“Isolation” is the best written episode of Season 4 so far. No surprise there as it was written by series creator Robert Kirkman. Kirkman delivers a great script on par with the storylines you would find in some of best crime dramas on television.
So far, Tyreese (one of my favorite characters from the comic) has been kind of the tag-along, whiner of the group and has been a shadow of the character in the comic. That changes this week. We finally get to see the Tyreese that fans have been waiting for. We finally see the caliber of acting that Coleman is able to deliver on the show. Tyreese finally becomes a character we’re actually interested in seeing what happens next with.
The other cast member that shines is Melissa McBride. Despite being around since Season 1, Carol has always sort of in the background of the group. However, in season 4, Carol has been emerging as a more active player. That trend continues this week. With “Isolation,” McBride delivers her best performance on the series to date.
“Isolation” also contains a scene that is sure to thrill fans of the comic book, as well as action fans in general. While “Isolation” at its heart is one of the most thought-provoking episodes, it also contains exciting action scenes. As we said before, Tyreese has finally arrived on The Walking Dead.
“Isolation” is a well-thought out episode. If the remaining episodes of Season 4 are as good as “Isolation,” then this truly might be the best season yet of The Walking Dead. 8/10.