‘The Walking Dead’ Recap: Wildfire S1E5

Monday, November 29 by

Quickie Synopsis: Episode 5, in which our survivors deal with the aftermath of the zombie attack on the camp and eventually hit the road. Oh, and readers might be a little thrown off by a new twist…

Best bits:
Rick Radios Morgan.

Nice little monologue from Rick to Morgan summarizes what came before and gives us hope that Morgan will show up again.

Daryl Does This:

I might have yelled when his pickaxe went into the zombie head. The sound effect made it that much better/worse.

Andrea Won’t Let Go.

Well, we knew this was coming. Makes me like Andrea more though. She isn’t hysterical about it. Just cold and honest. I also like the moment that Dale shares with her a little later about his wife and her passing from cancer.

New Rule.

We don’t kill the living.

Carol Shares a Tender Moment with Ed’s Body.

And by that I mean, oh my God. Horrible nastiness with the pickaxe again! Over and over. In close-up this time. I can’t believe this show is on national television at like 7 pm.

Dale Catches Shane With a Bad Thought.

Shane’s got a pretty bad idea and Dale definitely caught it. Check out that look on Dale’s face. He’s like, “reflective vests, my ass.”

Jim’s Bite.

Man, the wound mixed with Jim’s poor, sad reaction (“I’m ok. I’m ok. I’m ok.”) and how they eventually leave Jim to be a free-range zombie?  I love this show.

Wildfire.

WTF? Do we have our first major deviation from the comic? Funny how we spend like 2 minutes with the new development before it’s totally wiped out.

The CDC.

Damn, outside the CDC is A LOT of bodies and A LOT of head shots. The door opening at the end is a good cliffhanger.

KILL OF THE WEEK

Kind of slim pickings here. I really wish they’d held off on a moment like this so the zombie of a loved one was a character that we knew better and cared more about. This scene would have been heartbreaking if Amy had been on screen for more than 3 minutes before this happened.

ZOMBIE OF THE WEEK

Zombie of the Week has to also go to Amy. We only had two zombies in the episode and the other one was a really snoozer with a real easy kill. Amy takes it for at least being a little sad.

Week 5 Zombie Kills: 2

Series Total: 62

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COMMENTS

  1. November 29, 2010 9:09 am

    P1Steven

    Ngarliest moment HAS to be as Carold strikes ED with the pick ax & his head slightly lifts with the ax. Is the CDC not in the comic at all? Is there somewhere I can go for a compare & contrast of the comic verse the TV series?


  2. November 29, 2010 9:09 am

    Anonymous

    CDC isn’t in the comic at all. In the comic Rick is hardly in Atlanta at all and they aren’t at the camp too long. Also, Shane doesn’t make it out of the camp, so that’s already changed and Darabont has said he definitely wanted to explore Rick and Shane’s relationship more. Where they go after the camp I won’t say in case you don’t know, because I’m pretty sure they’ll go there in Season 2.

    Sorry for the late reply. Busy week.


  3. November 29, 2010 9:09 am

    Tárcio Sales

    I want the 2nd seasson !!!! When the premiere it?