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"Chokepoint" brings a welcome dose of crunchy action to The Walking Dead, spotlighting Norman Reedus' physicality while introducing an intriguing new gang of rogues into the mix.
An adventure that seems dire at first but ultimately works out for the best. If that sounds a lot like the structure of "Bounty" from a few weeks ago, you'd be correct, but that episode was rock solid and this one follows suit.
This is not how you write serious villains. If we already know the main hero can beat the main villain, what's the jeopardy?
Another superb episode which gives us so many things to enjoy and appreciate.
The Walking Dead jumped back on the horse and delivered another exhilarating episode, successfully combining heroism, old-school horror, humor, and even a Western flair in "Chokepoint."
One of the more challenging types of episodes to review because it's 50% awesome. The other half, involving Carol and Ezekiel dealing with a whole new faction, with even more characters to mix into the show's bubbling broth, is middling stuff.
"Chokepoint" finds a duality in how two different groups of people deal with a threat... This kind of storytelling structure goes a long way in delivering meaningful looks at how each character tackles a situation.
The Walking Dead is great at storytelling, but sometimes they slow down the story a bit too much. If it weren't for the Daryl vs. Beta fight, this would have been a very boring episode.
This week's chapter in the Whisperer saga felt a burst of adrenaline from a one-on-one, hand-to-hand brawl between Daryl and Beta, showing what both are capable of.
Still reeling from Carol's amazing approach to winning those highway pirates over by the promise of watching a movie again... I think the Kingdom's film-related advancements are becoming my favorite element of Season 9.
It was the fight I didn't even know I wanted, but once I got it, my life felt complete. There is something about Beta's huge size and Daryl's wiry... Daryl-ness that just make for a perfect fight.
"Chokepoint," at the moment, is one of the better episodes of one of the better seasons of The Walking Dead, and serves as a latter-season highlight for the show, which has shown improvement under Angela Kang's guidance.
"Chokepoint" was, for the most part, a fantastic episode. It's certainly the first episode of 9B that had me on the edge of my seat. Mostly that's because of Beta (Sons of Anarchy's Ryan Hurst) who is just wonderfully scary and intimidating.