Episode 2 of Tales of the Walking Dead, honestly was terrible. I was looking forward to it as it was supposed to be at the start of the whole pandemic and next door to the CDC in Atlanta. In reality it didn’t touch on that at all. It really didn’t have a whole lot for one to recap as it was essentially a mix of Deja Vu and the movie Groundhog day.
It takes place at an insurance agency, where the mean clueless boss wants the staff to keep taking and upselling all the calls that come in from all of the accidents that are happening in the city with all of the panic. She is extremely rude to the receptionist and tells everyone to stay at work, while she tries to slip out of town without alerting her staff. Later stuck in traffic waiting to fill up at a gas station she sees her receptionist go into the store for something so she leaves her car with her boyfriend to go confront her employee. It turns into a big event as a walker inside of a nearby car starts biting the driver, so the receptionist gets a shotgun and attempts to steal the gas tanker that is trying to fill up the station. Things don’t go as planned and the tanker and everyone blows up.
Next scene we are back at the office of that morning. Rinse and repeat, though the boss and receptionist have memory of what happened the “run prior”. I lost count at how many different variations they attempted until they finally succeeded in getting the tanker out of town, the receptionist was trying to get out of town to meet up with family, at some point during the trip they decided to sacrifice the gas to save people on the road under the overpass from a horde of walkers. After that they continue the walk to the town.
It’s literally it, I have no saving grace, no likeable actors or actresses, no likeable characters, no must see scenes or anything noteworthy to take along for the franchise in general. If you are reading this, save yourselves the hassle of wasting an hour to watch the show. Instead gear up for the episode of Alpha who we already know is a strong character.