The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 3 - In Harm's Way
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The episode ends on a cliffhanger that's agonising in more than one sense, and a 'next time' preview that leaves you decidedly unclear on where Clem and the gang might go next. What could easily have been a mid-season lull feels instead like a peak. If Telltale can maintain this standard for the rest of the season, it could yet top The Walking Dead's first run in terms of quality - if not novelty.
In Harm's Way is another excellent episode of @TelltaleGames' The Walking Dead with superb character moments.
Telltale's character drama is as strong as ever, but Clementine's boldest dialogue options end up making her more capable than the adults around her.
A so-so episode, which relies too much on cliché and Clementine's increasingly rapid transformation into a child superhero. But there's still some effective drama despite it all.
Season Two continues to engage, surprise, and build on the already fast-paced momentum
Clementine's soul and skin are in peril in In Harm's Way, this season's most harrowing episode yet of The Walking Dead.
Episode 3's unforgettable villain made me feel like a bad guy...in a good way
Episode three was probably my favorite from season one of The Walking Dead -- so far, I'm feeling the same way about In Harm's Way. Based on the preview the next tale seems to be a buffer of sorts before an explosive end, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how Clementine's journey ends. You hooked me yet again, Telltale.
Hopefully this episode will be nothing more than a misstep in an otherwise excellent season and not a sign of things to come. Plenty of important things happen and there's a lot of action, but none of it carries the weight that it should. Instead, "In Harm's Way" is mostly a bullet point list of zombie-story cliches without many of the excellent character interactions we've come to expect from Telltale. It's certainly troubling when characters get killed and the only thing you feel is indifference.
The Walking Dead is back on track, after a slightly dull Episode Two, this is exactly what the series needed. It will make you care again, it will make you angry and sad in equal measures, it will remind you that nobody is safe in this universe, but best of all it recaptures The Walking Dead's brilliance. I cannot wait for the next episode.