‘The Walking Dead’ season 5, episode 12 reaction: Alexandria’s unease

More news -If you are looking like “The Walking Dead” like a roller coaster, then Sunday night’s episode was one of the few installments that felt like you were slowly climbing up after a big fall. You know that something big is coming, but the question is how long it takes you to get there.

We would understand the fan criticism for sure that tonight’s episode was too slow; however, will it be worth it in the end? That’s to be seen, but this was all a very deliberate move on the show’s part to tone down some of the violence and the surprises for at least one hour and focus on trying to make the characters “comfortable.” For more on that, just take a look at what the episode’s director (and show executive producer) Greg Nicotero had to say to Entertainment Weekly:

“My hope for episode 12 is that basically we’re lighting a fuse. And we don’t know how long the fuse is, and we don’t know how long it is going to take for all of this to implode, but clearly our people are out of sorts being in this situation—especially having dealt with Woodbury and having dealt with Terminus and even Hershel’s farm, which was probably the safest place that they had lived for a long time period, and that ultimately imploded. So I do believe that there’s always this sense from our group like, listen, nothing is forever. And the big question is: Can we survive here?”

Ultimately, we feel pretty confident that it’s not going to work out … but part of the fun here will be seeing how everything starts to fall apart. Also, you have to wonder who is ultimately going to be responsible for the chaos in the end.

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