Critic Consensus: "TS-19" closes out The Walking Dead's debut season by offering the answers to key questions while advancing the show's overall arc.
as Rick Grimes
as Dr. Jenner
as Daryl Dixon
as Carl Grimes
as Morgan Jones
as Jessie Anderson
as Spencer Monroe
Critic reviews for TS-19
What's appealing about the story is that quite often, the drama is mundane, having more to do with family and interpersonal relationships rather than Big Philosophical Questions about life, death, and hope.
It gave viewers a chance to see the group's inner emotions and thoughts.
Very smartly in this episode we get a brief insight into the work of Dr. Edwin Jenner (who we met briefly at the end of the last episode) and what he is doing all alone in the underground base.
"TS-19″ was just as great as all the previous episodes of the series. When I watch The Walking Dead, I forget that I'm not watching a movie, and am ALWAYS disappointed when the credits roll.
Still, after this finale, it's clear that the series needs to shake something up, because, yet again, it took a terrific, compelling, original-for-TV premise that could be so good - and sunk it with tired old clichés.
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