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Walking Dead - Welcome to the Tombs - 03/31/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Test, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Apr 2, 2013 #141 of 190
    Beryl

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    So agree with this. They know how much they need to pay an actor to cancel a contract early and work that into the budget. No problem. I'm sure they did something similar with Lennie James.

    Speaking of which, I hope they revisit the booby traps Morgan built. They covered one in Talking Dead not seen in that episode which needs to be implemented in the prison now that everyone is there. Also, I detected a little Michonne feeling (or at least empathizing with) Rick in that episode. She must have felt like a chump when she heard he wanted to turn her over to the monster.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2013 #142 of 190
    voripteth

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    Clearly the show needs..... BRAINS!!! :eek::D
     
  3. Apr 2, 2013 #143 of 190
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I'm not sure they even have to pay anything. My understanding is that a seven-year contract (e.g.) is in practical terms a one-year contract with 6 annual options for the studio.

    In a sense, this sucks for the actors, who might become huge stars on a show and have a contract for seven years at scale. But in reality, contracts are pretty easy for actors to walk away from as well in that studios rarely try to force an actor to stay against his will (what kind of performance would you expect?), and are open to renegotiation to keep their actors happy, which happens all the time.

    As for Lennie James, I suspect he was just a guest star for that one episode.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2013 #144 of 190
    MikeMar

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    No, they would tell him, but on paper it would be more years, to not tip their hand about a character getting killed off

    -Or what Rob said covers it :D
     
  5. Apr 2, 2013 #145 of 190
    tlc

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    1. I thought his act of "handing" it to Carl was turning the barrel towards Carl while keeping his hand in firing position.
    2. Was it 'Here, take it?' or 'I'll hand it to you.'? In either case, answering with a sentence made it seem like he was pulling something, not too surprised to drop it quickly.
    Carl should lead the group next year.


    I find it hard to imagine an interesting show with the group dynamics of caring for a such a large group of untrained people. They'll need some type of scattering incident like when they left the farm.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2013 #146 of 190
    BradJW

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    I think the reason the group is so large is so they have plenty of folks they can kill off in next season's opener. No way are they keeping the group that large.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2013 #147 of 190
    robojerk

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    They could do it like Lost (40 or so survivors, only care about 10 of them). Then eventually do to the others what they did to them on Lost (kill them off, dispose of them).
     
  8. Apr 2, 2013 #148 of 190
    Test

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    Just a joke pic about the governor snapping.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2013 #149 of 190
    KyleLC

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    He said "here, take it." I just re-watched that part. The barrel was not pointed towards Carl. It was pointed at an angle to the right. His eyes were shifting between Hershel and Carl.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2013 #150 of 190
    Rob Helmerichs

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    That's hilarious!

    Because it's true!
     
  11. Apr 2, 2013 #151 of 190
    betts4

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    Perfect!!!!
     
  12. Apr 2, 2013 #152 of 190
    TeddS

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    Then he'd grab Carl's arm and use him as a shield against the others. Carl was correct to grease him.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2013 #153 of 190
    DevdogAZ

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    Lennie James was never under contract. He was simply a guest star.

    Just because he wasn't pointing the barrel at Carl doesn't mean he was giving up his gun. How many times have we seen in movies where the bad guy puts his hands up but continues to move toward the cop with the gun, and eventually gets close enough that with some quick movements he disarms the person that was pointing the gun.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2013 #154 of 190
    KyleLC

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    I was just getting the facts straight. I wasn't arguing one way or another whether Carl did the right thing.
     
  15. Apr 3, 2013 #155 of 190
    Anubys

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    or the guy puts one palm/hand up and then quickly points and shoots with the other hand (holding the gun)?

    oh wait...that happened IN THIS EPISODE! ;)
     
  16. Apr 3, 2013 #156 of 190
    cheesesteak

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    This. This bit of silliness where the good guy lets the bad guy continue to close in on him happens in EVERY tv show. I'm glad Carl was having none of that nonsense. Carl had obviously been watching 24 where Jack Bauer doesn't mess around. "Drop your weapon!" means exactly that or die.

    What the heck is on the end of Carl's gun, a silencer? If so, why is he the only one with a silencer and does a silencer affect shot accuracy?

    The Governor's STILL alive? Jeez, Louise. He's overstayed his welcome by half a season already.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2013 #157 of 190
    danterner

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    I'm not a gun expert, but I believe I recall reading that it is an aluminum baseball bat, which apparently can actually work as a silencer in real life.

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    Carl's not the only one with a silencer - Rick has one, too. His is a MagLite flashlight. Supposedly that can be rigged to work in real life, too.

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    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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  20. Apr 3, 2013 #160 of 190
    betts4

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    Those were great.

    Okay, #3 - the Gov looking through the scope - it looks like it would be through the injured eye but it really could also be through the good eye and just held away - and a bad camera angle for that.

    #30 - sleeveless and puts on a vest made me laugh out loud!
     

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