The Walking Dead - S10|EP02 "Lines We Cross" (TV Review)
Oscar Rendon | St. Louis, MO | October 8th, 2019
The Walking Dead returns for it’s tenth season on AMC and stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Ryan Hurst, Samantha Morton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. After a somber end to season 9 of The Walking Dead, the communities of Alexandria, Oceanside, and Hill Top begin their training for the coming war with the Whisperers.
Season 10 starts in space! Yes you read that right, we get a glimpse at a satellite hurdling to earth and as we descend to the beach we get the 3 communities training for the coming threat of a possible war with the Whisperers. If we know better then we know that there will be a war.. it’s The Walking Dead. The show has done a great job since Andrew Lincoln’s departure to highlight more characters and have the newcomers be a big part of the ensemble. The episode is well written and we get a good look at the new Negan as he serves his community service. As the season progresses we can assume that we will see how his new dynamic will gel with the rest of the communities especially after getting word that Maggie will be returning to the show. Michonne steps up as a leader this season along with Daryl as they prepare everyone for the coming war, In just a few episodes, the show has really made us like the relationship they are teasing between Daryl and Connie.
Just when you think things are going great the satellite from the beginning of the episode crashes nearby causing a forest fire, forcing the communities to cross into Whisperers territory. Meanwhile, we get a little more of Judith and RJ as Judith tells her about the “Brave Man” aka Rick (their father) and how he saved the communities by sacrificing himself. Aaron this season has had a new character development, tired of always being “Mr. Nice Guy” and becomes a bit more reckless when fighting ‘Walkers’. The very end of the show we get foreshadowing of Carol v. Alpha as they stare at one another. Overall, the episode felt like a premiere episode with a few new characters introduced and hinting at the season overall. The writing was good and I think we can expect a banger season.