the walking dead - ts-19 (1.6)
the season finale of the walking dead felt a lot like lost and that worries me. lost was so bogged down in superfluous plotlines, overarching themes and philosophical discussions that the writers backed themselves into a corner and gave us one of the most infuriating series finales ever. i found this hour of television almost as frustrating. and yet i still can't wait for next fall for the new season to begin.
so, the episode begins with jenner, the sole cdc survivor, letting them in, joking with carl and telling them there's hot water. they all get cleaned up, break bread and have a few drinks. they are all having a good time when shane demands some answers of jenner. and jenner doesn't really have any. later, rick tells jenner in confidence that he knows they're all eventually going to die, he's just trying to hold onto hope. shane confronts lori and attempts to rape her. andrea falls to pieces because she has lost all hope. the group once again confronts jenner and demands answers. the answers he gives are not good. he tells them what he knows, which isn't much. he shows them a mri of an infected woman's death. it was his wife and he was the one who killed her. he's lost hope as well and it seems he has let them in so he doesn't have to die alone. the cdc building has a self destruct mechanism and its been triggered. so, there is a choice to be made - stay and die or run and hold onto hope.
one stays and the rest make a break for it. but how long can they run? will morgan ever find them? and what exactly did jenner tell rick before they left?
its going to be a long ten months.