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#31 of 100 Old 11-14-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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I haven't read the books but a co-worker has and I hear a lot (of complaining) from him about how they are different! I really wonder where they are going to go with it.

 

I didn't think last week's episode was that great. Very slow and also didn't make sense about the zombie in the well. Why did they bother pulling him out since they weren't drinking the water anyway?


I thought they were drinking it? Didnt the house people say that there were four (or three?) wells, and one they use for the animals (or something like that?) but its totally fine for humans. So i thought the group was going to be getting their water from there. Plus, they said something like "we should seal off this well" i assume it could somehow seep into the others?? (I know nothing about well water.) That whole scene was totally disgusting and kinda unnecessary.

 


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I think a lot of the scenes are really disgusting, lol but I guess thats the sort of thing to expect when you're dealing with a Zombie apacolypse. What I really enjoy about the show is the character development however some of the decisions they make are exceptionally stupid. I dont understand why anyone would, in a zombie apacolypse leave her son with a perfect stranger (as in the flashback in episode 5), let him go romping thru the woods in search for a missing girl. I, as a mother, would keep my kid very very close to me. Heck we arent living in a zombie apacolypse and I keep my kids near me!

 

With all the things I guess I could complain about I still think its a good show. I find it interesting how really bad Shane is, a cop, and what a good guy the 'backwards redneck' Darryl, the one 'everyone wanted to shoot', really is. The women are exceptionally annoying tho. Lori... Why do they always always always portray women as over emotional idiots? Id LOVE to see a strong, intellegent woman who can make very wise decisions in very difficult circumstances. I cant remember the name of the woman who shot Darryl thinking he was a walker, but she's SO obnoxious! So I guess my only complaint is how all the women are portrayed. I mean, Lori's got a child so presumably she knows how that happens! And Glen's new girl (cant remember her name), she knows what she wants and seems to have a mind of her own, but all she really wants in a time like this is a shag? Really??

 

As far as the books are concerned, if it all played out as it did in the books, I guess it could be too predictable?? (am I being too generous here?). I havent read them so its all new to me, and as far as tv show, apart from the above complaints, Im still enjoying it. Darryl's storyline is interesting, you see his internal conflict surfacing in this last episode (5). Shane's a nasty piece of work, tho.

 

Be interesting to see why all those zombies in the barn havent been set alight or blown up yet...

 

 

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I was unclear on whether they were already drinking from that well or not but as soon as they saw the zombie in it they decided not to drink the water from then on anyway. I was wondering about the seepage thing, too. That's the only way I could explain it. I still haven't watched the latest episode but will soon.

 

Genifer, the scene where they were digging through that zombie's stomach to see if it had eaten Sophia or not was totally disgusting! Just the sounds....ewwww!!!! lol If I was Sophia's mother I would be insane by now!

 

The thing with Glen and that girl was horribly done. Just...so much wrong with it. The *idea* of it was great - hey why not? But it totally lacked any passion and what was with the whole "fade to black"? I thought what am I watching a kid's show? 


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Finally watched last Sundays show. It was great! Darryl is my favourite character so when it looked like Andrea had shot him I paused it and told dh "seriously? They're going to kill off the best character?" lol Not to mention when it looked like the zombie was gnawing on him when he woke up.

 

Will they ever find Sophia??


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I can't decide what they are going to do with Sophia.  Finding her safe and sound is too easy, finding her dead is too sad and having her become a walker is just too jaded.  

 

The well thing bugged me, if the walker had been stewing in it, who wants to drink it anyway??  Killing him would have been the humane thing and I would have assumed the well was no good once I found an alive dead guy in it anyway.  

 

Every time they show Andrea I want to smack her.  Lori...I'm not sure about her.  Some of the time she seems like she has it together and others not so much.  The morning after pill thing was dumb.  There were probably 100 other things in the pharmacy that could have induced abortion if that is what she wanted.  Shoot, I've got one in my kitchen cabinet right now for my RA.  \

 

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I think basically Rick,Glen, Shane and Darryl are the only ones contributing to their survival.  Every one else is too busy fretting, shooting people or gossiping.  

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I don't know, I think the characters are acting like any number of humans would act in dire circumstances.  Not everyone can be a hero or has the capacity in certain situations to step up to the plate.  I'm actually pretty satisfied with the characters and their various flaws because I imagine that there would be a good sampling of all their flaws in the real world.  Some people are strong, some fall apart, some were petty before and will remain petty, some will continue to make stupid decisions and continue to be self-centered.  An a-hole can rise up and be a hero, or just continue being an a-hole.  I think there a lot of accuracies in the character development.  I don't think that an apocalypse would necessarily change people for the better, I think that it would make some unstable people or despicable people worse.  I think too that some of the people who may be more unlikable right now are either to redeem themselves somehow in the future or will eventually bite the dust.  

 

The show has a soap opera feel to me in that not a lot happens but there are plenty of conversations.  I was once unemployed for two weeks and found myself watching "All My Children" and couldn't believe how much didn't happen in each hour.  But for some reason I got wrapped up in the characters "problems" in the short time that I watched it.  I feel like that with The Walking Dead!


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Was anyone suprised by what happened with Sophia? I dont know why I was, but I was! Totally taken by suprise!

 

Catscradle, I agree with you for the most part, but I do think that in a situation like that, there would be atleast one woman who said and did things that made sense, atleast, and who could possibly contribute something more than these gals...

 

Shane is ... Well, Im in two minds about him. I liked Rick's character, and thought Shane was a real slease bag, and in a big way he is, but he was absolutely right about what he did with the walkers in the barn. I understood his frustration.

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i wasn't surprised but we didn't guess till *right* before she came out of the barn


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I.WAS.SHOCKED. I thought the finale was amazingly well done. The shocker at the end... oh my gosh. Never in a million years would I have imagined that would happen the way it did. And how awesome that they all, in an instant, knew EXACTLY how the old man felt about the walkers he was trying to save.
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I knew the ending was coming because someone posted a screen shot on IMDB and there was a big debate about whether it was photoshopped or not. That particular storyline does not happen in the comic. So there was a big debate there.

 

I think on the one hand, yes they knew what herschel was feeling, but on the other hand....they also knew what had to be done, and they did it. Rick stepped forward as the true leader of the group and made the decision that had to be made. Hopefully that will show hershel that his way is not the solution, and he'll come around to the groups way of thinking. Personally, if i were Rick and Shane, i'd just take the farm. He could join us, or not, but thats the way it would be.


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I think on the one hand, yes they knew what herschel was feeling, but on the other hand....they also knew what had to be done, and they did it. Rick stepped forward as the true leader of the group and made the decision that had to be made. Hopefully that will show hershel that his way is not the solution, and he'll come around to the groups way of thinking. Personally, if i were Rick and Shane, i'd just take the farm. He could join us, or not, but thats the way it would be.

That's sort of the point of the show, YK? When civilization is gone do people have to stop being civilized? Rick is trying to preserve the morality of the time before; Shane argues it's survival of the fittest. If Hershel won't let them stay, I personally think they should move on and try to set up their own place. I'm not sure I see the point of survival if your kid has seen you kill a group of innocent people - and you'd have to or face reprisals - to steal their home. I disagree with Hershel's decision to keep the walkers in the barn but it's his place and his decision about what happens on his property to people who used to be his friends and family.


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I see what you're saying. In some ways i agree. But in a sense this is a war, and im not totally sure things like private property should be respected if your very life is at stake. The group are reasonable people, they arent violent(except for crazy shane), they have respected Hershel and his family, they can help, they can work the farm and protect his family. I'm not sure if i were Rick, i'd be willing to risk the lives of all these people including my PREGNANT wife who may not do so well on the road and my CHILD who has already nearly died, for some now-outdated view of ownership rights. I'm not saying they should execute hershel and his family...but i think Rick should be a little more forceful in his approach. Its kind of like...if some huge disaster happened and there was no food and your family is starving, and you knew your neighbor had food, and they werent even going to use it but they said no, you can't have any...they'd rather let fruit fall from the tree and rot on the ground than share...and your kids are starving?? I'm not saying i'd put a bullet in my neighbor's head, but i'd sure walk up to his tree and take the fruit and say "sorry dude, but if you want to stop me, try." Hershel doesnt (apparently) have a gun. So what defense does he have? Personally i find him to be kind of a distasteful character, sitting there reading his bible and about to put out the group while keeping zombies in the barn. Nice.

 

What does Hershel think is going to happen if the next group that wanders by isnt so reasonable? At least Rick's group is more than willing to let Hershel and his family live and work together with them.


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That's the point though... comandeering Hershel's farm WOULD make them a violent people.  The story is about people trying to maintain their civility and the different ways people handle the stress of survival.  In Hershel's scenario, he takes care of his own.  Rick is more about a greater good and the good of all people.  Shane takes what he wants. 

I read the books and the show doesn't really follow them at all.  I really like it though, because all the things I was anticipating are different, but it's still the same story with the same basis... how people cope with the end of the world. 

The thing with Sophia never happened in the books so that was a total shocker.  Also, I don't remember Darryl being in the books, at all.  It's interesting because he's definitely one of the best characters on the show. 


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Just to clarify, I wasn't referring to property rights in the legal sense - I mean the violation of having someone commandeer your home without your consent.
I assume, though, that just to keep the plot moving they will have to leave the farm by the end of the season.
We'll see what the writers come up with! I can't wait for it to come back.

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Anyone watching the latest season? Spoiler alert..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am super pissed about the c-section plot! You can't even get a VBAC after the zombie apocalypse? WTH?
 


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Yeah...i was like "huh? that doesnt make sense"...although its certainly possible and it adds more drama. So gross practicing on a dead zombie though. ick.

 

Rick sure has come a long way. When we compare how he treated the situation with the kid they found and took back to the farm (personally, i would have shot him to save him the pain of being eaten alive) vs how he instantly reacted to the prisoner situation...it seems he really understands now that the old law doesnt always apply and that his first and really only obligation is the safety of the group, period.

 

I would not be sucking face with someone bitten by a walker, even if i was doing cpr....thats way too close to being bitten imo, but good on lori. nice save.

 

i wonder if we'll see that younger guy that ran out into the yard full of walkers...if we'll see him again, whether as human or walker.

 

part of me doesnt really "get" why rick is still so mad at lori...refresh my memory but was the only time she had sex with whatshisface (shane?) when they thought rick was dead? Or did they get it on later too? part of me is thinking, yknow your options are limited, forgive the girl and move on.

 

i really really cant wait til next week to see the other people (the women...cant remember the names right now...) and the town they apparently will be taken to.

 

i keep thinking these people must smell sooo bad. i'd be finding some extra clothes around the prison and putting on some new underwear thats for sure.


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I didn't watch the last 4 minutes yet (debate was about to start and we were watching from the DVR) - so maybe they said something else at the end.... but my understanding about the c-sction was that they wanted to be ready IN CASE they needed to do one - she said "Carl was born by c-section and this one might need to be too" or something like that (explaining to Glenn why she needed to practice)


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I am still watching and liking this show. I read most of the comics over the summer (and comics are not my thing) so now I'm mixed up with the two different stories!

 

My impression about Carol practising for a c-section was that it was just in case. She won't do it automatically just because Lori gave birth by c-section before.


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Loving this show! Just watched Season 2 on the ROKU, before this new season came out.

 

Like the other poster, I am unsure why Lori is getting such a cold shoulder from Rick. I did not see Season 1, or had very spotty viewing, and did not pick up on it. They seemed to be close, then now he is really cold towards her.


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I thought the c-section thing was stupid, but I haven't read the graphic novel.  I don't see what cutting into a zombie would really do to help her further her knowledge.  I understand she doesn't have an anatomy book and she wants to feel like she's doing something, but geez, I don't think she's going to get a lot of useful information.  Doesn't she pretty much know where to make the cut, if she has no choice?  Maybe she wants to practice taking the organs out, but aren't they all rotted out on a zombie?  I feel like it's going to give her misleading information.

 

But what annoys me about it is that it just seems like the writers are kind of limited in their view of birth. I'm assuming that particular character would know a little more about it. Realistically, if you were in a situation like that and a woman had problems giving birth and you were just a helper, there is a lot you'd probably do before cutting her open, and cutting her open would probably only be a last resort, meant to save the baby. Probably what will happen is they won't know how to feed the baby, and then they'll happen across a formula plant with a years supply of the stuff, and they'll find some glass jars and come up with some sort of nipple they can use and it will be all, "Thank goodness, we had no clue how we were going to feed this here baby!"

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I personally LOVE this show. I haven't been up for much horror or gore since I became a mom. But DH bribed me with a shoulder rub to watch the first episode when it first aired and I was hooked from day 1!

 

I do however, dread the potential of a zombie baby. :( I have some birth trauma issues personally and really am anxious about this.  Not giving anything away -- I have no idea how they will play this all out. But she did talk about what would happen if the baby died and became a zombie inside her in the last episode.

 

If anyone reads spoilers about this will you please PM me? My first birth was a planned home water birth turn hospital birth with an abusive OB and nearly bleeding to death followed by a planned hospital waterbirth with an awesome midwife and a beautiful all natural water birth followed, unfortunately by nearly bleeding to death (I lost consciousness 5 times while the doula was holding my baby to my breast -- saying 'goodbye'  to my son each time). It was pretty terrifying and I am afraid to think what would have happend had I been at home. If this had happened in another time, I would likely not be alive. Anyway...not to get off topic too much, but the birth stuff scares me a bit.


As far as the bigger picture, I think Carol  was great for doing her 'anatomy study'. It makes sense IMO. I am sure they are going to have her go into labor during a zombie attack or something equally awful. I may be skipping out on those episodes and count on you guys to fill me in. 

I also am not sure why Rick is so mad. I mean, if it were the end of the world and you thought your husband was dead and found comfort, safety and security in the arms of another man, well, that is probably the only situation in the world where infidelity is understandable. 

Cora is 8 and Tobin is 4 but I still can't watch movies or TV shows where there are traumatic births or where parents lose a child. So if any of you can help me out here and give me a heads up if there is a zombie baby plot, I would be grateful.

 

Otherwise, I am really ashamed to say that I really LOVE this show. I definitely turn my head away at the really gruesome stuff -- but I am sucked in and the survivalist/naturalist in me likes to think of all of the better ways I would survive in this situation. I mean, moat anyone??? Come on -- we know they can't swim! Why hasn't anyone dug a moat? 

 

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I am guessing here, but maybe Rick is upset because there's a possibility the baby might be Shane's? That's the only reason I can come up with.

 

What did you think of the way Rick "handled" the lead prisoner? That was brutal (but necessary IMHO!)

 

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I just think they didn't have a very good marriage before - and this post-zombie-apocalypse world isn't going to fix that
 


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I don't know -- we didn't get much about their marriage before this happened. I am sure that emotionally he is upset that the baby could not be his -- but come on!! It is nuts out there.

 

I think the thing I have been thinking about is feminism in the zombie apocalypse world. I know that sounds silly...but I remember a scene from last season when all of the women were in the kitchen and the men were out killing zombies. I consider myself a feminist for sure! But heck yea would I rather be in the kitchen instead of out there killing zombies. I can't even look when they show super disgusting stuff.

 

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No birth triggering issues in the episode that aired 10/28.

 

As for the c-section mention in the last episode, I'm pretty sure Carol said, "She had a c-section with Carl so she will probably need another one." To me that sounds like they're assuming c-section. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out. And LOL at them scrambling to find formula- so true! And how will they raise the baby without baby einstein? That poor deprived baby will never learn to think. Hehehe.
 


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Yeah, the assumption that she can't give birth vaginally and a major surgery in an abandoned prison during a zombie apocalypse with the only trained medical professional being a veterinary doctor, was the only way the baby is going to be born was insane! INSANE!

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Holy Fuck. That is all I am saying for now....

 

Yowzers....this is an intense episode!!!


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Omg. How the hell are they going to feed that baby? They are basically trapped in the prison,. The only thing I can imagine they'll do is give the baby powdered milk that they find in the food supply...or set out to find formula somewhere. eeek!

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I know right? I couldn't watch the 'birth' scene. I had my head under a pillow. :(

I agree about feeding the baby. That is going to be awful. Maybe they will try to have one of the other women lactate. That would be cool!

 

I had a hard time calming down after that episode last night -- it was a tense one!

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How long is unopened powdered formula good for? I figure the premade would have gone bad already, right? I have a year in my brain as the limit on powdered. I think they should find a mama goat while maggie or one of the other women lets the baby nurse. Preferrably sophia's mom (can't remember her name!) Since she must have lactated before, so she is more likely to relactate now.

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