AMCs The walking deadas a rule it is not the kind of series that provides much belly laughs. Maybe there are chuckles during some of their own strangeness or the occasional descent, but mostly wants to convey the danger and fear that pervades the world of the show. I guess that was the case with tonight’s episode of “Inside,”, But it failed spectacularly. Emphasis on the spectacular.
I know I’ve talked about it before (we’re in season 11, I’ve talked about it all before), but other than random assholes and the Savior, human enemies The walking dead they tend to be funny in one form or another. It started with Governor (David Morrissey), who kept the severed heads of zombies in the aquarium in his living room, and his daughter with zombies in the closet. It’s been recently Reapers, who play zombie apocalypse as if he were a first-person shooter. The WhispersSaid Nuff. Still, I believe tonight’s new enemy has surpassed them in terms of ridiculousness.
“Inside” mostly wanted to be a traditional slasher film, which is a really interesting choice for a show that is primarily a horror drama. It begins with the long-awaited return of Connie (Lauren Ridloff, who was busy creating Marvel’s Eternals), still with Virgil (Kevin Carroll), fleeing zombies and perhaps other creatures to a spooky house for shelter. The tropics immediately begin to mount, as Connie finds ridiculous old pictures and photographs – as if they were from the villa– with pierced eyes. Understandably, Connie has gone insane, and even more so when she sees a bloodshot eye staring at her from a hole. She runs to Virgil and signs that they have to leave, but he points out that she hasn’t slept in days and is still quite traumatized by getting stuck in a collapsed cave with a bunch of zombies. She suggests that she may see things, but she is so upset that they check the house again and find nothing … until the door slams shut, separating the two of them, and the killer – or to say the killers – begins his attack. Connie is chased through the house, into a basement whose floor is covered in human bones. It is clear that very bad people live here.
I guess Ridloff, who is deaf in real life, was cool with the episode and felt the disability in the script was treated sensitively. But it is so effective in raising the tension that it almost feels a little exploitative. Whenever Connie was alone, the episode fell silent to mirror her, and knowing she couldn’t feel anyone sneaking up behind her, I was on the proverbial edge of my seat. When he sees someone sneaking up behind Virgil and can’t say anything, it’s a nervous thing. And when Connie, who is trapped behind a wall and can only go out to reveal her presence but not her identity, and a panicked Virgil starts stabbing the wall with a knife, I think, forget about it. Still, putting them in the “killer is in the house” scenario is inherently silly The walking dead because there are countless killers outside the house, but the show undermines that because of some real intimidation. The problem is killers, or rather, killers.
I call them Pakk because – and I literally laugh as I write this – in the 13 years since the beginning of the apocalypse they have become completely wild. They walk on all fours. They speak almost exclusively by growling and barking. They wear nothing but primitive underwear. Through their grumbling, they somehow managed to communicate with each other to get Connie and Virgil into the House of Death. I thought it was funny when the people of Terminus turned into cannibals five minutes after the start of the zombie apocalypse in the fourth season, but the pack takes the cake. I want you to close your eyes and think about how, if the dead were walking the Earth, at what point would it be a reasonable decision to climb all fours instead of walking upright. Would that be in the first 12 years? Because here we are the TWD timeline. Then you might wonder when you would move into a wardrobe of exclusive material, and also forget how to talk to half a dozen people who at some point had to talk about which room to put all their bones in.
Even Connie looks less terrified when the pack is discovered. They’re stupid as rocks, they don’t have weapons, they run on all fours so they’re slow, and if they bite you (and they will!) You won’t turn into a zombie. It’s a package least threatening group of bad guys in The walking dead universe. Want to know how Connie beats these nincompoops? She smears herself with some of the zombies and opens the damn front door to let the zombies in, and the zombies eat them. However, when Connie and Virgil escape, several more P.ack members begin to surround them – to have Kelly’s slingshot give them a brain right away. The two sisters reunited, and this is proof of the acting cubes of Ridloff’s and Angel’s theory that the scene is as touching as it is given, basically people wear diapers under their feet.
Meanwhile, in a less entertaining story, Daryl (Norman Reedus) is having a hard time with the reapers. They force him to torture another Alexandrian they caught, only to check if they are still secretly in agreement, which Daryl unfortunately does (but does a lot). When the guy finally tells them about the house on the Meridian where everyone was supposed to be – about the real house, to my surprise, from I assumed he was going to lie – Pope (Richie Coster) sends a group that includes Leah (Lynn Collins) and Daryl to check it out. He is able to warn Maggie (Lauren Cohan) that danger is imminent by shaking the power cord outside the house, so she, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and another guy can hide in the basement. Some tricks followede: Daryl is constantly trying to suggest that they look elsewhere and that’s why they call him names, then he must run a rug over the door of the curtain leading to the basement; i Carver (Alex Meraz) The reaper is still distrustful of Daryl and the asshole, and it turns out it’s because he’s angry. Daryl broke Leah’s heart. Daryl manages to speak loudly and very randomly about the number and defense of the reapers, for Maggie’s benefit. Then she and the others run away. Everything is OK.
What it is not it is okay that, when the detachment returns, a brilliant Pope awaits them, announcing to them that, as they left, he continued to torture the prisoner until he “got everything [he] required of him. “Then something whispers to Carver, who laughs and glares at Daryl. If I were Daryl, I’d start running the other way right away. Daryl doesn’t do it. But that trouble is for next week, and today we must honor the memory of the pack that was given to us. too fast.Farewell Rex, Buddy, Lady, Lucky, Hooch, Mutt Damon, Mary Puppins, Droolz, Pope Bonipoochie III, and Arfster.I take comfort in knowing that you are playing fetch in the sky, with only human skulls instead of sticks.
- If you’re wondering why there was a razor hole behind the closet mirror, some old houses brought them back when the razors weren’t disposable. If they were thrown in the trash, they could pretty much mess up a garbage man or a curious kid, so they just inserted right into the opening … where they stayed forever. There was one in the apartment I rented once. The more you know!
- Virgil became a pretty good guy. After Michonne was in a mess again in season 10, gives Connie her knife to make sure she can escape. He says Michonne gave him an opportunity (sparing him) that he is sure Connie should pass on. I am happy that he was saved.
- If anyone can explain to me why the pack wasn’t eaten by zombies in the first three days of their decision to stop walking like humans, I’d love to hear it.
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