Synopsis: Daryl (Norman Reedus) becomes separated from Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) following an ambush and runs into a small group of people that are on the run from someone. Despite their earlier attempt to steal from him and take him prisoner, he decides to help them escape the people pursuing them.
Final Thoughts from The Walking Dead Episode "Always Accountable"
Thoughts from the season 6 television episode that first aired November 15, 2015.
One of my biggest complaints about this series over the past few weeks is the way former main characters have been pushed to the background. This includes Daryl, who we have barely seen this season. This episode gave him a chance to be relevant again and it did a good job of that.
But, is He the Same Guy?
One thing I noticed about Daryl in this episode is he doesn't seem to be as sharp as he used to be. And, because of that, I do wonder if maybe he's becoming a bit too soft.
To be fair, the sudden ambush early on in the episode was something I don't think anyone saw coming, especially since we don't even know who is behind it yet. But, he allowed himself to be caught off guard and captured by a group of people who, in the past, would never have been able to get a jump on him. It does make me wonder if maybe, when he decided to leave the group earlier this season, he was making the right decision.
I Was Very Glad to Watch the New Comers Leave
One of my biggest concerns with this episode was, when we were introduced to Dwight (Austin Amelio) and his crew, we would have even more regular characters on this show. As I've said in the past, this series has become a bit too watered down as far as the cast goes and needs to thin it out considerably before adding new characters. Needless to say, I was glad (and not very surprised) when Dwight pulled his gun and stole Daryl's bike.
But, Who Was Chasing Them?
We got some vague answers, at best, about who they were fleeing from and I suspect this will become a bigger part of the series in the near future, especially since Abraham and Sasha killed some of their group (albeit in self defense).
The fact Daryl told Dwight about Alexandria will likely come into play with this one. Sure, he didn't reveal too many details. But, even the existence of that town is something you don't want to talk about to the wrong people and, let's face it, Daryl didn't exactly do a good job screening them first.
Abraham is Looking for Another Girlfriend?
One of the big reveals from this one was Abraham letting Sasha know he had the hots for her. But, there's just one problem with that. Isn't he already with Rosita (Christian Serratos)? Or, did they break up and I'm just completely forgetting that? If they didn't, then this show could reach some soap opera-like awkwardness.
This one was a little better than some of the episodes we've seen previously and did a good job of setting up a future story involving yet another group of well-armed survivors that don't seem afraid to take what they want. That, along with the fact there was actually some action in it, made it enjoyable to watch.
My Grade: A
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