Why I Quit The Walking Dead

I can pinpoint the exact moment when I questioned my loyalty to The Walking Dead. November 30th 2014 was the mid-season finale, Beth dies, Daryl carries her lifeless body in his arms, Maggie arrives in slow motion to see her dead sister, sad story, soul crushed forever. My loyalty didn’t falter because someone died, that happens all the time on this show. It was the way the writers built up to Beth’s storyline, spending half the season ‘looking’ for her, and then conveniently killing her off in the mid-season finale.

walkingdead-biggestfan-memeAnd I totally understand, nobody is immune to dying, obviously this is the zombie apocalypse, people are dropping like flies, but why do some deaths feel more justified than others? Hershel, Lori, Tyrese, Noah were all deaths that made sense, or felt right when they happened, sorry Noah we just didn’t care about you. But with Beth dying, it felt like the writers needed a big bang for the mid-season finale.

Fast forward a few months later, much to the dismay of my watercooler chatters, I kept watching TWD but always with a wary eye. I knew a sh***y cliff-hanger finale was just around the corner and I wasn’t going to be fooled again.

I wasn’t fooled when Glenn got caught in the swivel door with Noah and the writers tried to get us to believe Glenn was going to die in a swivel door! Or, that they even assumed killing off Noah would create a stir in all of our hearts. Um, let’s just take in Beth died because of Noah, so frankly, I salute those zombies that chewed Noah’s face off. Boy, bye.

And then it happened again, the notorious mid-season finale cliff-hanger, with Glenn and Nick on the dumpster. Don’t even get me started on this scene, we’ve ranted enough about it in a previous post. But did they actually think we thought Glenn would die? Yes, because they’re banking on their Walking Dead fans to fall for cheapy cliff hangers. Nick blows his brains out, Glenn falls into the swarm of zombies and cut to black because it’s the mid-season final and everybody is freaking out because Glenn might be dead. Fast forward a few months and a f few overtly ambiguous Walking Dead promos later, and Glenn magically escapes the dumpster after hiding from a hundred zombies. Okay, now he decides to go back home.


But he’s not out of the danger zone just yet, the writers want to keep him in the danger zone a little longer because we’re halfway through the back end of the season and nothing crazy has happened so almost killing Glenn again is what they’re going to do, again. But he fights his way out again! He prevails, all while his baby momma watches. Maggie is basically us, the audience, watching and being like ‘is this going to end on another cliff hanger though?’

Now that leaves us with the Negan season finale, and just when you think the writers are going to give the fans everything, it cuts to black and that’s it. We have to wait six months to see who Negan’s going to kill? And then on top of that shi***y ending, claim that the ending was ‘the end of one story and next season will be the beginning of another story’. That wasn’t an ending that was like a ‘to be continued’ just call it like it is Scott M. Gimple.

But nevertheless, the cast and crew of The Walking Dead insist this season will be the season of all seasons, it will be the ‘craziest season yet’, ‘you haven’t seen crazy until you see Negan crazy’. No, I’ve definitely seen crazy, I’ve seen Cersei so crazy she blows up half the friggin’ cast of Game of Thrones while they’re in church. I’ve seen crazy, just not on your show.

And that’s why I’m never watching The Walking Dead ever again, I admit I’ll be there to see who Negan finally kills (sorry Glenn, and possibly Maggie) but I doubt I’ll be there every Sunday night. To be honest, I’d rather be with Blac Chyna and Rob on E!

Also, the  Walking Dead crew should stop comparing themselves to the Game of Thrones production, the smaller budget and longer season never stopped them from reaching ratings heights before, so get your sh** together Scott.M Gimple and stop whining.


The Walking Dead: Mid-Season Finale Recap

I guess this is the part where we recap last night’s episode of The Walking Dead ‘Start to Finish’ which was the mid-season finale. So now that we’re halfway through another nail-biting season, I can officially announce that this has been the most ‘blah’ season of all time. I know, people will disagree, people will riot, but people are allowed their own opinions people! So let me finish.


To be fair, my slippery slope didn’t start at the beginning of this season, in fact it started after the mid-season finale of last season where Beth is brutally murdered in front of the people that just spent an entire half season looking for her! And if that wasn’t bad enough, the only potential love story between Daryl and Beth was now over, so I was like wtf?

But you know, for the sake of all work related Walking Dead conversations and Twitter-verse debates, I tuned in and kept up with the show. Just so you have an idea, I cried more over Beth than I did for the Red Wedding. Which brings me to why I had trouble believing this season. Now that we’re (hopefully) over ‘Is Glenn dead or not dead’ waste of a storyline, it became this huge ‘Glenn Snow’ debacle because much like the popular Game of Thrones character Jon Snow, nobody believed Glenn was really dead. Which in my opinion, made this show a joke for the way Glenn did escape from that deathly alleyway. Read our rant about that here: But really, how the F did he survive that thing? And how did the zombies retreat so quickly? I’m still wondering about that, because in comparison to Alexandria, those zombies didn’t let up on the wall, they were just chillin’ out. Seems a little too convenient. Which is the perfect word to describe this entire front half of the season – convenient. Convenient for Rick’s stupid ass plan to herd the zombies away from Alexandria and that stupid horn goes off, convenient for Glenn to magically land under Nicholas and then crawling under a dumpster, convenient for the mid-season finale that the entire tower falls, and finally convenient that our entire veteran cast is tripping over themselves as if they’ve never walked before. What was up with that? Carol dropping her ammo? Like no, our characters are smarter than that and stop creating all these fake intense moments that shouldn’t be happening.

I don’t mean to rant, The Walking Dead was one of my favourite shows, but when I start to feel like I’m being duped and forced to feel a certain way  that isn’t authentic to our characters, that’s when I get annoyed, and that’s when I rant. The Walking Dead has never been cheesy, it’s been gory, it’s been ‘comic booky’, but it’s never been cheesy, and that all changed this season. Please comment and argue with me if you disagree!

Now, about that mid-season finale. Some people were freaking out because nobody died, I think it’s pretty sad that you’ve created a show where people only get excited when people die. It shouldn’t be about that, but that just means you’re writing is on a downhill slope. Nevertheless, we did have one death, albeit someone who we didn’t really care about – Deanna. I love her, I’ve loved her character from the beginning, and her finals words last night were beautiful. She goes out admitting she had a great life, she did what she loved to do right up until the end and there’s nothing more you could ask for. It was sad, but it was like ‘meh’ someone had to die, glad it wasn’t Maggie.

The episode was definitely intense, but there were some moments where again I felt like they were forcing me to feel some type of way. Like when Maggie’s crawling to the ladder and then the ladder falls off and then she’s clinging on and it’s like 45-seconds of intense music and obviously they’re not going to kill her! Stop trying to kill off the entire Greene family, and stop trying to kill Glenn! And don’t you dare try killing Glenn when Negan comes a knockin’! And then we had Carol running and she trips and all her bullets go flying – like wtf is going on? Is cobblestone that hard to walk on? They’re walking like they’re in 6-inch stilettos on cobblestone in the meatpacking distract.

Things get a whole lot worse when everyone is separated, Rick/Michonne/Deanna/Gabriel/Carl/Jesse/Ron run into Jesse’s house, but after Carl and Ron fight it out in the garage the walkers respond to the noise from the fight and run straight for the garage. Obviously time is of the essence and Rick FINALLY, FINALLY brings back the genius idea of covering themselves with zombie guts to walk through and escape the zombie herd.

So this is where things go really bad. Carol is locked up with Morgan after she finds out about that Wolf guy hiding in another home. She’s furious with him but he won’t let her kill the wolf guy. She pretends to be sleeping and she escapes and runs into the house that the wolf guy is tied up in. Except wolf guy is all busy with doctor girl because he’s totally trying to sneak attack her, but when Carol walks in you’re all like ‘phew all is good now’ but then Morgan catches up to her and they fight it out until Morgan knocks out Carol, and then wolf guy (surprise he’s not chained anymore) hits Morgan over the head and knocks him out. So you’re all idiots, basically. Then Tara/Army girl/Eugene stumble in and they’re all like pointing their guns to the wolf guy, but now he’s got the doctor girl in a headlock, and they’re idiots to so they drop their guns and let wolf guy run out with doctor girl. So we’ve established that we all hate Morgan now, but what about the others? Why can’t anyone except for Carol get sh** done??!!


The final scene of the mid-season finale is a shot of the gang walking out of Jesse’s home covered in zombie guts, this is always a favourite scene of mine to see the zombies sort of sniffing at the humans unsure if they want to eat them or not. It’s totally nerve wracking and probably the best scene of the episode. It draws on a bit, and then in the end sissy boy aka Sam blurts out ‘mom, mom’ is this kid stupid? Does he not realize they’re surrounded by 50 zombies who might be tricked by smell but definitely not sound. Should be fun to see how that resolves when The Walking Dead returns in February.

But also, it’s important to mention there was a sneak peek of the February premiere a few minutes into AMC’s Badlands. Check out the promo below. It’s a chilling scene as we see a group of bikers who force Daryl to stop the truck (why didn’t they just run them over?), one of the bikers has a monologue in which he states everything that belongs to them now belongs to Negan. And there you have it, the baddest and biggest villain from the comic books will make his appearance in the back end of this season.

What do you guys think? Those bikers didn’t have W’s on their foreheads, does that mean the wolves is a complete separate gang from Negan’s? Why didn’t Glenn tell anyone else Maggie was pregnant? And why is Gabriel still on the payroll?

Hopefully these questions and more are answered when The Walking Dead returns on AMC in February 2016.



The Walking Dead: ‘Thank You’ RECAP

We haven’t done a Walking Dead recap so far this season, but I think last night’s episode is where we’re going to start, and let’s be clear, there will be major spoilers.

I think it’s fair to say at this point that Rick’s plan of herding the zombies was an epic fail. That’s not to say that another person’s plan was going to work better, but let’s all get on the same page and agree that a complete pile of sh** has hit the fan for our characters.


This week’s episode was titled “Thank You” and it was the third episode of this season, and like the first two episodes we’re still following our gang on the day of the ‘herding’ mission. The episode didn’t have any Alexandria scenes,so we got to see a whole lot of Glenn, Michonne and Rick. And a whole lot of talking, like holy-moly these guys were ready to talk their faces off! I can say that the first 35 minutes of the episode was all talk, characters having heart to hearts with one another, Rick advising Glenn and Michonne to ditch the group if they felt like they were in danger, and then Glenn ‘volunteering as tribute’ which basically hinted that something crazy was going to happen to Glenn. And it’s not to say that Glenn hasn’t had his fair share of close calls. From having his head almost chopped off at Terminus, to the rotating door incident last season, he’s come pretty close to his demise.

But back to the episode real quick, nothing crazy happens throughout the episode. Rick splits up with the group to go grab the RV and then meet up with them down the road. While he’s on his run he slices his hand (is this a nod to what happens to him in the comics?) pretty badly, like he’s bleeding all over, which realistically is a Rick Grimes staple look. He’s always covered in sweat, blood and dirt. So yeah Rick’s hand – that happens. But they show it a few times so I feel like something’s going to happen because of it.

But back to the main group, they literally start dropping like flies. Two minutes into the episode one of the girls sprains her ankle running, bye girl. She needs to be carried around for the remainder of her 24 minutes. Then the gang comes up to a gang of zombies, one of the idiots shoots off his gun except the bullet flies into one of the Alexandrians’ legs, so he’s down now, the idiot shooter runs off. And then once all the zombies are gone, the group huddles together and then a zombie out of nowhere comes and bites another Alexandrian on the back. He takes it like a champ but wtf did nobody see that?? (It’s also annoying how things like this keep happening, like did nobody see or hear that zombie approaching he was literally a step from everyone else. It’s a little too obvious, and I feel like our main characters Glenn and Michonne would’ve noticed a zombie walking up to them)

So okay we are left with Glenn, Michonne, Male Michonne, Nicholas , back eaten guy, ankle girl, and guy with a shot leg. Do you see how useless these people are? So then they run into a town, which I don’t even understand why they’re going there at this point. Why aren’t they running back to Alexandria? Anyways, they lock themselves inside a pet store, Nicholas mentions there’s a store nearby that they can light on fire and distract the zombies, that will be their getaway plan. Why isn’t your getaway plan to just getaway? Why are you doing like 2 other missions and then your getaway plan? As you can tell, this was a very frustrating episode.

So Glenn volunteers as tribute to go with Nicholas to set this store on fire and then run off. Michonne looks at Glenn like are you serious? You’re going to pull off this mission with a guy who A. Looks batsh** crazy and B. Tried to kill you. But Glenn is Glenn and he loves pizza and people, so he trusts everyone and wants to believe people are good. So him and Nicholas run off after Glenn spends a few seconds polishing Hershel’s pocket watch (and now you know Glenn’s about to die).

A few minutes later, and a few long conversations later (I never realized how talkative Michonne can be) Michonne looks out the window and she sees an entire mob of zombies approaching the town/pet store. But hold on things get even better, because just at that moment, not a second before, not 20 minutes ago when there wasn’t a herd of zombies approaching, they hear a banging coming from the back of the store. Michonne investigates and finds two zombies hidden, so a struggle ensues and apparently those zombies outside have like 20/20 hearing so now their attention is on the pet store. The gang decide to leave the store immediately and as they’re running out ankle girl takes a tumble and yells out ‘just go!!’, nobody thinks twice about saving her, and she wastes all her bullets on the herd of zombies instead of killing herself. (Idiota)

Glenn and Nicholas realize the herd is getting closer so they have no time, and apparently there is a surplus of alleyways that have no exits in this small town. They approach the store but realize it’s already been set on fire, so Glenn and Nick run to find another building to burn. But time’s running out and they get cornered in an alleyway (I told you they’re everywhere) Now here it is, I love this show, it’s the biggest show on television right now, but this season has had a lot of holes that I don’t appreciate.

Hole #1 – Glenn is an experienced survivor and let’s say Nick is like, medium but mentally unstable. Regardless, you’re approaching an alleyway, and you know there is a herd of zombies chasing you. Why do you think running into a closed off alleyway is the best option? Yes they’re cornered, but there must be another way around this. They definitely had a enough time to assess the fact they were running into a no exit alleyway. Okay, but let’s say there isn’t another option, let’s imagine the only option they had was to run there.

Hole #2 – So you run into the alleyway, and for what seems like a good 1- 2 minutes you are shooting your handgun at a pack of 50 zombies, what do you think you’re handgun is going to do? You got maybe 5-8 bullets in that thing and there is a HERD of zombies approaching you in a no exit alleyway. (Rule #1 in Call of Duty:Zombies, never back yourself into a corner even if you have the ray gun!!) Maybe instead of wasting bullets you can try to find a way out, like pile things on top of the garbage bin and jump over that barbed wire? I don’t know what else there was, but wasting your time shooting at a herd is just stupid and pointless. Glenn should’ve been able to think faster.

Hole #3 – So you’re in this alleyway and now the zombies are about close on you, but there’s a big garbage bin behind with a working lid. You decide to jump on the garbage bin? And do what? Stand up there like you’re protesting, you don’t even have enough bullets to shoot them! Like really? Why wasn’t your first thought to jump into the garbage bin and get inside and close the top!! That thing is pretty secure if you can get the top nice and secure from the inside. They could’ve waited it out, okay even if Nick blew his brains out at least Glenn would’ve been safe inside.

Unfortunately I’m not a writer on The Walking Dead and our characters are not as smart as we thought – so here’s what really happened. Glenn and Nick get stuck in an alleyway all while the other gang is trying to escape the town as well. They also get stuck in an alleyway but are able to climb the fence. Something Glenn couldn’t do, is barbed wire really that scary? Really because there’s a herd of zombies chasing you -a few scratches won’t kill you. Everyone makes it over the fence except back bitten guy and he dies and Michonne eventually climbs over the top. That scene wasted a good 4 minutes and was dragged out way too long. As if they were going to kill Michonne, come on. I know I’m hating on this episode but for good reason. So now, there’s basically three of them left, Michonne, Male Michonne and the guy that got shot in the leg.

But Glenn and Nicholas are still stuck, and to be honest it really looked like this was the end for both of them. Like I said before Glenn’s had a few close calls, but this one had to top them all. I was like there’s no way this guys getting out of this. And then Nick loses it, grabs his gun, thanks Glenn (for what I don’t know), and then shoots himself in the head. When he falls off the garbage bin he brings Glenn down with him into the herd, but he sort of falls on top of Glenn. And then the next shot is all the zombies bending down for dinner at what looks to be Glenn’s body, but is probably Nick’s on top of his. And they had some nice aerial shots in there of the herd just covering up Nick and Glenn and now you’re just mentally preparing yourself for Maggie’s suicide.

But the episode still has another 10 minutes to go so you’re wondering how they’re going to fill this up. It cuts back to Rick who finally reaches the RV, drives it to their meetup destination and turns off the engine. He has a few minutes to just take it all in, it was a really emotional scene as he’s talking over the walkie telling Daryl and Sasha and maybe Glenn that he hears shots from back home but it would be selfish of them to go back now and help them out. He hopes that they’re doing okay but deep down he is freaking out. It was like he was trying to convince himself. He radioes Glenn but it’s just silent, and it was a really gut wrenching few seconds as you’re waiting to hear Glenn’s voice but it never comes. And then the action starts, two Wolf people enter the RV but Rick is so turnt up he literally takes both of them down within seconds.


It’s absolute silence in the moments after, but Rick sees the reflection of more Wolf’s outside the RV, he grabs the AK-47 and starts ripping it into the side of the van where they are until he’s sure they’re all dead. He’s just a maniac, and after he finds a jar of carrot baby food in one of their pockets, he knows he needs to get back home. But obviously this piece of sh** car doesn’t start and he’s stuck in the middle of the road, with a herd of zombies approaching him. See Rick this is why you don’t fu** with a herd of zombies. With a few more aerial shots of the lonely RV in the middle of the road, and Michonne and Male Michonne walking back to Alexandria the episode fades out.


But the talk of the night was all about Glenn and whether or not this was the last we’ve seen of him. There were no producers or actors on The Talking Dead, although it is tradition to have a killed off actor appear on the show. This probably means Glenn’s death is going to be a sort of ‘Jon Snow’ situation, where nobody really wants to discuss the outcome. Scott M. Gimple admitted that we will see Glenn one more time, whether it be in flashbacks, or in any other form, we will definitely get a resolution to that story. It’s just a matter of when. I think either way I’m okay with what happened. I think if this is how Glenn dies, I’ll be okay with it. I mean what happened was pretty stupid, whether you blame Nick for leading them into a messed up situation, or your blame Glenn for trusting an idiot, bad choices were made and it ultimately got them killed. I think it really validates who Glenn is as a person, he wants to see the good in people even if that leads them into bad situations. Logically, there’s no way he could’ve made it out of there untouched, it’s just way too close, and especially with Glenn he’s already come close to dying so many times, it just makes it unbelievable that he could get out of there alive. If he comes back as a zombie, that would be cray cray. Glenn, I’ma let you have your moment, but Beth had the worst death of all time.

What did you guys think of the episode? Is Glenn really dead? How is Rick going to survive that herd? Let’s discuss.

The Walking Dead: Season 6

The season six premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead is this Sunday October 11th and with a bunch of released trailers we can already tell it’s going to be a psychotic ride. Do we expect anything less?

Check out the trailers we’ve compiled below.

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Published August 24th 2015

Published September 27th 2015

The Walking Dead: Episode 12 “Remember” Recap

One of the things I’ve been working on lately are podcasts. I’ve done written recaps of my favourite TV shows, but I wanted to try something different and turn the recaps into more of a conversation.

My friend and I started a podcast called “Recap Rewind” so we could have a platform to share our discussions about our favourite TV shows. Not only are we close friends,  we know how to have a good laugh. We started off with Pretty Little Liars (since we have so much fun making fun of that show) and now we’ve added The Walking Dead to our list! All of our podcasts are available on YouTube with download links in the description. We’re in the works of getting it up on iTunes but we’re hoping to have a bigger fanbase before we do that.

Below is the link to the most recent Walking Dead episode. Season 5, Episode 12.

Let us know what you think!

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The Walking Dead: Top 10 Moments

It’s almost October which means it’s almost The Walking Dead season, which means let’s go through the greatest zombie moments over four seasons. Tweet us or comment below if you feel like we missed anything!


10. Rick, Carl and Michonne run into Morgan (“Clear” Season 3)

For dedicated fans of The Walking Dead, viewers had a chance to reunite with crazy man Morgan from the season 1 episode 1. (Morgan and his son find Rick walking down a deserted neighborhood street in the first episode) Fast forward to Season 3 and Morgan is still alive, unfortunately his son isn’t. I think a lot of fans wanted to know what happened to Morgan and I think in the back of our minds we always knew him and Rick would find each other. After Morgan stabs Rick in the shoulder, he asks him why he never used the walkie-talkie. Rick explains he tried for weeks to communicate with him but eventually had to relocate his gang and thus out of walkie range. Rick realizes Morgan is delirious after he finds out his youngest son was killed by his undead wife (the wife he tried to kill back in season one) In the end, Morgan declines Rick’s offer to join them and continues on with his mission to ‘clear’ all the zombies in the area.

Next #9

The Walking Dead: Season 5 Trailer!

Here it is! Fresh off the Comic-Con press the new season 5 trailer of AMC’s The Walking Dead.



The Walking Dead: VOTE

Last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead was probably one of my favourites. I love how they included everyone’s story (except Rick,Michonne,Carl) and it all fit into the 48-minute timeframe. The biggest question coming out of the mid-season finale was what’s going to happen to everyone and if baby Judith was alive. For now, it seems like everyone is okay- even da baby (wasn’t too worried about that one). Even Carol is brought back when she finds her adoptive girls and meets up with Tyreese. She made her way back to the prison right after the showdown with The Governor, she saw Tyreese and the girls run into the forest so she caught up with them. It’s a good thing she came when she did because Ty was stuck with baby J and the two girls. There’s no way he could’ve protected them all.


It seems like the second half of this season is going to be a wild ride. We needed the Governor to shake up things and make the show more interesting. The episode ended off with Tara and Glenn fighting off a swarm of zombies, Glenn collapses to the ground and faints (or is he just sick again?). Tara turns around and there’s a huge army tank behind her with some dudes dressed up in army gear standing there. One of them says to her, “You gotta damn mouth on you, you know that? What else you got?”

Don’t let the picture fool ya. This dudebud might be working for the good side.


I haven’t read the comic books so I don’t know if these people are good or bad. I think the fact that we just finished off with The Governor might mean we’re going to meet some really nice people for a change. I could be wrong. What do you guys think?


The Walking Dead: The Governor VOTE

Last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead was all about The Governor. The episode takes us back a few months where we follow our favourite bad guy in the wake of the Woodbury destruction.

The Governor joins a family of sisters, they need his help…and he probably needs to do some charity work. I really think this is a new beginning for The Governor, I think he exhausted his evil character time last season, and I think this season it’s all about rebuilding himself into the man he was before the zombie apocalypse.

Having said that, this is The Walking Dead, there never is a happy ending, so my other thought would be the writers take us on this journey of hope…and then rip it away from us when The Governor resorts to his evil ways.

Either way, only time will tell. Or a VOTE…let me know what you guys think.


The Walking Dead: ‘Infected’ RECAP

Episode 2 of the fourth season of The Walking Dead, really it should be called “everyone dies” because everyone dies.

We find out that someone’s been sabotaging the prison’s defenses by feeding the zombies dead mice. No idea who this can be…honestly my guess is on the little girl Lizzie.

Tyreese and Karen have got it going on. They are totally inseparable, finding any downtime to cuddle and get funky. This is The Walking Dead, nobody’s allowed to be happy, nobody’s allowed to find love, unless you’re Maggie and Glenn. The scene in the beginning of the episode with Karen was the craziest 45 seconds of TV. We know that Patrick has turned into a zombie, and he’s probably somewhere in the bathroom. She walks through the shower area and you’re just waiting for Patrick to pop out and eat her! But he doesn’t….what she does do is wake him up which leads to the massacre of D-Block. Karen

Like the worst thing that can happen in the prison basically happened. While everyone is sound asleep, Zombie Patrick makes his way through the dark halls, basically to any cell of his choosing. He lurks behind Karen, and you’re holding your breath as she gets into bed for what she thinks is going to be a good night’s sleep. Patrick passes Karen’s cell and goes to another where he bites into some guy whose sound asleep. The worst part is, the guy doesn’t even scream so nobody else knows anything is wrong. I spent 15 minutes debating whether or not you could still scream when a zombies biting into your neck. I feel like he could’ve at least made a yelp, and why aren’t people closing their cell doors?? These are the things I think about.

So one guys down, and of course Patrick gives up on him just in time for that guy to turn into a zombie. And then the feeding frenzy continues. In the other block, Rick is already up feeding his baby girl. He wakes up Carl so they can go feed the pigs. Michonne is already outside ready to take on her daily journey. We also find out that guns are prohibited in the prison,

Rick has taken Carl’s gun away as well as his own. Michonne’s already outside at this point, they hear gunshot’s from the prison, Rick turns around and makes a run for it. Carl hangs back with Maggie as they try and get Michonne back inside. There’s zombies all around her and I don’t even know how she gets out of this one. She leaves her horse at the gate and then two zombies jump on her, she trips and falls back, but Carl has got his hands on a rifle and thankfully shoots one in the head. They manage to get Michonne in but she’s injured. Not like zombie injured, she just has a sprained ankle.


Beth and Michonne have a surprising moment. There aren’t many scenes I enjoy with ninja girl, but this one had me in tears. Beth is tending to Michonne’s sprained ankle, and Beth can’t take care of both of them so she hands baby Judith over to Michonne. At first, she’s cold and holds the baby back, but after a few seconds she brings the baby closer and holds onto her. She starts sobbing, and this is the realest we’ve ever seen Michonne. She’s such a comic book character that I think it’s easy to forget she was a real person before all of this. She’s always been strong and cold, so it’s refreshing to see her vulnerable and real. But there’s no time for tears because everyone is dying!!

Everyone is going crazy inside D-Block, the boys are already there with their weapons trying to get everyone out. By this point there’s like 5 zombies…more people dead…more people trying to escape. Once the zombies are dead, Rick and Daryl walk through the cells to kill anyone that’s been bitten. Carol is with Lizzie and Mika’s father, he has a bite on his arm and Carol is all ready to amputate. Then she turns him around and he’s got a bite on his neck. So basically it’s over for the big guy. She calls his two girls in to say goodbye, Lizzie volunteers to be the one to kill him, but then she chickens out and Carol does the dirty.

On The Talking Dead Executive Producer Greg Nicotero said that there were about 45 people in the prison, up until the massacre which brought it down to about 30 people. That gives us a better understanding of how many people were lost, and how many people were brought over from Woodbury. I didn’t think it was that many people.

The bodies are wrapped up in blankets, and the council comes together to discuss the outbreak. They think it might be an airborne infection, in which case everyone needs to be isolated, people can’t be sleeping in close quarters. It seems like the virus starts off with bad flu like symptoms and then escalates rapidly into death and then into zombie form. As if on cue, they hear someone coughing down the hall. It’s Karen and she’s all white and sweaty. Tyreese gets defensive and says it’s probably just a cold. Hershel doesn’t buy it, he tells them that’s how this infection can start. Karen needs to be isolated, she gives a name of another cell mate who was coughing earlier.

Meanwhile, outside, Daryl and Rick are putting the bodies into graves. Just when they thought they were done with the drama of the day, they hear a shout coming from the fences. There’s a huge swarm of zombies piling into the exterior fence and it looks like it’s coming down. They rush over but there’s way too many zombies. Rick has the idea of luring them away from the fence with his pigs. Ugh, it was just too much sadness going on in this episode. Sitting on the back of a pickup, Rick would take a pig cut it and then leave it for the zombies. basically making a trail that led away from the fence. It worked but now we have no more piggies…wah!


In the end I don’t think it mattered if the pigs lived or died, Rick was worried the pigs were infected, so he was going to kill them anyway. Rick just doesn’t look good, he’s covered in blood and sweat, he looks horrible…I mean he doesn’t look horrible but he just looks miserable. He pours gasoline over the pig area and sets it on fire. BTW, I really enjoyed the shirtless shot…we never get to see that! If it takes a massacre for Andrew Lincoln to take his shirt off…I’m all for infestations and airborne diseases.

Tyreese is holding a bouquet of flowers as he’s on his way to visit Karen in isolation. When he gets there her cell is covered in blood, and there’s a trace of blood leading to a door. That door leads to the outside where he finds two bodies completely charred, someone set Karen and the other dude on fire… but nobody knows who. My bet is on Hershel.