A Look Back at Wildfire (TWD Epx105)
BG Blogger takes a look back at the fifth episode of The Walking Dead
It’s been a busy week, but I’m finally ready to continue my TWD flashback series. This time, we’re taking a look at Wildfire, Episode 105 of The Walking Dead.
This episode is named after the CDC’s operation to try and stop the mysterious pathogen that caused the zombie outbreak. It’s one where the group dwindles in size once again and finds our survivors dealing with the aftermath of the walker attack that occurred at the end of Vatos.
Let’s dig into the episode:
This line stands out to me as it’s the first time we really see Glenn being anything but agreeable and easy going. It shows a lot about his character–he is willing to stand up when it matters most. This scene was really the first taste of that we got, I think.
Similarly, this line stands out:
as we get a different look at Carol. I was surprised the first time I watched this episode that she had the strength to follow through and kill Ed before he could be resurrected. Now, when I watch the scene, I see the first signs of the woman that Rick called a force of nature this season.
When Daryl wants to kill Jim, Rick says this to him:
When I rewatch knowing what I know now, this line gives me the chills because that line has been pretty much obliterated at this point in the show, at least for Rick.
This episode also has one of the few moments where I agree with Lori. It comes when they’re arguing about what to do next, and she says that they should take time to bury their dead because–
I’m going to do a more in-depth look at the scene with Jim and Rick in the RV a bit later, but I couldn’t leave out this line–
Jim had another line I loved later on–
Most of Wildfire has a dark tone it, but when Rick is trying to raise Morgan on the radio there is this shot of the sun rising over the ruined city of Atlanta. It’s shown just as Rick is telling Morgan that he found his family. The moment is like a bright spot rising out of the darkness of the events in the previous episode just like the sun lighting up the morning sky. If Rick found Lori and Carl, there seems to be hope that Morgan might find Rick as well, but we know that’s not to be for the foreseeable future.
When Amy wakes up, it’s heartbreaking, but the scene is shot so beautifully. And last but not least there is this fantastic shot when the door opens.
I really didn’t like Andrea on my first watch of The Walking Dead. But each time I rewatch the episodes I like her more and feel like I understand her better.
Future events ended up making me lose most of my sympathy for Shane but I still cringe when Rick says this to him:
Of course, that doesn’t stop me from swearing at him when this happens a few seconds later:
In Wildfire the Morales family left the group. I always wondered if we’d ever see them again.
We also lost Jim. While we don’t know how things turned out with him either, it’s certain that he’s dead whether he’s walking or been put out of his misery.
So there’s my look back at Episode 105! 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!