Atlanta is past. The Governor, Gareth, and Dawn Lerner, all killed. A new locale brings new crises, and a new nemesis. This begins part III, an appreciation of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, season's 5 and 6 first half.
Rick and his group discover an abandoned prison to become a fortified home. Before that, they have to get rid of the walkers first. This begins part II, an appreciation of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, seasons 3 and 4.
He's led his group from Atlanta, Georgia to Richmond, VA to finally Alexandria, VA with losses along the way. This begins part I, an appreciation of Rick Grimes and his close-knit group in The Walking Dead, seasons 1 and 2.
Carol takes charge. Carl takes charge. Maggie takes charge. Rosita engages. And Morgan dazzles. In Season 6 episode 2, titled "JSS," the Alexandrians are in diapers, except Aaron, while Rick's group are the Avengers.
The season 6 premiere starkly presented how two factions face imminent peril. There's the Alexandrians, who've always been naïve at best, and negligent at worst. And Rick's group, always exigent, and ready to go downtown.
Sasha seems to be the only one of Rick's group who hasn't accepted their new surroundings. Yet I actually believe she will later.That's what The Walking Dead show is about: character growth and continually-evolving story lines.
You have to give AMC credit for a cable network rolling out a continuing unique entertainment experience. And of its current five dramas, both The Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels had ushered in surprising changes to their storyline characters this year.