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Walking Dead 11/17 "Live Bait"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by betts4, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Nov 18, 2013 #21 of 114
    Hank

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    Also, the CGI smoke on the burning down Woodbury was so fake and cheesy looking. They can do better than that.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2013 #22 of 114
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Agreed. Don't mind getting a little backstory on what the Governor has been up to, but an entire episode without a single other character we've ever seen before was not interesting to me.

    Wouldn't he always have a knife strapped to his belt? That seems like by far the most important thing you could do in the Zombie Apocalypse. It would have come in handy with the dead father, as well as when he went to get the O2 tanks in the old folk's home, and in the pit at the end. Someone with his experience shouldn't be stupid enough to be caught without any kind of weapon.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2013 #23 of 114
    Maui

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    I don't think it is far-fetched, especially if we are supposed to believe that he cares enough about his new companions that he wants to see them safe inside those fences.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2013 #24 of 114
    sharkster

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    Pretty good episode with all the backstory on what the Governator's been up to lately. I'm going to have to watch again, though, as I watched it too late and was falling asleep a few times.

    Some great character insight by Morrissey on TD too.

    I think he cares about the kid and has kind of fallen into having her replace his daughter. IMO, chances are good that he's probably just using the adults though.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2013 #25 of 114
    Zevida

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    I am not interested in a Governor redemption story or following him at all. I was fine with him last season even when people got tired of him, but they should have wrapped things up last year. This episode left me bored and restless.

    About the previews for next week:

    And looks like I'll be bored and restless with next week as well. Looks like another Governor only episode. Yawn.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2013 #26 of 114
    Test

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    Maybe this was our introduction to the new WD spinoff? They can call it "Hello Governor" :D
     
  7. Nov 18, 2013 #27 of 114
    Beryl

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    So this but I think they want to give this actor more air time.

    However, I did enjoy meeting new the new characters and getting out of the prison. Frankly, I'd like to get out of Georgia all together.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2013 #28 of 114
    john4200

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    Well, there was a couple seconds of a single other character we've seen before.

    But I agree that it was boring.

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  9. Nov 18, 2013 #29 of 114
    DevdogAZ

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    Well, if we want to be pedantic, that same character was on in the beginning of the episode and killed the walker that crawled through the fire. But for all intents and purposes, this entire episode was The Governor and 3-4 new characters we'd never seen before.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2013 #30 of 114
    n548gxg

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    A pet peeve of mine: introducing characters that you know will die before the episode ends.

    As soon as I saw the old guy with oxygen, I knew he would die and turn in the episode.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2013 #31 of 114
    Cainebj

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    well i wasn't looking forward to the governor coming back either but didn't think it was that bad…

    i guess i am slow -
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    i thought his real name is Brian and the message on the barn/garage was left for him indicating that he was going back to whatever place he came from.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2013 #32 of 114
    stinkbomb1020

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    I liked the episode. There is a hint of them building the Gov's character up to be somewhat likable by the viewer even though everyone hates his guts and want him to suffer the completed wrath of Michonne and her katana. For me, it's going to be interesting to see how it all unfolds. I don't think I can say that I've found a boring episode since this season started but alas I'm a huge fan of the whole "Zombie Apocalypse" scene in movies and TV and this is one of my favorite shows to EAGERLY watch and IMPATIENTLY wait 'till next episode.
     
  13. Nov 18, 2013 #33 of 114
    sharkster

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    Oh, I bet they continue on with setting him up as the kinder, gentler governator - until he lowers the boom on either Ricktown or Michonne. I imagine we probably all know that they won't turn him into Mr Nice Guy.

    OTOH, I guess he was a different guy before the zombies came so I think he might kind of want to go back to who he was before (now, with his new 'daughter' and maybe even 'wife'? - more crazy gov, perhaps?) but I think his other side will win out at some point. That's who he is now. He's not a nice guy anymore. He is so interesting to watch.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2013 #34 of 114
    DevdogAZ

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    Found it a little suspect that a food truck would be parked in front of their building, untouched, apparently with a bunch of food still in it. There aren't a ton of survivors, but there are a few, and those that did survive would have ransacked that truck long ago.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2013 #35 of 114
    Rob Helmerichs

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    My hunch is that he'll try to be a kinder, gentler Guv, but that the (justified) hostility from Rick & Co. will drive him back over the edge.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2013 #36 of 114
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    The way he is spying on the prison, he's planning something diabolical, definitely not a "forgive and forget" kumbaya.
    I hope he doesn't kill off any main characters. I would rather see the bitters get them instead of the Gov getting any vengeful satisfaction.
    Even though we are seeing more of the Gov's humanity side, I hope he suffers a spectacular and agonizing death. I'm still morning Andrea's death. I've always liked Laurie Holden in everything she's done.
     
  17. Nov 18, 2013 #37 of 114
    Rob Helmerichs

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    He may well have been spying, but all we know is he was standing there looking at the prison. For all we know, the wimminfolk are standing behind him, and he's trying to work up the nerve to approach Rick & Co. to plead for asylum.

    Or maybe he's spying on them, ready to wreak unholy vengeance upon them. All we know is, he was standing there for a moment looking at the prison. What happens between the end of this episode and his arrival will determine what his goal is.
     
  18. Nov 18, 2013 #38 of 114
    stinkbomb1020

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    I agree that's a possibility. I for one will be surprised to see if the Gov puts his hat in his hand when confronted by Rick, unless it's part of his plan to do harm. I just don't see him in the begging way, or Rick in the forgiving mood. Rick just recently exiled Carol of whom he loved as family for the greater good. With the twists this show has already produced, it's going to be interesting and not boring to see where the story takes us with the Gov saga.
    Of course that's just my 2 cents.
     
  19. Nov 18, 2013 #39 of 114
    zalusky

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    The wimminfolk may also be held captive by the new group he discovered and he will be asking Rick and company for help.
     
  20. Nov 18, 2013 #40 of 114
    Zevida

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    Towards the end of the episode I figured they are probably setting him to try and find a way to get the wimmenfolk into the prison and with the "good" group.

    Either that, or he ends up getting all the wimmenfolk killed, which causes him to have his second psychotic break, and he attacks the prison.
     

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