The Walking Dead, Season 4, Episode 14, “Grove”


“Are You Mad at Me?!”

Season 2 grinded to a halt at Hershel’s farm and its too idyllic collection of live bodies and sexual innuendo. The Walking Dead has started to stall in the latter half of Season 4 until Grove. This with Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino) and her sis, Mika, collected with adults Carol and Tyreese and baby Judith. Until about 30 minutes in we are given the same character development episode that is starting to bog down this season. No more spoilers as more than one plot point ends here in tragedy.

Lizzie and Mika have had an important role in Season 4 as child protagonists. How would a 10 year old respond in such depravity and loss?

This is a special Episode for Melissa McBride (playing Carol). She has to sustain a mourning like no other single Episode in the series, and for good measure.

What a contrast these character development stories are as compared to Seasons 3 and the first half of Season 4. There is definitely a downbeat in action where every episode was a thriller. DC better be good. My comment drives from a re-watch of Season Three (now through Episode 9: Made to Suffer).

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