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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2014-05-16 05:05:03
The Walking Dead S2E3
"In Harm's Way" is barely a videogame, in the sense that it features little in the way of interactivity. (Imagine a classic BioWare game limited to the dialogue trees.) But what it lacks in twitch and mechanics, it amply delivers with gritty drama. This episode builds to gruesomeness so severe that I'd call it gratuitous, except that the gruesomeness is the message itself.
And I'm not saying that Clem is involved, but "In Harm's Way" is where she steels herself straight into the realm of badassery (as if stitching up her own wound in a previous episode wasn't badass enough). There's a solid touch of irony here, as her resoluteness begins to mirror the mercilessness of her foes. The zombie apocalypse is not a place for nice people.