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The Walking Dead, 3/3/2013, "Clear"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Shaunnick, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Mar 4, 2013 #41 of 186
    robojerk

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    I like to think Rick would have, with Michonne protesting but eventually following his "command". I actually was going to mention that in my earlier post, but since the guy (conveniently) died it was a moot point. I also like to think Rick wanted the back pack to learn about the guy they could have saved if they wanted to, and not just to loot his stuff.

    Michonne may be getting to the point to trust these people, and be a part of the group, but I don't think she's at the point of being open to random people.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2013 #42 of 186
    markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    I think he was looking for Doritos.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2013 #43 of 186
    Bierboy

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    Ha....I don't think ANY of us could have positively ID'd him.....I guess we just assumed, especially with his backpack in the next frame.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2013 #44 of 186
    ihatecable

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    When they found Morgans stash, all I could think of was Jayne Cobb (Firefly geek moment) saying "boy it would sure be nice if we had some grenades", lol
     
  5. Mar 4, 2013 #45 of 186
    stellie93

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    Yet the guy seemed to be an idiot, with the yelling and all, so it was odd he had survived so long and also not likely he would be an asset. As soon as I saw the backpack I was thinking, why didn't they stop and pick that up?

    Didn't Morgan and Rick talk on the walkie talkie once in the first season? Or maybe Rick just turned in on, or maybe it was in the comic. :confused:

    I wouldn't have expected Michonne to drive like such a woman. ;) It bugs me to no end when people sit and spin into a deeper and deeper hole.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2013 #46 of 186
    Sacrilegium

    Sacrilegium that weird guy

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    Simpsons fan?
     
  7. Mar 4, 2013 #47 of 186
    betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    It bugs me to no end when it is assumed women drive like this. I want to smack you and tell you about all the times I was the one that put the cardboard or wood or cat litter down to give the tires that some dumb guy kept revving and revving thinking they are getting somewhere.

    bleh. I hope you were really just joking, but it bugs me.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2013 #48 of 186
    DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I thought this was maybe the best episode since the pilot.

    I have no problem with it not advancing the plot (although it actually did, since the group now has more firepower to bring to the inevitable confrontation with Woodbury, and it looks like Michonne has now been brought back into the group), especially since it really helped with the characterization of the show. Michonne had more lines and more facial expression in this ep than she had in every other episode that she has appeared in combined. Carl again proved himself capable in a fight, and showed that he still retains his humanity despite everything he's seen and been through. And Rick? Well, he just got a nice long look at the Ghost of Rickmas Future if he kept headed down the path he was going, and hopefully it will be enough to get him to snap out of it.

    As for the hitchhiker, I think it showed just how much the group has changed in terms of harshness and cold calculation of their surroundings. Rick/Michonne/Carl never even looked at each other to see whether anyone thought they should take the guy in. It was never even a consideration for them. Not sure if that would have changed had the guy been alive after they drove by on their way back.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2013 #49 of 186
    DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    They showed Rick talking into the walkie, but they never showed a conversation with Morgan.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2013 #50 of 186
    JohnB1000

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    The episode also showed that the hat is not surgically attached to Carl's head.

    I liked it.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2013 #51 of 186
    stellie93

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    Hence the ;) I think it's more experience than gender. I learned by necessity when I lived back a long lane during bad winters.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2013 #52 of 186
    betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Okay, :up: I learned in similar conditions, driving in snow and ice in Syracuse and Boston.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2013 #53 of 186
    atrac

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    I agree 100%. LOVED this episode.

    After every episode I would say to my friends, "Yeah, what about Morgan!?!?"

    Finally I got an answer.

    Poor hitchhiker guy! :(
     
  14. Mar 5, 2013 #54 of 186
    madscientist

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    IMO great episode. Loved it all.

    Re: the hitchhiker. I can definitely understand not picking him up at first. A lone guy out there after all this time, running and yelling? Highly unlikely. More likely he's the front man for a group in the woods that will attack if you stop.

    After he came running down the road that was less likely, but he's still an idiot and in WD an idiot can get you killed too.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2013 #55 of 186
    Beryl

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    So this.

    I think they should have picked up backpack dude only if he agreed to be bound until interrogated at the prison.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2013 #56 of 186
    MonsterJoe

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    Great episode.

    It showed all sorts of character development...singularly, with Rick, Carl, and Michonne...and as a whole, with the brutal disregard for the hitchhiker. Claiming his backpack after rolling slowly past his smeared remains was a genius exclamation point to the fact.

    Glad to see Morgan again and get some closure to that story-line, though it's sad the road he's gone down.

    Not at all like the agonizingly slow, zombie-lite episodes early in the second season.

    Why don't they all have swords at this point? That has to be the best zombie defense weapon of them all.
     
  17. Mar 5, 2013 #57 of 186
    Bierboy

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    Quite unwieldy to carry...
     
  18. Mar 5, 2013 #58 of 186
    betts4

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    I was going to say they take some training to learn the proper usage, more than just like swinging a bat or an axe. Michonne could start training though. Maggie, Carl and Glen would be great students to start with.

    I also wondered if zombie bones/flesh are easier to slice thru, smash in, cut open...it seems like it.
     
  19. Mar 5, 2013 #59 of 186
    cheesesteak

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    Both times they passed that guy, I thought "Man, Rick is a dick." You would think they'd have learned to stop turning potential allies away by now.

    It was kinda funny watching two British guys playing American roles in the same scene. Do they switch the American accents off between scenes? Lenny James' accent seemed different from what I remember (barely) from Jericho and Human Target.

    I thought this was a very good episode. I was getting a little tired of the Governor-centric episodes. Hope he gets dead soon.

    Carl is cool.
     
  20. Mar 5, 2013 #60 of 186
    Timbeau

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    The way the writers used the hitchhiker was pure genius. On the first encounter it showed how isolationist Michonne was and Rick had become. After Rick's encounter with Morgan he seemed to be coming back around to his old self and Michonne seemed to be thawing after interacting with Carl, but then when they stopped and picked up the backpack it showed just how matter of fact they've become with death. Very powerful stuff.

    I thought this episode was by far the best of this half season, but nowhere near the level of the first half of this season. It was certainly nice to get away from the the arc with the Governor, I hope they close that off soon and move on to other mountains to conquer -- or just survive.
     

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