It seems that the danger does not stop in this last season of The walking dead (Frank Darabont and Angela Kang, since 2010); at least, as far as certain characters are concerned. After the compromised situation for the group of survivors Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan), Gabriel Stokes (Seth Gilliam), Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and company in which the episode “Acheron : Part II ”(11×02), the following, titled “Hunted” (11×03), It begins in a brutal way, at the same point where they were and without wasting time with any circumlocution.
Californian director Frederick EO Toye offers us very effective planning for describe and inflate images The anguish of what happens, following the script of his compatriot Vivian Tse.
The one has been involved in the filming of forty-one other series: with a Lost episode (JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Jeffrey Lieber, 2004-2010), eight Fringe (Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, 2008-2013) , eleven from The Good Wife (Michelle King and Robert King, 2009-2016), two from 11.22.63 (Bridget Carpenter, 2016), three from Westworld (Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, since 2016), one from American Gods (Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, 2017-2021), another from Watchmen (Damon Lindelof, 2019) or two more from The Boys (Eric Kripke, since 2019).
The screenwriter, on the other hand, has not been able to lavish herself so much and, apart from six of The Walking Dead, it is only known that she has written the libretto for a couple of Knightfall (Don Handfield and Richard Rayner, 2017-2019) and another for The Crossing (Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin, 2018).
The Motivations of Relentless Enemies
After facing hordes of his own persistent zombies as enemies, gangs of cruel human beings, such as the Governor (David Morrissey) and Negan himself, or the chilling Whisperers with Alpha (Samantha Morton) and Beta (Ryan Hurst) to the front, maybe just another with lethal ability similar to that of the Reapers, it could be more dangerous in The Walking Dead than the real monsters, who still have a pulse and breathe, during such an apocalypse, inaugurated with The Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968 ).
What is not yet known or understood the motivations of these relentless murderers beyond the sheer violence and its destructive endeavor, for which we await a convincing explanation without too much delay. Above all, considering that there is a clear opportunity here for it and it is not used in that sense, but so that we do not miss where it has led Gabriel Stokes his rude and hopeless evolution ever since he sang divine praises.
A narrative trap in ‘The Walking Dead’
On the other hand, the narration of “Hunted” pivots between the fight to survive to these fearsome individuals and to the usual threats, with hard confrontations, painful losses – not so much for the viewers, to whom neither fu nor fa, as for a certain protagonist of The Walking Dead – and difficult decisions, and the one that Carol Peletier ( Melissa McBride), Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos) and others fight against the hunger that plagues their community, still standing despite the many vicissitudes it has suffered so far.
The second focus of the narrative involves some relief from dramatic darkness from the first; if not completely: in this horrible world of succumbed civilization and vital precariousness, the sacrifices that must be assumed are the order of the day. Although there was no compelling need to ease the tension either; it is no roller coaster this episode.
But conclude intelligently, allowing two antagonistic characters to be left alone for something important to happen between them; and they also underline the frightening reason for the conflict with an eloquent shot that takes us back to others from “Last Day on Earth” (6×16) or “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be” (7×01). So, we already want to find out what will happen to these two in The Walking Dead.