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