- The Walking Dead S01E01: Days Gone Bye
- The Walking Dead s01e02: Guts
- The Walking Dead s01e03: Tell It to the Frogs
- The Walking Dead S01E04: Vatos
- The Walking Dead s01e05: Wildfire
- The Walking Dead s01e06: TS-19
- The Walking Dead s02e01: What Lies Ahead
- The Walking Dead s02e02: Bloodletting
- The Walking Dead s02e03: Save the Last One
- The Walking Dead s02e04: Cherokee Rose
- The Walking Dead s02e05: Chupacabra
- The Walking Dead s02e06: Secrets
- The Walking Dead s02e07: Pretty Much Dead Already
- The Walking Dead s02e08: Nebraska
- The Walking Dead s02e09: Triggerfinger
- The Walking Dead s02e10: 18 Miles Out
- The Walking Dead s02e11: Judge, Jury, Executioner
- The Walking Dead s02e12: Better Angels
- The Walking Dead s02e13: Beside the Dying Fire
- The Walking Dead s03e01: Seed
- The Walking Dead s03e02: Sick
- The Walking Dead s03e03: Walk With Me
- The Walking Dead s03e04: Killer Within
- The Walking Dead s03e05: Say the Word
- The Walking Dead s03e06: Hounded
- The Walking Dead s03e07: When the Dead Come Knocking
- The Walking Dead s03e08: Made to Suffer
- The Walking Dead s03e09: The Suicide King
- The Walking Dead s03e10: Home
- The Walking Dead s03e11: I Ain’t a Judas
- The Walking Dead s03e12: Clear
- The Walking Dead s03e13: Arrow on the Doorpost
- The Walking Dead s03e14: Prey
- The Walking Dead s03e15: This Sorrowful Life
- The Walking Dead s03e16: Welcome to the Tombs
- The Walking Dead S04E01: 30 Days without an Accident
- The Walking Dead: Season Four
- The Walking Dead: Season Five
A review by C J Dee
[Spoilers, Sweetie — Seed review contains a synopsis of episode]
Seed begins with Daryl (Reedus), Rick (Lincoln), Carl (Riggs), and T-Dog (Singleton) in a house. They clear it of zombies and the rest of the group enters. Obviously a considerable amount of time has passed as Lori (Callies) is now very pregnant.
Walkers descend on the house the group cleared. They must flee. We discover the group has spent the winter scavenging houses they found on planned routes. While stopped to check the next route and hunt for food, Daryl and Rick happen across a prison. Rick decides it will be the perfect place for the group to make a home for themselves.
Andrea is shown to be very sick but has survived the winter with the aid of her still unnamed saviour from the season two finale.
The group works together to clear the entrance to the prison yard — a field full of zombies. They manage to clear the prison yard and one of the cell blocks. They set up in the cleared cell block.
It becomes obvious that tensions are high between Rick and Lori, but it is not yet clear if this is a result of Shane’s death or something else that is yet to be revealed. Lori voices her fears to Hershel (Wilson) about the baby, as well as Carl and Rick hating her.
Glenn (Yeun), Maggie (Cohan), Rick, Daryl, and Hershel go further into the prison to search for the infirmary and cafeteria. In the process, Hershel is bitten in the calf by a zombie. They bring Hershel to the cafeteria where Rick cuts off the lower half of his leg in an attempt to save him.
The episode ends with the group discovering they are not the only survivors in the cafeteria.
A fantastic start to what I hope will be a much more consistent season of The Walking Dead. I was concerned that finding a place to hole up so quickly into the third season would bring about the same stagnation that afflicted season two. However, the first episode is full of drama, action, amputation and new characters. New characters whose motives and allegiances are unknown. All in all, there isn’t much else they could have crammed in without making the season opener feel too full.
I’m eagerly waiting to find out what Lori has done over the winter to alienate both her son and husband. I need to know if T-Dog is ever going to have his moment to shine or if he’s just going to be the ‘token black guy’ for the remainder of the series. And what is the deal with Carol and Daryl’s little flirtations?
Hopes for the future after Seed
Hopefully the answers to all of the Seed questions and more will be revealed as I delve deeper into The Walking Dead and, to be honest with you, dear reader — I can’t wait.
“How many women died in childbirth before modern medicine? If I come back, what if I attack it? Or you? Or Rick? Or Carl? If I do, if there is any chance, you put me down immediately.”
All of CJ’s reviews of The Walking Dead are here.
Director: Ernest R Dickerson
Writer: Glen Mazzara
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Sarah Wayne Callies, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Laurie Holden, IronE Singleton, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney
Running time: 43 minutes
Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5
Updated on 30 October 2020 to fix a broken link and to kowtow to Yoast.