Written by John Edward Betancourt
Another Monday is upon us, and while some may see it as the beginning to another week of drudgery, we here at Girls of Geek see it as a celebration as we bask in the awesomeness of The Walking Dead. So please join us as we settle in to recap last night's episode: "Sick".
The Good: In a word this episode was heartbreaking. Sure we had plenty of the break neck action that has been coming at us since Sophia died at the farm, but this was the first real break in that action, and with the characters finally having a moment to reflect on everything to this point, we saw that despite Rick’s change into a man who does what he needs to do, there is a still a conscience in there and with every kill and difficult decision, a little piece of that good man dies. Combine that with seeing the desperate hope that the survivors all display, their hunger and need to hang onto the possibility that somehow tomorrow will be a better day despite the reality of this awful world, it all brought this series to new heights. This is the world they live in now, pray for a better tomorrow, but be ready for the end.
The Bad: The only complaint that comes to my mind, is the brushing aside of Carl’s heroics. To go out, on his own and put down two walkers to make sure Hershel gets the supplies he needs is pretty awesome. In fact Carl is becoming a little bad ass, and this needed a little more focus.
The Verdict: Without a doubt, one of the best episodes of the series so far. Powerful, thoughtful and still satisfying to those who need their fix of zombie kills. For being an episode designed to give us a tiny break in the action, the buildup continues. I’m dying to know who else is curious about the prison and if this is already a stand out episode, I can only imagine what we are in for next week when we at last arrive in the town of Woodbury and spend a little time with a man named Philip Blake, who we will all come to know as The Governor.