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Walking Dead -- "After" S04E09 -- OAD 02.09.14

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bierboy, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    How much time has passed since the prison and what we saw in the new episode? From the looks of ricks face, I think not much. They probably haven't really had time to process anything about Judith.
     
  2. Cainebj

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    I got the distinct impression they think she is dead -
    - but I did think boy o boy Rick doesn't care really all that much - it's almost like she was an afterthought.
     
  3. zalusky

    zalusky Active Member TCF Club

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    I wouldn't say that. We watch the shows a week at a time but in their world there is no week between all this.

    Also there was a lot of carnage going on and there are many people he has no idea what happened to. He was also severely beaten. He has barely been coherent since it all happened. I would simply put him in the shock category.

    Just like us watching most of them are in the dark for now.
     
  4. mrdazzo7

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    Yeah I figured they were going for something there but I don't think it ended up really mattering. I think it would have been cool if the episode followed Carl using bullets on the walkers he comes across throughout, then when he thinks Rick has turned he closes his eyes, pulls the trigger and CLICK, no more bullets, resulting in a major WHEEEW moment. But then that would negate the whole point of the scene which was Carl not being able to pull the trigger, etc... I wonder if the "bullet" mantra is gonna pay off in some future episode.

    I was OK with the episode, but I'm really looking forward to next week. This one was very sleepy and only focused on a few people - next weeks should get into what happened with everyone else. I think the way the ended the mid-season finale with everyone being split up was a great idea, it gives them a bunch of stuff to mine for the rest of the season, and solves one of the biggest complains people have, which is the group staying in one location for too long (the farm, the prison). Now it's a story of people trying to survive in the wild and, hopefully, be reunited eventually.
     
  5. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    They definitely think she's dead, based on their reaction from the last episode and also this one.

    I think this episode started later the same day as the previous episode.

    I agree with this, but I think that's why there's been no conversation about Judith. They both think she's dead. They can't talk about it yet, especially Rick.
     
  6. smbaker

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    She just dismembered and de-jawed two walkers, tied them to a rope, and hauled them with her. She doesn't have access to a shower. Why would she not smell like walker?

    Furthermore, what is the rationale for the walkers having a well developed sense of smell? Is this supported by the graphic novels? They're dead reanimated humans. If anything, they should have a worse sense of smell. They didn't suddenly evolve wet rhinariums like a dog.

    Everything I've seen in the series leads me to believe that the walkers recognize patterns of behavior of humans. Human noises. Human movement. Human activity. Noise is most often what the survivors are concerned about.

    A human who acts like a walker and masks her scent using walkers should be able to blend in.
     
  7. john4200

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    You are missing the obvious. Because she is not a walker. She is alive. And it has been established on this show that walkers can tell the difference. Walkers are not smart. They obviously do not recognize "patterns of behavior". :rolleyes:
     
  8. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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    It was established in the first season that if humans have walker smell all over them, the walkers will ignore them. (Rick et al, trapped in a building in Atlanta and they rubbed walker on themselves to escape?)

    Anyway I know you're a nitpicker about that kind of stuff, but it's been well documented that in that universe that is how it works (as well as with the "pets" masking Michonne). Accept it or not, but it's not going to change.
     
  9. pmyers

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    It could also be a combination of smell and behavior. Meaning even if they had smeared zombie guts all overthemselves but still acted like a human (say started running or yelling) that the zombies would still be attracted to them even with no human smell.
     
  10. BlueMerle

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    Yeah, I agree. I suspect we'll see several different story lines going forward. I think it will help keep the show fresh.
     
  11. pmyers

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    I'm still interested if they had a pre-arranged "bug out" location that they are all trying to get to or if it will be a season of random wandering. I'm hoping for the first.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    From a reality standpoint, it would make more sense for them to have a pre-arranged location. But from a TV writer's standpoint of trying to create drama, it would create more story opportunities for them to remain separated for a while rather than quickly meet up.
     
  13. Barmat

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    I seem to remember them telling each other to meet at a prearranged spot when they were loading the bus. I could have been projecting misremembering.
     
  14. smbaker

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    One does not have to be smart to practice pattern recognition. It's an ability hardwired into the brain, and the walkers still have some brain function.

    Regardless, I've forgot the tedious pointlessness of arguing with you. Once again, I declare you the winner in this argument, because I just don't give a **** enough to continue.

    How many people made it out in the bus?

    Di we figure out what happened to the baby? I know there was speculation that one of the other survivors picked her up, but I don't recall if we've been shown any evidence yet.
     
  15. john4200

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    I know you are a nonsense poster about this kind of stuff, but I have been arguing that the show has established that walkers recognize fresh meat by smell. But in this latest episode, several walkers right next to Michonne failed to recognize fresh meat by smell. So obviously it has changed. Try to keep up.
     
  16. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    False. Pattern recognition requires intelligence.
     
  17. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    Don't care. Argument is stuck in and endless loop. No longer participating. You win by default.
     
  18. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    You contradict yourself. Again. It is strange how you start discussing something and then throw a hissy fit, like a 13 year old girl. Also, you were responding to a post that was not talking to you. If you want to discuss something, you need to pay attention.
     
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  20. BlueMerle

    BlueMerle Adorable Deplorable

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    I suspect that's exactly why they're doing this. Well that or it's great leverage for the production company for any contracts that may be up for renewal. /cynic :D
     

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