Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Walking Dead Highlights Season 4 Episode 13 and 14

Fog fight was scary awesome!

Episode 13 - All Tracks Lead to Terminus

Well guys, I guess it was another boring episode with Darryl and Beth.  Just Kidding!  There was definitely lots more action in this episode than the last (although again, I liked episode 12 even though lots of people didn't).

Beth is still not so smart.  She tries using the cross bow and steps in some sort of trap that hurts her ankle area.  So you are basically in what one could consider a war zone and you have only 1 outfit, the clothes on your back, but the strongest most sturdy bite (or trap) proof combat boots possible were not your one choice?  Are cowboy boots made for hiking through woods because I thought they were just made for walking.  Why does it seem like Glenn is the only one taking serious precautions to prevent being bitten even when bitten (refer to his zombie proof robocop outfit as seen in twd post season 4 episode 10)?  I know Beth wasn't bitten, but my point is, WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE!  There's no need for a country fashion statement!  Get you some military standard combat boots.  I'm sure her feet are small so her size was likely still at the store.  That small squirrell trap (or whatever it was) shouldn't have been able to pierce through her shoe enough to render her unable to walk for long periods (oh Darryl, please carry me).  Idiot!

Then they find that funeral home and see how spotless it is and perfectly filled with food, yet there were no zombies inside, so clearly someone lives there (present not past tense).  I'm not saying that they should have left, but they should have prepared for a potential crazy person.  Again with the no "just in case" planning.  It's all well and good that Darryl was changing and trying to become a more trusting person, but that doesn't mean you can't be prepared with a "bad guy backup plan".  Let's not go overboard with the niceness!

Meanwhile, on the railroad tracks to Terminus we got Sasha trying to talk Maggie out of continuing her search for Glenn.  Really?  This girl managed to find a boyfriend/husband in a world where most people are dead, recently lost him as well as the rest of her family, and is pregnant with his baby, but you think she's going to give up hope of finding that man?  Why should she anyway?  What else is anyone doing?  Y'all ain't got jobs, food, much sense of time passing by...y'all ain't got $%*@ to do!  Flashback to '90s classic movie, Friday, lol.

Sure you could find a house and just hang out, hoping that no evil people come by and try to ruin you, but you can find a house anywhere.  Frankly I don't understand why they haven't found houses before this.  They're all empty (for the most part) and free for the taking!  They should have done like the Governor, found a gated community, cleared it of zombies, and moved in.  But still, they can do that later.  Looking for their people, especially with a baby on the way, should be their priority.  Even Bob (the alcohlic who is now growing on me) was trying to convince Stacy that having people is what really matters, not settling down and getting comfortable somewhere.  But Sasha insisted on complaining, so Maggie went without them to look for Glenn.  She got pretty warrier woman too, gutting walkers along the way the use their coagulated blood to write messages to Glenn.

Bob was pretty distraught to find Maggie gone, you can tell he definitely values people.  After a quick makeout session he even left Sasha to go find Maggie.  That's pretty deep, because a kiss in the apocolypse when people are scarce, basically means that you are now married, partners.  He chose to leave what may be his only chance at a partner to go help his friend find her partner.  Good choice, but then I was nervous, because now the 3 are all split up, very dangerous.

Well we all know that all turned out well.  Sasha found her a building to move into, looked out the window and recognized Maggie napping on the ground with walker corpses, WTF?! Sasha had a wtf moment as well, and while trying to bang on a window to get Maggie's attention, the window fell out of it's sill and woke up all surrounding walkers!  Sasha rushed out of the building and into the hoard of walkers that surrounded Maggie.  They fought the zombies, yay girl power, made up, and Sasha agreed to help Maggie find Glenn.  Soon after, they caught up to Bob on the train tracks.  Yay!

Not so happy ending for Beth and Darryl.  For some idiotic reason, Darryl thought it made sense to not use the windows to see who made a nooise outside.  Well there was a reason, earlier a noise was made outside and it was just a creepy 1 eyed dog who quickly ran away when Darryl stepped near him.  So Darryl assumed that this 2nd noise must be the dog again.  Darryl opens the door and is bombarded by a bunch of zombies pushing through the door.  How is this really even possible?  Let's think about this.  At best, zombies can do a quick shuffle, and yes we see that they travel in packs, and yes I'm sure bad people set this trap up and therefore lured the zombies onto the porch in a way that didn't trigger Darryl's noise alert, but how could anyone keep 10s of zombies quietly gathered in front of a door?  Those walkers moan rather loudly on a regular basis, and they don't tend to just stand there patiently, they're always reaching and grasping at something.  So I'm pretty sure while being gathered onto the porch, walkers would've been loud enough to draw attention to the front door before the bad people rang the doorbell, so to speak.

Let's play along for the show's sake though.  Zombies busted into the house, obviously a trap by whoever set the house up so perfectly.  Darryl yells for Beth to get out, but he gets trapped in the basement emballment room.  This was actually the most awesome part of the episode for me.  Darryl is trapped in this tiny room with like 30 walkers aiming for him.  Somehow, using something pointy (knife I guess) and a guerny, he manages to kill enough walkers, that can't do anything but reach for him over the gurney, scurry under the gurney and zombie hoard to another gurney, kills some more and makes it out of that clausterphobic basement room and up the steps which more zombies were coming down.  Darryl (or should I say, his writers) are amazing!  I don't know how anyone could be that good and get out of that predicament so unbitten!  Well, maybe Tyreese could, but he would have just killed them all, not scurry around them.  Darryl makes it out of the house just to notice a car drive away that seems to have Beth in it.  Of, course, she, would, get, caught.

Darryl looks for the car, then gives up and wallows in a crossroad.  Eventually a crew of dudes that look like hunters come out of the woods and find him.  DUN DUN DUUUUUUN!!!

Who are these wild looking hunter guys?  Are they good or bad?  Do they have Beth?  Will they help find Beth?  What do you think? 

Why would someone want to trap/kill people like that?  He was obviously trying to kill them.  With all of the involvement in walkers and dead people this person obviously has, what if they are the one's who started the whole epidemic?  So much for Beth thinking that this was a nice person who wanted to give walkers a nice berial.

Episode 14 - Look at the Flowers

Now for the craziest most unexpected thing I ever could've imagined.  Lizzie killed her sister to turn her into a walker and was going to try it with baby Judith as well.  WHYYYYYYY!!! When she said that "I know what I have to do" I yelled at the Carol to ask that girl to explain exactly what it is that she felt she needed to do because  I wasn't confident that that she and Carol were on the same page.  I knew the girl was mad, and I knew her walker loving self would end up getting people killed, but I never thought that she'd kill someone!  Herself maybe, so that she could join the walker club, but not her sister.  How is she gonna force zombism on her like that?  Freedom of choice Lizzie, freedom of choice!  Just because you choose to like and want to be a walker doesn't mean you get to force your sister into it, just like they couldn't force you to get your act together.  It's like she was a freedom fighter for the walkers.  NOOOOOOO!  Walkers are not anything similar to slaves, it's not the oppression of the living dead, they're not being attacked, they are the ones doing the attacking!  This girl needed a little more schooling before she decided to become an activist.  Jeez!
I was just about to do Judith.

They're just hungry.
She's my friend!

I'm happy that Carol shot that girl.  She was a psycho killer who was dangerous.  She had to go!  I really wish they would have let her wait for her sister to wake up zombified, and let her get eaten by the sister that she murdered.  That would have been fitting punishment.  Although crazy Liz would have thought of it as a game.  Smh, we knew she wasn't normal back when we saw her playing footsies with bloody mucus on the prison floor.  Ugh, that is too sad.

I'm also happy that Carol told Tyrees that she killed his girlfriend.  That man is a great actor because I could feel the rage steaming from his body through the screen, as well as the stregnth it took for him to not flip the table and start flinging Carol around the house like a rag doll.  Let's just imagine that scene, because we all know that he could do it, that's a LARGE hunk of man.  But anyways, he's awesome for letting it go.  He really overreacted anyway, that girl was definitely bound to die unfortunately, Carol just did it (unnecessarily) sooner.  You could tell that Carol was ready to die though.  I'm sure that hit too close to home, her daughter died last year, now these 2 adopted daughters died, 1 of which she had to kill herself.  She looked disappointed when Tyrees didn't rage out and kill her.  How sad sad sad.

Other heartbreaks in this episode; Tyrees loses his chance to have a living room (don't worry, it's just temporary, hopefully) and they didn't find Darryl.  They were so close!  They saw the smoke and were attacked by sizzling walkers, but since they never went to explore the fire they missed members of their crew.  I don't know why you wouldn't think to check out all signs of human life knowing that you are missing some people, but these folks are the only group not hunting for their other members, so of course, they'd be the ones who actually had the chance to find them.  One day, hopefully soon, these groups will join together again as one.

R.I.P. Mika and Lizzie

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