Spoilers and pictures after the break, so don't say you haven't been warned :)
Now the first episode back wasn't terrible...but it was mildly boring. Two things we learned:
Confirmed: the Governor is dead.
Confirmed: Carl can eat a LOT of pudding.
This episode was more of what I'd been looking for after the mid-season break. The group scattered, thrust into a survival situation, with zombies...err, walkers...shambling after.
Lots more questions answered, too. Judith is still alive (told ya!) and Carol is back.
The Carol/Tyrese/brat pack group learn about a potential refuge up the railroad tracks, but with a name like 'Terminus', I wouldn't get my hopes up.
Of course, we are also reminded once again that the group (and the writers) don't really know what their doing. Despite having survived a year or two after the zombie apocalypse, the group still, apparently doesn't get some basic things like:
- Have bug out bags with you/nearby in case you need to make a hasty retreat
- Establish rendezvous (RV) points for the group to gather and regroup, so you don't have to wander through the zombie infested forest looking for everybody
- Carry spare magazines for your weapons
- Communications equipment
Their leader looks like an 90s throwback version of Metallica's lead singer, James Hetfield, doesn't it? Shorter hair version.
Nice H&K, though.
The other dude's mullet, the chick's tied up t-shirt...Maybe they're time travellers form a forgotten George Romero flick?
I've only skimmed the comics up until the attack on the prison, so I have no insight on who these people might be. They don't look like cannibals, but I guess they never do, right?
Anyways, good times. What did you think?