Is it just me, or is the second half of Walking Dead's season 4 feeling kind of … meh so far? I can't really put my finger on what I'm not loving about these episodes, but the tension just hasn't been there for me. Even that wonderfully-shot scene of Rick evading the house intruders last week didn't keep me glued to the TV like it should have.
Still, even a tepid Walking Dead is more entertaining than most shows out there right now (excepting True Detective, of course, which I sincerely hope you are watching), and I'm definitely looking forward to Sunday's show. Because for those of us who have been suffering from Acute Daryl Dixon Deprivation, it looks like this next episode is going to address that in a big way.
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Based on the teasers and promos released for this week's episode, titled "Still," it looks like we're going to get a heavy dosing of Daryl on Sunday. Well, and Beth too, since they're still on the run together.
Here's the promo for "Still," which features more of her journal entries in voiceover format:
Total aside but what's up with these long wispy post-apocalyptic hairdos? Wouldn't that kind of hair be impossible to manage without showers and styling tools and whatnot? Carol and Michonne are basically the only women with reasonable zombie hair.
Anyway, the next couple of clips are more interesting, starting with this scene of the two of them doing an equally masterful job of surviving in the woods:
Uh oh, Daryl finally broke an arrow. But no worries: there are plenty of varmint alternatives. Squirrel's off the menu, folks, but we've got a special on stick-stabbed snake! And how about Beth and her mad fire-making, zombie-proximity-alarm skills? Put that shit on Pinterest, Beth!
Here's the final sneak peek, which shows Beth and Daryl hiding from approaching walkers in an abandoned car:
So I guess that's supposed to be super scary and all, but I'm kind of distracted by the idea of being shut up in a trunk with Daryl. Not a bad way to go, is all I'm saying.
Last but not least, here is AMC's official synopsis for the episode:
An enlightening mission springs from a request from one of the group members.
Well now, that's interesting. The word "mission" makes me think of the Abraham/Eugene/Rosita storyline, but I doubt that's what this is referring to. What sort of mission would be enlightening, I wonder? And does the request stem from either Daryl or Beth? Maybe it's something to do with hope, as Beth mentions in the first clip?
Hard to say, but we'll find out tomorrow. Are you looking forward to this Walking Dead? How are you liking the second half of the season?
Image via AMC