The Walking Dead - S07E02 "The Well" 10/30/2016 *spoilers*

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  1. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Somerset NJ...


    Didn't they do it for the other guy that lost a leg on the show? So what difference would it make?
  2. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Because you really didn't see Hershel's missing foot all that much, and it was just a foot. But a missing arm and hand is going to be seen a lot more on screen and harder to digitally remove (pun intended!).

    Also, they knew they were going to kill-off Hershel, so the CGI budget was known. Not so (we assume) for Carl, so it could be an open-ended, costly mistake to remove his arm.
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    They specifically said that's why they didn't cut off Rick's hand years ago (at the point where he lost it in the comics). Too much hassle for too little payoff.
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  4. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    Maybe it's a diretiger? ;)

    (Otherwise, agree with all your points)
  5. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

    Jun 25, 2002
    SF Bay Area


    Despite having my reservations after ep1, I did like this "kinder and gentler" episode...
  6. mchasal

    mchasal Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    NY, USA
    Maybe a warning that there are walkers inside? There was one in that house. Once Carol was moving in, she would clear it out, so the flag wasn't needed.

    I also noticed that the flag was on the wrong side of the mailbox in the first scene. You could even see the holes where it was originally mounted. Couldn't figure out why that was needed until the 2nd scene where Morgan puts it down. That wouldn't have worked well if it was on the normal side.
  7. Dawghows

    Dawghows Liberal Elitist

    May 17, 2001
    In the wooden post holding the mailbox, he carved what looked like an arrow pointing toward the Kingdom. I think he just raised the flag on the mailbox to draw attention to the carving. If Carol is living there, she can presumably point the way.
  8. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

    Jun 25, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    I hadn't given it much thought, but I guess the flag usually means that there is outgoing mail (aka "message") in the box... In this case, it's on the post, but I guess symbolically, it is the same thing...
  9. SWFan

    SWFan Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2002
    I enjoyed this episode. The season opener was just so brutal and depressing I really wasn't looking forward to the second episode being Rick coming back to Alexandria defeated and down about it. So I was pleasantly surprised when the second episode didn't touch on Rick at all.
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  10. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead TCF Club

    Jan 14, 2004
    Boise, ID
    Loved this episode. As a reader of the comic, I've been waiting for King Ezekiel, Shiva, and the Kingdom.

    Talking Dead showed how they did Shiva. Her head was sort of an animatronic puppet, not CGI.

    The scene with the pig herding had me a bit confused, as to why one group in a couple trucks went of in another direction, and not back to the Kingdom. It was until Ezekiel, Morgan, etc, were handing over the pig tribute to the other folks that I realized they were Negan's men. The fact the Kingdom is paying tribute to Negan ties this episode in with the Negan/Rick arc.
  11. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    I hate the new Carol..
    To me she seemed grounded in their reality. Protect your own, kill those who threaten your family.
    I still don't grasp why she wants to run away,
  12. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    I feel like this 'new Carol' was super temporary and that's done with. My feeling, FWIW, as to her wanting to leave and go it on her own, is that maybe she's just burned out on communities. It never seems to end well and, as a part of a large group, you have a lot less control over things. At least, on her own, she can have total control over her life and livelihood.
  13. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    but she's never stated that. Last season I vaguely remember her telling Maggie she had to go because she couldn't protect them or something like that.
  14. dwatt

    dwatt Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I thought they covered that last season. She doesn't want to kill anymore and if she is in a community she will have to do so to protect the ones she cares about.
  15. SWFan

    SWFan Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2002
    I definitely prefer the Carol that stands around meekly and a moment later goes Rambo on a bunch of baddies versus the new Carol that doesn't seem to want to kill anymore.

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