The Walking Dead "Slabtown" 11/2/14 | Talking Dead 11/2/14

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  1. Nov 3, 2014 #61 of 106
    JohnB1000

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    I asked the same questions to my family.

    The whole episode was sloppy.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2014 #62 of 106
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    When you are escaping from your captors, you generally don't just walk out the front door, you use an unguarded exit
     
  3. Nov 3, 2014 #63 of 106
    zalusky

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    I don't think we have discovered what Dawn's leverage is yet!
     
  4. Nov 3, 2014 #64 of 106
    john4200

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    And yet they came out right at the main car park, but went right past the cars without even attempting to take one.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2014 #65 of 106
    Craigbob

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    I'm guessing that they did not have keys and Dawn did not leave the keys in the car. I don't know how much about opening a locked car and hotwiring it Beth knows.

    Granted they could've checked, but I'm figuring on them being pressed for time and just wanting to get the hell out of there.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2014 #66 of 106
    john4200

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    They could have just gotten the keys before they left.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2014 #67 of 106
    Vendikarr

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    And given the number of cops, he probably just didn't have the support. Why try and take over and fail. That would just end up with him exiled or dead. It's best to take his pleasures and wait for Dawn to screw up.. then he can get the support.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2014 #68 of 106
    stellie93

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    Yeah, I thought when they landed at the bottom of the elevator that would be a good time to smear walker guts on themselves and mosey out. It's kind of unrealistic how well that works when they try it, but yet they very seldom use it. :confused:

    Especially since her main talent is nursing, and we know a nurse has access to too many things that are weapon material.

    Did I understand right that before the bombing they had just been told to move all their patients to the site that was bombed? Was that on purpose, or just one group not knowing what the other was doing?
     
  9. Nov 3, 2014 #69 of 106
    zordude

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    I was wondering if that would have even worked, because those weren't walkers, just dead people that never turned.
     
  10. Nov 3, 2014 #70 of 106
    getreal

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    Walkers may be disgusting, but at least they are not CANNIBALS (i.e., they don't eat other walkers)! :p

    When people die the doctor kills their brain before the body gets "shafted".
     
  11. Nov 3, 2014 #71 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yes, but the question is how can you smear walker goo on you if all you have is human dead?
     
  12. Nov 3, 2014 #72 of 106
    ej42137

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    Everybody hates him.
     
  13. Nov 3, 2014 #73 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I think you're confusing him with Chris...
     
  14. Nov 4, 2014 #74 of 106
    Cearbhaill

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    Isn't Hobbes really Tyler Durden? :D


    One presumes that dead person goo can be a reasonable substitute for walker goo.
    Isn't all putrid, rotting goo the same? :p
     
  15. Nov 4, 2014 #75 of 106
    Bierboy

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    What continues to amaze me is that the actress playing Beth is nearly 30 years old (29). She certainly looks MUCH younger, and, according to Wiki, is playing a character who is 18 this season...
     
  16. Nov 4, 2014 #76 of 106
    mr.unnatural

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    I liked the episode for the reason it gave us some insight as to what happened to Beth. She's been out of sight and out of mind for quite a while now so bringing her back into the storyline was overdue, IMHO. It may not have been the greatest plot, but it introduced us to some new characters.

    I was wracking my brain trying to remember where I knew Dawn and Noah from. FWIW, the actress that played Dawn (Christine Woods) played the part of a terrible, struggling actress on "Hello Ladies" so she's just living up to expectations. I couldn't believe how much Tyler Williams (aka Chris) had grown since the show went off the air.

    This seems to be the format of the show. Bring complete strangers together and have them bond. Have them split up and then follow each group randomly to keep the show from becoming stale. Eventually they either find their way back to the main group or they get killed off. If the others find out where they're being held they'll send in a rescue party. No character is safe on this show, as they have clearly demonstrated in the past.

    I think any newcomers that get introduced but are slated for death by zombie should all be given red shirts right off the bat so we know not to get too attached to them. :D

    BTW, my memory is a bit rusty so can someone remind me of what happened to Andrea? I can't remember if she got killed while trying to get away from the Governor or if she just faded off into the sunset. There are literally way too many bodies to try and keep track of on this show.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2014 #77 of 106
    2004raptor

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    From wikipedia.

     
  18. Nov 4, 2014 #78 of 106
    Hank

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    Now way the hospital could run all those power consumers just from 12V batteries being recharged by an exercise bike run by a human. They seemed pretty free and loose with power sucks and lights.

    Also, I really hated the "cop" theme.. sure they're all real cops, but to have perfectly clean and pressed uniforms, washed and clean hair... all the time, is really a waste of resources -- assuming they have them in the first place! Where is all the fresh water coming from? The power to run clothes washers? I didn't see anyone doing mounds of laundry by hand. All we saw was one guy using a 120V iron.

    It didn't seem like they had a diesel gas generator either to power all the medical equipment either. It appeared they were using 12V batteries to power everything, which you can do, but not at the amperages they'd need for long term operation of all that equipment.

    I can understand holing up in a hospital because they can lock off their safe area, and there are plenty of medical supplies... but the cops with the full utility belts, and perfect uniforms just totally isn't realistic in a 1+ year zombie apocalypse.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2014 #79 of 106
    pmyers

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    someone else here pointed out something: why were there walkers in the parking lot with their cars? The lot seemed to be gated and locked. Why wouldn't that be clear?
     
  20. Nov 4, 2014 #80 of 106
    Necromancer2006

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    I think it lends credibility that this was the weakest episode writing-wise of the whole season (granted it's only been 4 episodes) by a long shot.

    Don't get me wrong, I loved the update on Beth, but this was incredibly disjointed and clunky. Spatially it didn't make sense. (Zombies in the basement makes sense, but if that is the case, how do they (Hospital staff) get out to Street level without worrying about the walkers)

    I wish there were a better timeline laid out too. We know that Beth was abducted (drugged??) after the Funeral Home ambush and that Daryl then connected with the Claimers. How long was Daryl with them before coming across Rick? Then how long was the travel to Terminus and how long were they there?

    Figure that out and then figure how many days has Beth been at the Hospital doing regular "chores" before attempting her escape with Noah? Conjecture being that Daryl comes across Noah after they observe the Hospital and Carol inserts herself as a trojan horse perhaps help facilitate the Beth rescue (does she need rescuing anymore?)?
     

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