The Walking Dead Season 3

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Gotham Central, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. DarthTom

    DarthTom Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    After watching the film Lincoln and after watching the Oscars last night with Daniel Day Lewis winning his 3rd unpreededent best actor award and Andrew Lincoln's performance in The Walking Dead - the Brits sure do produce some great performers.
     
  2. Silvercrest

    Silvercrest Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Oho! Did not notice that.

    No one has commented on why the Governor was holding a match up to his eye. Even the guys on Talking Dead seemed confused about that. I got the impression that was the first time he'd had the bandages off and was testing whether he had any vision left in that eye... and the answer was no. His body language sure read that way. Any opinions?
     
  3. Rhaven

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    IDK, Merle is bidding his time. I don't trust him and I don't think the group does either. I think the Gov sent Merle in there to be a mole and cause problems for Rick's group.
     
  4. Dorian Thompson

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    I don't know if the governor sent him or not, (would be a worthwhile twist) but I definitely don't trust him. Just because he knows some scripture doesn't mean he can be trusted. I still say he could go off if for no other reason than plain old jealousy that Daryl looks up to Rick and not to him anymore.
     
  5. auntiehill

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    No, I don't think the Governor sent him; Merle told him he killed Michonne, per his orders, but instead, she came back, killed his zombie daughter and took out his eye. The Gov is not the forgiving sort. He wanted Merle to pay by killing his own brother, which Merle also refused to do.

    Merle is definitely on his shit list. :lol:

    But Merle, for all his evilness, isn't a complete idiot. He's following his brother, for now and sizing things up. But I imagine he'll turn on the others, eventually--the only question is to what degree.
     
  6. Pavonis

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    My first thought was that he needed more light to see the wound. He was close up to the mirror, but the light was behind him, meaning he was blocking the light to see the wound by. So he lights a match to get a good look at it. He does get to test the vision in the eye that way, too.
     
  7. Urgent Sky

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    I just remember thinking "if he starts digging around in there, I'm changing the channel." I've been okay with every gory thing they've showed us so far, but I could not handle that.
     
  8. Alpha Romeo

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    If you know the comics you know who killed the governor. However my money is on an unexpected character like Tyreese to kill him. Or maybe even Milton.
     
  9. TREK_GOD_1

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    I hope it is not Milton; the mousy person growing a pair at the right moment is overused in fiction. At best, I see him sacrificing himself trying to turn on the governor.
     
  10. Pavonis

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    I don't see Milton betraying the Governor ever. Nor do I see him sacrificing himself, either to save or harm the Governor. Milton is just interested in staying alive, and he knows which side his bread is buttered on.
     
  11. Ruaidhri

    Ruaidhri Commodore Commodore

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    I thought he was going to try to cauterize it.
     
  12. Pavonis

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    That occurred to me, too, briefly, but it seems to me that a match would be a poor way to cauterize the wound. It would just be a painful way to snuff a match, wouldn't it?
     
  13. throwback

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    For myself, I learned more about Milton. Andrea informs him that she is going to the prison to see if she can find a way to begin negotiations towards peace. Later, Milton informs The Governor that Andrea wants to escape from Woodbury. Does Milton feel threatened by Andrea? Is that why he changed her words?
     
  14. TREK_GOD_1

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    With a match? That would make him a Grade A idiot...in addition to being a psychopath.
     
  15. TREK_GOD_1

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    Many seem to feel Carol will face off with Merle to protect Daryl--perhaps dying in the conflict. I've heard others express an interest in Hershel taking him out if he (Merle) threatens his daughters. The biggest surprise of all would be Merle actually turning his life around, whether Rooker stays with the series or not.
     
  16. Kestrel

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    Well, I've been leaning this way for a few weeks now but now I'm firmly in the "Don't kill Beth" camp. Sure she hasn't contributed all that much or been much developed, but it's nice to have a character that, since her suicide attempt, has seemed pretty well-balanced and doesn't have serious issues and is... shock of all shocks for this show... downright pleasant.

    Mostly though I'm afraid she's
    going to meet Comics!Lori's fate, gunned down with Judith while trying to escape the Woodbury Militia.
     
  17. TREK_GOD_1

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    I can see that happening. Pretty sad if it plays out that way.
     
  18. JD

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    I thought the episode was pretty good. I'm honestly not sure at this point what is going to become of Andrea. She seems to be trying to keep herself in the middle of the two groups, but sooner or later she's going to have to pick a side and shut up and stick with it. I'm thinking that she's probably going to go with Woodbury, if only to protect the townspeople.
    I was surprised to see Tyrese and his group side with The Governor, but I guess after how Rick acted towards them it is understandable.
    I'm very curious to see what they are going to do with Merle. I was honestly kind of surprised he just went with Daryl so quickly. I was expecting more of a them or me moment. But I guess it just shows how much he really cares about Daryl that he was willing to go back to the group.
     
  19. Tom Hendricks

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    Not sure what the ambiguity about the match is all about, seamed pretty clear he was trying to get a better look at the damage done to his eye.
     
  20. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    He's definitely trying to curry favor with the Governor, and he's very insecure. "Is this another test?" Not much of a spine there.