The Walking Dead Q & A


In My Humble Opinion: I love being sent stuff like this so that I can offer my insight.  My insight may not always be right, or what you agree with but hey, that’s why it’s called my humble opinion.  A friend of mine posted these questions and I offered my take on them.

1.  Rick was plenty crazy when he was wandering around outside the prison, no?

Rick lost it for sure…and now he seems to be okay again?  Well he seems to be okay for now, who knows when he’ll lose it again.  I think the whole “crazy” thing was a cop-out by the writing team to try to build suspense or keep the story moving…unfortunately it was a dumb idea in my opinion.  Yeah I’m sure that the strain of what he’s been through and leading the group is getting to him, but let’s be honest if anyone would be seeing visions of a dead Lori…wouldn’t or shouldn’t it be Carl?

2.  We still should not trust Merle at all.  I really thought there was a chance he would kill Herschel when they were having their bible study.

Me and a friend of mine have a soft spot for Merle.  I agree he isn’t the most trustworthy guy by any means but I think the scene you referenced above actually showed that Merle may have at one point been trying to better himself in Woodbury.  Of course I could turn right around and argue that a “reformed” Merle wouldn’t have locked Glenn in a room with a walker trying to kill him.  You watch out though, I think ole Merle is going to be a character to keep an eye on…I think he just might surprise us.

3.  Andrea is an idiot.  Every time I think she’s about to be cool, she does something stupid again.  That being said, I thought the prison gang’s response to her appearance was mean and dickish.  Except for Carol, who I am starting to like.

Don’t get me started on this…sorry but for lack of a better word, Bitch!.  Everything about Andrea annoys the hell out of me.  The way she walks around like she is king shit or queen bee.  Just her smug attitude gets my blood boiling, like everyone that survived the zombie apocalypse needs to run everything by her for approval or something?  That being said, I do see her point about not wanting to spill anymore blood and trying to broker the peace between the prison and Woodbury, but still, the way she went about it?   I was almost hoping the Gov. was just going to shoot her when she came back to Woodbury…yeah she is that annoying.  I will applaud her however on the fact that although the zombie apocalypse has occurred, she still feels sexy enough to put on a thong in the morning.

4. Tyrese and his gang are going to end up having to fight the prison gang in the season finale, amiright?

I don’t know what’s gonna happen with Tyrese and his gang.  It seems like that whole group’s introduction could have been handled a little more smoothly.  Side Note: The writers seem to introduce characters and not know what to do with them half the time.  I read in EW that the actor that played Axel was little pissed he was killed off so soon.  He thought he was going to have a much more substantial role in the series.  Even Andrew Lincoln was upset that Axel was killed off so quickly and spoke out about it.  It’s hard to feel bad when characters die that have only been in about 3 or 4 episodes and for only about 3 or 4 minutes of those episodes.  Now from what I understand, in the comics Tyrese is kind of Rick’s right hand man, but with Daryl being around in the tv series maybe the creators are trying to throw a curve ball and Tyrese will end up being cozy with the Gov?  I do feel like the season is gearing up for this big showdown at the prison that unfortunately is going to be a big let down.  Whatever happens, Tyrese is a man who knows how to use a hammer amiright?

5. Andrea sucks for not killing the governor.

Well…we know how I feel about Andrea…she’s a big ole hypocrite when it comes to a lot of things anyway but I do want to bring this up with regards to the Gov.  From what I’ve been told about the comics the Gov. is a sadistic mofo.  The picture I’ve been painted of him is that he is the kind of man who would have actually raped Maggie…and made Glen watch…and then possible raped him.  Let’s be honest though, the Gov. in the show….is he really that bad of a guy?  He is the mirror image of Rick honestly, he’s doing what he has to do to keep his people alive and safe.  When Michonne first got there she was snooping around,  poking her nose in where it didn’t belong.  Did he flip out, order to have her killed?  No, at first he extended the olive branch to her and Andrea saying he could use them both.  He has/had  a soft spot in his heart and kept his daughter alive because he couldn’t bear killing her (and anyone that says this is just “sick” must think that Morgan who couldn’t kill his walker wife or Hershel who let’s not forget had a whole damn barn full of walkers are “sick” too)  What has the Gov. really done to make him “sadistic?”  Okay he has the heads in jars…maybe if Rick found a hobby like that he wouldn’t be having visions of his dead wife?  A friend of mine made the joke that at least the Governor is experimenting on the walkers seeing if there is a way to in fact cure them?  True politician style, he’s putting resources into medical research to strengthen our economy people haha.  One more point about the similarities between Rick and the Gov.  Remember Season 2 after Rick capped the two guys in the bar (yeah killed them cold blood) then had that young man interrogated by Daryl back at the farmhouse?  How is that any different from what the Governor did to Maggie and Glenn…hell the Gov. even had his own Dixon brother handle some of the interrigation…just like Rick!

3 Comments on “The Walking Dead Q & A”

  1. ElDiablotheSpanishChicken says:

    Well said on all points. Hard to imagine a more frustrating, confusingly plotted show, but I guess they got the Nielsens to get away with it…hell, I’m tuning in every week.

  2. Dina says:

    Yeah – I’ve been wondering how Carl is keeping on keeping on… I like his character a lot. Have you ever read Earth Abides? He reminds me of the main character Ish – just gotta deal with what your handed and adapt to it. If anyone is going to succeed ultimately in the timeline of Walking Dead, it’ll be Carl. He’ll be the one rebuilding society 15 years later.

    I am so glad that I am not the only one that can’t stand Andrea.

    And the Governor – I sort of wish that the show had stuck a little more to the comic on his character. I know you said that you didn’t read the comic, so I hope I’m not spoiling anything for you here, but he totally would have raped Maggie, and in the comic he did rape Michonne, repeatedly. His character in the comic was just so much more evil, and you hated him so, so much more. I agree with you – in the show I sort of felt bad for him when I saw that he was keeping his daughter “alive” even as a zombie. They have certainly made him a more layered character in the show, but I don’t know, I kind of liked how in the comic he was more of your “charismatic bad guy,” doing evil stuff behind closed doors, while making everyone in the town think he’s this hero. In the show, I think if the Gov was the one we were following from episode 1, Rick would be the one we hate.

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