Walking Dead 11/22/2015 S06E07 "Heads Up"

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  1. Nov 22, 2015 #1 of 115
    JohnB1000

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    So Glenn is alive through the BS solution suggested by many. I am not too happy about from a show point of view. I think they should have hinted at the early scenes during the episode where it went down. I have accepted it though and chuckled at all the "definitely dead" posts here.

    Another "blah" WD episode. Watchable and enjoyable (I like the show :)) but barely anything happened until the end.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2015 #2 of 115
    MikeMar

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    Yeah stupid Glenn thing for sure

    Wish they drew it out a TOUCH more with seeing Glenn and Enid outside or something and trying to figure out a solution and THEN the tower can fall
     
  3. Nov 22, 2015 #3 of 115
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, OBVIOUSLY he's dead. There's no way he could have surprised.

    Clearly, he's a new kind of zombie. That's the only logical explanation.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2015 #4 of 115
    Maui

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    I can only quote myself from the original episode thread.

    I stand by the "it is a trick they should only ever pull once"

    That said, I am very happy Glenn is alive.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2015 #5 of 115
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    Rather disappointing solution to the Glenn problem, actually. Very anticlimactic after leaving us hanging for several episodes.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2015 #6 of 115
    getreal

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    I say "Bah! Humbug!" to you folks who can't accept what many of us foresaw about Glenn's escape since the whole Glenn & Nicholas episode ... just deal with it and move forward! ;)

    The part that screwed me up was the whole crumbling tower. BLECH!! That looked like someone took a chainsaw to put those gashes in the wooden siding, and I was sure someone was throwing pieces of wood down, but didn't put it all together that the gash was a structural stress fracture until the camera panned down to show the truck embedded in the building. WTF? The set designers should have made a tower with stucco and plaster if they were dead set on creating a "crack". UGH! :thumbsdown: And then to have it collapse inward, towards the wall which would be supporting it? Set design had a major FAIL! :thumbsdown:
     
  7. Nov 23, 2015 #7 of 115
    DevdogAZ

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    I'm glad Glenn is alive, but it's ludicrous to think he could have crawled out from under Nicholas' body and under that dumpster without getting bit by at least one of the hundreds of walkers that were surrounding them.

    Interesting interplay with Morgan trying to maintain his humanity by not killing, and Carol teaching Sam that the only way to prevent becoming a monster is to kill.

    Why does Ron want to kill Carl?

    So much for all the work Rick and redshirt were doing to reinforce the wall.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2015 #8 of 115
    Anubys

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    Teenage jealousy. Carl is stronger and better at everything. He saved his butt; which is humiliating. And his father killed his father. And Enid was picking Carl over him.

    Everything Carl says is another humiliation (in his mind).
     
  9. Nov 23, 2015 #9 of 115
    Big Deficit

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    Brilliant strategy by the shows writers. Yes, it's a stupid ploy, but EVERYONE has been talking about it for the last month. Even now, those pissed off by the plot vowing on every social network on the planet never to watch again (till the next episode) are providing free publicity for the show. My suggestion? Just as Glenn and maggie are about to be reunited? Kill him or her and watch another promotional explosion.

    Rick doesn't seem to like the pastor much, then the church destroys Alexandria. And the religious can view it as god's revenge while the atheist declare the church ruins everything. Win win.

    We noticed last night that that Deanna looks more and more like the Kid from Mask as the Alexandria plot progresses? Not just the lack of make up look that requires lots of makeup, but her face doesn't move right? Intentional, or years of hollywood botox?
     
  10. Nov 23, 2015 #10 of 115
    Rob Helmerichs

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    To be fair, Rick has good reasons to "not like the pastor much" (I would say "loathe and despise the pastor") which have nothing whatsoever to do with religion...
     
  11. Nov 23, 2015 #11 of 115
    TiVotion

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    Always thought that Glenn's "death" was a stunt to garner interest and I knew he'd be back. That said, I thought if they really wanted to go crazy, they might have him crawl out from under the dumpster and immediately get eaten or shot by Enid. Now THAT would have been a swerve. Yeah, I knew that wasn't going to happen.

    So the foreshadowing of the church collapse with the boards continually dropping...I didn't put two and two together there. Was the church just structurally damaged by the Wolves setting it on fire?
     
  12. Nov 23, 2015 #12 of 115
    Rob Helmerichs

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    They did a pretty poor job with that. I don't know if it was the fire, or the weight of the zombies pressing against it, or a combination. They never really showed what was happening, just a few tight shots of stuff falling off the building and of the cracks.

    Similar to the blood seeping through the fence...again, they never really showed what was happening. Where was the blood coming from? Zombies don't have red blood, do they?
     
  13. Nov 23, 2015 #13 of 115
    JohnB1000

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    I'm not aware of anyone who can't get past it or is swearing never to watch the show again. That may be you guys construct.

    Blood seeping cliff hanger went nowhere.

    I was surprised how few Zs were around Glenn and Alexandria, low budget I guess.
     
  14. Nov 23, 2015 #14 of 115
    JohnB1000

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    Den of Geek reviewer wrote a long section on how Glenns escape made no sense but then summed up my feelings.

     
  15. Nov 23, 2015 #15 of 115
    MikeMar

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    There were a decent amount and as Rick said, VERY spread out all around, the town is pretty big, so that's a lot pure count wise. I mean 10 deep ALL the way around is a LOT
     
  16. Nov 23, 2015 #16 of 115
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, my complaint isn't that Glen's not dead, but rather the way they so blatantly jerked us around. They could have made it possible for him to survive but look like he didn't, but instead they put him in an impossible situation and then just magically saved him.

    So it's the fact that they are so contemptuous of my intelligence that bothers me. Nothing personal against Glen. ;)
     
  17. Nov 23, 2015 #17 of 115
    DevdogAZ

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    I was surprised Rick was just hammering away at that brace he was building without any worry about walkers amassing at that spot on the other side of the wall.

    Also, I was unclear why a small, bleeding hole in the fence meant that particular spot needed backup structural support.
     
  18. Nov 23, 2015 #18 of 115
    john4200

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    Well, obviously a bleeding wound requires treatment!
     
  19. Nov 23, 2015 #19 of 115
    TBDigital

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    I believe it was to indicate missing bolts/screws in that section of the wall, showing potential structural weakness. But who knows. Sometimes it seems like the writers expect us to make a leap that they find obvious, and no body else does...
     
  20. Nov 23, 2015 #20 of 115
    getreal

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    I did not realize that the crumbling tower was the church until I read it here! :eek: So did the pastor take a chainsaw to it to cause it to fall after his notices for a prayer circle by the solar panels was rejected and changed to weapons training by the solar panels?

    How can religious people possibly hold on to their faith in the new reality of walkers? :confused:
     

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