Written by John Edward Betancourt
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Another week on The Walking Dead and another week of the audience needing antacids and therapy after another intense episode that brought out a little more information on Michonne's past, a terrifying afternoon for Rick Grimes and new "friends" for Glenn that may be in the possession of an incredible revelation. So without further ado, let's get down to our recap of "Claimed"!
The Good: There is just a incredible intensity on this show since we hit the mid season finale and it continues to permeate week in and week out. Each week I feel nervous and jittery watching the events on screen and this week was no different, especially with the surprise guests that showed up in Rick's temporary way station. The looters were a terrifying surprise since they showed up out of nowhere and it was good to see Rick realized he was not only outnumbered but in no condition for a fight. He still did what he had to do and it seems like it was a miracle for him to choke out the big guy in the bathroom, but I can honestly say I have not seen Rick in this much danger since the first season of the show. I was also a big fan this week of Michonne revealing a few more details to Carl about her past...all before those good moments crashing down to earth with her discovery of the "Pink Room." That was a disturbing little piece of imagery and only added to the tension of the week. But of course, the big event of the week...Abraham's Revelation. We learned about his mission, why Eugene and his incredible mullet and there and it was a doozy, and also a little terrifying. Fans of the comic know what I'm talking about when it comes to Eugene and the trip to Washington D.C. but we are all wondering now if this potential journey will be the same as the comic and does Eugene truly know the cause of the plague?
The Bad: Would have liked to see a little more of the rest of the group this week and how they are holding up. Especially since Lizzie is the world's youngest Serial Killer. That's really my only complaint to be honest.
The Verdict: So far the back end of Season Four has my attention and this week was no different. I love the fact that Washington D.C. is now in play like it was in the comics and there is a darkness in this show that continues to be growing week after week and I still have a bad feeling about this so called Sanctuary...