So Season 4 ended with a cliffhanger and there was a lot of buildup going into this premiere. What we got was a very fast paced episode that allowed for a few moments of character growth. “No Sanctuary” is a powerful start and continuation of the series that shows what happens when you screw with Rick Grimes and company.
“A”? More like B+ at best.
So Season 4 of The Walking Dead comes to a close with “A.” Given the groups we’ve focused on as we approached the season finale, this episode, I think, had to accomplish two goals: give Rick’s group the main focus and get them to Terminus. While the episode did manage to do both, the overall experience felt like a jumbled mess hampered by flashbacks that reinforced character points about Rick that the audience already knows.