Walking Dead 2015-Nov-29 Start To Finish S06E08

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  1. Nov 30, 2015 #41 of 105

    wprager Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    So tower falls on a reinforced fence. I would have expected that between the remains of the fence and the rubble from the tower it would have been pretty difficult to get through. Given how uncoordinated the walkers are and their penchant for getting kebob-ed on any pieces of wood/metal sticking out, I would have expected quite a few of them to get stuck while trying to make their way through the rubble, which would make it even more difficult for the rest to follow.

    So, in summary, there really shouldn't have been more than a few of the more agile of the herd inside of the compound. The rest should be either stuck after skewering themselves on some broken planks of wood or fence, or simply not being able to squeeze through the wreckage.
  2. Nov 30, 2015 #42 of 105

    wprager Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    Exactly. Anything different from what they ended up doing.
    We know that Chekhov's RPG will come into play sooner or later, but the way things were going the bikers will have *everything* they own, including the RPG. So, there's still a chance that they will blow the bikers away but that would mean an extremely short story arc for those guys. Could still happen -- maybe that little confrontation is a few episodes into the second half of the season, after the bikers (Saviors?) have already taken Alexandria, and this is how they end up getting rid of them. But I doubt it.

    Also, did Abraham ever look ridiculous in that coat.
  3. Nov 30, 2015 #43 of 105

    nyc13 New Member

    May 31, 2013
    Prologue to the next half-season (starting in Feb).
  4. Nov 30, 2015 #44 of 105

    Azlen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    How about a third option? It was a cheap way to get the Walking Dead audience to stick around for the show afterward.
  5. Nov 30, 2015 #45 of 105

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    I really do love TWD, but THIS +

    It made zero sense they would move in that quickly and in those numbers other than that is what is in the script.
  6. Nov 30, 2015 #46 of 105

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Prologue is a good word. It is not a "next week on" style thing, it's a 90 seconds scene that occurs around the time events are happening in Alexandria. It's interesting, does not spoiler harm, but sadly has stupid character decisions again.

    I know we've seen it before but why don't they use the zombie guts thing more often, could have got them out of many situations.

    Great comedy prediction from Paste magazine.

  7. Nov 30, 2015 #47 of 105

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Three and a half super annoying and useless male characters:
    Father Gabriel
    Ron (Carl's nemesis)
    I suppose whiny PTSD son (Sam), but not sure what fraction to assign to him.
  8. Nov 30, 2015 #48 of 105

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Well, they've done this before when they weren't trying to get viewers to watch the show afterward, so I'm not sure that's the sole motivation. Although the decision to put it during an "Into the Badlands" commercial break rather than directly after the TWD credits was certainly a ploy to keep TWD viewers tuned in.

    I wasn't interested in ItB anyway just because I'm not into martial arts stuff, but the way AMC is constantly pumping it and doing these things to try and force TWD viewers to watch makes me actively root for its demise.
  9. Nov 30, 2015 #49 of 105

    tlc Active Member

    May 29, 2002
    I was literally squirming.

    And why does Carl cover for Ron?
  10. Nov 30, 2015 #50 of 105

    Azlen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ

    Yeah, I was being a bit cynical. It obviously wasn't necessarily filmed with the intention of having it air during a commercial break on the next show but more an after credits scene that was a bridge between the two half seasons similar to what they did with Morgan last year. Where they aired it though was a blatant attempt to get TWD viewers to stick around and boost the ratings for ItB.
  11. Nov 30, 2015 #51 of 105

    Balzer Active Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Sioux Falls, SD
    During her scuffle with Morgan, it's clear that Carol has a pistol on her hip. Why the heck didn't she jump Morgan with that instead of the knife? She could have shot him in the head from a distance if he refused to step aside and let her kill the Wolf.

    I guess it was another "let's not attract the walkers" thing....
  12. Nov 30, 2015 #52 of 105

    rharmelink Active Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    • Why didn't they use the "blood and gut soaked sheet" trick to get outside of Alexandria earlier. Basically, a smarter way of doing what Spencer was trying to do.

      Get several people past the surrounding horde. They could even attract them away from the front gate by making noises down the wall, then go out through the front gate.

      Find some cars with horns and then draw them away, as Rick had intended to do with the RV.

    • But, yeah, the dumbest thing in the episode was giving up the weapons to the Wolf. They already had their guns raised. They can make head shots on moving Walkers, so a stationary head, 6 feet away, should not be a problem. The odds of the Doc surviving are better with the quick shot than giving up their weapons.

      But I said the same thing when Merle used Maggie to get Glenn to give up his gun, several seasons ago. No way I would have put the person I love, and myself, into the hands of a psychotic like Merle. Not when we both have a much better chance if I take the shot.

    • The other thing that irked me about the episode was the Walkers getting behind them after the wall collapsed. The Alexandrians should have been able to get up and take a casual walk and beeline to their favorite hidey-hole (armory anyone?) without ever running into a Walker.
  13. Dec 1, 2015 #53 of 105

    bluntspoon2 New Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    It was a stupid episode full of stupid people.

    When they handed over their guns to the wolf guy I literally threw my hands into the air and said "oh come on".

    Just a couple of weeks ago they had two of the strongest episodes I can remember for YEARS and then they finish like this.
  14. Dec 1, 2015 #54 of 105

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I do think fans underplay how hard it really would be to do the "zombie walk". Keeping your cool while zombies are in your face....I couldn't even imagine having to do that.
  15. Dec 1, 2015 #55 of 105

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    But they've done it before and they are doing it now, so why not in other cases where it would have been useful?
  16. Dec 1, 2015 #56 of 105

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    I was spoiled so knew what was going to happen, or rather not going to happen. Yet it was still a very disappointing episode.
    I enjoyed Deanna's attitude tremendously but that was a personal reaction as my own mom faced her death with the very same strength earlier this year.
    Aside from that I think Carl stole the show. He's always been one of my top favorite characters and I think his level headedness served him well this week.

    Other than those two nearly everyone else was stupid or invisible- those fools that allowed the wolf to abscond with the doctor. Everyone knows that if you are held like that you are supposed to make them kill you where you stand, go limp, or whatever you need to do to prevent them from taking you to a second location. With that many of our crew in the room someone could have taken him out- he's wounded with an infection.

    Stupid ants mimicking the horde, stupid Sam looking like he's been in solitary a year when only one day has passed, stupid Carol and Maggie tripping like a scream queen novices, really stupid Morgan, and on and on and on. Is Maggie just going to lay up there forever?
    And that SONG kept playing. Are you telling me that no one would have smashed that thing quiet?

    As far as the epilogue-
    How stupid was that? No way they should have stopped. Stupid stupid stupid.

    Didn't this show use to be better?
  17. Dec 1, 2015 #57 of 105

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    She's not ready to kill Morgan, that's why.
  18. Dec 1, 2015 #58 of 105

    MacThor Not Pictured

    Feb 7, 2002
    Richmond VA
    Yes. "Days Gone Bye" :)
  19. Dec 1, 2015 #59 of 105

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    Re: the epilog, I'm not aware of how this actually works in the real world, but

    If they had stopped and turned the truck around or floored it and tried to drive right through the group, wouldn't a hail of gunfire from them have very possibly resulted in the truck (or more precisely, the gasoline within) going BOOM?
  20. Dec 1, 2015 #60 of 105

    john4200 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    No. Gasoline is very difficult to ignite in the real world (as opposed to TV-land). There was a Mythbusters episode (at least one) about the myth that gasoline tanks explode or burn easily.

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