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: RECAP ’30 Days Without an Accident’

It is season four of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead…can you believe it’s been four seasons already? We didn’t end off with a supreme cliffhanger in the season finale but that doesn’t mean we weren’t excited for last night’s premiere.

The episode starts off pretty normal, normal as it gets for TWD…the prison has a lot of new people, a pretty little garden, and little piggies. Everyone seems to be well adjusted to life behind bars…I feel like Carl (Chandler Riggs) needs a really husky deep voice and he’s just not there yet. Also, he’s a real debbie downer but I guess that comes with the territory when your childhood gets cut short because of a zombie apocalypse and you watch your mother die as she gives birth to your baby sister. It’s okay Carl, we understand. I don’t know what these people were up to in the summer but obviously everyone found love in a hopeless place because there are couples swarming!

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Beth (Emily Kinney) is dating one of the new boys…Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) is shacking up with some white girl…Glenn and Maggie are still going strong…by the way Maggie isn’t pregnant. Carl totally has the hots for one of the new girls…or we’re just hoping so he can finally get a life and stop being a worry wort. Daryl and Carol have this really weird relationship…love them together…but by the end of the episode it looked like Daryl might have a new love interest.

Um okay, so a few people from the group (Michonne,Daryl,Glenn,Tyreese, Beth’s Man, new guy and token alcoholic Bob Stookey played by The Wire’s Lawrence Gilliard Jr) head out to the nearest department store to stock up on some things. This was my favourite and most thrilling scene of the episode…blenders and boom boxes!! There was an endless supply of brand new electronics and kitchen appliances…I was so excited the prison was going to get a bunch of shiny new toys. As the crew make their way through the exciting aisles…a swarm of zombies were hanging out on the roof of the building…a strategy Michonne created using a loud boombox.

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Okay, so you just know something bad is about to happen when the new guy heads for the wine rack. I mean, it’s dark in the store, the lights are off, but somehow the dude finds himself in front of the bottled wine..and you can just see the torment on his face. He doesn’t know what to do, take the wine or leave it…just put it in the damn cart!!! I’m sure everyone would love a glass of wine…your four years into the zombie apocalypse you’re allowed to pop bottles. But nooo he’s a total drunk and he attemps to put the wine in his jacket…as if he has room in there…I don’t get these people. So he finds inner strength and puts the bottle back on the rack…except the entire shelf comes crashing down onto him…he’s okay…he’s just stuck under the shelving. The crashing noise wakes up all the zombies on the roof…and of course because there’s a zombie apocalypse…buildings aren’t stable anymore…I don’t get the connection? One by one zombies start falling through the ceiling…it’s raining zombies!

Now the shopping spree has come to an end…I’m super pissed…and everyone is in killing zombie mode. After a few minutes of fighting, Beth’s man goes to pull out Bob the drunk…and he does…Bob and the crew walk away to leave but Beth’s man is behind them…a zombie reaches out and bites his leg…the crew turn back and Beth’s man is already on the floor with a zombie chewing out his neck. It was disgusting but it serves them ALL right for turning their backs and walking away too early. Everyone knows the danger creeps up when you least expect it.

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Meanwhile, Rick is out in the forest looking for animals to cook. He finds a dead hog? But then some weird zombie looking lady creeps up and starts smelling the animal. At first it looked like she was a walker, but Rick watches her from a distance and you can tell she’s human. She wants to join Rick’s crew, but first Rick demands he meet her husband and ask them three important questions. She leads him back to the camp…which is just a tent…and all of a sudden she turns around and tries to stab him. We see a bag of something…she’s talking to it like it’s her husband. Okay so lady in the woods is obviously crazy…and she proves it when she says goodbye and stabs herself. Her husband was in the bag but was a zombie? This whole scene was really weird. Rick watches and cries…and then walks away. Waste of time.

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Carol is the ultimate multi-tasker, she’s the nurse and she’s the librarian/teacher. Love her. She’s reading a book to all the children in the library…one of the new boys asks if he can be excused because he feels sick. Oh you just know something bad is about to happen. Carol lets him leave…and then she stops reading and pulls out a case of knives. The real education begins now. Carl sneaks into the library to find out what they’re doing…Carol sees him and begs him not to tell his father about the new curriculum. Carl doesn’t say anything and storms off.

When the gang return, Daryl’s the one to tell Beth about her dead beau. She doesn’t shed a tear, Daryl waits for her to show some emotion but she doesn’t. All she says is she can’t cry anymore…and then she stands up to change the sign that said ’30 days without an accident’ Then she goes and hugs Daryl and he cradles her in his arms. Awww cute!

It’s the middle of the night, and the new kid is still feeling sick. Now he looks terrible, so he decides to go take a cold shower. He collapses and the camera pans down and he’s mid transformation. So what I’m thinking is he either attacks next episode..or he infects their entire water supply because he was totally coughing into the water tank. Or both? Either way this is really, really bad.

What do you guys think? And what was the whole point of Rick finding the crazy woman in the forest? And when is The Governor coming back? And does anyone else miss Andrea?

The Walking Dead: Prison Break

This week’s episode of The Walking Dead was nothing short of jaw dropping awesomeness. The first 20 minutes started off slow…it was lacking the usual chaos that goes on in a normal episode, but the ending was insane!!. Hershel is healing from his wounds…well sort of. The gang doesn’t know if he’s going to come back a zombie or regular Hershel. They’ve bandaged up his severed leg…it looked absolutely disgusting…Carl even took a trip by himself to the infirmary to grab more bandages. This kid has no fear, when his mama finds out he went off on his own she obviously freaks out, but she’ll get over it. Lori has bigger issues to worry about- like that huge pillow under her shirt they call ‘the baby’. Her due date is coming up, and with Hershel useless, Carol decides she needs to learn more about cutting into a woman’s body and dragging a baby out of Lori’s biscuit. Glenn helps Carol use one of the zombies outside as practice. In the end, Carol’s doing her thing with the dead zombie…and there’s a weird shot of someone hiding behind a bush watching her? Not sure where this is going to take us in the next episode…but hopefully nothing happens to Carol.

Back to the beginning, the episode starts off from the continuation from last week. Hershel is lying on the floor, as the gang try and stop the bleeding, we see a group of prisoners behind a caged fence. Rick opens the gate for the prisoners so that they’re free…and gives his group enough time to leave the cafeteria. They don’t want to stay and chat with the prisoners, it’s obvious Rick doesn’t trust anybody else. As the group wheels Hershel back to safety…the prisoners chase them (not violently) they just wanted to see where they were going. Rick and Tom are clearly off to a bad start when the prisoners demand to have their prison back. Clearly they were there first…Rick refuses…he needs a safe place for the next few months for his crew. They come to a deal, Rick, Dale and T-Dog will help the prisoners clear out another cell block to live in, if they share half of their food supply. They agree on the deal, Rick never lets his guard down. As they make their way to the other cell block, they come across some zombies. Instead of listening to Rick and Dale, the prisoners charge at the zombies, yelling and hollering. Big Tiny forgets to check his backside, a zombie rips into his arm…they shoot the zombie down but it’s a little too late. Big Tiny freaks out because he knows they’re going to have to cut off his arm.

Rick obviously doesn’t want to do it, he just chopped of Hershel’s leg. Tom decides to take matters into his own hands…and basically kills Big Tiny. Covered in blood, Tom gives Rick a haunting stare…and it’s obvious this guy is crazy and violent. Then they come to a huge door where they can hear a bunch of zombies on the other side. Rick makes Tom open it…when he does they all start chopping down zombies. There’s a lot of them, and in the chaos Tom turns his back on Rick and the others when he throws a zombie right into Rick, thankfully Dale was right there to save him. When all the zombies are dead, there’s a huge moment of silence. Rick knows that Tom set him up to get him killed. Having no other choice, Rick has a standoff with Tom…but Rick is faster and he plants a machete right into Tom’s head. Andrew, who was also in on the plan makes a run for it…Rick catches up to him but he doesn’t have to finish the job because Andrew ends up walking right into a trap of zombies. Later Sucka!

The other two prisoners, Axel and Oscar admit they had no idea of the plan, Rick decides to let them go. He escorts them to the other cell block and wishes them all the best. You can tell they don’t want to be alone, but Rick doesn’t trust them enough to bring them back into their block. I never suspected the prisoners to get killed so suddenly, especially Tomas the leader of the group. Some articles indicated that the prisoner gang would be a crucial part of the second season story…but obviously that isn’t the case anymore. I’m sure Oscar and Axel will make their way into Rick’s crew, they seem like genuine guys…and it would be weird if there were only 2 of them living in a huge cell block alone. They have no idea what they are getting into, they don’t even know that the outside world is gone and I won’t be surprised if they come back to Rick asking for help.

Also, Andrea’s side of the story was not in this week’s episode. Tune in next week to see what happens to her!