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Posted on 03/09/2013 8:29:11 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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So that WAS you......I thought so.
I can see him doing some dithering over it, too.
There wasn't anything wrong with it, it's just that the Stryker is a much better bow. Plus it came with a supply of arrows and was likely on sale too.........
Everything’s on sale during the zombie apocalypse!
Don't forget, Andrea once asked him what his real name was but he didn't tell her. I suspect the reason he didn't is because he's a well known convicted serial killer or something and was able to escape from prison following the zombie outbreak.....
Had to look it up, that's Milton and he's not a doctor, he's a scientist.......
The Governor was pretty rude to Andrea last night when he kicked her to the curb. What do you all think she might be plotting with Milton?
Pretty rude? The guys a psycho! Being rude is probably the least of his faults. On the other hand, Andrea didn’t kill him last week after gettin’ jiggy with it, so maybe he’s good for something.
Geez! I'll tone down the volume next time!
You know, that’s not out of the realm of possibility. Last night, the governor creeped me out more than he has to date.
And did you see Talking Dead & the clip of next week’s show? He has a dentist’s chair set up for someone, with a tray of very cruel-looking instruments.
In the clip I saw, she told Milton she's going to kill the governor. I'd like it if Milton could escape with her and join our group, but I don't have much hope for his longevity.
Militon previously tattled on Andrea to the Governor. Will he do it again? Or is he actually with Andrea this time?
The show was tedious and did not advance the plot in the least. Ask yourself one question: If this episode were left out completely, would the story arc be the least bit different? The answer is no. The program is foundering right now, and they need to pick up the pace and stop over-dramatizing every little detail. Last nights episode was a completel waste of time. We learned nothing new about Rick or the Governor's characters or plans, and no more "tension" was established than had already been set by the armed confrontation three weeks ago.
You want still, brooding pictures of Rick or Daryl, put a poster up in your bedroom.
There are so many different ones out there and at varying price ranges. How do you choose a good SHTF crossbow without breaking the bank?
One would likely have to buy several to see what suits him/her, and weigh that against string longevity and endurance.
That would be nasty.
I did that with my first carbine. A Hi-Point 4095.
“Or the Incontinent Dead.”
The Piddling Dead.
Yes, but even his revenge motives are strategic. He doesn’t want Merle because Merle is more useful sowing discord where he is. Even though I’m sure the Governor would happily kill him if given the opportunity.
I also don’t think his revenge is about his eye, that’s his excuse to Rick. He wants revenge for Michonne killing his zombie daughter that he still had insane hopes of curing.
The man is bat sh!t crazy and evil, but he is not stupid.
I don't trust Milton, I think his fear of the governor will over power any offer to betray him.
Keep in mind, he went to the gov. and told him of Andrea's plan to go visit the prison after he had promised Andrea to say nothing.
Another thing, Milton seems creepy too. He's a scientist and obsessed with studying the zombies and the Gov. is the only guy crazy enough to keep Milton supplied with zombies.......
Milton is with Andrea in the trailer for next week and he shows her the "dentist chair" and tools. I think he's setting Andrea up in order to find out from her what the prison folks intend to do then he's going to the Gov. with the information........but what do I know.
The beauty of this series is that with the exception of a couple of episodes, something happens every week that makes you say "Whoa, I didn't see that coming......"
And for what it's worth, you just know that down the road the Gov. is going to get knocked off but I suspect it's going to be another one of those "Whoa's..."
Where did you see that? Was it in last night's episode or the trailer that followed?
I don't have to ask myself any questions, I think I pretty much made my position clear.
If YOU don't like the series any more then don't waste your time watching it........that's pretty simple I think.
As for the rest of us, we enjoy it, even the slow episodes..........
For example, look at last week's episode. Since the first season, the last we knew was that Morgan was staying home and defending his family..........So whatever happened to Morgan? Several seasons later, now we know.
Will that be the last we ever see of Morgan? Who knows? He could very will figure into another one of those "WTF, I didn't see that coming" episodes..........
It is what it is bro and that's why the rest of us still love it.........
No offense but I think that question is better asked on a crossbow hunters forum rather than the Walking Dead..
Sneak Peek of Andrea, Milton, and the dentist chair:
Can I have one of you? I'm starting feel some affection towards you........
A lovely thought but buying several kind of defeats the purpose of not wanting to break the bank.
You are correct as far as that goes but since it all started out with the mention of the new crossbow this is still a good place to be.
“He wants revenge for Michonne killing his zombie daughter that he still had insane hopes of curing.”
I had forgotten Michonne killed the daughter - so, he’s got two scores to settle with her.
I also think the governor is afraid of Merle because Merle kills first and doesn’t even think later - he just kills when he thinks it’s appropriate - or not.
Talking Dead has an online after-the-show segment, and I think that’s where we saw it. I’ve looked all over amctv.com and the Talking Dead site, and I can’t find the clip.
Andrea and Milton were standing in a gallery overlooking the dentist’s chair and instruments. She said “This is sick”, and told Milton she had to kill the governor; he said “You’ll never get near him”, and she responded, “I will if they don’t see me coming.”
I posted before I saw your post. Thank you!
What is it with this I can't-take-a-slow-episode, anyway? We're not 14; we don't need nonstop zombie kills or we get distracted. Character development takes some time, and that's the best thing about this show, IMO.
You’re welcome! :-)
That’s what we’ve been thinking, too. Serial killer that won the jackpot.
Here ya go. You can see why I have my prejudices.
For example, I already knew -- even if urbane, cosmopolitan viewers of comic book adaptations [sorry, graphic novel adaptations] did not, that Daryl (and his other brother Daryl, as well) would regard someone who smokes menthols as a d0uchebag, and that was a throw-away line.
Here is a a quick synopsis for those sophisticated people [of any age at all!] who know slow hogwash when they see it, and haven't yet crossed the event horizon of the Fanboi Zone. If you read my thirty second summary, you will be privy to all the "secret new stuff:"
There you have it folks. If you missed last Night's Snoozefest, intended only for the most sophisticated viewers of pulp television [rated 14 and up] you are now at full speed.
Next week: Glenn and Maggie sleep (actually sleep) together for a really long time. It only seems to waste 27 minutes; It's really just 25. No doubt sparking inspired commentary by Eliza Dushku, Kevin Smith, or some other cookie cutter libtard on The Talking Dead [speaking of d0uchebags...] Occasional fifteen second cut-aways to THE Daryl and Michonne -- looking ominous, natch! -- to keep things moving. Sadly, we learn that Maggie snores.
Let me offer an olive branch at this point: there actually was ONE surprise in last night's show. Glenn got into it with Merle. How this winds up with anything but Glenn as a large pin-cushion in less than fifteen seconds was indeed VERY SURPRISING TO ME.
You know you are talking to someone who has lost all rationality about a show[/book/film] when any cricticism is greeted with: "it would be better if you didn't watch it than criticize it."
It was a good show up until the break. It needs to get better. If the writers and staff just listen to fanbois, they're going to wind up with a few hundred thousand people watching instead of the eleven million they have now.
Oh, get the stick out of your rear end! I courtesy ping everyone I mention by name. There have been a couple of others who'ved shared your zombie-kill-a-minute desires (on earlier threads), so I was generalizing.
" I want you to tell me what character was broadened or deepended by last night's show?"
I don't give a damn what you want. If this show isn't your cup of tea, why are you still hyperventilating over it?
"For example, I already knew -- even if urbane, cosmopolitan viewers of comic book adaptations [sorry, graphic novel adaptations] did not"
"Here is a a quick synopsis for those sophisticated people [of any age at all!] who know slow hogwash when they see it, and haven't yet crossed the event horizon of the Fanboi Zone"
Oh, I think I see now. You don't think watching the Walking Dead is something you can do while continuing to nurse your impression of yourself as an enlightened, well-bred, genteel, refined specimen with superior intellect, is that it? Then go start a Downton Abbey thread, because your raving about a show you can't stand is beginning to make you sound like a mental patient. Sounds like you're really taking this "betrayal" by the WD personally.
My homosexual hairstylist told me once that "boi" is a term fags use. Funny how you keep using it.
So you are twelve. Sorry.
Actually, I make fun of the gratuitous Daryl-has-tokill-a-zombie-in-every-episode requirement in my post, so I'm hardly one of those.
I don't give a damn what you want.
You took a position that what makes this show so great is "character development," but you can't actually defend that position. So when you don't "give a damn what I want" what you're really saying is: "I can't actually defend the inane piffle I posted."
If this show isn't your cup of tea, why are you still hyperventilating over it?
I like the show. It needs to get better. It's been awful since the break. It's getting to be a soap opera where nothing happens except on Friday, when the cliffhanger comes. With WD going at the pace it has, we'll get a cliffhanger at the season finale instead of the end of the week.
Oh, I think I see now. You don't think watching the Walking Dead is something you can do while continuing to nurse your impression of yourself as an enlightened, [yada, yada, yada]
When the post started, I was a fourteen year old kill a minute type. Now I'm accused of being arch. Actually, I'm having fun at the expense of someone who regards a show about the Zombie apocalypse as anything more substantial than good old fashioned entertainment [that would be you.]
your raving about a show you can't stand
The only one raving here is you. I've parodied an episode of the Walking Dead that was really a Seinfeld episode; it was a "show about nothing." You're unhinged over that. Have a nice soothing adult beverage and calm down. It's just a show on television, and making fun of it isn't the same thing as burning a Bible.
My homosexual hairstylist told me once that "boi" is a term fags use. Funny how you keep using it.
Not the least bit surprised to hear that your homosexual hairstylist doesn't know his @ss from a hole in the ground; in fact I'd be surprised if he had any idea of its proper use. I've only used "boi" in the context of "fanboi." That's all. Homos may have tried to expropriate it, they've done the same thing with a lot of other words. But sorry to disappoint you; I have a wife of 30 years, several kids, and an unblemished record before that of heterosexuality, and the word fanboi comes from the gamer/tech lexicon, and homos can't claim it.
Here's the definition:
Geek Term related to forum users who think a product/company/person can do no wrong. .
Based on your obvious agitation over a stupid television program, I'd say it applies in spades.
Yep, that's where it was.......FWIW, I don't trust Milton.
Neither does my husband. I mentioned that I thought Milton might work out as a member of the group, and he said (and he's right, really) that Milton is too afraid of the governor to be trusted. And I remember seeing a really quick shot of next week's show where the governor slams him against a wall.
Also, I guess Milton is still supposed to be watching Andrea and reporting back.
I don’t trust Milton at all. What is his motivation? Is it fear of the Governor? Or does he like the Governor because the Gov. allows him to do his weird zombie experiments? Both?
I think Milton is definitely afraid of the governor. I also believe, being the reclusive, socially inept person that he is, he’s awed by the fact that the governor accepts him as a friend (or so he thinks).
His science, though.....he doesn’t seem to do much of anything worthwhile. Seems to me he just messes around that lab of his in a dreamworld. Remember when he was doing some kind of meditation and the governor yanked the headphones off his head, lol?
I had forgotten about that scene. LOL! :-)
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You’ve been added. Should be some new articles tomorrow or Saturday.
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