Walking Dead OAD 27-Nov-2011

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  1. Dec 3, 2011 #101 of 134
    EvilMidniteBombr

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    This turned out to be a decent episode and provides enough questions for me to look forward to the next season. Mainly being what will Hershel do with the group. Will he let them stay (I hope not) or will he chase them off the farm? Personally, I'd rather see them move on.

    The Zombie Sophia was a surprise to me. When they showed that there was another zombie in the barn, I figured it would have been Hershel's wife.

    Maybe Shane and Andrea split off from the main group and go their own way.

    Dale is starting to get on my nerves. What the hell was he thinking? Trying to hide all of the guns (except his own) in the swamp/woods? Really? What a moron. He needs to get bit.

    Rick at least shows some sort of compassion. Though I am not entirely sure why he went along with Hershel's walker wrangling other than gain Hershel's confidence.

    I'm hoping the farmer's daughter runs away with Glenn and joins the group.

    Daryl is still my favorite character. But there are two things that need to go. 1) that chopper and 2) any potential love story the writers have brewing between him and Carol. I don't care at all to see him get all mushy and lovey dovey.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2011 #102 of 134
    DreadPirateRob

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  3. Dec 3, 2011 #103 of 134
    Rob Helmerichs

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    He also got (ahem) roped into it. It's not like he had time to think about it...Herschel put him on the spot, and his choice was to go along with it for the moment, or cut his ties with the farm. He wanted time to think about it, so he went along with it. But Shane changed the dynamics of the situation before Rick had a chance to react to it.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2011 #104 of 134
    David Platt

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    I'm pretty sure Hershel's wife had already come out-- if you listen carefully, you can hear the son shouting "mom" when one of the female zombies takes a bullet to the head.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2011 #105 of 134
    CharlieW

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    I think it was important for Rick, as the leader of the group, to be the one to step forward and shoot Sophia. He was the one negotiating with Herschel, trying to convince him to let the group stay, trying to convince him that keeping Walkers in the barn was a bad idea and that they were no longer human. After Herschel watched the firing squad execute his friends and family that walked out of the barn, it was important for Rick to dehumanize the Walkers in Herschel's eyes by stepping forward and handling the Sophia situation as it needed to be handled.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2011 #106 of 134
    EvilMidniteBombr

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    I missed that. Too caught up in the carnage!
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 #107 of 134
    zalusky

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    It was stated in the talking dead that the women whose jaw flew apart was Herschels wife. I would imagine watching your wife being shot up like that would put most people in a sort of frozen stupor (well at least till February).
     
  8. Dec 3, 2011 #108 of 134
    betts4

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    This.

    Someone wrote he did it because he felt responsible for her and that may be part of it, but I think whether the writers meant it or not, this is a good explanation. He had to show Herschel that Walkers were not family anymore.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2011 #109 of 134
    tlc

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    Ugh. Tuned in tonight looking for the next ep.

    I read it as less strategic. Rick did it because it had to be done and he could. Take that Mr. "I make the hard decisions" Shane.

    "Who does the hard things? He who can."
     
  10. Dec 5, 2011 #110 of 134
    MikeMar

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    Am I the only one that thought Shane was simply going to overtake the farm w/ the guns. A little hostile takeover. But it was much better that he went for the barn :)
     
  11. Dec 5, 2011 #111 of 134
    pmyers

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    that may still be coming.
     
  12. Dec 5, 2011 #112 of 134
    DevdogAZ

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    I doubt it. I mean, he may try that, but think how boring the show would be if they just stayed at the farm indefinitely. No, I'm pretty sure our group is going to be moving on fairly early in the second half of the season. Whether it's by choice or not, I don't know, but in order to make the show more interesting, they've got to get back out into the world where zombie attacks are more of a possibility and where there's tension all the time.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2011 #113 of 134
    jradosh

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    I would have expected more recoil when the little zombie girl was shot. All the other zombies heads snapped back.. but she just kind of went limp and collapsed. :confused:

    I was surprised that Shane didn't kill the old man in the woods once he got the weapons back.
     
  14. Dec 7, 2011 #114 of 134
    fmowry

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    I wonder if the first episode of next season we will get a Herschel Walker.


    Nothing? ;)
     
  15. Dec 7, 2011 #115 of 134
    Bierboy

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    Smaller head = less snapback.

    They need to leave the farm...and quickly...during the next "season". They've worn our their welcome - both with Herschel and the viewers...
     
  16. Dec 7, 2011 #116 of 134
    danterner

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  17. classicX

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    I would imagine it might have something to do with the clip being taken out of context. How would you react to a gif of a child being shot, for instance? I think the network would take a LOT of backlash.

    Regarding the show, I think they need to get moving immediately - pick somewhere to go and go there, and pick up some new people along the way, perhaps some group of nerds whove read a lot of zombie books and semi-trivialize the situation, or a few military personel in possession of some interesting armament, like a Bradley.

    And get rid of Lori. I couldn't stand her when she told Shane to stay away from her son, then when he basically told her son to shove off, she got angry. She needs to get eaten.

    AND WHERE THE EFF IS MORGAN?
     
  18. Bierboy

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    With Chuck recovering from having the Intersect removed....
     
  19. pmyers

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    They specifically said in one of the Talking Dead episodes that in this world, there is no such things as zombies, so there are no zombie books/movie/lore. These "walkers" are totally new to everybody and there is no common knowledge about them other than what they have learned for themselves.
     
  20. pierpont

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    Why are they making us wait so long for the season finale? This is ridiculous.
     

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