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I agree with Spooky Paws, earlier wrote about Dr. Jenner whispering something into Rick's ear, and when asked, Andrew Lincoln wouldn't repeat it, but it had significance.... I beleive it very well be that the Walker Disease was airborne, and they are nearing where the dead first recieved the airborne desease, ? and now are people immune to it, only in biting incidents???
I wonder, when is Laurie getting bitten?
Vanessa - you're missing the point a little. Ever since Battlestar Galactica did it the Holy Grail of scifi/horror shows is to get women as well as men watching, to boost their ratings. It's fiendishly difficult as the failure of Caprica, the sequel to BSG, which managed neither, shows. TWD tries it by having strong female characters but in case nobody has noticed all the women look like they could work weekends at Hooters, which keeps the fanboys happy as well. Have a couple of the women about to have a dirty catfight after a long talk about their feelings and bingo! you've hit the gender equality jackpot.
Some of the story links are getting pretty weak. Firstly Shane noticing that the zombies didnt have any "bites or scratches". Really? They are half decomposed zombies - even if you couldn't see any obvious wounds I think you'd just assume they were there somewhere. Of course they brought this up for the next big reveal that everyone is already infected they are just waiting to turn, or something like that. Then Rick comes over all empathetic on not killing Randall but hey, he'll leave him tied up and scared witless for a day while he decides whether to kill him or not. Nothing cruel or unusual there. I get the feeling the writers are desperate to progress the story back into sci-fi/horror land but they have wasted so much time in soap opera territory that they may have to transfer it from AMC to CW to get an audience.
I can agree with Margie on the Shane using the knife to kill the walker and then use it on him. It made me think back to the episode; why were Shane and Rick checking out the zombies they hand put down without using bullets? Was the show foreshadowing that a bite or scratch is not the only way to get infect? Is Shane's days numbered? Oh and the scene with Lori and Andrea I just loved it! I have to say that Lori kind of pissed me off she has no right commenting on the fact that Andrea is working with the men to kill zombies. The goal is to survive, so yes Andrea should be part of the women work BUT ... so should the men!! It was just so sexist of Lori to bring that up. Everyone on camp should be able go on a mission and not be defined by sex. The time for sexist and tradition roles are done and over with seeing how the world is two steps away from going to total hell!
Am I the only one who noticed that Shane used the same knife he stabbed a walker with earlier in the show, and then later in the bus he cut his hand with that same knife to smear blood on the wall? (It wasn't showed, but it was implied that he did stab the walker in the head.) I also noticed he smeared blood again after the zombies had been licking it... I wonder if he is going to be infected... just speculation... hmm...
Great episode last night. I knew Rick wouldn't leave Shane behind, that would have been totally out of character for him to do that. Lori and Andrea scenes were very good. Andrea is a straight up bitch and Lori is the opposite so it creates some good tension from the Rick and Shane thing.
The being able to be infected from getting scratched will prove to be very important. They just didn't drop that bit of information to take up time.
If anyone stayed and watched the previews for next week, a lot of the questions asked in the review are already answered. Looks like Rick is going to put Randall down, although I'll bet good money Randall's friends will be showing up to put a stop to that. I love this show!!
I actually thought Rick was going to leave Shane behind for good and let him just suffer with the walkers. But Rick isn't like that he came back for him but things have changed between them and now Shane knows how Rick feels.
@ MAALA AND KATE...I didn't catch the Spooky Paws thing. but the lack of any bites on the first two zombies are quite interesting. And how did all those zombies get into the shcool without any open doors......hhhmmmmm
Wow! I thought this was by far one of the best shows!
However if the shoe was on the other foot you know Shane would have left Rick in the bus and killed Randal to save his own butt and to have Lori. About Lori though did you notice how she reacted when Rick told her that he killed those 2 guys in town to protect everyone else, how she snaked behind him and told him about Shane... which set the whole thing in motion this episode. but WOW can't wait til next week!
@kate, I bet that is what jenner said!
@scott smith, why u making comments on a show to which u don't even know a main characters name?
Great episode. I am still wondering about the signifigance of the 2 walkers without any bites. Think it might be connected to last years episode at the CDC and the shared secret. Hope we find out by the end of the season.
Re Spooky Paws, I was totally thinking the same thing. Do you think that's what Jenner said to Rick at the CDC before they ran out?
That was reckless of Andrea to leave a suicidal person alone. What if that girl actually killed herself? Does that mean she proved a point? That allowing this woman to have the right to choose whether to live or die would justify that she made her choice? This woman is in a irrational mindset, not thinking clearly. No one makes the right choice when not thinking rationally.
Great episode. What a dumbass Shane is!
However this episode set things straight (again). Didn't include any new surprising heart breaking events... that's a pity.
I can't help but think (as someone else also mentioned) that there WAS significance - they came to it twice (once with words, one without) that two of the walkers had no bites.
While I don't know what it foreshadowed, I'd be damned if it wasn't something.
I only wish Rick had said to Shane "the only reason you're alive b**** is because I lead like me, not like you" when he had his "accept everything" speech near the end".
I was glad to see Rick leave him behind... but more glad to see him find a way to get him. Rick is best when he's him, and he still, somehow, brings out the best in Shane who, for now, can bring a benefit to the group when he's hinged.
Randall... don't want to see him dead. The group, esp Rick, is best when they stay them. Offing Randall changes things.
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I dunno Scott Smith maybe you're watching it because it's the most watched tv on cable.
hey what happened to Sarah and his fucking lire?
"(Randall) hasn't really done anything malicious..." The way he killed the girl roamer though, "Come on bitch, let's see what you got", and then stabbed her in the head 5 times, I dunno
if i was shane i would have took the bus. he could have probably closed the door with the handle inside the bus and given the way shane stole the car he has now he could have gotten the bus started.
so when is andrea going to get eaten by a walker.
This was the best of the season so far for me. The Rick/Shane dynamic is what I consider to be the best of the show. My heart is going to break when/if they finally fall out for good. I was just cringing every time it cut back to the farm and their domestic problems. Also Andrea fails to be even the least bit tolerable.
What was the significance of examining those dead walkers for biters or scratches? Are they tring to imply that this disease is airborne now.
I haven't seen this episode yet as we are behind in the UK, but I find I really don't like either Andrea or Lori and was cheering on the walker last week that tried to get at Lori in the car crash, I just don't warm to either of them especially Andrea. We definitley need some more Daryl action going on as well!
This episode was alright. It just sucked that the majority of the characters were not in it.
I wish Shane had been left behind. Rick will eventually end up regretting his decisions when he went back for Shane.
I wish Lori has slapped Andrea, but I wish Andrea slapped Lori. I cannot stand any of these two anymore and I really hoped that they had come to blows physically.
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