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I didn't think the inevitable face-to-face between the Governor and Rick ultimately lived up to my (possibly too lofty) expectations, but it did the job, which is to prime the show for the final showdown.
The Walking Dead's No. 1 non-zombie antagonist finally met its troubled hero, Rick, face-to-face. If only they'd actually said anything worthwhile.
The thing is, "Arrow On The Doorpost" isn't really that bad. It's better than the two episodes before "Clear," and it brings Rick and the Governor together for their first (and probably last) face to face conversation.
This was a curious episode of The Walking Dead: Slow-moving but rife with drama, filled with some great off-handed moments and some less-great Big Moments.
What starts off looking like an episode filled with conflict is soon revealed as another exercise in treading water.
'Arrow on the Doorpost' does a decent job of preparing the characters and the audience for what's to come.
It was kind of a hollow climax to the episode.
Much like last week's episode, this week's, "Arrow on the Doorpost," plays with format and is indeed a welcome change from the show's usual one location per episode mentality.
An entire episode of chest-thumping and dick-measuring with ABSOLUTELY NO PAYOFF is a terrible idea for an episode.
"Arrow on the Doorpost" suffers from a few problems unique to the episode.
Something strange but excellent is happening with AMC's The Walking Dead lately.
The episode got off to a great start with a silent sweep through of the meeting place that was highly reminiscent of the season premiere, "Seed." I really enjoy seeing the characters move in a more tactical and thought out manner.