Monday, March 19, 2012

Walking Dead: Season Finale

I actually had a zombie dream on Saturday night.  I have zombie dreams often, and they only began after I started watching The Walking Dead.  At the end of it I was running to a get away car with no shoes on, and I wasn't happy about that.  Needless to say, I was looking forward to tonight.  I spent some of my day watching the marathon leading up to the finale.  This season was really drawn out and annoying at times.  The woman are insufferable.  I really wish they could write strong characters that are women.  The best out of all of them is Maggie.  I like her the best, and glad to see when Vampire Diaries didn't work out that the actress found work on another great show.

The best episode by far was "18 Miles Out" from the opening to the lone walker in the field, to the two deputies dead, and the double tap of the zombie on the way out.  It was a great episode all around. 

This episode opened with scenes from Atlanta, and how a herd of zombies was headed to the farm.  From the beginning it was a heart pounding bloodletting of an episode, it was what we have been waiting for.

After a night of carnage, the survivors meet up where they left supplies for Sophia.  They quickly decide that it is unsafe to be on main roads.  They disperse, it looks like they are back to the peripatetic lifestyle. (It reminds me of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Kerouac.  I am also loving the Mad Men, Walking Dead crossover marketing.  It is absolutely brilliant.)

The episode ends with Andrea being saved by an unknown figure who has two armless walkers on leashes.  Rick gives a speech about how it isn't a democracy anymore after so much dissent is voiced in the group.  He also reveals everyone is infected.  I wonder how that happened.  I hope it wasn't flu shots, I really regret getting one in 2006.

Even though this season was lackluster at times, we are set up for another chapter in the lives of our post-apocalyptic world survivors.

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