It offered us our first glimpse of this ruthless bunch, and they could end up being just as formidable foes as The Whisperers.
I realise that’s a high statement, but I’m basing it on the brutal aspect of “Hunted,” in which Maggie, Negan, Alden, Gabriel, and a few other survivors were rushing to avoid the bad guys who wanted them dead.
The combat at the beginning of the episode was aesthetically magnificent. The frantic urgency of the events as they were being hunted underlined why Maggie has been attempting to elude them for so long.
If you watch The Walking Dead online, you’ll notice that the show likes to pay homage to classic horror films, and the Reaper arriving stealthily behind Maggie was horrifying.
Maggie is a survivor; therefore, I was beaming from ear to ear when she placed the glass bottles on the doorknobs to tell her that these strangers had opened the doors.
On the other hand, there appear to be so many of them that they may appear anywhere. When Maggie was walking, I gasped so loudly that a knife flew into the shot.
If Angela Kang and her team of writers were trying to keep us guessing, they succeeded. The characters’ attempts to survive away from the protection of their villages made for compelling television.
Maggie’s loss of the majority of her crew came as no surprise. Some may see it as payback for what she did to Gage in The Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 2, but having to rely on Negan is something I never expected to happen in terms of storyline.
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This is the same man who abandoned her just a few episodes ago, but it’s a shame that all of these characters were deemed disposable in the name of driving Maggie toward the man she despises the most.
Maggie’s group was interesting, and they had a lot of potentials. They might have had a bigger purpose if this wasn’t the final season.
Unfortunately, I was shocked Alden wasn’t bitten in the trailer scene. The clever editing before the programme made it appear too clear, but at the very least, he gets to live another day for the time being.
Negan’s willingness to abandon everyone was unsurprising. You can’t have anybody holding you back in this survival game. Unfortunately, Alden was a liability, and hauling him along for the voyage would have slowed them significantly.
At the very least, Alden wasn’t too far gone to realise what needed to be done. The one ray of optimism in all of this is that Alden had somewhere to stay, but he could end up being used as a negotiating chip by the Reapers or another organisation down the road.
Maggie and Negan, on the other hand, still have a long way to go. The key concern will be getting somewhere safe and returning to pick up the remaining passengers.
Whether you like it or not, the two of them need each other to live. They’ll never be able to be friends, but they might be able to be civil to one other.
Gabriel’s sudden transformation could be cause for alarm. I know he killed the man in the extra episodes, but he didn’t kill the Reaper in this episode because it felt all too similar to the scenario in the episodes with a smaller cast and crew.
Gabriel has been around for a long time, and we need to give him a satisfactory arc before the series ends. There has to be a cause for his change of heart, and without him revealing it, the tale appears to be lacking in substance.
The happenings in Alexandria were strange, to say the least. Rosita had recently been given very little to work with, so it was unexpected for her to begin talking about a dream concerning Abraham.
Could it be a forewarning, or could it be that the lack of resources and hope has everyone in Alexandria frazzled? What’s transpired is causing them to lose hope by the hour, and who can blame them?
Carol had no choice but to kill one of the horses in order to feed the humans. You could tell how much that hurt Carol on the inside, but she’s the individual who understands what needs to be done to keep the town going.
While the visuals and jump scares were excellent, this was The Walking Dead Season 11’s weakest episode to date. I liked how the episode started with a scene that would normally be described as a dream or a vision.
There was a lot of discussion going on. Because of everything going on outside of Alexandria, it was startling at times. Every time we returned to the doom and gloom of the soon-to-collapse town, the episode’s flow was disrupted.
In the future episodes, the series should hopefully pick up the pace again.
Watch The Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 3 Online
At the time and date mentioned above, you may watch ‘The Walking Dead’ season 11 episode 3 on AMC.
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