What did everyone think of this weeks episod of the Walking Dead Episode 510: "Them"?
I'm glad to see an episode with everyone in it this was a pleasant change. Not that I don't mind seeing an entire episode about a few cast members but it's nice to see the whole gang together.
This episode is what I like to call a "filler" episode and probably wont be a favorite for many of the fans. After last weeks episode and making the decision to push towards Washington the group struggles with hunger, thirst and each other. Sasha still dealing with the loss of her brother Tyreese acts out putting the other members of the group at harm causing tension between them.
During their journey they run across a pack of wild dogs which turned out to be a blessing because they found their next meal. Still lacking water they push on and after a brief cut scene where Daryl finally showed his emotion over the loss of Beth the group is left looking at a supply of water with a letter that read "From a Friend."
Not trusting anyone, Abraham slaps the bottle of water out of Eugenes hand worried that the water may be contamenated. This was a great moment because regardless of what happened in the past, Eugene lying to Abraham about a cure, they still care about each other, they're still family. Right after struggling with this the skies begin to fill with dark and ominous clouds and rain begins to rehydrate the group from their long hot journey. The rain quickly becomes too much and a storm begins pounding down on them. Daryl takes them to a barn he found while off scouting for water. After clearing the barn they set up camp for the night.
This leads to the 2nd most important scene in the episode. Daryl goes to check the barn doors when he noticed a large group of walkers looking to make their pressence known. One by one the other members of the group notice Daryl holding back the door. The scene was pretty intense and shows the group working together to hold off the walkers while a seemingly tornado is rolling through with the storm.
The following morning Maggie and Sasha take a walk with a music box that Carl gave Maggie earlier in the episode and that Daryl and fixed. When looking at the sun rise the open the music box and it still didn't work. But then, a rather well dressed and groomed man tell them "Hello! I'm Aaron and I'm a Friend. I'm looking for your leader Rick." Following that the music box kicks on and leaves us with quite the cliff hanger!
Like I said the episode dragged a bit but all in all the episode was executed perfectly. From the struggles of the team 2nd guessing either going to Washington or just life in general to the climactic scene of the group coming together to hold off the Walkers at the end. Followed by one of the best cliff hangers this season. Won't be many viewers favorite but it wasn't that bad.
What did you all think? Who is Aaron? How does he know Rick?
Posted by: Joe @thee.social.nerd