Hello Walking Dead fans!
As the title says we’re back, if “we” means not really Daryl and kind of Lori, but all in good time. So in my opinion to get back into the swing of things after a mid season break this episode actually didn’t have tons to offer, when compared to fan expectations. For example, I know of several people who thought we’d get an awesome fight, and/or some great dialogue between the finally reunited Dixon Brothers.
Instead what we got was one of my least favorite Talking Dead hashtags, #WalkingDixons, when the favorite of the two wouldn’t stay because Rick and Co. said the other couldn’t. I don’t think either of them is gone for good though, and if it gets us the aforementioned fights or dialogue then I’ll deal with it.
That all being said one thing I thought Talking Dead did do well was when Kevin Smith, aka the King of Comics, referred to Carl as “Wyatt Twerp”, yep that nickname will be sticking around for a while.
So speaking of Carl and his lil posse I think it’s great that he and Hershel started letting the newbies join, the more non essential characters we can toss to the walkers, the better I say. When Rick got there though, it all fell apart. Now I know that Rick’s been under a lot of stress and it was tough for him to lose Lori, however does anyone remember when I said “[talking through to phone to “Lori” was closure, both for Rick and Lori fans, and whether it was all in his head, or the whispers from LOST it was a necessary catharsis, and it was wrapped up in one ep which was nice. Who really wanted to see Rick be crazy for a while?” No? here’s the link https://tvdramaqueen.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/michonne-1-merle-3-twd-s3e6/ .
Now I thought it would end with the call, but it obviously didn’t and now the emotional part at the end feels a bit cheapened. Again I’ll give Rick and his sanity some credit even Shane showing up in Woodbury seemed like half decently reasonable PTSD.
But Lori showing up all hauntingly and what not, well it some how just didn’t work for me.
Maybe it’s because when it comes to seeing women in dresses that no one else can see, all I can say is Gaius Baltar did it for 4 seasons on Battlestar Galactica, and was much better at not losing his cool.
Which is extraordinary when you compare him with what Rick’s lost and the fact that Baltar pretty much caused the extinction of the human race (wonder if he started the zombie outbreak too…)
Why may you ask am I making a reference to BSG, and not it’s spin off Blood and Chrome, truth be told I haven’t seen it, and from what I can tell, neither has anyone else. Anyway back to The Walking Dead. Actually that’s about it for this week, again a bit underwhelming. So comments, concerns? Please post below, and as always, thanks for reading!