Episode 6 - Consumed
5 December 2014
Synopsis: Carol and Daryl stalk the police to the hospital in Atlanta. In flashback we see some of the missing pieces in Carol's story. They run into Noah and Carol is picked up by the police.
Apologies for the short review, I left for my holiday on the day of release.
I was really disappointed by this. I thought it utterly failed at both character development and tension. The flashbacks seemed to add nothing to our understanding of Carol. The discussions she had with Darryl seemed to revolve around the same old "can we go on?" bleating which didn't seem to reflect all she'd been through. There was also no hint of what kind of relationship the two of them have or any question about Darryl's feelings for Beth. You would think some mention of either would have come up. We also had the strange u-turn where Carol went from wanting to shoot Noah to saving him.
The lack of tension in the action scenes has become a big problem. It's Scott Gimple's one big failure and it's really damaging slow episodes like this one. It never felt like Darryl or Carol were in jeapordy (it didn't help that we already knew her fate) and they were implausibly stupid to get trapped in the teetering van before being implausibly lucky that it landed on its wheels.
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