The Walking Dead Season 4

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  1. Lucky

    Lucky Commander Red Shirt

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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.
     
  2. Mister Fandango

    Mister Fandango Fleet Captain

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    It was the bird from the cage that they panned down from.
     
  3. Borgminister

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    What, no zombie parakeet? :(
     
  4. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    "Polly... want... brrrainzzzz...."
     
  5. the G-man

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    Apparently, the MTA is not amused:
    • 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.
     
  6. DarthTom

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    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.
     
  7. TREK_GOD_1

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    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.
     
  8. TREK_GOD_1

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    ...yeah, but DS9 fans have a habit of forgiving a ton of sins about that overrated show.
     
  9. DarthTom

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    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?
     
  10. Scroogourner

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    Why do you say that?
     
  11. DarthTom

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    Unless I misunderstood the dialogue the initial conversation at the dinner table and while she is cooking there was something about a production? It's possible I didn't hear the dialogue correctly because the scene went quickly.
     
  12. Mark_Nguyen

    Mark_Nguyen Commodore Commodore

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    In the comics she was a lawyer and divorced mom - they didn't live in an upscale apartment, but her two pets were indeed originally her boyfriend and his friend. I thought the dialogue was about them going to see a show, not be part of one...

    Mark
     
  13. bbjegglebells

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    Last nights episode wasn't bad. I'm enjoying Punk Carl much more than incompetent and useless Carl, though he could use a knock upside the head. I figured as much with Michonne past but was nice to visit it.

    I too am looking forward to next weeks episode.
     
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  14. Savage Dragon

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    I was glad that Michonne went back and put Hershel's head out it's misery. That was one of the first things I thought of when Hershel went down last year. And I guess we know the Governor is dead for sure now, what with that bullet hole in his head.
     
  15. the G-man

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    This brings up something that's been bothering me about Michonne's "kills." Isn't her decapitating the walkers causing more harm than good? Since we know heads can still bite, she's leaving lots of little biting heads laying around for any of her surviving friends (other humans) to stroll into.
     
  16. Scroogourner

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    Well, she's leaving the bodies too, so hopefully anyone who sees the headless body will be smart enough to watch for the head nearby.
     
  17. wissaboo

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    I've got sons around the same age as Carl is and I have to tell you they are very melodramatic. And that is when they are well fed and haven't just lost everything and everyone. He didn't seem to over the top for me. It played just like a kid that age would be.
     
  18. Dorian Thompson

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    I thought last night's episode was pretty near perfect. For once, I understood Carl. Would any of us be any better if we had to deal with our teen angst during an end of the world apocalypse? I don't think Riggs did a bad job at all. My heart actually skipped a beat when Michonne found them. Loved it. :)
     
  19. Ro_Laren

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    I must have missed the cage. Thanks for pointing it out to me!
     
  20. Agent Richard07

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    Even after finding out it's a bird, I still can't see it. It looks like one of those creatures from "Catspaw".

    The end of the episode was pretty weird. Rick looks through the peephole in the door then smiles and says to Carl... "It's for you." I'm guessing it's Michonne with a shoe.