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.
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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