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Danielle Gillette is a Blast correspondent

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“The Walking Dead” – A (4.16) Season Finale Review

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Well, that was…violent. If you haven’t seen or read about the episode yet, I feel compelled to put a trigger warning here that it contains attempted sexual assault of a minor. If that’s in any way difficult for you to watch and/or read about, I’d be careful about what you consume regarding this episode. The(…)

“The Walking Dead” – Us (4.15) Episode Review

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So I’m still not over “The Grove” to be perfectly honest. It was just so chilling, and that’s definitely part of why “Us” ends up feeling pretty below average. The bulk of why it feels that way though is that this show follows patterns, and this is the typical softball setup to next week’s cliffhanger(…)

“The Walking Dead” – The Grove (4.14) Episode Review

“The Walking Dead” – The Grove (4.14) Episode Review 1

Well that was one of the most intense, dark, and well-acted episodes of The Walking Dead to date. Unless something truly spectacular happens in these next two episodes I’m going with “The Grove” as my favorite of the season. It had everything that makes me love this show: heavy character focus, crises of post-apocalyptic mortality,(…)

“The Walking Dead” – Alone (4.13) Episode Review

“The Walking Dead” – Alone (4.13) Episode Review 0

“Alone” started with another nearly-silent cold open, this one a flashback to Bob’s time on the road before he met up with the prison group. He was moping around in a haze of too-little sleep and too much alcohol, barely able to summon the effort to get himself away from walkers. Daryl and Glenn run(…)

“The Walking Dead” – Still (4.12) Episode Review

“The Walking Dead” – Still (4.12) Episode Review 0

This episode is one that’s practically guaranteed to split fans’ reactions in half. It’s a slow, character-driven episode that contributes little to the overall story arc for the season. People are either going to loathe it or love it. I’m going to go ahead and guess I’m in the minority of fans here when I(…)

“The Walking Dead” – Claimed (4.11) Episode Review

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When The Walking Dead goes full-on fascinating character mode, they really bring their A-game. I was not expecting to get more Michonne focus so soon after her backstory reveal in the midseason premiere, but thankfully one of the stronger arcs in “Claimed” follows her and Carl bonding as they scavenge for supplies. Their morning starts(…)

“The Walking Dead” – Inmates (4.10) episode review

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Even though the midseason premiere last week was great and all, it was so exciting to catch up with the rest of the scattered prison crew. So far, everyone’s alive, which is the good news. The other good news is that Carol is back (I know she kind of committed murder and everything, but she’s(…)

“The Walking Dead” – After (4.09) midseason premiere review

“The Walking Dead” – After (4.09) midseason premiere review 0

The Walking Dead is finally back, and while we don’t catch up with the whole cast of scattered survivors, we do get some sweet zombie-killing action, huge character moments for Carl, and my favorite thing of all, Michonne backstory! I love that the cold open was so quiet. It let us absorb the aftermath of(…)

“The Walking Dead” – Too Far Gone (4.08) Midseason Finale Review

“The Walking Dead” – Too Far Gone (4.08) Midseason Finale Review 0

Too Far Gone was one of the most absorbing episodes of The Walking Dead I’ve seen to date. It was fast-paced, it was action-packed, and I loved it. I haven’t literally shouted at my television since we saw the Red Wedding go down on Game of Thrones, and I think it’s a good thing when(…)

“The Walking Dead” – Dead Weight (4.07) Episode Review

“The Walking Dead” – Dead Weight (4.07) Episode Review 0

The Governor we all know and love to hate has returned in full force this week. Nobody really thought he was a changed man, right? Well, I guess Martinez did, but he found out the hard way that “Brian” hasn’t abandoned his ruthless ways just because he found a new family. It’s really the new(…)

“The Walking Dead” – Live Bait (4.06) Episode Review

“The Walking Dead” – Live Bait (4.06) Episode Review 0

“Live Bait” is a love-it-or-leave-it kind of episode of The Walking Dead. If you’re anxiously awaiting Daryl’s reaction to Carol’s banishment or if you hated every second the Governor was on the screen last season, this was not the episode for you. On the other hand, if you enjoy watching a broken villain pull himself(…)

“The Walking Dead” – Internment (4.05) Episode Review

“The Walking Dead” – Internment (4.05) Episode Review 0

After spending all of last week’s episode outside the prison walls, “Internment” took us back inside the sick ward to see what we’d been missing. Turns out we were missing a whole lot of Hershel being the hero and a whole lot of people coughing up blood. Rick returned from his drive without Carol, but(…)

“The Walking Dead” – Indifference (4.04) Episode Review

“The Walking Dead” – Indifference (4.04) Episode Review 0

“Indifference” is a fitting title for this week because that pretty much sums up how I feel about it. There were moments I loved, don’t get me wrong, but as a whole it’s certainly not the best hour The Walking Dead writers have given us. After last week’s tension-filled quarantine drama, it was an abrupt(…)