'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Episode 4 Review: Silas' fury, Leo Bennett's intro highlight a slow chapter
Spoilers for 'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Episode 4 'The Wrong End of a Telescope'
After three impressive episodes, 'The Wrong End of a Telescope' falters a bit as far with the pace, but in the end, recovers quickly enough to not make the episode a complete dud. The teen quartet, joined by Huck (Annet Mahendru) and Felix (Nico Tortorella), seeks shelter in an abandoned high school. The camerawork is fascinating as the episode provides the feel of actually playing a first-person shooting game, especially in the final minutes.
Split into three groups of two members each, the survivors look for supplies and fend off zombie threats, if any. Nico and Elton (Nicolas Cantu) form a group with the former hoping to convince the science geek to turn back home instead of continuing the journey. Huck and Hope (Alexa Mansour) take a floor to hunt for rations while having an intense conversation about the need to continue forward. Hope's dad, Leopold Bennett (Joe Holt), finally gets some screentime in the form of a flashback.
Iris (Aliyah Royale) and Silas (Hal Cumpston) form one group where they actually are shown to have the least danger at first, except they run into some serious trouble with the empties. To add to the zombie threat, the place also serves as a shelter for a pack of wolves who in their own ways are survivors as they chomp up the zombies. However, there is a moment where the past blends with the present as Iris and Silas share a dance in the gymnasium that served as a reminder of the good times the kids in the school had before the apocalypse struck.
There is no doubt the Iris-Silas relationship will have a romantic angle, especially with the dance angle coming in. However, as they start fending off zombies to regroup, it gets too much to handle and Silas snaps as he goes on a punching rampage even as the remaining members watch in horror. Perhaps this character's dark side might see him split up with the group at some point, but that's a theory that we'll know more about as the season progresses.
'The Wrong End of a Telescope' has its moments. Minus the final fight sequence and the relationship between Hope and Bennett, everything is pretty much a conversation between characters in a danky, grimy, blood-filled mausoleum. The storyline though continues to remain fresh despite the slow pace. And with almost every character getting their past shown to some degree, the next episode might be when we'll know more about Huck. For now, 'World Beyond' fans will not be disappointed.
'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' airs on Sundays at 10 pm ET on AMC.