A Look Back at Nebraska (TWD Epx208)
BG Blogger takes a look back at the fourteenth episode of The Walking Dead
Hey, hey Deadheads–ready to flashback with me again? We’re up to Nebraska, The Walking Dead Episode 208. Let’s get right to it, shall we?
There are once again a few lines that I really love from this episode. The first comes early in the episode when Glenn is discussing the future with Maggie. He expresses doubt that he’s not sure how the group will go on, saying:
I think in a lot of ways the reason why Sophia stepping out of the barn was so powerful is that both the characters and those watching the action unfold on their TV screens lost hope that day. It’s not often that a child dies in a television show, and the reality that one could in this world hit me as hard as it seemed to hit the group. To me, this line perfectly captures that.
The entire speech that Carol gives when she’s discussing Sophia’s fate is poignant and delivered perfectly by Melissa McBride, but the above line is my favorite part of it. I picture Sophia stepping out of the barn every time I hear it. Similarly, I love the whole conversation between Hershel and Rick at the bar, but this line always stands out to me:
and this is another moment where I feel like what the characters are experiencing is being completely shared by the audience. We wonder, too, how many characters we’re going to have to say goodbye to. Personally, I’ve lost count by this point.
On a lighter note, this Darylism always cracks me up:
I think my favorite moment in the show is when Shane and Dale exchange words.
I love how they continue to represent what man aspires to be in good times and what man becomes during bad ones, and both Jeffrey DeMunn and Jon Bernthal are amazing in this scene.
It’s hard for me to put my finger on why I like it so much, but this is my favorite shot in the episode:
I think it might be the contrast between how Shane acts through the rest of the episode and how tender he is with Carol here. I also like the way the shot is composed. Being able to see the woods in shadow makes me think of how the group had hoped so badly that they would find Sophia in that forest.
I think I’ve seen this episode seven times now, and I still jump every time walker Annette grabs Beth like I don’t know it’s coming. After watching Season 6, this line from Glenn:
Glenn ultimately was able to tell Maggie how he felt, but Denise never got that chance. I also can’t let a flashback of this episode go by without taking the time to acknowledge that this is the first episode since the zombie apocalypse where Rick kills a human, shooting Dave first
and then Tony.
So there’s my look back at Episode 208! Now it’s your turn to tell me what you remember, love, hate or wonder about the episode. Let me know in the “Comments” section or tweet me!