Synopsis: Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Beth (Emily Kinney) learn more about each other as they seek refuge from the walkers.
Review: Since we normally wait until the kids are in bed, my wife and I usually watch episodes of “The Walking Dead” after they have been recorded on our DVR. However, that wasn’t the case when we watched the episode “Still” and, as a result, we weren’t able to fast forward through the commercials. As it turns out, this episode wasn’t worth sitting through those commercial breaks.
Normally, I think I would applaud the writers for trying to give the various characters more depth. However, in this particular case, I think their efforts fail miserably, mostly because there aren’t any big revelations.
Daryl, for example, has been on the show since the beginning and, having watched him for the past four years, it wasn’t really that big of a surprise that all he did prior to the apocalypse was follow his big brother, Merle (Michael Rooker), around.
In all fairness, this might have been a much bigger revelation if his character had grown into a leader. However, at least based on what I’ve seen, he’s always remained a bit of a follower. He started out listening to Merle. When Merle was gone, he followed Rick (Andrew Lincoln). And, even in this particular episode, it was Beth calling the shots.
The one thing I did find somewhat interesting was Beth’s apparent growth. Again, there wasn’t anything groundbreaking revealed about her past in this episode. However, after hearing some of her words of wisdom to Daryl, I wonder if she will become the new voice of calm and reason for the group, replacing Hershel (Scott Wilson) and Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn). If so, I wonder how the rest of the group will react to someone her age trying to give them advice.
Final Opinion: There is just way too much talking in this particular episode. I probably could have lived with it if we would have truly learned anything groundbreaking about Daryl and Beth. But, that didn’t happen and, as a result, I really felt like this episode was a waste of time.