The Walking Dead - "Beside The Dying Fire" - OAD 3/18/12 *Season Finale*

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  1. Bierboy

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    Yeah, I tried watching TD a couple times this season, but couldn't get through an entire episode. What I meant to say is I recorded this one, but haven't watched it yet...
     
  2. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Does anyone else find it amusing that Sarah Wayne Callies is going to be co-starring in another drama where a prison is (almost certainly going to be) the main set?
     
  3. retrodog

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    The cape has a special anti-zombie coating that makes the person wearing it seem like they are just another zombie. So the pets don't know that dinner is just 10' in front of them.
     
  4. MonsterJoe

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    I like New Rick. I thought he was a bit of a weenie before. Looking forward to a Ricktatorship.
     
  5. retrodog

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    Well at least she's not a doctor... is she?

    Has anybody mentioned how much of a spoiled brat that the kid has turned into? I was about ready to shoot that little f@#$er myself.
     
  6. Hank

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    I don't agree - they do have some level of "survival instinct".. otherwise why are they always ravenous for food? They need to have some sort of sustenance in order to "survive." (that is, I didn't say "live")
     
  7. retrodog

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    That's because he didn't just kill Shane. He absorbed him. So now he's taking on some of his characteristics.
     
  8. Hank

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    All the more reason to use him as bait for the next passing herd.
     
  9. retrodog

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    Hunger and survival instinct have nothing to do with each other. Sometimes they are even in conflict with each other.

    ETA: also, hunger isn't an instinct. Eating is the instinct. Hunger is a feeling.
     
  10. Hank

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    Whatever.. you get my point. Obviously they are motived by *something*, be it hunger or survival. Whatever that *something* is, perhaps the hooded figure figured that *something* out.
     
  11. retrodog

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    Undoubtedly. And the writers knew that it would drive us crazy trying to figure it out. So they created the storyline and scene to insure we'd tune in for next season. ;)

    Hey, did you just "whatever" me? You dirty... yeah, whatever.

    :D
     
  12. danterner

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    Spoilerizing, because I did read the comics but it was a long time ago I don't recall the answer to this issue. I'm 99% sure that what I'm posting is just speculation.

    I wonder if it is possible to lobotomize a zombie?
     
  13. EvilMidniteBombr

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    That's what I thought he was going to do! I know that's what I would have done.


    IF they were using rifled slug rounds instead of shot, they could be more precise. But still at 30-50 yards, making a head shot would be difficult.
     
  14. Necromancer2006

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    Add in low-light, and under extreme fear and stress. Near impossible, but it makes for a good story.
     
  15. jgmack1

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    I haven't noticed any dogs so far. Maybe the strange hooded figure is a dog lover who has turned her attention to pet Zombies. Also haven't noticed any birds such as would be attracted by all the rotten flesh. I can recall seeing cows and chickens, but no other animals. I am assuming that T-Dog wants to head East as he wants to visit his Mom.
     
  16. retrodog

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    It really depends on a few variables:

    1. Barrel length
    2. Choke
    3. Shell size
    4. Shot size
    5. Distance

    While you say that the distance was 30-50 yards, It think that might be a bit of an over estimate. Probably more like 30-75 feet (10-25 yards). I'd have to watch the episode again, but I shoot at these distances all the time and got the impression that it was 30-75 ft. I didn't get a good look at the shells that he was loading into the gun, but they could have been magnums with 00 buck shot. Even in a riot shotgun (18" barrel with no choke) those don't really spread out very much. And they would indeed be the perfect weapon for shooting zombies in the head at those ranges. Apparently, per the scenes in the show, you don't really have to destroy the brain to stop the walkers. Just a substantial shock to it is adequate.

    In any case, a nice pump riot shotgun would be pretty handy and effective, I think.
     
  17. photoshopgrl

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    Amusing? No. Annoying that she's still alive to see said prison? Yes. ;)

    I have to admit I am too. As long as they give him a bit more moments that he's not a total dbag like Shane came across, I have no problem with him taking charge and maybe making better, harder decisions like Shane.
     
  18. Hank

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    Or just a flame-thrower.
     
  19. DreadPirateRob

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    Yeah, it appears that destroy the brain = some sort of brain injury (be it penetration or blunt force trauma).

    Also, the virus apparently also results in a weakening of the skull, because they're seemingly pretty damn easy to bash in. ;)
     
  20. retrodog

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    Those are much more difficult to find or make. MCs OTOH, would be a piece of cake. Not sure why we don't see more of those.
     

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