Critic Consensus: With "Inmates," The Walking Dead continues to jump between separate bands of survivors, maintaining solid tension in the process.
as Rick Grimes
as Daryl Dixon
as Maggie Greene
as Carl Grimes
as Hershel Greene
as The Governor
as Beth Greene
as Morgan Jones
as Jessie Anderson
as Spencer Monroe
Critic reviews for Inmates
After cruelly toying with my patience last week, The Walking Dead pulled itself together enough to tantalize me into believing that the old girl may have some new zombie-feeding tricks left up her sleeve.
OF COURSE Carol would find Tyreese first - Tyreese, whose girlfriend she killed in cold blood for the greater good to stop the spread of the super flu throughout the prison. This adds some delicious tension to this group.
Told out of chronological order, the episode allowed viewers to see how seemingly minute details in one storyline were actually major developments in others. It was ambitious, like "After" was, and a welcome way to spice up the series.
I did find that the structure of the episode was unique... in that the timeline wasn't linear and often certain camera shots were replicated between groups to illustrate the crossing of paths at different times.
I liked a few moments and performances here and there, but "Inmates" mostly played like The Walking Dead trying to get from Point A to Point B while reminding us of various people's names and locations.
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