Fear the Walking Dead "The Dog" S01E03 9/13/2015 *spoilers*

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  1. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    Same here.

    And +1 regarding no one trying to find news sources. If this was happening for real, you know we would all be glued to a thread over in the HH frantically refreshing...
     
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Did it bother anyone else that when they let the dog in, they didn't close the sliding glass door? And then when the went out the sliding door to go get the shotgun from the neighbor's house, they left it open again.

    Why is Nick still wearing the clothes that he stole from the old guy at the hospital. Now that he's back at his mom's house, isn't there something he can change into that fits him and is more appropriate?
     
  3. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Yeah, the leaving the slider open was so stupid. Granted, they don't yet understand what's going on, but still.
     
  4. Cearbhaill

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    Oh yeah. Oops :eek:
     
  5. Cainebj

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    I don't think that was that crazy.
    They are barely in this and Travis hasn't killed a walker yet - Maddy has but he hasn't. I don't think they are at the point of teaching the kids to kill yet - Travis still doesn't get that they are dead...
    As someone else said, they clearly think this is going to pass.

    As mentioned - he buried the body - near the end I think it was one of the soldiers asked Maddy about it and she said "Our dog died".

    I didn't get the impression they knew the dog - I assumed they left the door open hoping the dog would go back out...
     
  6. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    The show is decent, but there are so many plot points that don't make sense, or don't fit any version of reality. Even taking into account that no one is aware of zombies yet...

    First, the riots. They made no sense at all. You had zombies intermixed with gang-type people, mixed with general hooligans. Just creating chaos. Why? It didn't make sense.

    Why is druggie still wearing the clothes he stole a couple days ago? Take a shower (remember, he threw up all over everything), and put on some fresh clothes.

    Yeah, this is a perfect time to be an anti-gun guy.:rolleyes:

    Travis is such a stupid character, I wish he'd get eaten already. Every time he comes to a decision point, he chooses the stupid one.

    I like Kim Dickens, her character is mostly good (except Monopoly... Monopoly?). The other family (barber) is good.

    Not sure how the military can focus on one neighborhood, when there are 1,000 neighborhoods in LA. But I knew something had to keep them from making it to the desert, where there wouldn't be a story. So I can live with the military plot.

    Ratings down each week--19% down wk 1>2, 12% wk 2>3. Ratings online are only middling--for example, AVClub is only a B/B- (93 votes).

    I'm still hanging in, but something needs to get better.
     
  7. Odds Bodkins

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    Whole city ravaged; truck perfectly fine.
     
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Speaking of that, I'm surprised Maddie didn't tell Travis about how she had to bash the principal's head in to keep him from killing that kid. This is info Travis needs to know, as it has a bearing on their jobs, on her mental state, and on the reality of the world they now live in.
     
  9. LordKronos

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    Does LA use landfill or incinerator? If the latter, then definitely trash.
     
  10. LordKronos

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    Yep, I had the same issue. And again when they entered the neighbor's house. They've made it clear they know they need to lock themselves indoors, but now I'm wondering if they've left the kitchen window wide open for fresh air.

    The other thing that bothered me is, you are hiding out in a house so nobody finds you. Yet you are shining flashlights all over the place like it's one of those grand opening beacons. Then you hear some noises outside, so you shine the flashlight out the window? The same thing when they were hiding out in the barber shop. They should have turned out every light and hid in the back room so the rioters would have had nothing to tell them someone was in there (though maybe every closed up store had lights on, so who knows).
     
  11. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I had forgotten this when I was making my list above of stupid moments. This one really drove me nuts, "Let's shine a bright flashlight so we can stay concealed".

    It's writing like this that keeps taking me out of the moment. I have no problem with the suspension of disbelief. But too much stuff like this and I'll kill the SP.
     
  12. Zevida

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    I got mixed up when the girl was fighting her way back over the fence. I thought it was her brother trying to help and she was pissed at him because he forgot the shells because he was too busy stealing drugs - wasn't there an empty pill bottle on the table above the shells? Then when it was the other boy I was confused why she kicked him, other than just generally being upset at the situation, and then surprised she didn't confront her brother. Maybe that will come?

    Travis is like a combo of Rick and Herschel from the early days. I don't mind having him be the weak one. Though I figure if this show is supposed to be about following one family, the other family is on a countdown clock to death - you go to have someone in there as zombie fodder. Oh, or maybe the ex-wife.

    When Maddie said that ex-wife had to take care of her because it would kill Travis, I don't think she meant literally. I think she knows he's too weak to do what needs to be done and having to do it would break him.
     
  13. madscientist

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    Well, I don't have much to add to what's here and what I said last week: the terrible writing on this show is making me actually angry at my TV which hasn't happened in a while. I guess it's just because I wanted this show to be as good as TWD, that it upsets me that it's so badly written. I get that the characters think someone will come along and fix things, and they don't completely understand what's going on, but no one would act as stupidly as these people do in what is clearly a life and death situation. Last week I said it was lazy writing just to generate suspense, and this week was more of the same.
     
  14. NJChris

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    I guess I'm watching it without the hyper critical eye that seems to be going on. Sure a few things I wouldn't do. But then again, I know what's happening and know about zombies and know what should be done.
     
  15. Cainebj

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    +1
    Thank YOU.

    The flashlight.
    Who said they are "hiding"? At that point they are just hanging in their house waiting for Travis to come home.

    The pill bottle in Susan's house - I'm still trying to figure out that one...
    Alicia notices it knocked over on the table and that is when she hears Susan.
    Not sure if the pill bottle wasn't knocked over before... - or that indicates she thinks Nick stole the drugs... OR are they saying Susan killed herself...?

    Personally? I am loving the show, I've gotten into the habit of watching each episode twice and it just keeps getting better if you ask me.
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    I'd say there are two things going on with the "dumb," which work against each other. One is that sometimes the writers have the characters do dumb things for plot purposes. But I think a lot of the dumb things characters do are things that people in this situation might really do. Remember, the zombie apocalypse has only been going on for a couple of days, in a world where the concept of "zombie apocalypse" doesn't exist. It's a terrifying event that nobody has a clue how to deal with.

    I think one element of the show is going to be watching these people learn how to deal with it. But which I commend the writers for avoiding the cliché of TOTALLY AWESOME characters who can deal with any crisis, they shoot themselves in the foot by having them do things that nobody would ever do (leaving doors open when there are roving bands of whatever; leaving lights and flashlights on when you're trying to hide).
    So I give them high marks for what seems to be their intent, but not so much for their ability to pull it off. I'm still on board, and I still find the show interesting, but I can see it going either way depending on which side of the divide they end up settling on.
    I assumed they showed the bottle because she killed herself. I don't remember the exact blocking, but I don't remember it being about Nick at all at that point...
     
  17. LordKronos

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    Well lets see. Their neighbor #1 attacked and killed their neighbor #2 while they watched. So they know neighbor #1 is out there, violently attacking people. Unless they think they have the ability to overtake neighbor #1 (which they don't...if they thought they could, they would have went out and tried to help neighbor #2), then they SHOULD be hiding out in the house. If they ARE hiding, then they shouldn't be shining flashlights all over. If they AREN'T hiding from him, then that's even stupider than the flashlights.


    Make no mistake...I am enjoying it too (I'm nowhere near the "about to delete my SP" stage), but moments like that are just a step above the helpless-female-that-trips-while-running-from-her-attacker sort of thing.

    Likewise, with the guns thing...the dad has already seen multiple occasions of these sick people taking gunshot after gunshot before they finally go down (including his neighbor surviving the first point-blank shot to the head), or having to be run over multiple times...and he's still uncomfortable with the idea of his teenage son knowing how to defend himself with a gun? His ONLY concern at that point should be that they don't have anything stronger than a gun to teach his son
     
  18. heySkippy

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    Another thing, when they were in the neighbor's house stealing the shotgun and saw the pickup arriving home, why didn't they just go out the front door and intercept him before he even got to the front door of his house instead of navigating the pole bean maze in the back yard?

    Add me to the ones who nitpick, but are still enjoying the show.
     
  19. Beryl

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    Thoroughly enjoying the show but....

    Why don't they TALK TO EACH OTHER about what they've seen and experienced?
     
  20. Philosofy

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    How about this one: you're holed up in a house with a wife who's ankle is crushed, the military shows up to save you, and you don't even think to go out and ask if they have a doctor or medic.
     

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