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Old November 22 2010, 05:12 AM   #331
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That--was excellent. When they were protecting the older people and they all were so respectful of abuela....I loved it. A custodian can be noble. Loved the killer dogs.

But the ending.
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Old November 22 2010, 05:28 AM   #332
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The question in my mind right now is whether Merle is somehow responsible for the attack . . .
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Old November 22 2010, 05:28 AM   #333
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I really liked the way things turned out with the "gang" - I wasn't expecting anything along those lines before the old woman showed up in the middle of the stand-off. The attack on the camp was where I was expecting the season to end and I'm glad to have been wrong, because I didn't want to wait for season two to see reactions from the survivors. Even knowing it was coming at some point, that attack was damned brutal. I also liked the symmetry between opening the episode with Andrea and Amy on the lake, and ending the episode with them as well.

"Vatos," by the way, was written by Robert Kirkman himself, the creator of the comics series.
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Old November 22 2010, 05:39 AM   #334
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What could he have done? Driven the zombies there himself? It would take a little more time than that for them to stagger up the hill if they were following him in the van, wouldn't it? Wouldn't Merle be putting his brother at risk by doing that?
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Old November 22 2010, 06:02 AM   #335
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I don't remember the sister dying that soon in the comics??? Still an excellent episode.
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Old November 22 2010, 06:09 AM   #336
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I haven't read the comic in years so I forgot how faithful the show is to the first few issues. I don't remember Rick and company going back to Atlanta. Can anyone with a fresher memory compare notes?
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Old November 22 2010, 06:18 AM   #337
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Amy died in the 5th issue sojourner
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Old November 22 2010, 06:24 AM   #338
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^of the comic or the graphic novels?
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Old November 22 2010, 06:38 AM   #339
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Old November 22 2010, 07:45 AM   #340
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I really liked the way things turned out with the "gang" - I wasn't expecting anything along those lines before the old woman showed up in the middle of the stand-off.
Me too, that was really cool.

Though it occurred to me after watching that the "vatos" must really have their hands full. Trying to maintain a bunch of old and people under those conditions, you're going to have a high death rate. You'd have to patrol the halls and monitor the rooms constantly to keep from getting overrun from within. And you'd have to have some organized method to get rid of the bodies-- I can't see beating in someone's skull and splattering the walls while they're still in their room. Not if you want to keep all the other patients peaceful.

And these are your relatives! How do you deal with that?
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Old November 22 2010, 08:23 AM   #341
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I really liked the way things turned out with the "gang" - I wasn't expecting anything along those lines before the old woman showed up in the middle of the stand-off.
Me too, that was really cool.

Though it occurred to me after watching that the "vatos" must really have their hands full. Trying to maintain a bunch of old and people under those conditions, you're going to have a high death rate. You'd have to patrol the halls and monitor the rooms constantly to keep from getting overrun from within. And you'd have to have some organized method to get rid of the bodies-- I can't see beating in someone's skull and splattering the walls while they're still in their room. Not if you want to keep all the other patients peaceful.

And these are your relatives! How do you deal with that?
after reading the comics, this is just the tip of the iceberg, these people are about to go through some seriously messed up crap..
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Old November 22 2010, 09:38 AM   #342
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There was some bad directing with the people just staying put and letting the zombies eat them.
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Old November 22 2010, 03:55 PM   #343
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As sick as I am of zombie things I have to say I really enjoyed the hell out of the first four episodes. I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering the people involved, but I really was prepared to be ambivalent to yet another zombie story.
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Old November 22 2010, 04:28 PM   #344
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Well thats certainly upped the ante. Its not a fun 'lets run arould killing zombies!' show anymore. I guess at this point the best bet is to go back into the city and join up with the survivors at the hospital. (I'm probably wrong, but I refuse to read the comic. I don't want to get into a cycle if "Hey, thats not how they did it in the comic/tv show!").


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There was some bad directing with the people just staying put and letting the zombies eat them.
The writers probably tacked on a second or two for dramatic effect, but it real life, people would freeze up for a couple of seconds. Especially if they had their guard down like everyone did in this case.
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Old November 22 2010, 04:53 PM   #345
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I don't remember the sister dying that soon in the comics??? Still an excellent episode.
As MillenniumLance said, Amy died in issue #5 during a zombie attack on the camp, just like in this episode. Issue #6 was the end of the first arc, so it's reasonably close in proximity to where the characters' journey in the show probably is at this point.

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I haven't read the comic in years so I forgot how faithful the show is to the first few issues. I don't remember Rick and company going back to Atlanta. Can anyone with a fresher memory compare notes?
Rick and Glenn went into Atlanta in issue #4 in order to locate a gun store. It was for that situation Rick came up with the zombie disguise idea.

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[...] I refuse to read the comic. I don't want to get into a cycle if "Hey, thats not how they did it in the comic/tv show!").
That's unfortunate, because you're depriving yourself of some excellent writing and great artwork. For my part, I'm not bothered at all when the show diverges from the comic. In fact, I'm enjoying seeing the way the show is using the comic as a roadmap and taking detours to add interesting material to flesh out the story even more. The situation with the Vatos gang, for example, was entirely for the show, yet it fits perfectly. So far, everyone involved has hit that perfect line of having the same "spirit" as the comic yet being a sensible, rather than slavish, adaptation.
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