The new season of The Walking Dead premiers this month! Yes, season six will officially air on October 11th. To celebrate I’m going to be doing a countdown of my top ten favourite Walking Dead episodes and then I’ll be reviewing the newest episode on the 11th.
Let’s kick things off with #10: “Clear”
The twelfth episode in season three sees Rick, Carl, and Michonne going on a run for guns and supplies. They return to Rick’s hometown to search and while there they meet up with Morgan who Rick hasn’t seen since he woke up from his coma. Only Morgan isn’t the same man he was back then. After his son’s death, Morgan hopped on the crazy train to nopeville and Rick takes it upon himself to bring him back to reality.
I love this episode. It takes place during Carl’s lil’ shit phase, but is also the episode where he and Michonne really start to build their friendship. I wasn’t a fan of Carl when I watched the series for the first time, but after rewatching the episodes Carl is now one of my favourite characters.
In “Clear” we get to see him and Michonne working together. They start to form that bond we all love seeing today and this is really when Michonne became one of the group.
The reintroduction of Morgan was also a great twist and one I didn’t see coming. In this episode Morgan really shows the tragic side of the apocalypse and what can happen when a person is left alone in the new world after losing everyone. I thought this really sort of showed us what could have happened to Rick had he been left alone after Lori’s death.
“Clear” shows us the start of a new alliance between Carl and Michonne and the reforging of an old one between Rick and Morgan. We learn so much about each of these characters in this episode and it really sets up a dynamic for these four for future episodes.