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thoughts on the walking dead: triggerfinger

Previously on The Walking Dead: Nebraska

  • Lori narrowly escapes an encounter with walkers after her car crash.
  • Rick, Glenn, and Hershel have a shootout with another group of survivors and save one of the rival members from certain death at the hands (mouths) of the walkers.
  • Daryl is tired of being an “errand boy” and lashes out at Carol for not keeping an eye on Sophia.
  • Shane lies to Lori about the safety of her husband to get her back to the farm.
  • Glenn is upset that he only thought of himself when Rick and Hershel were depending on him.
  • Shane tells Lori that they are meant to be together and that Rick is going to get them all killed. He also believes he is the father of her unborn child.
  • The farm doesn’t know what to do with their “new member” after he gets healthy.

Shane Saves the Day…Again: Does anyone else see the pattern? Someone finds trouble. Shane finds a way to help. Then Shane gets blamed for being right. So far he has only: saved Lori and Carl when Rick was comatose, risked his life to get supplies for Carl’s surgery, spearheaded the movement to kill the walkers in the barn, and saved Lori from a suicide mission. Maybe somewhere in there was some sex he shouldn’t have had, and a guy he probably shouldn’t have left for dead or a decision that wasn’t his to make – but where would everyone be without Shane? They might be walking dead somewhere…

Glenn Gets a Pass: Let’s get it straight Daryl, Glenn is the original errand boy! He has been thrown into the fire on several occasions and I don’t blame him for thinking about himself for once. I know it was a mental lapse at a very critical  moment but everyone has their breaking point. Everyone made it out without injury but I can understand your anger Glenn. Keep it up scout!

Brothers in (Lori’s) Arms: Well we knew it was going to happen soon, right? I can understand Shane’s reasoning in regards to his feelings for Lori but he has to understand that what they had is over. This issue wasn’t going to just disappear though and the aftermath is going to, hopefully, have a drastic change on every character on the farm. Advice: Rick, don’t get into a “fair” fight with Super Shane.

Thanks for the Hospitality? Of course I’d be glad that Rick and Hershel saved me from being a midnight snack but, after such a major surgery – on my leg of all places, putting me back in the middle of nowhere isn’t really going to improve my survival chances. I am hoping that they let him stay on that he, somehow, leads his group back to the barn for a showdown.

Too Cool for the “In Crowd” Andrea knows her role and tries to tell Shane he is in the same position – even though it seems obvious that he isn’t the favorite. I don’t think they are going to leave the group entirely but if they manage to stay below the radar and make their own agenda they could manage to get more people on their side. Daryl is a likely candidate and I think Carol might even follow him. Just throwing that out there.

On the next The Walking Dead: 10 Miles Out

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the walking dead recapping: save the last one

We start with a scene of Shane showering and shaving his head. He look at his reflection in the mirror in what seems to be a trance-like stare. It made me feel uneasy enough to look away for a second. It gives you the feeling that something bad has or is about to happen.

  • After the intro we listen to Rick tell a story about Shane stealing their high school principal’s car while we see Shane and Otis trying to escape from a horde of zombies in a school. Lori asks that Rick keep his strength up.
  • Daryl decides to go looking for Sophia at night and Andrea tags along against the advice of Dale.
  • Shane and Otis devise a plan for the both of them to make an escape from the school,  but they have to separate. Otis runs through the school while Shane jumps out of a window. Shane badly injures his leg on the fall and has a noticeable limp, slowing his rate of movement.
  • Glenn and T-Dog arrive at Herchel’s farm.

  • Herschel warns Rick and Lori that if Shane and Otis don’t return soon with the medical supplies they will have to begin the procedure anyway.
  • Daryl shares a story with Andrea about when he was lost as a child and found his way home safely all alone…but he did manage to wipe himself down with “poison oak”.
  • Lori asks Rick if the world they live in is a world fit for children. She thinks if Carl dies tonight it might be for the best. Clearly the situation has driven her almost to a breaking point. It’s clear Rick doesn’t share the same sentiment.
  • Shane and Otis meet up outside of the school.
  • Carl wakes from his coma and begins to tell Lori about the deer he saw before he was shot until his body begins to seize and he falls back into a comatose state. Herchel says he needs another transfusion. Rick agrees even though Herchel warns him of the health issues he may face.
  • Daryl and Andrea run into a zombie hanging from a tree. Some guy got bit and decided to commit suicide before he turned…he failed in that attempt clearly. Daryl opts to let him keep hanging but Andrea asks him to end the zombie’s life. He kills the zombie when Andrea tells him about her thoughts on staying alive.
  • T-Dog gets stitched up by Otis’ wife, Patricia. Glenn praying for his friends, on the farmhouse porch. Maggie comes out with him. Maggie tells Glenn that his can believe in in God but “you have to make it okay, somehow. No matter what happens”. I love the cryptic and desperate nature of that line!
  • Otis and Shane are in dire straits. They only have 9 sidearm rounds between them with the horde close on their tails. Shane tells Otis to take the supplies and go on without him. Otis says no. He helps a h Shane up and they keep moving.
  • Lori and Rick decide to begin the procedure on Carl because Shane and Otis haven’t returned yet. As soon as Herchel is about to begin the procedure Shane returns with the supplies…alone. He tells Rick that Otis was caught by the zombies and there was nothing he could have done. Shane is clearly shaken up. Rick consoles him by saying “(Otis) wanted to make it right”. Herchel tells everyone not to tell Patricia until after the operation.

  • Dale apologizes to Andrea when she returns. He gives her the gun he confiscated from her back. He asks that she not make him regret it. He asks for forgiveness. And Andrea said “I’ll try”.
  • Herchel tells everyone that Carl “seems to have stabilized” much to everyone’s delight. He asks how does he tell Patricia about Otis. Rick says he’ll help deliver the bad news while Lori goes with Carl. Shane checks on Lori and Carl. An emotional Lori asks Shane to stay with the group. He nods that he will.
  • Maggie gives Shane some of Otis’ clothes to wear and directs him to the restroom to shower. As Shane is checking for scars and bruises he hesitates when he sees a plug of hair missing. Then we get to see Otis’ demise…
  • As Shane and Otis are slowly escaping from the horde of zombies and are down to their last bullets, Shane looks at Otis and says “I’m sorry” and then shoots him in the leg. Otis wrestles with Shane just a few feet away from the horde and eventually Shane breaks free. The zombies surround the injured Otis and tear his body apart in another gruesome show of awesome. When then cut back to Shane staring at himself in the mirror.

I know there have been some complaints about the lack of action in the season thus far but this episode should halt some of that ridiculous chatter. Also, after watching this episode I wish I had added Shane to my list of favorite characters. Why isn’t foresight ever 20/20?

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the walking dead: favorite characters

As Sunday draws closer so does the second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Even though the first season was – much to the chagrin of yours truly – only six episodes long, I took the entire season as the prologue…to the show…that had already started? It makes sense somehow. I know that the characters aren’t always going to be the same throughout the entirety of show’s run but I managed to get favorites from the glimpse that was season one. And besides, it’s a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, I don’t think we have that much time anyway…

My Top 3 (in a particular order)

Glenn

Of course it’s Glenn! The former pizza delivery boy just trying to make ends meet before the outbreak began. Maybe I’m a tad biased but when I envision the future zombie apocalypse – you know it’s inevitable – I see myself as the “scout”. Glenn is young, quick, and resourceful. Although he isn’t a leader per se he is usually on the front lines when the group needs him. His sarcastic insight is a must and his ability to lighten the extremely grave mood is, obviously, appreciated. Glenn is going to have to try REALLY hard for me not to idolize him during the season.

Daryl Dixon 

What a drastic change, right? I like a good antihero every now and again. Daryl is brash, brave and a slew of other “B” words – borderline bigot included. Every crew needs a wild card and Daryl plays the role well. He doesn’t mind challenging the authority of Rick or Shane when he feels there is another option and since he doesn’t know what has become of his brother he has that “nothing to lose” mojo going for him. I know that Daryl is going to make me hate him as a person several times this season but solidify his standing as one of my favorite characters. Cheers to hypocrisy?!

 

Rick Grimes

The adopted/accepted leader of the group. I mean the man is a Sheriff…who was presumed dead…left in a hospital with the dead…in an abandoned/infected town…then still managed to find his family and “friend”/partner Shane. I would follow that man. He made the practical decisions for the group in season one. He doesn’t have the “lone ranger” mentality that Daryl has which I feel is going to cause conflict going forward. I appreciate him as a main character, but for now I appreciate the conflict that he initiates just by being the leader. I hope to be able to like his character as an individual more this season.

For some pictures and insight on character development, plot lines, and ZOMBIES from the producers of The Walking Dead click here.

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