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Episode: 701
Airdate: October 23, 2016
Directed by: Greg Nicotero
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Scott M. Gimple (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels); Frank Darabont (creator)

Six months have passed since the final episode of Season 6, an episode that left a bad taste in the mouths of many as they were forced to wait to see who Negan would choose. The episode ended on a first person perspective of the victim, Lucille coming down on his or her head, watching as the world faded to black. It felt, in many ways, to be an unfair ending to a season that was – to be honest – rather uneven at times. And while cliffhangers have a long and storied tradition in Hollywood, it still felt a little cheap. So with tonight’s big reveal, is all forgiven in Walking Dead Land?

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss plot points of The Walking Dead S07E01, “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be” – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 610
Airdate: February 21, 2016
Directed by: Kari Skogland
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Angela Kang, Corey Reed (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels); Frank Darabont (creator)

The bad news: tonight’s episode does not maintain the high standard put up by last week’s episode. The good news: that bar was pretty damned high, so even falling short this was a very enjoyable episode, with some nice twists and more than a few surprises. Click through for my complete review.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss plot points of The Walking Dead S06E10, “The Next World” – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 605
Airdate: November 8, 2015
Directed by: Avi Youabian
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Corey Reed (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels); Frank Darabont (creator)

Same characters we know and love. Same location we’ve become familiar with. Same stakes as always. So why did tonight’s episode fall flat in so many ways? There were mishits tonight in scripting, acting, and directorial choices that created the perfect trifecta of bad. The result? For my money, the nadir of the entire show so far, in any season. I admit, this may be the rosy glasses talking a bit. Yes, I remember how much Season 2 dragged at times, how many side stories were explored and quickly abandoned with no apparent affect on the main narrative arc, how much bad acting was a part of almost every episode (and I’m not just talking Lori and Shane – Carl and Rick have improved a ton over the last couple of seasons). But when you’ve had a string of quality episodes going back the better part of two and a half seasons, where even the hiccups had at least some character development (“Slabtown”), a truly flat episode like tonight’s sticks out all the more. Click through for my complete review.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of The Walking Dead S06E05, “Now” – read more at your own risk.>>
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Steve and Dan discuss Harrison Ford, whale meat, and arseholes — all in glorious terrible audio quality and three weeks late — yup, it’s the Steve and Dan Walking Dead Podcast.

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Episode: 510
Airdate: February 15, 2015
Directed by: Julius Ramsay
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Heather Bellson (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels); Frank Darabont (creator)

With events from the last two episodes fresh in their minds, the members of Rick’s group find themselves in more and more desperate times as they move north into new territory. To make things worse, a nasty dry spell has set in, making it hard to find water, and impossible to find food. As bad as things have been, they haven’t reached their nadir yet – how much lower can things go?

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of The Walking Dead S05E10, “Them” – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 509
Airdate: February 8, 2015
Directed by: Greg Nicotero
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Frank Darabont (creator); Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard (series of graphic novels); Scott M. Gimple (written by)

With the shocking (if not terribly surprising) and heartbreaking end to the first half of Season 5 already over two months in the rear-view mirror, it’s just about time to pull out the zombie survival kit and get ready for the latter half of the season. Starting this coming Sunday, we’ll get to see what the group decides to do, following the climactic events at Grady Memorial Hospital. I suppose it’s only appropriate that the episode is, in fact, named “What Happened and What’s Going On.” While I’m not going to go too far with prognostications here (and frankly, a knowledge of the comics would seem to be largely irrelevant for the most part, what with all the changes already made by Gimple and co.), I will have a look at the preview videos already released, and analyze the first two minutes of Episode 509, released two days ago (February 3) by AMC. Click through for the videos, and my commentary.

<<Spoiler Warning: This Sneak Peek of The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 9 “What Happened and What’s Going On” includes promotional material from AMC, discusses recent episodes, and will speculate on future events.>>
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Steve and Dan TWD 2

Steve and Dan discuss events from the seventh episode of Season 5 of The Walking Dead, “Crossed”. This week, Steve and Dan are late, drunk, and simmering with rage. We talk yo-yos, plot-holes, and telepathic Bob.

<<Spoiler Warning: This podcast discusses events in The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 7 “Crossed” at length, as well as referring to events in previous episodes.>>

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Episode: 503
Airdate: October 26, 2014
Directed by: Jeffrey F. January
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: TBD (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels)

Bob was left in something of a tricky situation last week – no leaving his plight on the back-burner, as it were. Gareth and his group of remaining Termites, the self-described Hunters, will need to be confronted, lest Rick and the gang go the way of Bob’s left leg. So how are they going to get out of this one? Click through for my complete review.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of The Walking Dead S05E03, “Four Walls and a Roof” – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 503
Airdate: October 26, 2014
Directed by: Jeffrey F. January
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: TBA

This week’s episode, titled “Four Walls and a Roof,” may at first seem to hint at a new attempt at domesticity coming up for Rick and the gang; but I seem to remember hearing an old saying that goes something like: “Four walls and a roof do not a home make.” For the survivors, home is wherever they are, so long as they’re together. And with the events of last week, with three of them no longer in the fold, home is not feeling particularly safe at the moment. Click through for a look at this week’s preview trailer, as well as some of my observations on where we’re heading.

<<Spoiler Warning: This Sneak Peek of The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 3 “Four Walls and a Roof” includes promotional material from AMC, and will speculate on future events.>>
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Episode: 502
Airdate: October 19, 2014
Directed by: David Boyd
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Robert Kirkman (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels)

Last week’s season premiere was a fast paced adrenaline rush, bringing to a culmination all of the tension built up over the latter half of last season as the group, separated into smaller parts, converged on Terminus. Now, with the group back together and moving away from the cannibals, where are they going to go next? Abraham has a pretty clear idea where he thinks they should be going, but he’s not the only voice that will be heard. So what, if anything, have they decided to do?

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of The Walking Dead S05E02, “Strangers” – read more at your own risk.>>
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