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

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DevdogAZ, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

    Apr 6, 2005


    I think people in their current predicament would quickly reconsider their feelings on firearms.
  2. abovethesink

    abovethesink Member

    Aug 26, 2013
    I don't think so. Not in just a couple days. You have to keep in mind that you are judging their actions from a world in which we are familiar with the concept of zombies whereas they live in a world where the idea isn't a cultural thing. They still think the government will fix everything soon.
  3. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

    Apr 6, 2005
    I am no gun nut by any means, but after the encounter in the aquaduct, the crazy stuff on the highway, the mobs at the barbershop, and Walking Susan on the other side of the fence at home, I think I would dust off my 20ga and make it my sidekick really quick.
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Sure, and I think that's what Travis will do as well. But he's clearly not quite ready to do so, and therefore, he's much more reluctant to let his son do so.

    I won't be surprised if we find out there's something in his background that justifies his aversion to guns and especially to his son becoming more familiar with guns.
  5. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

    May 11, 2001


    I do think there is some denial of what is going on in their minds. They don't want to think what they see is real. The son is accepting it, but the others haven't been able to grasp the reality in front of them. They keep thinking it will get betters. Just as Travis said that the cavalry is here. They have no clue of the scope of this or it's potential.

    For those asking about the pill bottle. It seemed obvious to me that Susan took the pills to kill herself while her husband was away.
  6. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Yes, and he's a Latino teaching in an LA city school. I'm as 2nd amendment as they come, but I can understand his position.

    On a completely different note, I think they did an excellent job finding a Vancouver house that looks like it belongs in that part of LA. It probably helped that there is a drought going on to dry out all the shrubbery. I wonder if this year's El NiƱo is going to be a problem next season?

    Madison gets it; she's already gotten one zombie kill under her belt and only her husband stopped her from doing Susan as well. Daniel seems to have learned the lesson about the fragility of civilization in El Salvador.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2015
  7. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York

    So I am going to agree to disagree on BOTH the gun line and the flashlights.
    Neither of which seemed dumb or like bad writing - in fact - if Travis had jumped in and went with "Yeah, let's teach him how to use a shotgun", to ME, that would have been bad writing.

    Yes that kid is - and yes I hope he does.

    The dog is quicker than the walker he could have run out the door.
  8. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    Why would Susan kill herself? The only reasonable explanation was that she was sick, and died, and the pills didn't help. Or the son ransacked the house looking for them.
  9. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

    May 11, 2001
    We don't know why. I took it as things happen in other people's lives. She killed herself.. depressed... or whatever... Maybe she wanted to be a zombie.
  10. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL

    Given Travis' comment to his girlfriend ("I'm not going anywhere - you can't get rid of me,") I suspect you may get your wish pretty soon. That comment was too pregnant with potential dramatic irony to be left ignored for long. I suspect he'll stick around long enough to be more firmly established as the main character, and then he'll be toast. His days are numbered.
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  11. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    The fact that you even own a shotgun tells me you can't possibly understand the mindset of those vehemently opposed to them.
  12. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    Sorry....but I STRONGLY disagree with that statement. You simply cannot presume to know the mind of a shotgun owner and whether he/she has the ability to understand the mindset of those opposed to gun ownership.
  13. Fahtrim

    Fahtrim Member

    Apr 12, 2004
    One does not simply understand the mind of a shotgun owner.
  14. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    After one more episode there will only be two more left. You may as well stick with it at that point. :)
  15. brianric

    brianric Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pennsville, NJ
    Could be worse. Under the Dome could be renewed. :eek:
  16. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

    Jun 16, 2000
    I think it was a reaction. The "emergency mode" was off, and he was back to his normal self. He reacted as he always would have.

    Many people run in "automatic" most of the time. They have their ideas of how things work, what they believe, and so on, and they don't re-evaluate them unless forced to.

    This is a moment where he has yet to be forced to re-evaluate. I thought it was perfectly in character.

    His emotional reaction is exactly that, how he would have reacted without the events of the last few days. He hasn't had time to incorporate the new data into his belief system yet.
  17. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    They say people under stress become the opposite of their natural state.
    Extroverts <-> Introverts
    Intuitive <-> Sensate
    Feeling <-> Thinking
    Process <-> Structure

    Not that justifies some of the crazy decisions like flashlights out the windows!
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    The flashlights out the windows bothers us as viewers because we know they're supposed to be hiding and the potential danger of the zombies that might be lurking outside. However, the characters on the show are not hiding. They have no reason to think the neighbor that attacked the other neighbor will be coming after them inside their house. As far as they know, they're just waiting in their house until Travis gets back, and since the power is out, they're using flashlights to see what's making noise in the yard.
  19. markb

    markb Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2002
    San Diego
    Hiding or not, who shines a flashlight out a window? It will just reflect back and make it harder to see what's outside.
  20. LordKronos

    LordKronos Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    What? Seriously? They've seen multiple time what is going on, including seeing it on the news, hearing it on the radio, and even running over the kids zombie friend multiple times. They know it's happening all over...that's the whole reason they are planning on going out into the desert...to hide away from everyone. Then the mom witnesses firsthand and at point blank range what happened with the principal. Then she comes home and sees the neighbor attacking the other neighbor. Then they are playing Monopoly and they hear gunshots somewhere outside.

    If by that point they don't know that they need to hide away...sorry but they're just stupid

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