Written by John Edward Betancourt
THIS IS THE EMERGENCY SPOILER ALERT SYSTEM...YOU ARE ADVISED TO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK...
It's at the point now where there are four major holidays that happen in the fall. There will soon be plenty of turkey to be had and we will all enjoy stuffing ourselves to the point of shame. Then a few short weeks later we get to enjoy opening presents before we ring in the New Year.
But there is one more holiday that I am happy to celebrate with all of you, one that lasts well until next year...Walking Dead Day. That's right my fellow zombie fans, no more waiting, the dead have returned as Season 4 of The Walking Dead kicked off last night and man...it's good to have the show back. So let's not waste anymore time and get right down to our recap of "30 Days Without an Accident".
The Good: Quite frankly, this episode was fantastic. There is a new feel to this show with Scott Gimple taking over the helm and I like what he's done so far. I know it's only one episode in, but man, this was an incredibly engaging episode, even after starting in slow fashion. It may help that we care about these characters so much, but I was thrilled to see what they have all become after going through such hardships in Season 3. But this is a show about zombies and all the feel good moments can only be topped with the sheer terror of the living dead and last night did it in incredible style. I mean, the "Walker Storm" was nothing short of magnificent and Greg Nicotero and his team have outdone themselves with the makeup this year. But I think the part that I liked the most...is the fact that The Walking Dead has upped its game when it comes to storytelling, by adding a deeper thematic element that was beneath every scene. It's something new for the show and it was deep enough that I'm still pondering over it.
The Bad: Honestly, no complaints. But we have this part of the recap and well...I've said it before and I'll say it again, I have to write something here. I guess if anything was eh on the show...no Governor for starters and I guess the real bad part is the implications for the survivors in the prison with the death of Violet the pig and closing scene with Patrick. Clearly something has gone horribly wrong with the virus.
The Verdict: The Scott Gimple era of the show started off with a bang and I am excited to see how far he will take it. Stupid Sundays only coming once a week...