Monday, December 3, 2012

The Walking Dead: Made to Suffer

I had a dream about The Walking Dead on Saturday night.  Granted it was after I got up at 5:30 am to go hiking, and I was fearing for my life because of hunters.  And then there was a special on pitchers at the bar, so it was guaranteed night for crazy dreams. My dream in summation, the Governor set a murder of zombies on my house where I was having a Christmas party.

So needless to say I was excited about tonight's episode.  I was ready for some carnage.  I am sad to have to wait until next year for more new episodes, but I cannot wait to see when Woodbury and the prison survivors clash.

Glenn and Maggie were going to be executed after fighting back with zombie bones.  Glenn has become so strong, and one of the few fully formed characters on the show.  Rick, Darryl, Michonne, and the prisoner ambush Merle before the execution.  They are trying to figure out an exit plan as Michonne sneaks off to assassinate the governor.  (She is so bad ass.)  She discovers Penny and has the best zombie kills of the week with a katana through the back of the head exiting through Penny's mouth.  A struggle ensues with the wall o'heads getting destroyed, and the Governor gets a shard of glass through the eye via Michonne.  Andrea interrupts this fight, and Michonne summarily leaves.

Andrea isn't too happy with how the Governor has treated her throughout the episode.  He explains the heads, and Andrea could never agree with keeping Penny.  Andrea is the dumbest character on television, so even though she is seeing the Governor's true colors; I doubt she'll take heed of them.  The prisoner who assisted with the rescue is shot, and Maggie takes action to make sure he doesn't become a zombie.  But Darryl is captured since he stayed behind.

Meanwhile, at the prison a group of survivors enters into the prison through a previously unacknowledged gaping hole in the prison. Carl takes charge to go investigate their screams, and then promptly locks them in a cell. He went from being a stupid kid with his mother alive to a veteran of a zombie laden world where you can't trust anyone after his mother's death.

Back at Woodbury, the Governor manipulates the masses by accusing Merle of helping the terrorists because one of the terrorists is his brother, Darryl.  The masses shout for him to kill both of them, which is what usually happens in a fearful herd mentality.

We'll have to wait until next year to see what happens to our survivors of the zombie apocalypse.  But just like how this season opened, this episode had the least amount of dialogue and a ton of action making it one of the most suspenseful hours on television.

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