Originally Posted by ShatteredFlame
Last nights episode was actually great. Finally some nail biting tension and all of the drama seemed relevant (they didn't even waste time with the bores that are Darryl, Michonne and Tyreese). Hershel had the best character development in that one episode than anyone has had in forever and the entire keeping Carl safe view by Rick was finally able to pan out. Why can't more episodes be like that?
The reason more episodes aren't like last night's is because they wouldn't be as special otherwise. You need some slower story building episodes in order to get to the one that has the big payoff in it. That's what last night's episode was, the big payoff to what the first four episodes were building towards. If the show was nothing put high drama and fast paced action each week then the viewers would complain that there's too much going on all the time and they can't follow everything. Darryl, Michonne and Tyreese are boring? What?
Last night's episode was great. Herschel is the man and it was awesome to see Rick and Carl mowing down the herd of zombies with machine guns.