And so it was, “Coda” brings the first half of Season Five of The Walking Dead to a close. While this episode wasn’t as strong as it could have been and the writing could have been much better, “Coda” had a good amount of tension toward the latter half as the series bid farewell to another character. The question remains, though…did it have to go down like that? Let’s find out.
As we approach the midway point for Season 5, The Walking Dead has delivered several episodes that focused on one particular plot point: Beth in the hospital, Abraham’s team traveling to Washington, or Carol and Daryl in pursuit of Beth. It was inevitable that we’d return to multiple storylines in a single episode, and that’s not a bad thing at all, but the pacing differences are noticeable.