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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: 606
Airdate: November 15, 2015
Directed by: Jeffrey F. January
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Heather Bellson (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels); Frank Darabont (creator)

After last week’s amateur hour, I was really hoping that this week, with a return to Daryl, Abraham, and Sasha, would provide us with something a little more solid. Ultimately, that’s exactly what we got: something a little more solid, but not much more than that. Click through for my snapshot review of Episode 606.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss plot points of The Walking Dead S06E06, “Always Accountable” – read more at your own risk.>>
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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 discuss events from the sixth episode of Season 5 of The Walking Dead, “Consumed”. This week, Steve and Dan discuss flashbacks, fire, and why Noah is a little bit of a douche. No dolphins were harmed in the recording of this episode. Tune in to hear more.

<<Spoiler Warning: This podcast discusses events in The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 6 “Consumed” at length, as well as referring to events in previous episodes.>>

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Episode: 506
Airdate: November 16, 2014
Directed by: Seith Mann
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Matthew Negrete, Corey Reed (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels)

Tonight’s episode answers several of our questions, questions that have been building throughout the early part of this season, and answers that are clearly leading Rick and the group to a big confrontation in the mid-season finale coming in only two weeks. This was another focus episode, taking place apart from the main group, but its events will have a huge impact going forward. Click through after the break to read my full review.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of The Walking Dead S05E06, “Consumed” – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 506
Airdate: November 16, 2014
Directed by: Seith Mann
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Matthew Negrete, Corey Reed

While the first three episodes of Season 5 of The Walking Dead provided a tight, focused storyline including pretty much the entire group (save for Beth), the last two episodes have gone further afield, as they have focused on people taken or otherwise departed from the group. Right now, if we consider all of the different PoV characters out there, there are actually four separate storylines sprung from that one single, cohesive story that we began with (with, of course, the mystery around Beth in the background). And if you consider the stinger from Episode 501, there is potentially a fifth. I’m pretty sure that this week we’ll see two, possibly three of those storylines reunited, leading us into the last two episodes of the first half of the season, and the inevitable big finish that we’re all expecting. Click through for my take on where we’re heading this week.

<<Spoiler Warning: This Sneak Peek of The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 6 “Consumed” includes promotional material from AMC, discusses recent episodes, and will speculate on future events.>>
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Episode: 504
Airdate: November 2, 2014
Directed by: Michael E. Satrazemis
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Matthew Negrete, Channing Powell (episode); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (graphic novels)

After three stellar episodes following the larger part of the group of survivors, we get to turn our attention to Beth, whose mysterious disappearance in Episode 513 has left us hanging for about eight months (actually just one week shy, as the episode aired on March 9). So, who are these mysterious people with the white crosses in their cars that pick people up off the road? Click through after the break for my complete review.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of The Walking Dead S05E04, “Slabtown” – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 504
Airdate: November 2, 2014
Directed by: Michael E. Satrazemis
Showrunner: Scott M. Gimple
Written by: Matthew Negrete, Channing Powell

Season 5 has hit us with three great episodes in a row, maintaining a frenetic and tense pace that I didn’t think would be sustainable. This isn’t a case of AMC and showrunner Scott M. Gimple blowing all of their shots and leaving nothing in the tank; in fact, if the previews (not to mention Daryl’s mysterious companion at the end of last episode) are any indication, the tension is about to get ratcheted up yet again. Click through to read my preview of tonight’s episode.

<<Spoiler Warning: This Sneak Peek of The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 4 “Slabtown” includes promotional material from AMC, discusses recent episodes, and will speculate on future events.>>
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