The Walking Dead "Coda" 11/30/14 | Talking Dead 11/30/14 No preview spoilers

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  1. Nov 30, 2014 #1 of 177

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...


    OMG! I didn't see that coming.
    I knew something would happen because she had the scissors, but that is not what I was expecting.

    And if you stopped watching before the previews of 5b, you missed the extra scene with Morgan.
  2. Nov 30, 2014 #2 of 177

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    That kinda hurt!
  3. Nov 30, 2014 #3 of 177

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da Bronx
    I went on FB soon after it aired and the show posted the spoiler with no consideration for the west coast. How Thoughtless!


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  4. Nov 30, 2014 #4 of 177

    kdmorse Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 29, 2001
    Germantown, MD
    Oh look, everything's going so well, we could round out a season to the break with a happy ending.....

  5. Dec 1, 2014 #5 of 177

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Feb 22, 2009


    Having lived on the west coast for a long time, I would be peeved about that FB post.

    I didn't care for Beth's character but I am sorry she is gone. I was hoping to see her and Noah together and since I also have a sister, I am broken up for Maggie.

    The actress was sweet on TD.
  6. Dec 1, 2014 #6 of 177

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Sadly, mostly through my own fault, Beth's demise was spoiled in the show thread last week.

    Other than that a great episode, the scene where they exited the hospital was heart wrenching.
  7. Dec 1, 2014 #7 of 177

    john4200 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    What did Beth figure out before she died?

    My guess is that Beth thought Dawn wanted her "ward" to kill her, as she had killed her mentor. Not that I think Beth is right about that. Both Dawn and Beth seemed pretty far gone, so I don't think either one was thinking clearly most of the time.
  8. Dec 1, 2014 #8 of 177

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    That was definitely sad. I didn't really get the entire exchange though: what's the point of Beth going after Dawn with the scissors? What did she think she would accomplish? And why does Dawn have her gun pointed up at Beth's chin like that, between their bodies? I thought they had all put away or at least lowered their weapons. Dawn seemed to say she didn't mean to shoot, like she jerked the trigger when she got stabbed. And why doesn't Dawn react after she shoots Beth, but just lets Daryl walk up and shoot her in the head? Seems like she would do something; she has her own weapon ready to go.

    Man oh man, Gabriel is just about the most useless person I think the group has come across since the show started. I mean Eugene is useless but at least he knows it and has some self-preservation instinct, so you can count on him to be getting out of the way of trouble, if not to help anyone else get out of it. But Gabriel is just dangerous. I couldn't understand what he was doing when he was holding the door while they escaped through the floor. I mean, if he was willing to sacrifice himself to keep the baby safe why did he pound on the door to be let in in the first place?

    I agree with Keegan from TD: Gabriel deserves the Rick Grimes "one strike" rule... and he should definitely be out.
  9. Dec 1, 2014 #9 of 177

    wprager Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    She figured out that Dawn was a master manipulator. She was doing everything for selfish reasons.

    One thing they never revealed was how Beth came to be there. The "story" was that they rescue her, but we know she was kidnapped. Maybe Can didn't know about that but I kinda doubt it.

    P.S. I was spoiler on Twitter by someone I used to follow when he tweeted that FB picture. I mostly follow hockey do didn't expect to see this spoiler. Not usually a spoilerphobe, but this guy posts the picture in his tweet where he's slamming AMC for posting it. Could have easily alluded to it without spoiling it.
  10. Dec 1, 2014 #10 of 177

    MikeekiM Palindromer

    Jun 25, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    Did they just start these after-credit scenes? This is at least the second time that they have had a Morgan scene after the credits rolled...

    I watched the first four seasons on Netflix and never waited for after the credits, so I am wondering if I missed some content along the way...
  11. Dec 1, 2014 #11 of 177

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Nope. You didn't miss anything. They did a short one after the credits of S5E1 and then this longer one after S5E8, but those are the only two they've ever done.
  12. Dec 1, 2014 #12 of 177

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I thought the pacing on this episode was really erratic. I was expecting the prisoner exchange battle to be the majority of the episode, so when they kept having these slow moments and heartfelt talks, I just kept looking at the clock and wondering when they were going to get to the good stuff. Then when they finally did get to the hostage exchange, it was very rushed. Not an episode worthy of losing one of the gang.
  13. Dec 1, 2014 #13 of 177

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Well, the most important reveal for this episode -- the blaze in front of the church does indeed have a tail!

    I don't see why anyone avoids the WD previews, they never reveal anything. (Unlike some shows I could mention.) I wonder just how long it's going to take Morgan to catch up with Rick & co.?
  14. Dec 1, 2014 #14 of 177

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    That's the Rick I love!!
    You get one chance- "Stop!"
    CRASH. Headshot.
    "Shut up."

    Tyrese is not only useless but a liar, too.
    So now even those few tasks like babysitting that we thought he could be trusted to handle are off the table because he can't even tell the damn truth about whether a threat is dead or not.

    I was spoiled as to the death and found it anti climactic and lackluster.
    Which kind of describes the entire half season as IMO the writing has been especially terrible this year. The entire hospital arc was ill conceived and suffered from even worse execution.
  15. Dec 1, 2014 #15 of 177

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    One nit to do NOT shut off diesel engines when you know you're gonna use the vehicle relatively soon; you let them idle. They're much harder to start than a gasoline engine (at least they used to be; I drove one for work many years ago).

    And, yes, the scene with Maggie breaking down was much more moving than Beth getting shot...

  16. Dec 1, 2014 #16 of 177

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I thought the Termites did a heck of a lot of eating for Bob's leg to be pretty much still whole when the Preacher saw it at the school.
  17. Dec 1, 2014 #17 of 177
    Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Not a terrible episode or half season, but not great either. The season started out with terminus's demise, a pretty good arc for the show. The whole hospital arc seemed poorly fleshed out in comparison. I was left with the feeling like I was supposed to get a lot more out of Beth and Dawns interaction and the other people in Atlanta, but missed it. The hospital situation never felt remotely realistic to me though based on previous locations like the prison and even terminus, it could have. It's almost like the budget went over on terminus and they decided to make it all up on the hospital. Beth's demise was supposed to shock, but felt muted because of that lack of plot development.

    OTH, the priest may be the dumbest character introduced yet. Sneak out of church, bring zombies back to church, let zombies into church, make everyone have to sneak out of church? It will be good to see him eaten.
  18. Dec 1, 2014 #18 of 177

    Vendikarr New Member

    Feb 24, 2004
    Below are comic spoilers about Gabriel. They may not apply to the show, but proceed at your own risk.

    In the comics Gabriel accompanies Rick's group, and they later find a safe haven. After arriving, Gabriel sets up a new church and then tells the people of the safe haven that Rick and his people are bad people and are dangerous, and should be kicked out. Talk about gratitude.
  19. Dec 1, 2014 #19 of 177

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
    Only thing that seemed odd is with everything they know why would Beth stab her in the shoulder and not the eye or temple?

    I did read an interview with the actress who played Beth after it was over and she seemed kind of bitter about it. Which I kind of get because Beth was a set piece at first but grew a lot this last season seemed they could have explored a lot more with her character.
  20. Dec 1, 2014 #20 of 177
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    And I suspect also because she didn't find out until they handed her the script. That seems like kind of a dick move, frankly..."You're fired. Now go out there and do a good job."

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