The Walking Dead: Merle, We Hardly Knew Ya

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SPOILERS. This is one of the things I love about The Walking Dead – I never know what’s coming next . It’s simply nothing like other series I’ve watched in the past. Most shows “telegraph” what’s coming up next, and more often than not I know where the plot is going long before it gets there. Not with Walking Dead however. I expected Merle to continue being the show’s anti-protagonist for quite awhile, and I was wrong. DEAD wrong.

Merle went out as something of a reluctant hero. His original intent was to deliver Michonne to the governor (after he figured out – as we all knew – that Rick would change his mind about giving her up). I believe Merle thought it would be the easiest way for him to get close enough to take out the governor, without risking Rick’s group (and his brother Darryl, of course).

Michonne, while she was Merle’s captive, was able to get Merle to do a bit of soul-searching by pointing out that he was experiencing some regret and remorse about his past indiscretions. She also helped him realize that most (perhaps all?) of the men he had killed were killed for no other purpose than “pleasing” the governor.

And, that realization came soon after he had condemned Darryl for blindly following Rick as his leader. Talk about ironic.

So, Merle decides to release Michonne, and do everything he can to kill as many of the governor’s men as possible, and hopefully get a shot at the governor himself. Too bad. Seems like everyone so far (including Rick) has had an opportunity to take the governor out, and nobody seems to get it done.

Sadly, after the governor kills Merle (without the mercy of a head shot), Darryl has to dispatch Merle’s zombie.

Definitely looking forward to the season 3 finale next week.

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    • Gian-kee
    • December 19, 2013
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    Some Negative And Positive Comments About The Walking Dead And Gossip Girl? Some negative and positive comments about the Walking dead and Gossip girl?
    If you just have negative comments about the shows then it’s fine just put the negatives. If you have the positives then put the positives. What’s your opinion about the shows?

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      • Admin
      • December 19, 2013
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      Walking dead is good becasue its different. the ratings are good becasue of the mysterious and dark gory edge added to the features of the show. BUT walking dead gets boring sometimes near the middle to the end.

      gossip girl used to be SO good. it was sexy and had hot boys on it (lol) also, the clothes featured on it were beautiful. the characters were scandelous and i thught that i would watch this show until the end. BUT, the cwnetwork should have ended it after season 3 or 4. now, it is just plain boring, with the same jookups and scandels repeated.

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    • Russell S
    • December 30, 2013
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    Will I Be Totally Lost If I Start Reading The Walking Dead In The Middle? I’m sure fans of the comic know about the tv series based on The Walking Dead coming to AMC on halloween, and I regretfully didn’t pick it up sooner. I’m considering picking up the compendium but it’s like $80 on Amazon. Is it okay to just start reading the comic book series in the middle though or should I start from the beginning?

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      • Admin
      • December 30, 2013
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      Yes you will be lost and miss out on A LOT of the story

      plus you’ll be confused as to why certain characters act a certain way

      SPOILER
      for example, why rick talks to himself on the phone

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    • AKN
    • January 10, 2014
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    How To Lower Resolution To 640 ?? 480 And Turn Shadows Off In Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 2 ? These options were present in settings of The Walking Dead Season 1 but not in Season 2.I need to lower them in order to play smoothly.

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      Edit the pref.prof file in my doc-telltale games

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    • Jason
    • January 25, 2014
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    How Do I Start Reading The Walking Dead Comics? I want to start reading the walking dead comics, but am super confused about how I can get the most content for the least amount of money. Do I have to buy each comic individually or can I buy them all in one series of books? Also, can I download them onto my iphone?

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      I just checked amazon and there’s a compendium edition that contains issues #1-#48. It’s pretty massive (1088 pages) so don’t know how hard it would be for you to read that. I just recently bought a hardcover compendium for The Darkness and it’s pretty heavy (that one is 1k something pgs. as well and weighs 6 and a half lbs.) so it’s a little unwieldy but I don’t mind it for the most part and liked how it was much cheaper than buying other collected volumes or single issues or whatever.

      For example the Walking Dead compendium vol 1 is only $34 or so (new) on amazon which is an awesome price.

      Also, there are comic books apps that you can use to read the series. I don’t own an iphone so couldn’t really recommend any..

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    • Clara
    • January 28, 2014
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    What Was The Crow Eating In The Intro To Season 1 Of Walking Dead? In the introduction to the first season of Walking Dead, the crow is eating something and it almost looks like a teddy bear. What is it?

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      It’s a cat. i thought it was a teddy bear too, but it’s not.

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    • Johny
    • January 29, 2014
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    What Is Happening At The Beginning Of Episode 6 Of The Walking Dead? So Im watching the walking dead but I don’t understand what is going on that the beginning of the episode where the officer is with the sick patient at the beginning in the hospital room, is he dreaming? What is with all the people shooting? I thought they left him at the tree. I’ve watched the previous episodes so I know whats going on mainly.

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      The person they left at the tree is Jim. The officer, Shane, was trying to get Rick, sick patient, to wake up from his coma. In the first episode, Rick get’s shot twice and the second time is what induces the coma. When he wakes up, he’s alone in the hospital, and eventually he finds Shane and their camp. In the camp, there is an attack and Jim gets bitten. The creators of the show put the flashback scenes in because it helps explain the story and it usually has something to do with the episode. Hope I helped ?

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    • Valerie
    • February 18, 2014
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    The Walking Dead Video Game? I want to get the Walking Dead video game season for my Xbox 360 (disc not downloaded). Will I get all episodes? What about season 2? I can’t find a disc copy to season 2, is there a disc copy?

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      • Admin
      • February 18, 2014
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      The Walking Dead Video Game that I have, x box 360, has 5 episodes embracing a special episode. The special episode was apparently limited edition, but I got it a year after they brought it to stores. There may be a game pack of season 2 and 1. According to Walking Dead Wikia, Season Two for X Box was only released for X Box Live Arcade, but not disc and is yet to be announced.

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    • MySeLf
    • March 2, 2014
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    Can I Play Walking Dead 400 Days ? Can I play walking dead 400days
    without installing walking dead season
    1 in my pc?
    do I need to install season 1 before
    installing 400 days? can I just install
    400 days and start playing?

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      The Walking Dead 400 days is a DLC (Downloadable content) pack for the original The Walking Dead game. I have this on Steam, but to play it requires the original game to be installed too (it’s installed right now). So no, it is not a stand alone game (it’s only a couple of hours of new content)!

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    • Anonymous
    • March 26, 2014
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    Poll: The Walking Dead Or Supernatural? Which show do you think is better The Walking Dead or Supernatural?
    Explain why..
    I’m bored!

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      Although “The walking dead” is a great show, for me, it does not even come close to “Supernatural”

      The storylines, the realationships between the characters, the intensity and above all, the bond between the brothers. The show has made me laugh and broken my heart.

      No show or characters in a show has ever touched or moved me the way “Supernatural” and “Sam and Dean” have. ?

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    • _p!nkmAn_
    • May 20, 2014
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    Game Of Thrones Or Walking Dead? Seson 3 finale of Walking Dead’s not that eye-catching..
    I do not know what’s happening to WD lately..
    I think GoT’s getting better and better.. (not to mention that there are interesting characters on the show) – Tryrion for me!!!

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      I do not understand why people put the Walking Dead ahead above shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Homeland, or Game of Thrones. The Walking Dead is a lifeless show. Many people have not seen the other shows and just automatically think The Walking Dead is the best thing to ever happen on TV. The writing, the directing, and the acting is so much better than the Walking Dead. The characters are a whole lot better on Game of Thrones. On Game of Thrones, you begin to care for each of the characters. *****SPOILERS until S2E9 of GOT***** When Tyrion got sliced, I almost started to cry, and when Ned died, my heart nearly pounded out of chest. *************END SPOILERS**********. On the Walking Dead, it’s a relief when somebody dies since there are so many unlikable characters. So if anybody says The Walking Dead is better, it’s probably because they do not watch Game of Thrones.

      -BTW Arya is my favorite character.

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    • ~DaRk PhOeNiX~
    • May 30, 2014
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    Breaking Bad Vs The Walking Dead???? Just a quick poll that i want to do since these two shows are very popular on TV at the moment.

    Which show do you think is better, in terms of action, drama, and acting.

    For me is has to be Breaking Bad, the story is so original and twisted that always suprises me.
    But it doesnt mean i dont like The Walking Dead because i am. The acting is great but Breaking Bad has to be the best show ive seen on tv in a long time.

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      Breaking Bad. There’s no contest in my mind.

      The Walking Dead is a good show that has had the potential to become a great show but has consistently fallen short of that mark, with plotlines that peter out and disappoint, massive pacing issues and some agonizing character development that make you hate some of them not because of the quality of them as a person, but because of stupidity, etc.

      Breaking Bad, on the other hand, was a good show with potential to be great and hit that greatness the first chance it got in Season 2, and it has only improved from there. It is currently giving us, arguably, the greatest final season in the history of dramatic television, with a juggernaut of some of the most intense episodes ever put on television. Plot points from all the way back from even Seasons 1 and 2 have all come back with a vengeance, the pacing is at a fever pitch with every episode increasing the tension to almost unfathomable heights. Performances that rival Oscar-nominated performances in cinema from the entire cast, and some of the most meticulous, detail-oriented writing imaginable.

      The Walking Dead is a good show but, in my mind, comparing it to Breaking Bad is like comparing a high school football team to a Super Bowl winning NFL team.

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