'The Walking Dead' recap: The Wolves are here

October 19, 2015 3:16 AM

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Just survive somehow. That's the meaning of the message Enid left everywhere she traveled on her own, a mantra to keep her going through this world. It's also an ideal that separates the citizens of Alexandria, and to be honest, Morgan, from Rick and our group who have been outside for so long. Just surviving somehow is a license to do anything and everything to stay breathing, something neither Morgan nor the Alexandrians are willing (or in the case of some, able) to do. To them, there are lines you don't cross. To Carol and Maggie and Carl and the rest, those lines are blurrier. As the Wolves show themselves and the citizens of Alexandria finally are fighting for their own lives, how far everyone is willing to go to survive is finally becoming much clearer. It's good news for some, very bad news for others.

How many times has this show used this device: A cold open that is silent (or near-silent in this case) that establishes the backstory of a new character? This is certainly the fourth or fifth time at this point. It's an effective way to establish a person's particular tragedy in this world where tr...

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