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Old March 12 2012, 09:23 PM   #1276
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Re: The Walking Dead Season 2 Discussion *Spoilers*

By "many fans", you mean this week's has-been hard rock/metal band member guest?
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Old March 12 2012, 09:42 PM   #1277
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By "many fans", you mean this week's has-been hard rock/metal band member guest?
Actually the folks calling in. But yes, him too.
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Old March 12 2012, 09:46 PM   #1278
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I would have though the other human group would have found them and chased them from the farm, that seems more credible then a sudden army of walkers.
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Old March 12 2012, 09:50 PM   #1279
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I would have though the other human group would have found them and chased them from the farm, that seems more credible then a sudden army of walkers.
You're right of course but it's a zombie show with a lot of episodes devoid of zombies and Walking Dead fans seem to be incredibly hard to please.
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Old March 12 2012, 10:15 PM   #1280
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And then the ever wandering Carl, wandering about at night a day or two after Dale gets his guts ripped out, just shows up?
To be fair, they set up Carl's presence in that scene shortly before by showing him looking out the window with binoculars and seeing the then empty hill where Rick and Shane ended up. It was obvious to me that Carl saw Shane holding his father at gunpoint while he was keeping watch, and went out there with the gun. I was actually expecting the scene to be resolved by Carl shooting Shane, saving his father's life, and echoing what happened in the comics.
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Old March 12 2012, 10:59 PM   #1281
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Technically, that is how the scene resolved.
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Old March 12 2012, 11:06 PM   #1282
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it does seem a little odd that after all that wandering they would choose a field in plain sight of the house to have their 'dual'
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Old March 12 2012, 11:10 PM   #1283
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Technically, that is how the scene resolved.
Yeah, but shooting zombie Shane to save his father doesn't carry the same weight as it would have if Shane had still been alive.
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Old March 12 2012, 11:24 PM   #1284
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As to the Herd showing up, I think it has been building all season. The primary sense for the Walkers seems to be scent, it is how they recognize each other, so burning all the walkers from the barn may have put an invitation in the air.

Add in at least two dead cows, Dale and Randal and you got blood scent in the air to draw them closer. It is also possible that some of the Herd is following the scent of the Walkers that we have seen. Who knows, maybe a dead Walker attracts other walkers. You swat a bee, it releases a pheromone that tells other bees "Sting here".
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Old March 12 2012, 11:28 PM   #1285
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Zombies should remain an environmental threat, but to focus on zombie-centric storys rather than the human drama makes no sense whatsoever. The zombies are there to challenge the characters and occasionally force their hand to change up the dynamic. Nothing more.
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Old March 12 2012, 11:34 PM   #1286
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Technically, that is how the scene resolved.
Yeah, but shooting zombie Shane to save his father doesn't carry the same weight as it would have if Shane had still been alive.
am I the only one who thinks it's half possible that carl was aiming at Rick and accidentally shot zombie shane?
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Old March 12 2012, 11:40 PM   #1287
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Wow, what an episode. I'm glad Shane's dead, especially with Dale gone-- Shane has been conductor on the crazy train for a while now. Daryl will make a much better right-hand man for Rick-- sane and savvy, yet still a contrast.

As usual, the writing and acting were about the best you'll find on TV. Rick's reaction to having to kill his best friend, despite all the guy had done was heartbreaking-- and the fact that he did kill his best friend proved that Shane was wrong, and he can do the hard thing when necessary.

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Zombies should remain an environmental threat, but to focus on zombie-centric storys rather than the human drama makes no sense whatsoever. The zombies are there to challenge the characters and occasionally force their hand to change up the dynamic. Nothing more.
I agree. I hope they don't dumb it down.
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Old March 12 2012, 11:45 PM   #1288
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Me too, but too much morality (gray) play can make for excessive soap. Circumstances need to keep changing. One thing I like about this show is that everyone's expendable, apparently...
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Old March 13 2012, 12:54 AM   #1289
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As to the Herd showing up, I think it has been building all season. The primary sense for the Walkers seems to be scent, it is how they recognize each other, so burning all the walkers from the barn may have put an invitation in the air.

Add in at least two dead cows, Dale and Randal and you got blood scent in the air to draw them closer. It is also possible that some of the Herd is following the scent of the Walkers that we have seen. Who knows, maybe a dead Walker attracts other walkers. You swat a bee, it releases a pheromone that tells other bees "Sting here".
I have read the whole plot for the next episode and the way the zombies show is kinda credible.
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Old March 13 2012, 01:39 AM   #1290
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The fact that they weren't noticed earlier (say, when they were on their rampage earlier that day) is the only thing that strains credibility to me.
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