The Walking Dead: Good, Bad, Evil, Good

The Walking Dead

SPOILERS. Wow. Another shocking episode.

“Kill, or be killed. Or die, and then kill.”

So, season 3 is officially done, and once again we have to bid adieu to some characters. Poor Milton, I was hoping he would eventually join Rick’s group at the prison, but the “Guvnah” took care of that.

And Andrea? Milton took care of her, but against his last wish.

Random Thoughts

So, what does it all mean? Well, let’s break it down a bit.

This episode was odd in the fact that the first half (or maybe more) was all about getting rid of the “marginal” survivors. It seemed like if you were not a ruthless killer, you were gone. If you had any shred of civilization left, you were no longer needed. It looked like nearly everyone was going to die -some in a very nasty fashion – in some sort of post-apocalyptic massacre. Then, in a spark of compassion and mercy, those few remaining non-killers were saved by Rick.

Wow.

The trap/ambush set up at the prison was outstanding. At first I thought Rick’s group was actually abandoning ship – and that was pretty brilliant misdirection – but leading the governor’s group deep into the “tombs” full of zombies was really quite creative. A very, very good strategy.

The Walking Dead - Panel

The governor has become pure evil. You could see his mind *snap* when his foray into the prison went sour. He killed (or tried to kill) his followers. I think now he is going to try to recruit a “mighty army” and return to the prison for massive revenge. We’ll see.

The governor apparently doesn’t care anymore. When one survivor of the massacre (I think it was Allen) was ready to shoot back, the governor looked like he didn’t care if he lived or died. When he did kill (Allen), he just shrugged like it was nothing. He has now become a true sociopath (and the most dangerous man on “after earth”.

The governor’s henchmen (Martinez and the other guy) are now stuck in something of a limbo. When neither of them stepped forward to kill the governor after he massacred his people, they became as guilty as the governor, and are now stuck with following him to “hide” their guilt. (Becky asked me why they didn’t kill him – the only response I can come up with is “they are henchmen. They don’t think for themselves”. Why didn’t any of Hitler’s henchmen kill him?)

I thought Carl had become a “mini-governor” when he killed the Woodbury kid escaping (although the kid did not actually drop his weapon) , but when he expressed his reasons to Rick his twisted logic made some sort of zombie-sense. Rick saw this, but now has to teach Carl to think about the greater good, rather than just how he can protect the group.

Michonnne and Rick “made up”. Her understanding of why Rick had to originally consider turning her over to the governor just reinforces what an important leader she will eventually become.

Rick eventually absolved his conscience by saving the Woodbury refuges, and is no longer “haunted” by images of Lori. His actions are also intended to be a lesson for Carl.

I am looking forward to Tyreese’s inclusion into Rick’s group. I know in the comics he is a major-major character, and having him on Rick’s side now will be interesting to see. He adds another voice of reason to the group.

I will miss Andrea and Milton, but you can’t cry over spilt milk.

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    • Hibikirush
    • December 15, 2013
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    Is The Storyline For The Walking Dead TV Series Based Off Of The Comics? I have recently got really into The Walking Dead TV series, have not seen it all the way through but I am wondering if the plot of the story is based exactly off the plot of the comics? I understand the video game series follows separate plots in the same universe, but I didn’t know if it would be worth it for me to read through the comics or if it is primarily the same story as the show.

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      • Admin
      • December 15, 2013
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      The Walking Dead in the TV series has gone a different route from that of the comics. There are characters in the TV that are not in the books.

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    • Philip
    • December 18, 2013
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    Why Am I Having Such A Hard Time Playing Lee Stone Cold In The Walking Dead? I completed the Walking Dead in it’s entirety last night. I immediately started a second playthrough afterward. I pretty much played Lee as a saint the first time, and was planning on playing it the opposite the second time. But it’s so hard to be mean to everyone.

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      • Admin
      • December 18, 2013
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      Oh crap man I didnt realize the final episode came out yet..Thanks for the reminder, I been really looking foward it. Defitnally an amazing story. Thanks for not giving away any spoilers….& to answer your question it’s because its your human nature

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    • Aidin18is
    • January 1, 2014
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    What Are Some Commercials Shown During The Walking Dead TV Series? I need 4 different commercials that are shown during the walking dead tv show and I need this because of my marketing assignment in class on the walking dead tv show in which we are looking at the viewers (Demographics,Psycographics, and geographics). You don’t really need to relate it to the demographics psycographics etc. just please give me some commercials shown during this tv show because I currently do not have television.

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      Hyundai, jeep, direct tv, hotels.com, pizza hut, captain morgan, allstate, etc…

      hope that helped a bit.

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    • Mohammed
    • January 25, 2014
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    Is The Walking Dead Game Appropriate For An EXTREMELY Mature 10 Year Old? Hey. I want to get the Walking dead game season one on the Ipad but i don’t know if its appropriate. I don’t mind the gore and i usually like to turn off the volume when Im playing an ipad game and read the subtitles instead. I am worried about the sexual content so if it contains it i won’t get the game. Please answer and best answer gets 5 points.

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    • Anonymous
    • January 26, 2014
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    How Many Humans Are Still Alive In The Walking Dead Comics? As of Walking Dead issue 105, how many humans do you think are still alive in the world?

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      It was stated somewhere that 99% of the population are walkers. So roughly 70 million in the world are alive. About 3 million in usa.

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    • Charlotte :>
    • February 12, 2014
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    Is The Walking Dead Game Related To The Show’s Storyline Or Characters? Hey there, I’m planning to play the Walking Dead game on xbox with a friend, however I’ve not watched the show although I’m planning to. If the game links in heavily with the show’s plot or characters I’ll wait to play it because I don’t think I’ll understand what’s going on.

    thanks for any help ?
    yeah I’m talking about the telltale game

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      • Admin
      • February 12, 2014
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      Do you mean The Walking Dead by Telltale, or The Walking Dead: Survival Instict?

      The Telltale game is an incredible, beautifully-written game that will almost definitely make you cry. It has two characters from the show, but you meet them at a point in the timeline before the show starts, so it’s not necessary to watch the show first.

      The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is considered one of the worst first-person shooters in a long time. It’s said to be a real piece-of-crap game full of glitches and terrible AI. It features a different two characters from the game – again, at a point before the show starts. But every publication says “Don’t waste your money; this sucks.”

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    • Natasha
    • March 1, 2014
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    Anyone Know Aboy The Walking Dead Game? Does anyone know about walking dead game? I love the show. I got the demo for A telltale game. But didn’t really like. How is the walking dead games that come out this december going to be any different? Don’t really know much, please help?

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      The Walking dead game by telltale games is more like the comic book series so maybe that’s why you didn’t like it but the Walking dead game that is coming out later this year is more like the tv series where you play as daryl from the tv show

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    • Thumbs ↓ if you ♥ me
    • March 9, 2014
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    Breaking Bad And The Walking Dead? Never watched them although I hear everyone say its good. What are they both about without spoilers. I’m guessing the walking dead is your typical zombies taking over. Woo hoo. What’s good about that?
    Also doctor who

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      You’ve got your mind set on The Walking Dead already so I don’t really know how to answer that. But it’s about survival and humanity – keeping it alive even though everything else is dead already. It is a really great show, and I highly recommend it. It’s not a typical zombie movie, I promise you.

      I never watched Breaking Bad, so I’m sorry about that.

      Doctor Who is a great show for people who are into Sci Fi. It’s a pretty hard show to explain but I’m not a big fan of it as I started watching the 2005 season this year. The animations were unrealistic and the lines were cheesy. I guess the earlier 21st Century features was kind of a turn off for me. However you can still start by watching the season with the new generation doctors.

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    • Toby_Kuubie
    • March 12, 2014
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    Heavy Rain Or The Walking Dead? My friend had said that there was no way that “The Walking Dead” could be more sad than “Heavy Rain”. Would anyone feel like expressing their opinion please?

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      Walking Dead all the way

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    • PunkyOG
    • April 2, 2014
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    Locke And Key Or Walking Dead? Well. i finished my last series so which one should i start? i hear there both amazing. BUT. i dont have amc channel so i cant watch walking dead. so thats one con about the book.
    Im talking about Comics not shows

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      Walking dead! you could watch it online perhaps if you dont have the channel its amazing!

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    • Dylan
    • April 14, 2014
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    Should I Start Watching Breaking Bad Or The Walking Dead? I’m stuck with nothing else to watch, I’m not sure whether to start watching Breaking Bad or the Walking Dead. I can watch episodes of The Walking Dead on Sky Catch Up, and I’m not sure where I could watch episodes of Braking Bad from?

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      Breaking Bad because The Walking Dead, when watched multiple episodes at once, is HIGHLY disappointing… And don’t even watch more than the end of Season 2 because it’s just an abomination.

      For the life of me, I can’t figure out why The Walking Dead is popular and I’ve watched it up until the 2nd episode of this season…

      Check out this “Honest Trailers” for The Walking Dead and you’ll understand what I mean.

      Honest Trailers – The Walking Dead

      (Screen Junkies)

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    • ~DaRk PhOeNiX~
    • April 23, 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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