Oct 272012

While I never thought The Walking Dead was for a young crowd, this season is proving beyond a doubt it’s not.  Heck I would go so far as to say, it’s not for the faint of heart either since the blood, gore, and death is currently taking center stage.  Of course, how could it be less bloody when the circumstances are even direr now than when the show began?  Humanity is dwindling quickly.

Hershel’s life is hanging in the balance.  While cutting off the bottom of his leg might have saved him from turning into a walker, at least temporarily, without proper care and supplies he could still die.  When he did stop breathing and Lori gave him mouth to mouth, I jumped when he did.  I expected it but still was a little scary because I wasn’t sure if he would be alive or dead come back to life.  Even though he woke toward the end and his hand shake to Rick shows he’s grateful for being save, I don’t think he’s out of the woods by a long shot.

This episode shows again just how changed the group is.  Lori asking Rick what he thinks needs to happen with the prisoners they rescued and when he answers they need to die, her telling him to do it with a clear conscious.  Despite the fact that there are not many people left in the world, their safety is first and foremost.  I’m sure the fact that these are criminals, with some highly unstable, made Rick come to this decision.

It was somewhat amusing to watch the prisoners attack walkers the first time, you could tell they ignored all the advice Rick and Co gave them and fell into their prison riot tactics.  At least none of them died from their stupidity, at least at that point.  The leader of the prisoners was obviously attempting to take Rick out when they open the laundry room doors as they clear out a section for those five.  First opening both doors so the walkers could easily attack and the throwing one on Rick, that was his kiss of death.  Of course, it didn’t help he not just killed Tiny after the big man got scared, left the group, and got bit, but bashed his brains in so much there was more on him than Tiny.  Rick chasing the small prisoner who tried to attack him after he did kill the Latino leader could have been a mistake; there could have been walkers anywhere in those dark corridors they ran down.  The two who actually survived this cleansing may not be as much trouble but who really knows with the one.

What is the most disturbing is the end of the episode.  From the previews at the end of episode one, we know there will be a serious threat to the group from a yet unknown group.  I’m sure that was who watched Carol as she began her “medical” training.   The preview for next week’s episode makes it also look like Andrea will be reunited with the main group when this new threat catches her and Michonne, but The Walking Dead is good at throwing curves at the viewers so who really knows.

Diane Brunner
I have been a gamer for over 20 years. My preference is RPG, fighter, action, adventure, defense, and strategy although I will play just about anything. I also prefer console to PC gaming. Depending on what interests me, I watch TV and movies. Some things every week or when its new and others as they catch my fancy. Here I prefer dramas, fantasy, sci-fi, and action. I also am an avid reader and writer.
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  • RonaldSmith

    I’m almost to the point I can’t stand to watch the show any more, to be honest. I’m stuck on the books, and funny enough didn’t even read a single one until after Season 2 ended, but they just make so much more sense than the show to me. Too much getting rushed in the show, and it’s so insanely far away from what happened in those books that it’s driving me bonkers. On the one hand, I really like the show and how it is it’s own entity, but on the other hand it’s making me crazy because it carries the same primary characters and settings, but the rest of it is totally different. It’s worse than when Hollywood makes a movie based on a video game or comic book, that ends up barely even touching base on the main idea it’s supposed to be based on. I say worse, because this thing is still going, and just keeps going. If I were to draw a picture of how the show is in relation to the books, it would look like a readout from an ECG with the patient being extremely stressed out. Crazy, lol.

  • This is one of those shows that I wish was longer than an hour. It goes by so quick and you just want it to keep going and see what happens next. But it couldn’t be too long because there’s no way I can eat when I’m watching the Walking Dead.
    As far as Ronald’s comments, you have to realize that the shows producers have to make it fit the one hour tv format and make it appeal to a wider audience range. You just have to get used to the fact that some things will be different between the book and show and appreciate them both.