The Walking Dead - S04E01 - 10/13/13

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  1. Oct 14, 2013 #61 of 126

    Test Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2004


    Maybe it will be revealed that there are thousands of corpses in a mound near a lake/pond by the prison. Whoever has the job to remove them goofed and dumped them near their water supply. Now everyone is getting sick.
  2. Oct 14, 2013 #62 of 126

    Snappa77 RUDEBWOY

    Feb 14, 2004
    Did Sasha have a sword or was that something she picked up in the store?
  3. Oct 14, 2013 #63 of 126

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    The mantra all along has been "Bury the ones you love, burn the rest."

    I suspect there is a burn detail not mentioned this episode.
  4. Oct 14, 2013 #64 of 126

    flyers088 tcf junior member

    Apr 18, 2005
    I thought it was a pool cue?
  5. Oct 14, 2013 #65 of 126

    GameGuru Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    Dover, OH


    What they need to do is go to a fire department in a nearby town, hook up a generator with a bunch of rigged up gas cans that auto feed the generator and have it blasting the fire alarm to draw all the zombies there. Prior to setting off the alarm you rig up explosives on all the buildings nearby and some along the streets. Once literally the majority of all zombies are surrounding the fire station you set all the explosives off destroying them.

    Do this several times in surrounding towns and you should be left fairly safe in that area.
  6. Oct 14, 2013 #66 of 126

    LaurenLMHC Member

    Aug 28, 2013
    That is brilliant! Too easy, though
  7. Oct 14, 2013 #67 of 126

    GameGuru Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    Dover, OH
    What I am surprised isn't happening is that the sick and the elderly are not being exiled from the settlements because of a fear of them dying unexpectedly and now you have a zombie within your secured area. I could see it being dramatic because it could be having people making a "Sophie's Choice" like decision, having to exile a loved one to a sure death or letting them stay but putting everyone in danger.

    Could pull some heartstrings!
  8. Oct 14, 2013 #68 of 126

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    That was water dripping.
  9. Oct 14, 2013 #69 of 126

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    With DevdogAZ on most of his points. The raining zombies through separate holes with some exploding and some jumping right up and going toward the survivors was hokey. I know zombies decay and some explode easier than others but if the zombies on the roof all died during the helicopter crash they would all have the same rate of decay and all either explode on impact or jump right up.

    And the camp must have been occupied by Mormons as that was a huge beer/liquor section and all of the cases were meticulously stacked with apparently none missing from the large stacks. I think if I was holed up in a camp I couldn't easily leave with not much to do I'd be drinking quite a bit.

    Oh yeah, if Rick died in this episode it wouldn't bother me in the least.

    Could it have been more obvious that they 'new guy' whose girlfriend wouldn't say goodbye to him was going to be the first to go?
  10. Oct 14, 2013 #70 of 126

    smbaker Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2003
    It's a prison. They could easily isolate the near dead people.

    What I find interesting is that the larger society they develop, the greater the risk that someone will die either through illness or accident. Not all illness is predictable. you could lose someone to a freak heart attack in the middle of the night, and then by morning you have multiple zombies loose. Rick made a point about there being strength in numbers. Seems to me the opposite may be true; small close-nit groups offer less risk.
  11. Oct 14, 2013 #71 of 126

    john4200 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    It's a prison. Just teach everyone to lock their cell doors every night in a way that requires intelligence to let themselves out. No zombie would be able to get out.
  12. Oct 15, 2013 #72 of 126

    MonsterJoe Travels for Food

    Feb 19, 2003
    Central MA
    That's exactly what I was thinking during this episode.
  13. Oct 15, 2013 #73 of 126

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    Not sure if you mean AFTER they learn that they are turning without being bit.

    That sounds good, but as we saw the new zombie is in the shower room which has access to the other rooms, not locked in his cell at night. He had the intelligence to get out, then turn.
  14. Oct 15, 2013 #74 of 126

    Test Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    Right and a lights out procedure where someone checks to make sure everyone is prepped for the night.

    That would be ok in John4200s scenario, everyone else would be safely "locked" in their cells.
  15. Oct 15, 2013 #75 of 126

    billboard_NE North Shore MA

    May 18, 2005
    We/they already know that they turn without being bitten, everyone is already infected, all they have to do is die to become a zombie.
  16. Oct 15, 2013 #76 of 126

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    16.1 million viewers for the premier. Wow.
  17. Oct 15, 2013 #77 of 126

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    I had actually forgotten that.
  18. Oct 15, 2013 #78 of 126

    MasterCephus New Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    I think this was a great first episode of the season. Last year's season ended with all these new people coming to the prison. This episode is showing how everyone adapted.

    I was confused by the way the woman in the forest looked. Not sure why they made her look like that.

    The kid dying at the end is just weird. I'm sure there'll be a story on this, but dying suddenly like that is just weird. He had to have had some type of viral attack or something. He was throwing water on himself so I'm assuming he was getting really hot (due to a virus?) and then just collapsed.

    I like how the community has built up at the prison.

    The supermarket is just dumb. We've been at this location for over a season close to the prison and also the small town where the governor is located and you can't tell me those two groups hadn't went there. That's just poor writing to set up a "close situation" to do two things: 1. Show the new guy has an alcohol problem and 2. show the group (especially that girl) has no empathy anymore.
  19. Oct 15, 2013 #79 of 126

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    Yeah if I were in that situation I would be locking myself and family in one of those cells every night, with the key, food/water, a weapon with ammo, and sleeping far away from the bars.
  20. Oct 15, 2013 #80 of 126

    tlc Active Member

    May 29, 2002
    I had just re-watched the previous season finale where Carl hit his dad with (roughly), "You didn't kill (??) and he killed mom. You didn't kill the governor and he killed Merle. etc." Then I watch this ep and Rick didn't re-kill psycho woods lady or her husband.

    Yes! As soon as I saw how sick the kid was, I thought "Good. We gotta thin this group out to get the story moving."

    A legit consistency problem.

    And how did they get up there anyway? I don't think walkers are good climbers. If there were a living group up there and some turned, how many would you expect to be turned vs devoured vs forced over an edge. Must have been a much larger group to begin with.

    Do you stop sleeping with your SO? When they're old? Sickly? "Staying over" becomes a real sign of commitment.

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