I feel so special, it’s only been three days and I have readers asking how soon till I get my review of the last Walking Dead episode posted, so thanks for the motivation here it is, and if it’s not awesome then it’s your fault for rushing me. 😉
As I’ve done in previous reviews, rather than jumping back and forth between plot lines, I’m going to address one and then the other. I’ll start with Pleasantville, I mean Stepford…err Woodbury. So Woodbury is having a great afternoon. Kids are playing with dogs, people are chatting, and the Governor is spending some quality time with #TheWalkingDaughter (again, kudos to Talking Dead for coming up with great twitter hashtags to throw around during the episode). Several people will point out that the Governor would have to be dumber than a box of rocks, or at least as dumb as Hershel, to keep any walkers like that. I would point out possibly dumber, because Hershel’s people were aware of the walkers in the barn, and were on board. If the sheeple of Woodbury found out, I can’t see it going well. However, I implore you all (all 3 of my readers lol) to ask yourselves, if you believed there was even a chance at a “cure” and you were working with a doctor who was trying to conduct research and possibly find one, wouldn’t you love for “survivor zero” to be a loved one? Anyway, no one but Michonne is paying attention to the fact that the Governor isn’t out chilling with everyone, Woodbury is going to have a party, which will take resources, including power from the generators, something Milton (the doc with the tea) isn’t keen on using for a party, because he’s using them for a research project, that a bored Michonne may have ruined, by killing some locked up walkers after getting her sword back (something that I will point out, should not have been kept from her). By the end of the episode though it’s likely the walkers were part of the “entertainment” we witnessed. I think desensitizing the people with toothless zombies is wrong, however (and please leave comments) what, other than endless games of Ninja, would you do for entertainment during a zombie apocalypse? Now when the Governor confronted Michonne, I’m going to argue that he knew exactly what he was doing, and was deliberately pushing buttons, to get her to leave without actually saying it. It was tough to watch Michonne leave Andrea, but (and people call me crazy for defending Andrea) Michonne hasn’t given Andrea any hard evidence, so I can see why Andrea chose to stay.
Somewhere between the prison and Woddbury, Maggie and Daryl made a successful formula run, for the “little asskicker” (wasn’t Daryl so sweet holding her?). And at the prison, Rick has in my opinion officially lost himself to grief and rage. I felt ill seeing the bloated walker, and I hurt for him, that there’s nothing left of Lori to bury. Lori deserved better than that in my opinion. When it comes to the ringing phone at the end, my mind immediately went to Fight Club. I find it difficult to believe someone would be calling the prison, and that phone lines would be working even though I know they’ve got the power going.
With Rick as crazy as I think he is, Woodbury still looks peachy. Both Rick and the Governor lost a couple points each, while Daryl became increasingly awesome.
Thoughts, comments? Please share, and thanks for reading 🙂