Rejoining our fearless group on their way down the cold, snowy road looking for sanctuary, we recall they were in the middle of a firefight with a Russian group also trying to survive, started by the killing of Rebecca as she turned and was about to devour her own baby. Picking up where Episode 4
left off, the action begins at a frantic pace. With Clementine playing peacemaker, we quickly realize that the baby is the focal point of the finale in The Walking Dead: Season 2: Episode 5 – No Going Back
With baby in hand, the group realizes that he wasn’t named yet, so they honor fallen Alvin and Rebecca by providing the name AJ, or Alvin Jr. More than anyone else, Kenny takes little AJ under his wing in the attempt for a fresh start, knowing he will do better this time around than when he still had his wife and kid, Duck. Unfortunately, Kenny’s obsession with raising Alvin Jr. becomes the driving factor in all actions to come and has the negative effect of dividing the group.
Like other great episodes within the TV series and the game franchise, TWD: Season 2: Episode 5 is not short of surprises. Loss tends to be a central theme with Season 2, and during the hunt for lodging, No Going Back doesn’t disappoint. Depending on your actions, however, the repercussions can sway opinions regarding Clementine’s role in things. Division can run rampant in this final episode.
Continuing the desire to make it to Wellington in the north, Kenny is able to get an old truck running, but the dysfunction of the group at this point causes friction that cannot be undone. Resourceful newcomer Jane goes at Kenny’s throat throughout the entire episode, with Clementine always caught in the middle taking sides. These heated discussions also seem to be based on thoughts surrounding AJ, what the group’s next step will be, or Kenny’s mental health. Regardless of the reasoning, there is no shortage of entertainment in Episode 5.