The second episode of Tales of the Walking Dead, “Blair/Gina,” is an episode that twisted reality and pushed the creative boundaries of The Walking Dead universe. As an anthology series, Tales of TWD has the freedom to take creative chances and come up with new and innovative ways to tell the stories taking place in an apocalyptic setting.
This article contains spoilers for Tales of the Walking Dead “Blair/Gina.”
The episode introduced many new characters, several of which viewers have no idea what became of them, but perhaps they will reappear in a later season if the show gets renewed. But, it was a fantastic episode that followed Blair (Parker Posey) and Gina (Jullian Bell) as they are introduced to the outbreak and learn how to make a survival plan as they try to escape the city of Atlanta as the outbreak unfolds.
They continue to relive the same events over and over, a la Groundhog Day, as they try to find a better ending to their story. They generally end up being blown up due to the tanker full of gas, but each time, they learn something new about the apocalypse and themselves as well.
Additional cast members include Matt Medrano as Brian, Kevin L. Johnson as Joel, Patrick Donohue as Simon, VK as Jasmine, Ameer Baraka as Leo Rogers, William J. Simmons as Wendell and Keith Adams as Oil Tanker Driver.
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Showrunner Channing Powell, director Michael Stratezmis and writer Kari Drake deserve all the praise for bringing TWDU an episode that is unlike anything we’ve seen before. And to the cast for executing it in such a way to keep us riveted to our screens to find out what happened in the end.
It is time to shake things up and utilizeTales of the Walking Dead to its full potential by bringing new and exciting stories to fandom. The Walking Dead series has been airing for 12 years, and during that time, things, on occasion, have gotten stale. So, why not use an anthology series like Tales of the Walking Dead to push the boundaries of what has already been and make something unique?
Granted, this episode won’t be for everyone, but don’t let this cloud your opinion for the remaining episodes in season 1 of Tales of the Walking Dead, as there are more great things to come.