Skip to comments.Great news: Most annoying character on “The Walking Dead” now dead
Posted on 03/05/2012 9:38:03 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Great news: Most annoying character on The Walking Dead now dead
I made the title of the post ambiguous in case any readers Tivod it and havent watched yet, but cmon. We all know who Im talking about. Realistically, it could only be one of two people: Either Sophias mopey mom, whose name I still dont know, or that endlessly whining bleeding heart Dale. (Alas, the screencap AMC chose for the clip embedded below gives it away.) Now that some of the dead weight is being shed, I take it poor underused T-Dog is next. Or maybe Herschels other daughter, who tried to kill herself a few episodes ago? As with Sophia, until that plotline unspooled, I had no idea that character even existed. I wonder which barely-there member of the ensemble will be next to be suddenly thrust to center stage in the expectation that anyone watching cares a whit about them.
Incidentally, the kill scene here is dumb on several levels. How did Dale not hear it coming in the still of the night? These things growl constantly every time theyre onscreen, which isnt often. How did the zombie disembowel him with his bare hands? (Admittedly, thats happened in Romero movies too.) Tacking it on at the end right after the big dramatic climax with the prisoner made it feel random and haphazard, a zombie ex machina to get rid of the character before people start tuning out in sheer irritation at his do-good-ism. Then again, alls well that ends well and this certainly ended well. And in fairness, they did a brilliant job with the scene of Ricks son tossing rocks at the zombie stuck in the mud. For all the grating soap-opera melodrama, there are sporadic flashes of genius in how the show captures the pathos of the zombies predicament. The scene of that zombie snarling from the end of a noose was the best thing about the first half of this season. Having little Carl amuse himself by humiliating a zombie whos helpless in front of him was a more affecting moment of dehumanization than the entire Shane storyline. More of that and fewer weepy heres mah pappys timepiece exchanges between Glenn and Herschel, please.
Another annoying character now dead. Looks like an army of dead approaching the farm for the next episode.
Interesting that now dead folks are turning zombie without being bitten. Hmmmmm .....
Still think not offing Randall was a good idea?
His heart wasn’t in integration with the overly moralistic (in this new American landscape) it was surviving to run back to his thugs and plan taking over the farm.
Shane had independently the same idea, cemented once Lori (idiot) gave him hope with the ‘it might be your baby’ speech last night, ep. 11. You saw him plan the death of Glenn, Rick, Daryl, T-Dog, extract the whereabouts of Randall’s camp and coup d’tat the farm.
The characters don’t know until (hopefully now) that they’re ALL infected, and will turn once they die, witness Randall and Shane not bitten.
Everybody can hate on Shane for being a cold-blooded murderer, but he is biologically impelled to protect his baby and the woman carrying it. His position is accurate: Rick has let Lori and Carl run wild while Shane kept them sane and safe, and I’m glad he proved to Rick ‘Lori and Carl will get over you, they’ve done it before’.
When that facilities manager at the CDC whispered into Rick’s ear, after taking blood samples from everybody, I think he explained ‘you’re immune, but nobody else is. They’re all infected.’ I don’t think Rick internalized that as he turned his back on turning-to-walker Shane. Or maybe he did, and Carl showing up threw him off.
The real problem of Lori aside from messing up everybody’s head she can is that if her baby is stillborn inside or outside of her, it will turn walker.
Almost all characters are loosely interpreted through the people in The Stand, if y’all haven’t noticed.
True. Dale served an important role in the story. They'll probably get along without him, though. Somebody else will play that role of conscience to other characters.
Now this week a really annoying and obnoxious character is (apparently) dead, and it's more of a blow to the story. What would they have done without him? I'm not sure the show will be the same without that guy.
Next week is the finale, I think, so you can look forward to them adding more characters next season.
I would disagree, he is not "biologically" impelled to do anything other than rid himself of his superior, Rick. He screwed Rick's wife Lori, not out of love but sheer primal sex drive and the false knowledge that he finally was Rick's superior. And we know how that turned out.....
Shane is a cold blooded psychopath, as evidenced by him bashing his own face into the tree to make it look like he was attacked.
He could care less about Lori's baby, all he wants is Lori and the twisted perceived victory he would gain over his arch rival Rick..........
His hatred of Rick will lead him to betray their own group to the "others"......That will probably be the plot line of next season.
Witness what? Your statement needs further clarification.......
His hatred of Rick will lead him to betray their own group to the “others”......That will probably be the plot line of next season.
Witness what? Your statement needs further clarification.......
Rick killed Shane with a knife, then turned his back on him as Carl ran up. Shane was in the process of turning, but only Carl could see it as Rick was facing Carl.
Nice attention to detail, txhurl.
When World War Z starts, We’re going to have to stick together.
I’ve had a hard time supporting Shane, but he’s always been right, Rick just gets his people killed.
A moral society is a luxury that rule .308 underwrites, but it doesn’t plan for walkers. I wish Andrea and Daryl and Maggie and Glenn and everyone else could bust out and go Adam and Eve somewhere safe, like a cruise ship anchored off a OBX island.
I only watched the first half hour, I'll finish it tonight
Whoa! I gotta watch the rest tonight.....
The humans on this show got so irritating for a while, I was rooting for the zombies to kill them all.
Now with Dale and Shane (the ying and yang of the show's douchebaggery) both dead, maybe I'll go back to the good side.
And T-Dog got a line last night. Go T-Dog, it's your birthday.
What galls me about this series is that they're tooling around in crappy high mileaqe vehicles like that lousy motor home and old Chevy farm trucks from the '60s -- yet they've passed up perfectly good Stryker/LAV-25 AFVs and HMMWVs just sitting around.
How about this. Create a large wire excercise wheel like in a gerbil cage, and attach it to your trailer hitch. When you capture zombies, lock them in the gerbil wheel. As long at you sit in the driver's seat, they will try to come get you, pushing the gerbil wheel and pushing the car forward. Its a zombie powered car.
Well, that's a good point. I'd hope that not everywhere would get looted. Or maybe I'll just plan to be the first to loot and carry enough home to survive at home for a while.
But the main point is that in almost every zombie movie, the main characters are safe for a while in the middle of the movie somewhere where the zombies can't get them, and then they just have to go and mess things up and leave, or call attention to themselves.
They don't think, they don't swim, they just grunt.
Somewhere nice, with a few WalMarts and Costcos, for years worth of food. Key West maybe.
Hot chicks welcome.
You're looking at it from a real world perspective.
I hate Dale because I'm evaluating his value to the television show I'm watching. Every minute he spent pontificating on some "we're not any different!" whine was television time away from battles with zombies. I don't tune into zombie movies for philosophical navel-gazing.
I don't care if he was right or wrong or somewhere in between. He was a nuclear buzzkill for the show's pacing. I'm glad he got ate.
Hot chicks welcome.
Geez....let me get this straight. The whiny libtard not only gets zombinied, he gets a .357 round in the brain....and everybody here is complaining?
Lori so has it coming.
Shane hurt his [not really] woman and his [potentially] children by his own dangerous actions. Instead of two guns pointing out from the camp there is now one. The good team beats the all-star ball hog. A lot of people here seem to try to manufacture some sort of conservative vs liberal dichotomy from the show labeling Dale as a gun-grabbing liberal when he was seen with a gun in his hand throughout the whole series. Dale was for the rule of law over the rule of the man with the biggest gun. Shane's world can be seen in practically every failed 3rd world country around the world and throughout history.
Rick's world is the only one worth while surviving in.
The character had zero credibility from the beginning. When I first saw that caricature at the start of the show I thought, “Wow.. That old-timer sure has quite a mouthful of perfect, very expensive, Hollywood teeth.” And he sure did smile a lot. Good riddance.
Don’t send that idea to the White House, please.
In what way was Dale a libtard?
Now, I've questions. If they're all carrying the virus that turns them into walkers once they die, then wouldn't that sorta make them immune to zombie bites unless the zombie actually killed them first?
Very good question.
Not a lot of folks made it to the CDC to have their blood analyzed.
The immunity does explain why Rick took his sweet time lining those three walkers up that were on top of him to try to get’em all with one shot.
I was also wondering about those punks from Randall’s camp in the bar.. did Rick brainpan both of them? I can’t remember. If he didn’t, they should have turned.
I can't remember, which episode was that?
Shane, in real life
Wow... and yuck.
I wonder how these actors deal with the director telling them “Shane, this is your last episode, we’re killing you off”?
I just watched last weeks episode. What I gathered is that back in the CDC center, the scientist whispered to Rick that everyone was infected. When people get bit they get infections that cause them to die. Then the “walker” infection takes over when they die.
The zombie bite or scratch just kills you. The infection turns you into a zombie after death.
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