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"Indifference" takes it to the street as survivors search for supplies, in an episode successfully driven by human drama and culminating in a high-stakes choice between Rick and Carol.
"Indifference" does a good job of developing and justifying both characters [Rick and Carol], and while it's frustrating to see Carol leave, it had to be done.
A very possible reason why I happen to like this Carol so much is because she is an actual, three-dimensional character as opposed to "that lady with short hair that helps out with the kids and stuff in the group."
The real action is of the human variety, as the true natures of Carol and D'Angelo Barksdale (who's earned enough screen time to warrant a real name now, Bob) are revealed. Neither is pretty.
On a character level, some major shifts were taking place, including a much clearer vision of just how much Carol had changed since the apocalypse took place.
As a balance to the talky nature of the episode, the sequences that bookend it are heavier on visual and musical emphases and lend added dimension to what's otherwise fairly conventional material.
We suppose it comes down to this: at its worst, this show subjected us to a bunch of annoying, poorly defined people doing dumb things in boring storylines.
Not the most exciting hour, to be certain, but one that certainly opens up additional possibilities for the season, and reminds us what we've let go of in following this group for so long.
The Walking Dead continues to deliver provocative episodes with an emphasis on subtle, but profound, emotional shifts and some of the most nuanced character development in this history of this series.
'Indifference' is an excellent and potentially game-changing outing for one of television's very best drama series.
While I'm still looking forward to seeing the repercussions of the fast-moving sickness, "Indifference" proved just how much more exciting and interesting the show can be when the characters are back on the move.
"Indifference" was the best character-driven episode of the refocused season, probably because everyone wanted to kill themselves by the time it ended.
Despite the apparent dismissal of a major character, it feels as though the show was more concerned with making a series of thematic jabs than it was with landing a significant emotional blow.