Considering that Daryl is basically everyone's favorite character, myself included, an episode that focuses on only him and Beth was an exciting idea, and while it was a very good episode, it was not the best. After seeing her father decapitated by the Governor, Beth basically wants to become an alcoholic for no other reason than her father is dead. While her motives for wanting to get a drink because she can and to help her get past her father's death could be an intriguing idea, the execution was lacking. Beth has been one of my favorite side characters of the Walking Dead series for a while, and getting to see more of her was a good thing, but she bordered on annoying for half the episode. She is certainly not the next "Andrea" as some are saying though. If I am not mistaken, this is the first Walking Dead episode to only feature two non-dead characters (thanks for info Jamie).Daryl acted like a pissed-off jerk for the first half of the episode and while he did have reason to be angry, he was not really Daryl, which was odd. Thankfully we got to hear some of his backstory in the old abandoned moonshiner shack and develop his character a lot more. As for the possible romance between Daryl and Beth, I hope it does not happen because the age gap is 17 years. Hopefully there will continue to be no romance for Daryl in the future. The spoon with Washington DC on it was obviously hinting at the possibility of characters heading that way in the future, but I hope that will only be for the spin-off series. The final resolution between Daryl and Beth after getting drunk was satisfying and well executed as they essentially flipped off the past. Per-usual, the zombie horror and action was intense and creepy. The series never ceasing to impress me with its ability to produce nail biting suspense!
And yes, that was a real snake that Norman Reedus was eating.
Overall: 8.2/10- As a Daryl fan, part of me wants to say that this was a fantastic episode, but the critic side of me keeps saying that it has some flaws. In the end, "Still" might be a filler episode, but it was still entertaining.
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