Sunday night was the premiere of season five of “The Walking Dead” and in anticipation I binged on season four to catch myself up. Although TWD is one of my favorite TV shows I had several nights where I missed episodes during S4 due to my own zombie-like behavior.
I have a lot of favorite moments from TWD but don’t get me wrong; by “favorite” I don’t mean “happy.” They’re moments that touch me or anger me or make me think about who I would be in that world. One of those moments was in “Pretty Much Dead Already” (2:7). Sophia had been missing for a while, and though I knew it was futile, I hoped and hoped and hoped that somehow she would be found alive and well. When that barn door opened and I saw a bitten Sophia stumble out with the other walkers, my jaw dropped and tears just started streaming down my face. It was actually hard to breathe. For me, that had been — and still was — the most haunting moment on TWD. I didn’t think anything could get to me the way that did.