“The King, The Widow, and Rick” has a lot of different subplots, but none of them really make much progress. Many ideas and future plot points are thrown out there, but we’ll have to wait for the result of those. While not the worst episode by any means, it could have benefitted a little more by having less perspectives than it does. Overall a solid episode that lays down a lot of groundwork.
“Some Guy” largely felt like a waste of time. Ezekiel isn’t the most interesting character to begin with, but the writers do try to make him more normal by the end of the episode. Hopefully that change in attitude sticks. This episode also added another character to the list of deaths that didn’t need to happen and had no emotional pull. R.I.P. Shiva and Jerry’s axe.
It’s 2014 again apparently, because the Remixed crew is talking about Miley Cyrus and Macklemore. Throw in an examination of EDM and we’ve got a fantastic episode of Remixed ready at your listening leisure.
Unfortunately, not everything in the album feels like it belongs. “City Lights” for example, is the only song on Thunderbird that brings a jazz sound with it, much like “Murder in Miami” from Starfighter.