This weeks episode of The Walking Dead had a different feel than the premiere did last week. This week we are thrown head first into a big city completely ravaged by the undead. Rick is stuck in the tank still with Glenn on the radio trying to get him out while Lori and Shane are getting close in the woods back at the camp.
While I didn’t like this episode as much as I liked the first one, it was still pretty good. It strayed a bit away from the comic book, but that’s not a bad thing. Michael Rooker’s character, Merle, I could have done without, but I have a feeling this isn’t the last we’ll see of him. I thought the casting for Andrea was a little off based on the comics, but not a huge deal for me. Glenn is absolutely perfect and I loved his little quips, particularly when he read the dead guys license and mentioned that he was an organ donor…. classic.
Basically the whole episode is about a group of scavengers that came into the city from the base camp, where Lori and Shane are at, to find food and supplies for the rest of the group. Usually Glenn comes on these runs by himself, but some other people wanted to come along for some reason and it got them into a bit of a pickle. With zombies completely surrounding the department store that they are locked up in, they need to find another way out. After determining that the zombies can smell the fact that the survivors are alive, Rick gets the idea to chop up a dead zombie and cover themselves with his blood and guts. Once they are covered they start walking towards a construction site to steal a box truck so they can all escape. Well that would have been all good if it didn’t start to rain and wash off the smell. In the end they all made it out safely, except Merle who is still locked up on the roof, but considering the box of tools was knocked over before the last person left I think Merle will be cutting himself loose soon.
So overall I thought it was a decent episode. More zombies in this one, but didn’t have quite the same creepiness to it that the first episode did, but considering the situation they found themselves in, there was obviously going to be more action-type scenes when they are trying to escape. So I’m definitely still hooked into the show and will obviously be watching the rest of the season no matter what, I just really hope it gets picked up for a 2nd and 3rd season, hopefully longer than 6 episodes.