Written by John Edward Betancourt
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One of the finest shows on television is back again and believe me when I say that we here at Girls of Geek couldn't be happier. If we were out we rushed home to settle in and enjoy what was a powerful and incredible season premiere to The Walking Dead. So let's not waste any time and get right down to our recap of "No Sanctuary".
The Good: WOW, WOW, WOW! This was just a phenomenal episode on so many levels. The action, the story, the walkers, the show has truly outdone itself. We finally found out that the "people" of Terminus were indeed cannibals, and they got their just desserts for how they have treated Rick and his friends. It was a wholesale slaughter at Terminus on the show courtesy of Carol going all Terminator (see what I did there?) on those cannibalistic jackasses and it made for not only some incredible television, but it completely redeems Carol of her actions from last year. Welcome back to the group Carol, we missed you. But the fun didn't end there, this was an episode about our characters growing up. They did everything they had to do to survive and in the process, burned Terminus to the ground. But before it burned we do need to take a moment and talk about how absolutely brutal the opening scene of this episode was. I mean, the throat slitting...wow. I was not expecting the show to get this ballsy and I have a feeling it is going to keep pushing the envelope this year. It was also a surprising twist to see the show not take its time with a new location, we were in and out of this little hellhole in three episodes, but the character growth tonight was what blew me away the most. Badass Rick is back, Tyreese is pretty much a super hero and for the moment, the group is safe, and we got the sweetest plum of all...the return of Morgan. I don't care if it was only for a moment, he's back and I'm hoping we see more of him on the show this year!
The Bad: Hmm, the same complaint I always have, we only get one hour of this show.
The Verdict: Hands down of the best episodes the series has put together yet. It really delivered in every sense of the word and if this is how season five is going to stack up, I can't wait to see what happens next. Next week we meet Father Gabriel from the comics and I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of Gareth for that matter either. Could a big plot line from the comics be coming out of Terminus? I think so...comic fans you know what I mean, the "hunt" could be on.