'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Episode 3 Review: Silas's past is the focal point of 'The Tyger and the Lamb'
The quiet Silas battles his traumatic and violent past as the teens with Felix and Huck make their way to New York
Spoilers for 'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Episode 3 'The Tyger and the Lamb'
One of the recurring themes in 'The Walking Dead' series is about the characters battling their own demons in addition to fending off the zombies. The pattern continues in 'World Beyond' as it first showed Hope's (Alexa Mansour) tragic incident when he killed Elton's (Nicolas Cantu) mother by accident while the family attempts to make their way out of the initial outbreak. In 'The Tyger and the Lamb', the quiet Silas (Hal Cumpston) battles his traumatic and violent past as the teens with the help of reinforcements make their way to New York.
There's a fair bit of action in the episode and we see Iris (Aaliyah Royale) finally shutting down and empty for good when Hope is in trouble. It also was a sign the kids are adapting to the harsh surroundings around them with the comfort of their home base now destroyed by the CRM. Although the group, now joined by Huck (Annet Mahendru) and Felix (Nico Tortorella) are completely unaware their community is burnt to a crisp, they move forward with the plan of heading to New York.
While much has been said about the slow pace of the series so far, this episode does a bit better as the storyline alternating between Silas's past and the teen's dire present moves at a decent pace. Silas's silence is more of a result of his past actions where it is shown he is punching someone until his hands are bloodied and his only consolation is the tape of his grandparent's words that serves as a comforting blanket, insulating him from the ridicule and judgment he gets from the outside world.
That said, the episode also hints at the affection he has towards Iris as her poem on 'The Tyger and the Lamb' is something he stumbles upon when cleaning her dad's lab back at the community. The words are something Silas connects with and it shouldn't come as a surprise if we see a romantic angle added between the two at some stage in the two-part series run. The CRM gets some screentime in the last five minutes with Col Elizabeth shown to have to arrest one of her soldiers who's grown a conscience after the Omaha liquidation.
While it ends with her shedding tears, there's a lot about the CRM that still remains a mystery. But that's a story for another day as 'The Tyger and the Lamb' sees a reunion, provides a glimpse of Silas's past and rides the momentum it has gained from Episodes 1 and 2. 'World Beyond' continues to impress with its strong storyline and has comfortably settled in its groove. It has its own story to tell and isn't done by a mile.
'The Walking Dead: World Beyond airs Sundays at 10 pm ET on AMC.