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With "Heads Up," The Walking Dead offers the resolution to a major cliffhanger, but with frustrating results.
The good news is that, limp Glenn revelation aside, this episode is much stronger than the last few.
I don't know, but I'm pretty sure I would have enjoyed this reveal much more without the whole speculation circus of the last three weeks.
I'm inclined to call "Heads Up" one of the best episodes of The Walking Dead's sixth season so far.
The episode proceeds to efficiently, if predictably, tie up a series of loose ends.
I realize this is all largely subjective, but for me the bottom line when it comes to any plot device is: Does it enrich the story? Or distract from the story? I doubt I'm the only one who's felt distracted for the past few episodes.
[A]n hour that exhibits the same blatant narrative repetition of previous episodes to a frustrating degree.
What a terrible, terrible idea this was, to drag out all half-season.
In creating false suspense and undermining the life-or-death stakes it thrives on, The Walking Dead just lost at its own game.
The only way to come back from the whole thing now is to do something HUGE with the character next. Something that excuses and makes us forgive his ludicrous survival.
That's how you end an episode.
The best parts of "Heads Up" were definitely the beginning - which finally cleared up the whole Glenn debate/debacle - and the very end.
To be fair, his escape felt more feasible than I'd guessed.