November 22nd, 2010
10:30 AM ET
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The plot moved along at a brisk pace on Sunday night's "The Walking Dead," at least compared to previous episodes. The script was written by the comic book's creator Robert Kirkman, and it turned out to be one of the strongest episodes so far.
For one thing, we learned of another group of survivors living in Atlanta, the Vatos. At first they appeared to be a street gang, having kidnapped Glenn during a zombie attack.
Rick's group (while still searching for Merle, who ended up taking their van) took one of the Vatos' men hostage as well, and attempted to trade him for Glenn. After the two heavily armed groups faced off, it was discovered that the Vatos were actually taking care of some of the elderly, using what medical knowledge they had between them. More and more, we see that things are not what they seem on this show.
Back at the camp, Jim appeared to be descending into madness, constantly digging holes up on a nearby hill. He said that he was persuaded to do this in a dream. Unfortunately, it turned out that he was something of a psychic, because zombies attacked the camp at night (a scene which started as one of the biggest jump-out-of-your-seat moments of the series so far).
Despite the return of Rick and crew, the camp suffered heavy casualties, including Amy, who had recently reunited with her sister, Andrea. Laurie Holden pulled off an extraordinary performance in this scene, in shock at her sister's sudden death.
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