Tonight's episode marked a new beginning for our beloved survivors, they were offered the opportunity to join a strong community nearby called Alexandria. Due to their previous experience with Woodbury & Terminus, they decided not to get their hopes up & think rationally before acting, carefully analysing every possible outcome.
Those actions led to a natural distrustful attitude towards Aaron, the guy who approached the girls on the previous episode. He just wanted to see Rick, the group's leader, to inform him about a Safe-zone he lived in. Instead of believing in him, Rick decided to punch him on the face & tried to make him talk about his true intentions. After analysing the situation, the majority of the group stood up to Rick & convinced him that if everything about Alexandria were true, they could finally settle & rest.
This episode was as good as the mid-season premiere, action-packed with a tiny bit of character development. What caught my attention was the insane bloodbath on the highway scene, I was amused by the amount of zombies killed with the car. It's worth mentioning that The Walking Dead made a bold move by establishing their first homosexual characters, Aaron & Eric, the couple from Alexandria.
Aaron proved their mistrust wrong, opening his heart to them, he cared a lot about Eric & was willing to get shot for staying with him, even tough Rick forbid him to. At the end, the group arrived to Alexandria's Gates, where they heard happy children playing & laughing, a contrast of the imminent silence at Woodbury & Terminus.
They made the best choice for survival & they knew it, all of them got out of the cars & prepared to face their new future, with hope that they didn't lost themselves on their way towards salvation.
The verdict from 'The Distance' reflects the impact it had on me as a viewer, as well as plot-related issues.