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The Walking Dead Spoiler Bomb:
E Online ^ | March 1, 2013 | Leslie Gornstein

Posted on 03/03/2013 10:35:21 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction

What we're about to say, we say with no bias or agenda whatsoever: The next episode of The Walking Dead just might be one of the best of the season. And by "best," we mean deftly written, subtly played and, in the end, emotionally complex. You know, best.

Just what can you expect? Here's a taste. [mild spoilers below]


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: thewalkingdead; walkingdead; zombie; zombies
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Michonne Talks! We speak, of course, of that Greta Garbo of Zombieland, she who, until recently, just wanted to be alone. Well, our favorite katana-wielder just might make a real live friend--or two--this episode. It's been a long time coming. (Hint: This particular friend isn't sleeping with the Governor.)

Keep the Tissues Handy: No, we're not talking about yet another death of a beloved character. We're talking about the return of a very old friend. But this reunion is bittersweet and, in the end, a total heartbreak.

Carl Is Itching for an Independent Moment: But will he get it?

Ouch! In a couple of shots that include not a single line of dialogue, we see just how hard Rick & Co. have gotten this season. Actually, the term "war-weary" may be closer to the truth. Is their decision forgivable? Inevitable? Decide for yourself Sunday night.

1 posted on 03/03/2013 10:35:34 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Probably not much Daryl in this episode.  photo c6d240bb-2129-42a4-b959-9884878ddab1_zps2e888992.jpg
2 posted on 03/03/2013 10:39:10 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: virgil283

Is there a Walking Dead ping list?


3 posted on 03/03/2013 10:44:13 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

We bought a DVD of the first season but have not seen any episodes afterward.

Did they ever find the rude-butt brother who cut his hand off to escape the roof?


4 posted on 03/03/2013 10:47:18 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Yes, they have encountered Merle Dixon. He’s all over this third season.


5 posted on 03/03/2013 10:50:20 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: WXRGina

Yes he comes back this season (season 3)


6 posted on 03/03/2013 10:51:02 AM PST by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

My guess is that it is the guy they left by the side of the road at the end of Season 1. I always thought he would return as the Zombie king....


7 posted on 03/03/2013 10:57:09 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: WXRGina

i did that too and was only mildly interested. then i ended up with the second season, and a few episodes in, i
realized how good the series was. so i started over and wow!

the story is in the types of human characters and group
dynamics.

i wonder if the old friend mentioned in the spoiler is
the guy and his son that helped rick early on. i’ve always thought they would reappear.doesn’t sound good though.


8 posted on 03/03/2013 11:00:40 AM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: WXRGina

i did that too and was only mildly interested. then i ended up with the second season, and a few episodes in, i
realized how good the series was. so i started over and wow!

the story is in the types of human characters and group
dynamics.

i wonder if the old friend mentioned in the spoiler is
the guy and his son that helped rick early on. i’ve always thought they would reappear.doesn’t sound good though.


9 posted on 03/03/2013 11:00:40 AM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I’m thinking they mean somebody who is alive.


10 posted on 03/03/2013 11:01:49 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: WXRGina; ConjunctionJunction

I dropped the money for both seasons on DVD, and we’ve been DVR’ing the Season 3 eps as well.


11 posted on 03/03/2013 11:01:59 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: americas.best.days...
 photo 3cf4ba7a-57bb-4fc6-b2f7-c9adff4ecd9a_zpsb4505df9.jpg Morgan Jones
12 posted on 03/03/2013 11:07:27 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Vermont Lt
Cue the orchestra and chorus...

“For I am a Zombie King
and it is, it is
a wonderful thing
to be a Zombie King”

Apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan

13 posted on 03/03/2013 11:07:27 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ConjunctionJunction; packrat35

Thanks! Maybe he will grow more humble and grateful. Those brothers were written as the epitome of “racist redneck.”


14 posted on 03/03/2013 11:12:22 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
I have never watched the show, as it is a senseless Sci-Fi of special effects and makeup wizardry, from ads I saw.

I have much better things to do with my time than watching Hollyweird productions of nonsense.

15 posted on 03/03/2013 11:13:25 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
I have never watched the show, as it is a senseless Sci-Fi of special effects and makeup wizardry, from ads I saw.

I have much better things to do with my time than watching Hollyweird productions of nonsense.

16 posted on 03/03/2013 11:13:24 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: americas.best.days...

Wow! I can’t believe they didn’t bring back the black guy and his son. That seemed like it would be a given.


17 posted on 03/03/2013 11:13:58 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Poetic Justice: naked Andrea as a walker...


18 posted on 03/03/2013 11:16:23 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

We liked that first season pretty much. The political correctness in the writing was a little strong, but otherwise shows were entertaining.

Maybe we’ll get the next season, since there are several recommendations here.


19 posted on 03/03/2013 11:18:35 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: americas.best.days...

That’s exactly why I follow the series. Seeing how group dynamics evolve and devolve.


20 posted on 03/03/2013 11:20:07 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: WXRGina

Daryl has changed for the better. Merle ... not so much.


21 posted on 03/03/2013 11:21:45 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

yep,thats them. maybe seeing them again will help rick
get his mind right again.

also, as an aside, i saw about 10 min of ‘the mist’ on
scyfy yesterday, and i think i saw dale and andrea together
trapped in a grocery store with scarythings outside.

LOL! typecast!


22 posted on 03/03/2013 11:23:25 AM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: americas.best.days...

LOL! They’ve found their niche, I guess!


23 posted on 03/03/2013 11:25:06 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: americas.best.days...; ConjunctionJunction

Yup, that’s who I’m thinkin’ it is, too.

And, for those folks on this thread who’ve never watched the show and are capping on it, you’re pathetic. The group dynamics and writing are off the charts for a cable series.

Cheers!


24 posted on 03/03/2013 11:25:46 AM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

yep,thats them. maybe seeing them again will help rick
get his mind right again.

also, as an aside, i saw about 10 min of ‘the mist’ on
scyfy yesterday, and i think i saw dale and andrea together
trapped in a grocery store with scarythings outside.

LOL! typecast!


25 posted on 03/03/2013 11:26:50 AM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

The token black guy rule is still in effect. Either Tyreese dies or this guy does not make it the whole episode.


26 posted on 03/03/2013 11:36:24 AM PST by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Well, if a sawed-off hand doesn’t make you grateful to be alive, I guess you just get that much worse.


27 posted on 03/03/2013 11:47:25 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: americas.best.days...

Melissa McBride (Carol) is also in The Mist, but she gets killed fairly early in the movie.

I think all three were brought into TWD by Frank Darabont, the producer of both The Mist and TWD.

In the comic, Morgan and Dwayne Jones do both show up again, but much later in the story, well after the survivors leave the prison and move on to other areas.


28 posted on 03/03/2013 11:48:33 AM PST by Velvet_Jones
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To: traditional1
I have never watched the show, as it is a senseless Sci-Fi of special effects and makeup wizardry, from ads I saw.

You are wrong. This program is really character-driven.

I am not a zombie genre fan; but, hubby and I were bored one summer evening, and The Walking Dead first season was on Netflix, so we thought we would try it as I had heard good things about it. (When I asked my husband if he wanted to try an episode, he looked at me like I had gone seriously around the bend.) Anyway, after the first episode we were hooked. Good story, good characters. Zombies, yes; blood and guts, yes; but, also a good story and characters you can become attached to and root for.

29 posted on 03/03/2013 11:51:00 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: ConjunctionJunction; All
I remember what got me interested in buying that first season on DVD. I just happened to pick up a copy of Mad Magazine (my first since I was a kid), and it had the spoof of The Walking Dead--a good spoof and funny, issue #512:


30 posted on 03/03/2013 11:53:23 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: traditional1
>> it is a senseless Sci-Fi of special effects and makeup wizardry
>> Hollyweird productions of nonsense.

Wrong. This show is a documentary about the type of people you will encounter -- and the evolution (usually bad) of people you already know -- after American society breaks down, whether from a currency collapse, Civil War II, or painstakingly choreographed Fabian Socialism.

31 posted on 03/03/2013 11:59:38 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Per SNL, let me be the first to coin the phrase, “Needs more Daryl.”


32 posted on 03/03/2013 12:03:39 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: LibertarianLiz

I don’t get why people come into a thread that is obviously about a tv show and then say they have never seen it and never will. Who cares!

My wife and I love the show and look forward to each one. When we were watching on Netflix, we sometimes watched 3 or 4 in a row. Kinda like we did with 24 when it was on.


33 posted on 03/03/2013 12:06:05 PM PST by GnL
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To: LibertarianLiz

I’m amazed that people still think the series is simply a typical zombie gore show. There were a number of episodes in Seasons 1 and 2 where there were only 1 or 2 zombies killed each episode—for example, the episode with the well walker, he was the only zombie killed. And the well walker was more of a character thing too, showing Maggie’s revulsion at the killing of the zombies.

A lot of the time the undead really amount to nothing more than a few dirty people wandering in the background of the story, while the plot and characters are developed in the foregrond.


34 posted on 03/03/2013 12:09:29 PM PST by Velvet_Jones
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Since Darryl will be Credits Only for the episode tonight thank you for giving me, my Darryl fix. Luv that guy! Wish you had added his crossbow to make it more complete. That is like having a peanut butter sandwich without the peanut butter lol. Anyway thanks for posting that pic =)


35 posted on 03/03/2013 12:20:20 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: traditional1
I have never watched the show, as it is a senseless Sci-Fi of special effects and makeup wizardry, from ads I saw.

You couldn't possibly be more wrong.

I have much better things to do with my time than watching Hollyweird productions of nonsense.

That is always your choice, but why come here to pee on our parade. Have any of us said any thing derogatory about something you enjoy?

36 posted on 03/03/2013 12:24:57 PM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
"Probably not much Daryl in this episode. "

(scowl)

37 posted on 03/03/2013 12:32:38 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: GnL; traditional1
"I don’t get why people come into a thread that is obviously about a tv show and then say they have never seen it and never will. Who cares!"

It's just someone with a lot of time on his hands who thinks it'll be fun to pop in and throw a little snark. He made his call based on an ad; he doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.

38 posted on 03/03/2013 12:44:00 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Velvet_Jones

If you watch the ending of The Mist again (and it’s hard to do, I admit), you’ll see Melissa McBride’s character in the back of the Army truck, crammed in with a bunch of other people.


39 posted on 03/03/2013 12:46:15 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: DoctorBulldog
The group dynamics and writing are off the charts for a cable series.

WD is breaking viewership records for a cable show. It is doing better than many broadcast network programs. Last week viewership -- 11.01 million.
40 posted on 03/03/2013 12:47:28 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: ConjunctionJunction
"Morgan Jones"

He was in the series "Jerico" (I think that was the one) and he had a nuclear warhead in the basement of his house......I thought that was a great series but it ended.

41 posted on 03/03/2013 1:11:24 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: traditional1

Oh aren’t you just special.


42 posted on 03/03/2013 1:15:51 PM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: CatherineofAragon; Velvet_Jones

VERY hard to watch the end of that one — I did see Carol riding by in the truck... Thanks for the explanations — I had been wondering what the actors’ connection was between TWD and “The Mist.”


43 posted on 03/03/2013 1:16:10 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: traditional1
I have much better things to do with my time than watching Hollyweird productions of nonsense.

Then you don't belong on this thread. But thanks for stopping by and giving us your worthless $.02...........

FWIW, did you know that pure copper pennies are now worth more in bulk than face value? Save enough of your comments and you can put a down payment on a new Land Rover............

44 posted on 03/03/2013 1:17:16 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
HaHa! Another typical Sunday afternoon site malfunction.........I thought the "latest of the latest" new servers were going to take care of the problems around here............

Guess we need a fund raiser.......Oh wait.......

45 posted on 03/03/2013 1:24:40 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: Borax Queen

Ugh, the ending of that movie felt like being mugged.

I think someone else posted the connection between the actors, though.


46 posted on 03/03/2013 1:26:41 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Hot Tabasco
The first 3 words in the Thread Title describe the followers of this Hollyweird Drivel.

Daily KOS is LOADED with the same type mentality.

47 posted on 03/03/2013 1:31:18 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Hot Tabasco
The first 3 words in the Thread Title describe the followers of this Hollyweird Drivel.

Daily KOS is LOADED with the same type mentality.

48 posted on 03/03/2013 1:31:18 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Shimmer1
"Oh aren’t you just special."

Thanks for paying attention.

49 posted on 03/03/2013 1:35:10 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

No, not that I know of. Do you want to start one ? If so sign me up as the first to be pinged...........[does it hurt?]


50 posted on 03/03/2013 1:56:06 PM PST by virgil283 ( ... ego is a hindrance to truth,.... Roosh)
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