After a record breaking premier for the demographic, The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 premier was a success. With more than 7 million viewers tuning in, the show became one of the highest talked about series premiers on social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook. Walking Dead Season 1 Episode 1 is available for download on iTunes now if you still need to catch up.
As a recap for those of you who haven’t seen the first season, the following is a crash course on the rather successful first season of The Walking Dead. Set on the backdrop of a post apocalyptic Southern United States, the story takes an eclectic group of individuals and pits them to the extremes against the looming undead presence that is overtaking the world.
Sheriff Rick Grimes wakes up in a powered down hospital after a nasty run in with bank robbers that resulted in his extended hospital stay. Disoriented, Grimes finds his way outside of the hospital to surrealist Armageddon. Grimes first encounters with the undead shock and horrify him taking him propelling him toward his family. Upon finding an empty home Grimes comes to his senses and realizes that the family had to have fled the oncoming zombie flood. His mission then becomes clear: to reunite himself with the family and find safety from the US military.
Throughout the rest of the season Grimes is eventually reunited with his family and a ragtag group of refugees. They hide out in the countryside and eventually are overrun by zombies. Several people in the group die, and the group decides to seek safety from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). After reaching what seems to be a safe haven at the CDC, season one ends with the refugees being forced to leave with a rather explosive ending.
Season 2 Episode 1, “What Lies Ahead,” picks up just where the previous season ended seamlessly. Caravanning through the Georgia wasteland, the group reaches obstacles as abandoned cars and an engine malfunction prevent the group from moving forward. Forced to stop, an oncoming “pack” of zombies pin the travelers down in fear and cause one of the children to flee for her life.
The rest of the episode is a rescue effort that dives deeply into character development and understanding several of the underlying relationships and psychological mindsets of the various cast members. From former flames, to existentialist ideals of existence, and ending with a man down cliffhanger, the season opener puts for its best foot to impress and hook the audience.
Tune in every Sunday evening for the newest episode of Walking Dead. Season 2 Episode 2 will premier Oct. 23 9/8 central. Tune in and give your input on the most talked about show today!