So after Beth and a pair of scissors ruined a perfectly good standoff and exchange, let’s see how our walker killing group picks up right after. “What Happened and What’s Going On” is a strong return for the rest of Season Five and, like “The Grove,” shows the price of optimism in a world filled with so much loss and danger. It has the benefit of focusing primarily on one group and, as such, feels like a more cohesive story.
After the explosive mid-season finale, The Walking Dead returns for the remainder of Season 4 and deals with the immediate aftermath of the Governor’s second assault on the prison. Now that the group is scattered, they have to fend for themselves. What we got from the mid-season premiere was a fairly well paced, but good start to the rest of the season that, I think, sets up the tone and direction for the remainder of the season’s run.