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"Here's Not Here" is a stand-out installment of The Walking Dead, using Morgan's backstory as a powerful reminder of what it means to be human.
It's irritating when a show you've been following for 68 episodes reminds you for the umpteenth time that its fictional world is, in fact, insane.
Sunday night's episode "Here's Not Here" was a 90-minute palate-cleanser after last week's bloodbath where we lost Glenn. Instead, we spent a powerful, reflective evening catching up with Morgan,
Lennie James is one of the strongest actors in the Walking Dead ensemble, and it's a genuine pleasure to see him play this material against a talent of Lynch's caliber.
We needed a break. Instead, we get a breakdown.
Morgan's story needed to have some holes filled in, and one of the great things about this show is that the writers are confident enough to take this excursions from time to time away from the main story.
"Here's Not Here" is a standout episode of The Walking Dead, following in the show's legacy of building terrific, standalone hours built around a singular idea or story.
While this episode didn't answer the burning question everyone had about Glenn's fate, it was probably one of the best we've seen as far as mid-season episodes go.
I hesitate to bemoan anything about "Here's Not Here" as unrealistic or uninteresting, it just doesn't feel particularly necessary to the story, at least yet.
The Walking Dead can be as compelling as any other quiet character drama on television. That happened again in "Here's Not Here," which felt refreshing because it found the tranquil beauty in looking at this horrible world through a different set of eyes.
This is another great episode in what has so far been a tremendous season of The Walking Dead.
Aikido changed Eastman, and it quickly changes Morgan. Good thing, too, because a therapist is pretty hard to come by in post-apocalyptic Georgia.
I have a feeling that this is the episode that people will skip when re-watching this season on Netflix or DVD in a year or so.