Walking Dead OAD 27-Nov-2011

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  1. Nov 29, 2011 #81 of 134
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    You're welcome to debate it if you want, but on the Talking Dead, with Robert Kirkman as a guest, they basically said that Herschel didn't know Sophia was in there because it was Otis that had been wrangling the walkers. Herschel knew about the concept of keeping walkers in the barn for the eventuality that there may be a cure, but he didn't know the numbers or names of those Otis captured and put in there.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2011 #82 of 134
    nataylor

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    Otis captured Sofia, and in the process spotted the buck. After dropping Sofia off at the barn, he went back out looking for the buck. Carl gets shot, things get hectic. Herschel is too busy caring for Carl, and Otis too racked with guilt, it slips his mind to tell Herschel about Sofia. Then he goes off on his mission with Shane and gets killed.

    Not saying it happened that way, but I can see a bunch of possible scenarios whereby Herschel is unaware Sofia is in the barn.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2011 #83 of 134
    pmyers

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    as ludicrous as it seems, it has. We've brought up the seemingly miraculous healing abilities quite a few times, but the characters have dropped enough time frame clues to verify it's only been about 5 days from Sophia going missing and the last episode.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2011 #84 of 134
    pmyers

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    Again I ask, why would Hershel keep it a secret? He wants these people gone ASAP.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 #85 of 134
    markz

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    And in the interview linked above, he said:

    EW: Can we assume Hershel knew all along that Sophia was in the barn?
    Kirkman: You can certainly assume that.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2011 #86 of 134
    markz

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    On The Walking Dead, someone asked how long it has been from when Rick woke up in the hospital until the barn scene. Kirkman said he knows, but he wasn't going to say. He said that there are time frame clues in each episode that tell how long it has been from various points and if you did the math you could keep track.

    I just googled: amc walking dead timeline

    I found these sites and several others. Beware of spoilers.

    http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/Television_show_Timeline

    http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/talk/2011/11/timeline-guesst.php

    According to two timelines I have read, it has been 5-6 days from the CDC explosion until Barnageddon!
     
  7. Nov 29, 2011 #87 of 134
    DevdogAZ

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    Based on that, and the fact that it was the makeup guy who actually threw that theory out there on the Talking Dead, I'm guessing that Kirkman didn't want to give that fact away as it's going to be presented more clearly in subsequent episodes. But Kirkman didn't dispute it when the makeup guy brought it up, so my guess is Kirkman would have preferred for it to remain mysterious but the theory was basically outed by the makeup guy.
     
  8. Nov 29, 2011 #88 of 134
    markz

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    Yeah, I caught that he was a little shocked when the makeup guy said it, but then like you said, he agreed.
     
  9. Dec 1, 2011 #89 of 134
    photoshopgrl

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    So that would mean roughly 9 days since Rick woke up in the hospital to barnageddon. That cannot be right. :eek:
     
  10. Dec 1, 2011 #90 of 134
    WhiskeyTango

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    I liked how the show acknowledged the stupidity of some of the characters actions. It shows the writers aren't as bad as some people seemed to think and certain things were written into the show on purpose. I think it was Herschel that said something to the effect of "It's amazing you are all still alive." And Dale, trying to prevent Shane from killing the walkers and getting them all kicked off the farm, hid the guns failing to realize that it left their camp unprotected. I think it's more realistic to see dumb moves like this given the added stress and pressure living under the circumstances they are in. If they did everything the right way, it just wouldn't seem right to me. Hell, people do dumb things all the time, even when society hasn't been overrun by zombies.
     
  11. Dec 1, 2011 #91 of 134
    DevdogAZ

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    betts4

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    dcheesi

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    I thought that Rick stepping up to shoot the girl made a lot of sense ...he took responsibility for her in life, which is why he drove himself (and the rest of them) so hard to look for her. It made sense that he'd take responsibility for her in death, especially given that the mother was obviously too distraught to make a rational decision there.

    Plus he had already shot a little zombie girl before (S1E1), so he had less of an aversion to it than the others, perhaps.
     
  14. Dec 2, 2011 #94 of 134
    Bierboy

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    cheesesteak

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    This show could use some vampires.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2011 #96 of 134
    jgmack1

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    And Werewolves that attack the zombies, and Frankenstine type monsters that make friends with them.
     
  17. Dec 2, 2011 #97 of 134
    danterner

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    Needs more cowbell.
     
  18. Dec 2, 2011 #98 of 134
    pmyers

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    I found it interesting in the Talking Dead episode when they said they aren't allowed to show a kid get shot. That's why you never see the gun and kid in the same screen.
     
  19. Dec 2, 2011 #99 of 134
    danterner

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    I find it interesting that there are ways to work around the restriction. You'd think that if showing something in one shot is verboten, then showing it in an ever-so-slightly different way, in multiple shots, should be as well. Why is one way okay, but not the other?
     
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