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Old February 10 2014, 04:56 AM   #1156
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Decent episode, really liked the Michonne parts. Great stuff there. Carl needs a good smack in the head, man I hated him in this episode. Such a little punk who needs a good jolt of reality which it seems he mostly got in this episode.

The Michonne semi-flashback/dream sequence really threw me for a loop. At first I thought it was a commercial as I was fast-forwarding then i saw the katana and realized the show had came back on.

Again, decent enough episode. Too much focus on Carl whom I'm starting to hate again, but the Michonne stuff really saved this episode for me.
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Old February 10 2014, 05:43 AM   #1157
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We really didn't need all that screen time to illustrate that Carl is in over his head. Michonne's time almost seemed short changed in comparison

It wasn't a bad episode per say, & if Carl has finally gotten over himself & his daddy issues, then I guess it was worth getting out of the way sooner rather than later, and I also agree that Riggs is slightly beyond his depths for the dialog he delivered this week

Now lets get to the goods. The teaser for next week interested me more than this whole episode
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Old February 10 2014, 05:50 AM   #1158
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Yeah, I don't think we needed a whole episode dedicated to a 10-year-old boy (or however old Carl is supposed to be) not have the emotional or physical maturity to survive on his own in a zombie apocalypse. But, hey, who among us DOESN'T want to sit down and eat a gallon of chocolate pudding that's been sitting in a can in the southern heat for at least a year?
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Old February 10 2014, 06:09 AM   #1159
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Fox Finland aired latest episode with just 15 minutes delay to AMC airing
Started 4:15 am here, so pretty much too early for anyone with work or anything important to do to watch live, but still cool. Normally airs on monday at 21:55.

I think that this was shortest delay ever in Finland if not count series on things like Netflix or pay channels.
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Old February 10 2014, 06:18 AM   #1160
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Good episode! Loved learning more about Michonne's backstory. I was kinda annoyed when she killed her pet walkers 'cause they could have been useful. When they lived in the prison they should have had pet walkers tied up all around the exterior fence. Why didn't they?? Anywho, when Michonne was peaking in the window looking at Carl and Rick, I half expected her to keep walking and become a loner again (though I figured she'd find another party from the prison). I was glad that I was wrong and Michonne decided to join Rick and Carl!

I think this episode showed Carl growing up a bit. I generally don't like Carl stories, but this one wasn't bad. Regarding Rick, he sure did look suspicious sleeping on the couch (like he was gonna die). If I were Carl, I would have tied him up or at least sleep in a different room with the door locked (with an alternate exit available). It sure was scary when Rick fell off the couch, but we all knew that he wasn't a walker since he is the main character of the series. Did anyone think that it sounded like he said, "Carl, goat outside. Stay safe." Haha.

BTW, when Carl was in the chocolate pudding house I was confused about something. When he first looked into the empty bedroom upstairs, he was staring at something on the floor and the camera even focused on it. Was it a dead bird or insect? I am confused! Here's a screencap:

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Old February 10 2014, 07:17 AM   #1161
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I enjoyed tonight's episode. I missed my fave Daryl, but I can do without him once in a while and this one was compelling. The bits with Michonne were great, and I thought this was a good showcase episode for Carl. Really looking forward to next week's episode.
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Old February 10 2014, 07:36 AM   #1162
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BTW, when Carl was in the chocolate pudding house I was confused about something. When he first looked into the empty bedroom upstairs, he was staring at something on the floor and the camera even focused on it. Was it a dead bird or insect? I am confused! Here's a screencap:

It was the bird from the cage that they panned down from.
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Old February 10 2014, 08:23 AM   #1163
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What, no zombie parakeet?
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Old February 10 2014, 10:27 AM   #1164
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Old February 10 2014, 03:54 PM   #1165
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Walking Dead does prank on New Yorker's for this Sunday's episode as promotion:

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  • A video prank for “The Walking Dead” in which actors playing zombies lurked beneath a subway grate and scared New Yorkers is under investigation by city officials, authorities said.
    “We are deeply troubled by this video,” an MTA spokesman said Sunday. “We have forwarded it to the NYPD and are also conducting our own investigation.”

    Police said they hadn’t received a formal complaint from the MTA as of Sunday, a police source told the Post. But accessing subway grates and filming on city property without permits could result in charges of trespassing, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, the source said.
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Old February 10 2014, 04:28 PM   #1166
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Riggs is capable in small doses but the producers asked too much of him tonight. His monologue to his unconscious father felt like a high school play audition.
That's a great way to describe Carl's over acting.

Meh. A lot of Trek fans were very forgiving of Avery Brooks grotesque overacting in the first couple seasons of DS9 - and Carl's poor acting didn't even come close to his.
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Old February 10 2014, 04:40 PM   #1167
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Decent episode, really liked the Michonne parts. Great stuff there. Carl needs a good smack in the head, man I hated him in this episode. Such a little punk who needs a good jolt of reality which it seems he mostly got in this episode.

The Michonne semi-flashback/dream sequence really threw me for a loop. At first I thought it was a commercial as I was fast-forwarding then i saw the katana and realized the show had came back on.

Again, decent enough episode. Too much focus on Carl whom I'm starting to hate again, but the Michonne stuff really saved this episode for me.
Carl was fine. He does not have a strong, reliable family structure around him, so he would (naturally) start lashing out, and moving toward his independence. Even cutthroat Rick (yes, no one forgets what he did to poor, heroic Carol) had to recognize that Carl is a man.

As for Michonne, it was clear she did not want to return to the solitary, wandering warrior she was up to the moments before she rescued Andrea ("Beside the Dying Fire") but in what was apparent to all, her killing of the walkers, then backtracking the footprints (small and large--which gave her a clue) meant she desires a family unit again.

A nice moment was her looking up--like an acknowledgement of providence--after seeing Carl & Rick in the house. Her every decision (shedding herself of the walkers, backtracking, the discovery) not being random chance.
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Old February 10 2014, 04:43 PM   #1168
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Riggs is capable in small doses but the producers asked too much of him tonight. His monologue to his unconscious father felt like a high school play audition.
That's a great way to describe Carl's over acting.

Meh. A lot of Trek fans were very forgiving of Avery Brooks grotesque overacting in the first couple seasons of DS9 - and Carl's poor acting didn't even come close to his.
...yeah, but DS9 fans have a habit of forgiving a ton of sins about that overrated show.
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Old February 10 2014, 05:13 PM   #1169
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...yeah, but DS9 fans have a habit of forgiving a ton of sins about that overrated show.
True dat. In any case, Chandler Riggs has come a long way and sure has a lot less experience as an actor than Avery Brooks did when he joined the cast of DS9

He's doing fine IMO. While the speech was a little over acted in last night's episode not enough worth heavy criticism.

Aside form this, Michonne's back story was far more interesting. Are we to infer that she and her, "lover," [why they put it in dialogue that way is a mystery] were in the film industry?
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Old February 10 2014, 05:18 PM   #1170
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were in the film industry?
Why do you say that?
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