I'm a huge JDM fan so I'd be a Savior for sure. Just saying
The Walking Dead (AMC) - Page 176
If by slow-burn you mean repetitive ...
Oh, gee. The last three routes to Hilltop were blockaded. But not to worry, we have a map! If we look on the map and find a fourth route on marked roads we should be fine, because there's no way they could have a map, too. Only a super-genius Aspergers guy like Eugene is smart enough to read a map!
I liked the way that they showed the roadblocks progressively getting bigger, and the group's confidence (especially Rick, who got way too comfortable this season) kind of slowly go down, until they have a last glimmer of hope in Eugene. Then it all comes crashing down when they get caught and realized just how truly fucked they are.
That expedites the process, but I feel it would be more logical to send a solo/pair of scouts to get the dr and bring them back.
Instead they all decide to abandon ship when they all know they're going to be doing battle in short order.
They write this story in such an irksome way where half the time they're a Swiss watch and the other half they're all doing goofy things.
I don't disagree, but presumably the doctor would need his setup/equipment at Hilltop to do anything about it. But yeah, the fact that more than 3 or 4 of them (including Maggie) went out there was dumb.