Lately, it seems that The Walking Dead means to break our hearts, and then break them again for good measure. First there was the midseason finale, and the sight of that terrible bullet blasting through Beth’s lovely blond head. And then, after months spent licking our wounds and hoping for a brighter future, the show came roaring back… and stomped on our barely healed feelings again, leaving them as limp and deflated as a beanie hat, deprived of its owner, hanging sadly on a makeshift grave marker.
This week, though, The Walking Dead settled on a new tactic: Rather than break its audience’s hearts by ripping beloved characters from it, the show is now introducing new ones! You know, the better to destroy our every last fraying nerve.