Well, I really enjoyed last night's episode. It seems they listened to fans' complaints about the show moving too slow in previous seasons, and are ramping things up.
Loved the cold opening tonight. One of the best, and this show has had some great cold openings. When the mom said something like "we see them honey" when Enid warned her walkers were coming, it was both funny and kind of heartbreaking. How many good, decent suburban, middle class parents just like that died in the zombie apocalypse because they were just way out of their depth? I'm guessing a lot. Not every housewife and 9-5 dad are going to transform into Carol-esque badasses when it hits the fan.
And that turtle scene? Gross. We've seen worse on this show, to be sure, but that scene grossed me out more than most of them. And anyone else notice that those turtle bones made no anatomical sense? That turtle sure had a lot of chicken leg bones in its head. (Nitpicking, it was a great scene)
The Wolves' attack on the town was excellently acted and directed. But I'm getting a little fatigued with the whole "crazy group attacks and destroys sanctuary, proving humans are more dangerous than the walkers" motif. I'd like to see the Walkers be the primary antagonist for a while.
My predictions (none of which are based on spoiler-ish comic book knowledge):
- Rick's group manages to re-direct the herd back to the road and carry out their ill-conceived original plan. But someone will die in the process. I'm thinking....Sasha.
- Enid was some sort of sleeper agent for the Wolves. She practically said as much to Carl this ep. before they were interrupted. This would explain why she kept sneaking out of the town and how the Wolves knew the perfect moment to strike. Maybe she had to do this as an initiation of some sort, and next time we see Enid she'll have a "W" on her forehead.