Best episode in a while.
Still flawed though. Suicide plot did nothing for me.
And I don't get the big deal with the kid they rescued. He is not a serious threat. He doesn't have a strong allegiance to this other guys from last episode.
Also annoying that Rick went back for Shane, and there still is no advancement for them to get off this damn farm and actually do something.
Ok we get it, it's very depressing that zombies have pretty much taken over...how many times can the characters whine about this in an episode? Its like the writers grabbed a thesaurus for different ways to say it's hopeless and/or depressing. It's not a soap opera...you become more annoyed with the serial whiner characters than sympathetic.
Yeah not to mention that they don't need the kid to ramp up the suspense as to whether he is dangerous because oh, I dunno I think the zombies do a pretty good job there.And I don't get the big deal with the kid they rescued. He is not a serious threat. He doesn't have a strong allegiance to this other guys from last episode.
The Rick and Shane thing is getting a bit tired. They all need to move off that farm and move the plot forward. The depressed farm girl plot last night would've torpedoed the episode if it weren't for the zomboe battle in the DPW yard.Also annoying that Rick went back for Shane, and there still is no advancement for them to get off this damn farm and actually do something.
I thought the fight between Rick and Shane was stupid, though. They looked like two middle school kids fighting. I thought they were bad asses? The idea of the fight was good, just not the fight. It got better when the zombies came out of the window. And I understand Rick going back for Shane. I probably would have done the same.
One question, with all the blood spurting all over the place, how did they not get infected?
The attempted suicide? I think there's some symbolism in the show. The "Walker" in the field as they were driving? That's Shane looking at being a pariah for the first time since the show began. Anyway, that's how I see it. It's a fun show, IMO, and a welcomed break from a lot of the other stuff that's on TV.
The last episode was a bit better.
But I can see why Rick and Lori get are married:
Fighting Shane almost to the death only to later say, we probably will need to kill that boy!?!?
Driving 18 miles out to make sure you gave the kid a good fighting chance only to almost get killed?
Some good things –
They kept the “sappy” drama down a bit.
No marks on the dead cops, alluding to the virus possibly being airborne…
This show has completely imploded.
So sad considering the start.
The last segment redeemed what was otherwise a boooring and long winded episode. The zombie dude must've been on roids, he was strong enough to rip Dale's abdomen apart with his hands...never saw that before, can anyone 'splain this?
They smell guts, and that's what they go after. Remember in last season's episode when Rick and Glenn draped themselves with zombie parts?
As to the strength, who knows? As one of the serial killers on JI if that's possible.
Didn't love it.
I thought when Carl crawled down the ladder in the barn that HE was going to shoot the kid (I thought Carl had a gun for some reason).
Would have sent the show in a completely different direction.