The Walking Dead Season 4

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  1. DarthTom

    DarthTom Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm fairly certain it's the latter. I'm sure fresh human meat is better than just dead. Also shooting them may turn them into zombies - right?
     
  2. Obiwanshinobi

    Obiwanshinobi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I wonder who will get served up to be eaten next season! My guess is Eugene!
     
  3. Ethros

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    Rick did say they were aiming for their feet. If you were listening.


    Fairly obvious they'll escape then in the first few episodes and then head out to DC as has already been confirmed for Season 5. I'd just wager that not all of them make it out alive.
     
  4. Sindatur

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    Throw another Barbie on the bar-b
     
  5. J.T.B.

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    So... Instead of raising crops or livestock animals, they're going with luring in as many humans as possible and eating them? Those Terminus people are some lazy sumbitches!
     
  6. Obiwanshinobi

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    The foreshadowing with Rick and his animal trap was somewhat of a nice touch as well.
     
  7. DarthTom

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    It makes zero sense. The train station seems to have at this point a zero zombie threat, and they seems to have no difficulty growing sunflowers which IIRC aren't the easiest of flowers to grow. Personally, I'd switch to an all vegetable diet before becoming a cannibal.
     
  8. Sindatur

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    Yea, I could get by fine on Lettuce, Mushrooms and Potatoes alone, if nothing else
     
  9. Mister Fandango

    Mister Fandango Fleet Captain

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    They clearly went through some crisis early on, hence the shrine. And I'm sure they're going to say that once you acquire a taste for long pig, it becomes an addiction. The crops they're growing are simply supplemental for when they run into lapses of incoming survivors. Especially since there's clearly not enough there from what we've seen to sustain everyone they've shown already.
     
  10. DarthTom

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    I live here in GA and during the winter you cannot grow anything outside. Winter lasts ~ Nov - March, at which point you could no longer grow anything outdoors. So I suppose it's conceivable that a bad winter would lead to cannibalism. However, you'd think this early out during the ZA there still would be enough food to scavenge.
     
  11. Dorian Thompson

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    Say it after me.

    Fishing. Fishing. Rivers. Lakes. There'd have to be some alternative before cannibalism. Gross. :barf: It's not as if they're stuck in the Andes after a plane crash. Georgia in winter can't be that remote.
     
  12. Scout101

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    If next year really is escape from Terminus and head to DC, does that really work without Eugene?

    I've been somewhat spoiled here, but don't think you can kill him off just yet, and if you did, would they still head to DC? I guess he could tell others what he knows (annoying in a LOST sorta way that no one is questioning him on this), but if he doesn't share his knowledge, or it turns out to not be what we think, why would they still go?

    Who can we realistically lose here?

    -Beth (even odds I suppose, we don't know if she's already gone)

    -Carol. Would miss her, but after everything she's been through, could see it end there. And pragmatic enough to volunteer if it came to it

    -Glenn/Maggie. Could see either of them go out here, after some foreshadowing with the picture

    -G.I. Joe Barbie. No idea about her from comics, but without that knowledge, could lose her without too much issue, and it gives 'impact' without killing a more popular character

    -Woodbury 2.0 Chick. Clearly I'm good with names. Do we care enough to keep her around? Could that be her sacrifice (maybe to save Glenn or Maggie) to even the score with her participating in storming the prison?

    -Judith. Seems like it would have made more sense to kill her at the prison if they were going to get rid of her, but maybe the Termites are looking for veal?

    Seems Rick, Darryl, Carl, Michone, Tyreese, Sasha, Abraham, and Eugene should all be safe enough. Bob's probably ok, but could lose him without too much heartburn. Maybe they're working something with him and Sasha, so be a waste to kill him here.

    There's my rough voting/odds I guess. Sucks to wait to October to find out, but they can't ALL walk out of there...
     
  13. Savage Dragon

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  14. DarthTom

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    Macon GA, presumably where they are headed and where Terminus is located is no where near a lake/river/stream to fish in. The few public fishing locations have to be stocked annually like Lucas lake
     
  15. selina

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    Pfff... I was prepared for the worst cliffhanger ever but in the end the finale was less exciting than I had expected it. Which is a good thing. The movie in my mind didn't end so nicely.

    That's what I was thinking ...
     
  16. J.T.B.

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    It still seems hard to justify. Even if the stress of something like a failed crop forced them into it, the normal reaction would be to resort to cannibalism only as a stopgap till they got on their feet again, and end the practice as soon as possible. Depending on a constant influx of survivors who will probably, you know, strongly resist being eaten is a pretty unstable basis for a community. Not to mention everyone inside looking over their shoulders when supplies get low. And it still seems far too short a time elapsed for some kind of "culture" of cannibalism to have taken hold.

    Or, maybe they're just a colony of psychopathic dumbasses.
     
  17. Mister Fandango

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    Or, as I mentioned, the writers are probably going with the assumption that it's an addiction, as its often portrayed in fiction.
     
  18. Mark_Nguyen

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    I'm not sure what winters are like in Georgia, but I'm guessing that they were a large group (as the guy hinted) and had already looted everything within a couple days walk, that large group could have turned on their own species pretty quickly once the canned goods ran out. Especially if they don't have any good hunters on them, I say with a wink.

    Mark
     
  19. cylkoth

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    LOL-I actually missed seeing that scene then...the shooting started, they were herded around, they got to the candled gym, got out then were cornered.
    Plus I didn't think they'd confirm it so soon. :alienblush:
     
  20. kitik

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    Just got caught up with this thread, surprised no one mentioned those tense final few minutes on the show while our gang was being herded. After all the flashbacks and discussions earlier in the show, I was just waiting for Carl to take a bullet in the head as Rick was getting into the train car. Carl had the slowest walk ever.

    Not to mention that the opening with Rick alone leaning against the car made me think that the Claimers got both Carl and Michonne.


    As for the candle room, there were words written on the wall that led me to believe that they had trusted outsiders and had been betrayed by them. The Terminus group probably had their own run-ins with various Governor and Joe-like characters. And after losing too many of their own (named in the candle shrine), I think they finally said "screw it, it's us against the world and everybody else can burn". After which they quickly decided that instead of wasting precious resources by just killing outsiders, they'd use them for food instead.
     

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