Walking Dead Webisode: Parting Shots – Review of S3E4


Here is my review of the fourth episode from the second series of The Walking Dead webisodes series “Cold Storage” titled Parting Shots.



Honestly, this webisode surprised me a bit.  I expected that the series would be more than 4 episodes, so the abrupt ending was a bit of a surprise to me.  Aside from that, there were parts of Parting Shots that were great and others that flopped right on their faces.

Let’s talk about the good stuff first.

Kelly and Chase in the truck from Cold Storage webisode Parting Shots.

First of all, I liked the character of Kelly…and no, it wasn’t because she was half naked through a lot of the episode.  She seemed very realistically panicked upon first meeting Chase.  Kelly reacted in a way that was very distrusting and hesitant, which makes sense considering the situation that she was in.

The character of BJ remained consistently a crazy jerk who was doing whatever it took for him to justify doing horrible things to many people.  However, it made no sense that he offered for Chase to leave and didn’t just shoot him in the head.  It was a bit out of character for him.

Chase aiming his gun in Cold Storage webisode Parting Shots.

Speaking of out of character, Chase made little to no sense at most times in Parting Shots.  He really had no reason to re-enter the storage facility and had no real reason to investigate the noises coming from the storage unit that BJ left with his shirt undone.  Perhaps it was because I didn’t see BJ as a savior or hero, but more as a survivor.

The main storyline didn’t really advance at all during the course of the webisodes, either.  In essence, they traded Harris for Kelly and found a truck.  That’s pretty much it.  It was hard to get any sort of serious emotional involvement from characters that I didn’t have the time or opportunities to really get to know.

Overall, I was pretty disappointed with this series of webisodes.  It didn’t quite match the intensity and emotion of the last series.  It was still an entertaining watch, but I expect better from The Walking Dead.