The Walking Dead Season 2

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  1. Daphne

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    I don't know if anyone else watches the 'Talking Dead' show that's usually on at midnight (on the east coast) but on last Sunday's episode Kirkman said it's easier to kill off his characters in the comics than the show because when he kills them on the show, he is basically letting an actor go.
     
  2. Lainerb

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    That was my issue with the potryal of her character as well, but I it seems to me that the TV series is showing the development of her character from a victimized survior of the zombie outbreak to jaded badass.
     
  3. Stormy

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    IIRC, the first scene of the first episode was Rick shooting a little girl zombie, so that was probably the first indication the show has no qualms about killing kids.

    I really, REALLY want them to get off the farm. I didn't have a problem in the beginning of the season with the pacing, but now I do. I'm almost wondering if having less episodes per season will be better for this show. Right now there's just too much talking and fluff in every ep.
     
  4. PeterG

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    I hope this means that Glenn and Maggie might have a future. They're my two favourite couples. While they have their problems, they (with a little bit of time) get things out into the open where these difficulties can be dealt with.

    By the way, I had to look up Maggie's name at imdb.com and while I was there, I looked to see what else she has done. I was :eek: to find out that she played Rose on The Vampire Diaries:

    Lauren Cohan (Maggie) as Rose on The Vampire Diaries

    I can't believe this is the same actress!
     
  5. Japanfan

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    Having just watched all the episodes in a glorious marathon complete with zombie nightmares, I have two questions:

    1) Rick and Herschel herd the walkers to the barn using a stick with a noose. How do they get them into the barn? they couldn't open the door or the others would get out. I imagined they might dump them into the pit from the hayloft, but that would require a) the walkers climbing, which they are poor at, b) positioning the walkers in the right place to fall to the pic, and c) releasing the noose as the walkers fall. Perhaps they just dump them down with the noose intact, given that nooses are easy to make.

    2) As a member of Rick's group, what's your position going to be after Shane has violated the host's rules? Myself, I'd want Shane gone real fast.

    In fact, given a choice between a walker and Shane, I'd pick the walker. Shane is more dangerous.
     
  6. rfisher

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    They distract the walkers with a chicken while putting the new walker inside the barn.
     
  7. Japanfan

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    :duh: Of course.
     
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    I'm having to use two DVRs to record Walking Dead, Downton Abby and watch the Grammys.
     
  10. PrincessLeppard

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    Rick's wife is such an idiot. :blah:
     
  11. rfisher

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    Yes.

    I read Chapter Two in the comic series. It's going to be interesting to see what they keep and what they change.

    You have to wonder how they handle all the zombie blood and gore and don't get infected.


    Noooooooo.. this is one of my favorite actors from Terriers and he's going to be a bad guy. :wuzrobbed
     
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  12. PrincessLeppard

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    Did I miss something? Did Rick shoot both guys in the bar? Or just the big guy? I'm guessing he drew a gun? Geez, that'll show me to look at a text message....
     
  13. rfisher

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    Both. The guy behind the bar went for his gun and Rick did a fast draw, shot him and then turned and got the other guy before he could shoot.
     
  14. susan6

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    It's pretty obvious that the girl collapsed and has a raging fever because stepmom zombie bit or scratched her. These people are so clueless....check her for bites or scratches after she wrestled with the zombie!!!

    We still haven't found out what Jenner said to Rick right before the CDC blew up, have we.

    I guess Rick decided to give up on that "we don't kill the living" philosophy. This episode brings up an interesting point about post-apocalypse of any type....while it would be nice if groups of survivors could band together....some of them will have no interest in joining but will just be out to get theirs.

    (Also....one point this show hasn't addressed yet.....women? Back to being chattel.)

    I know, right? First heading into town to find Hershel, after Rick and Allen already went into town to find Hershel. Then looking at a map while driving with no other cars on the road (you can stop the car and read the map...)
     
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  15. PrincessLeppard

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    I think Sophia's mom may have been bitten as well.
     
  16. rfisher

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    They did make a big show of all those cuts and scratches on her arms while Daryl was cleaning them, but I don't think she's been bit. There's supposed to be a developing romance between the two of them. And, they do need to keep the balance of available females. They can aford to kill off a few men.

    ETA: that was Shane cleaning her hands, but Carol and Daryl (they need another brother named Daryl) are supposed to be an item.
     
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    Say what you will: Rick is one amazing shot. Even Hershel was like "DAY-um!" in that bar......... :lol:
     
  18. PeterG

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    I love this show, but has any character on this program ever done anything non-idiotic? They are all major headcases. If I had been part of their group, I would have gone off on my own a long time ago and found an abandoned farmhouse and make a go of it on my own... :(
     
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    But who would you shoot in the leg and leave for zombie-chow if you had to?
    Always good to have that extra person around....for the little things in life. :D
     
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    I don't think Sophia's mom was bit or scratched. The scratches came from thorns on the flowers/weeds she was tearing up while out in the field after her daughter was shot. Those things can be very very prickly.

    I have to say, Rick's wife was so stupid. Why did she need to go in to town? They were already on their way. What more could she do? Then the fact that all the people in the house think the girl is in shock? Umm, hello, did they forget what happens to people after they are bit/scratched? As if they haven't all seen it in person. A person in shock does not develop a sudden and severe fever. Maybe they are just in denial and no one wants to say it aloud?
     
  22. rfisher

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    Or sleep.
     
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    It was addressed in the first season, when the ladies were all doing laundry by the lake at their first camp and had a discussion about exactly that. Carol's husband came along and threatened to beat her when they were laughing at a joke.

    I'm thinking that Shane is going to have to go for the rest to stay. He's as dangerous as the zombies.
     
  25. BigB08822

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    Oh and I was happy to see the actor from season 1 of True Blood. I always thought he was a cutie and of course he had to go and get himself killed in his first scene.
     
  26. susan6

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    No...I don't mean "women become domestic servants", I meant more along the lines of "women become property to be traded for other goods." As in, "you have medical supplies? We'll trade you a couple women for antibiotics."

    Actually it was addressed, slightly, in this episode when Scrawny Tony asked if they had any "cooze" at the farm.
     
  27. Japanfan

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    I'm convinced it's either a possible clue to a cure or solution (he said the French were close to finding one) or a clue as to where a safe place might be to go.

    It's common theme in post-apocalyptic fiction. In some cases groups of survivors do band together well - for example, in S.M. Stirlings Emberverse series (one title being The Sunrise Lands). But those bands are often opposed to each other. Basically, when resources are less the what is needed by a population, peace is almost impossible to achieve.

    But the people in this series aren't facing extinction and the common threat of zombies. I can understand Shane's mentality and viewpoint, although I do think he needs to leave the group.

    But at the same time, when he killed Otis, did he really have any choice? Seemed to me that the only other option was for both of them to die.
     
  28. rfisher

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    I, agree, that Shane really didn't have much choice in the matter. If they both died, so too did the kid. I also think he's spiralling out of control. He loves Lori and he's lost her, he thinks the baby is his and there's no way to claim it, he killed Otis, he was both right and wrong about the zombies in the barn. Rick was his friend and now he's a rival. He's in a no-win situation at the moment. His character poses an interesting difference from the comic series where he was killed much earlier. (Also Herschal is NOT a nice guy in the comics). There is a very interesting turn of events that will happen at the end of this season and next that can have a very interesting role for Shane's character as it is written on the show. I'm very curious to see what they do with him. Since the actor shaved his head, he looks remarkably like a former student, especially when he goes a little psycho. It's a bit scary.
     
  29. PeterG

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    Shane is more dangerous. The zombies are predictable. Shane is not. :scream:

    Hmm. I thought that there was a chance that Shane could have saved Otis, but that they would both be in jeopardy of being zombiefied. I don't think anybody could say what they'd do in his place unless they were in the same (deathly) predicament.
     
  30. BigB08822

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    I can see why Shane did what he did to Otis but it felt pretty clear that the writers and director WANTED us to think it was a cold and calculated move. An EVIL move. They could have shot that scene a number of different ways but they chose to do what they did. I feel like I am supposed to hate him. lol