"The Walking Dead" Episode 5 "Wildfire" Cast:
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffery DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Emma Bell, IronE Singleton, Norman Reedus, Andrew Rothenberg Director:
Frank DarabontEpisode Summary:
While the survivors' dead are buried, Andrea remains protective of Amy's body until it revives as a zombie, where she then apologizes and
kills her again. Jim reveals that he was bitten by a zombie in the
fight, and the living members decide to take him to the CDC, though
there are signs of conflict between Shane and Rick, as Shane believes
the trip to the CDC is a dead end. Some of the group split away,
deciding to return home, and the remaining members depart for the
Center. On the way there, the RV breaks down and Jim decides he wants
the group to leave him so he can be reunited with his dead family, who
may still be out there as zombies themselves. The group continues on,
arriving at the CDC building, where a crazed scientist has isolated
himself while logging tests on the zombie virus. When the group
prepares to leave thinking the building is empty, Rick notices the
cameras moving and begs for his group to be allowed in. The doors open
as the party begins to leave.
Overview: "The Walking Dead"
is a series that in it's 5th episode has already blew me away enough, that's hard for a TV series to do. Even shows such as "Lost"
had to give me a whole first season to be completely into it, and invest my time into it. This has showed me that zombies, aren't just zombies, the show doesn't even mention the word "zombie"
, it's more about the characters trying to survive, with the dead, and themselves. This episode has excelled the whole series for me on a steller level.
This episode takes place right after the Walkers attack the camp. Andrea still is mourning the death of Amy, and that whole thing with both of them really struck me, especially when Amy becomes a Walker, that whole act of still treating her as her own daughter even as she's trying to bite her really struck me as great acting, and great writing. Rick has a crazy idea to go to the CDC to stay there fro food, water, shelter, and protection. In terms of the plot of the episode this is probably my favorite out of the whole season already. The story is written so well and is conveyed greatly.
Everyone showed their acting chops in this episode. I'm more impressed, by Andrew Lincoln, towards the end when we see him become crazy, while he's shouting at the entrance of the CDC, was magnificient acting. Then it came to me when it comes Emmy season Andrew Lincoln will be nominated, and should win Best Actor In A Leading Role. Everyone else did great as always. This series has progressively become more a character study, than anything, and that's for the greater good. I care fro these characters, and that has to do with the actors on partaking their roles. When Jim told Rick he wanted to be left behind as he's slowly dying, to be with his family. That whole speech deserves an Emmy nod for writing in of itself.
Ernest Dickerson is in the directors chair this time around, and he did a great job with everything. It seems like all the directors making these episodes even if some of their other works haven't been...good, they have made each episode of "The Walking Dead"
that they directed, great, and improve on that each episode. He utilizing Glenn Mazzara's script fully. Can't wait fro more TV episodes from him.
Again like in every episode it feels real, everything of blood guts, rugged up clothes, and the feel of the whole series so far has been realistic, and looks awesome. The one scene that did it for me is that I have to mention is when the crew is embarking upon a new journey to the CDC in their cars. I remembered the song "Kaneda's Death"
, like "Sunshine"
, "Kick Ass"
, and the trailer fro "Adjustment Bereau"
. It's a enthralling tune that is symbolizing the gloomiest and tortures of paths unwinding. The visual style is just as good as the style of the whole graphic novel, and the show.
Overall: This is a perfect episode, for the series. it makes me even more exited for the season finale on Dec. 5. All the actors really showed their A-Game. It's all about choices...this episode...repercussions, ramifications and
consequences...typical things we should take care with in our own
The crescendo of this episode builds to a callous peak where you
wonder...with one more episode left for the season, is there going to
be a coherent point of turn for our ragtag group of survivors? This episode however is great. If I watch any episode over again, it'll probably be this one, and "Guts"
. For that I give Episdoe 5...
Episode 5 "Wildfire"
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