‘The Walking Dead’ season 4, episode 11 review: Eugene Porter goes to Washington
For readers of “The Walking Dead” comic books, one of the joys that comes from watching the episodes on AMC is seeing just how faithful the producers of the show are when it comes to the source material. They are not obligated in any way to stick to it, and at times, it is better that there are some changes to keep the story a little bit fresh. Having Daryl Dixon around is a nice way to do that.
But what we were very intrigued about this time around with “Claimed” is just how close the show chose to keep things when it comes to the arrival of Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita to the world. Their mission is the same: To get Eugene to Washington, since he is supposedly a scientist with the understanding as to how to stop the zombie outbreak. Eugene also has a glorious mullet, and Michael Cudlitz is awesome in the Abraham role.
Abraham and his team got to know Glenn and Tara this week, and they may not have liked all that they saw. Not only that, but we are pretty well convinced that there is something much darker to this Eugene than we are seeing already.
As for the nature of the other story, it was a little less exciting since it basically revolved around Rick stumbling and rolling himself out of harm’s way when his temporary home was taken over. The Michonne scenes were a little more compelling, but we wish that they were balanced more throughout the episode. There was such good stuff at the start of the episode, and not enough at the end.
In the end, “Claimed” was solid. A nice introduction to Abraham, but there wasn’t quite enough else to get us completely in love with it. Grade: B.
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