This week’s ‘Walking Dead’ reminds us how good the show can be when it isn’t torturing people

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This recap contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7, episode 2, titled “The Well.” You can refresh your memory of where we left off with last week’s recap.

After the relentless misery of the Season 7 premiere, executive producer Greg Nicotero told Mashable that this week’s episode would provide an opportunity for viewers to “catch their breath,” and “The Well” certainly offered ample time for reflection, reminding us how good this show can be when it focuses on humanity instead of cheap shocks.

The hour was heavy on character and light on violence, which is exactly the kind of emotional whiplash this series excels at, often swerving from horrific, action-packed installments to philosophical ruminations on the meaning of life in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. Read more…

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