The Walking Dead Season Finale Edition
I really enjoyed the shit out of TWD’s season finale and it sucks that we have to wait a full seven months for season 3.
It had everything the fans ever wanted. A lot of zombie shooting sprees and chaos and death and destruction. A great culmination to an awesome run the show had been having this season.
But I think the best and most important thing about the whole finale is that they are now aware that they are all infected by the zombie virus (or whatever it is), that they are “the walking dead”.
And of course, Michonne’s first appearance. I don’t consider posting this image as a spoiler because I assume that you have seen it already if you consider yourself a fan of the show. If you haven’t well, what the fuck man how dare you call yourself a true fan? lol
Also, that “tease” of the prison was unexpected and it totally made me want to have Hiro Nakamura powers of travelling through space and time. Come on, seven months? :(
It will be an awful long and agonizing wait but I am hopeful that the next season will be as, if not more awesome than the one that just left us begging for more.
And besides, Game Of Thrones will be back next month so…
Andrew Bynum has been phenomenal in the Lakers last two games scoring a total of 57 points and grabbing 40 rebounds. Is this enough proof that they are ready to let go of their other 7 footer Pau Gasol? I don’t think so.
Gasol was really efficient as well especially on tonight’s win against the Grizzlies. The Lakers’ strategy had been consistent, do a pick and roll play between Kobe and Gasol, leaving Bynum open for lobs and strong finishes most of the time. In total, Gasol ended the game with a game high 8 assists.
Warning: The Walking Dead spoilers ahead.
It’s been a long time coming but Rick finally did the deed, ending the roller coaster ride of a friendship him and Shane had been going through ever since the zombie apocalypse started.
To be honest, I kind of liked Shane’s reincarnation in the TV series. In the comics, there wasn’t any character build up and all we know is that he was a jealous prick. But in the TV series, there was more to him than that. He seemed to be making a lot of good calls especially because they were in survival mode but he just couldn’t present them well enough to make everyone agree that they were the right things to do. He was trouble but he was an asset.
But in the end, it was still his jealousy that got the most of him.
I didn’t really like Dale’s Character in the series as much as I did with the one in the graphic novels. He’s too nosy and kinda irritating sometimes. I know he’s been the conscience of the group but he made a bad call on Randall. Not everyone is as good as he thinks they are and people will do anything to survive in world where the dead walks and feeds on the living.
I have simillar thoughts on Shane. He’s a total dick in the comics and he desereved to die but the Shane that we have in the series is a very complex character. All throughout the series, he has been making good calls. It’s just how he presents them that makes it seem like they are bad. At the end of the day, if you wanna live through a zombie apocalypse, you have to think like Shane.
It is now 7:43 PM, exactly 23 minutes after watching the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead and I still don’t know how I feel. Or what to feel actually. If you haven’t watched it yet I suggest you discontinue reading this post.
This season has been the best of the first two so far. And I’m expecting it to be much more better when it comes back February next year. It’s a long wait but it will be worth it.
So the story so far:
The search for Sophia seems to go on forever and it’s what’s anchoring them in Herschel’s farm. They know Sophia is somewhere close because Daryl found her stuffed toy on a river near the area so they can’t leave and move on.
Glenn finds out about the barn’s dark secret and the weight is too much heavy for him to carry so he to tells Dale who confronts Herschel about it. But the stern and stubborn old man won’t budge and orders Dale to leave it be.
Then Glenn couldn’t seem to keep the secret to himself anymore and tells everyone that there are “walkers” inside the barn much to everyone’s surprise, or shock. Everyone has had a lot of bad experiences with the walkers and they know that having them around so close is a bad idea.
Frustration and tension engulf the group as they try to discuss what should be done about this new knowledge. Shane goes furious saying they should burn the barn to the ground and shoot down all the walkers like the cockroaches they are. But Rick protests that they are standing on Herschel’s land and they should talk to him first.
Herschel argues that the walkers used to be people too and he is still hoping there will be a way to somehow turn them back. Rick explains that he and his group has been out there in the world full of danger and for once ever since this whole thing started, they feel safe and secure in Herschel’s farm. But having the walkers locked up in an old barn a stone throw away from them would end up a disaster. He also added that Lori is pregnant and it could be a gift to them if they stay and get rid of the walkers or a curse if they are forced to move out and wander the world full of horrors.
Maggie hears the whole thing and tells her father that what he still thinks about the walkers is wrong and that one of them almost killed her if it wasn’t for the “asian boy” who she tells him has a name.
Shane confronts Lori and informs her that he already knows she is carrying a child that he insists could possibly be his. But Lori being the bitch that she is, denies it making Shane even more mad.
Carl, now fully recovered stands up to Shane telling him that he is not leaving this place without Sophia and that Shane’s idea of leaving and moving to Fort Benning where he thinks the army is based is “bullshit”.
Glenn finally decides that it’s time to go one-on-one with Maggie saying, “I let them lower me into that well like it was fun, like I was playing Portal. It’s a video game.” Lol I’m sorry I just had to add that. The dude plays Portal.
“I forgot that they’re dangerous. I don’t care if they’re sick people or dead people, they’re dangerous. And then I realize something else. I don’t want you in danger ever! So I hate to blow you’re dad’s big secret but I’m sick of secrets. Secrets get you killed. And I would rather have you pissed off at me and alive than liking me and dead.”
Dale, upset with Andrea’s fascination with violence? (Lol I don’t know what’s up with her it’s really annoying) tries to hide all their gun supplies for no particular reason at all. Shane, still furious about his encounter with Lori earlier talks Dale down into handing him over the guns. Hesitant, Dale tells him, “This is where you belong Shane. In this world and what is now, this is where you belong.” and hands over the bag full of guns.
It’s a game of tug of war when it comes to Shane’s character in this series. Sometimes he makes you like him but often times, he just fucks you up and does things that make you hate him forever. What he did to Otis to save Carl’s (and his) life was somewhat forgivable. It’s the end of the world. It’s survival and you have to make choices good or bad just to stay alive. But he is unreasonable in this episode.
Meanwhile, deep in the woods, Herschel takes Rick on a mission to catch walkers. Like cattle, they are noosed to the neck and carried in to the barn. Herschel explains that they used to be his neighbors and in time, people will discover a cure and I don’t know, maybe he wants them to have sorta like a reunion party when it’s all over in the end.
Shane and the rest of the group finds out and it all breaks down.
Shane then proceeds on shooting down one of the walkers like he’s in a 1940’s mafia movie citing that these “used to be people” are the same as the ones that killed Amy, Otis (the nerve!) and everyone they knew and cared about.
And he does the unthinkable. He opens the barn and let the walkers out like ants in an ant hill.
And then things go shit crazy insane. Instantly, it turns into a zombie target practice session for everyone.
Herschel could do nothing but watch as his world collapses. His dead wife, step son and friends become dead-ier.
Of course, I should put an awesome Daryl screen shot lol.
But what’s this? Those sneakers look familiar. Waitaminit…
Wait what? No. Fucking. Way. Sophia! But why? How? Oh boy :(
The world drops on Rick’s head. It was him who decided to leave Sophia by the river but it seemed to be a good idea at the time. He would let the walkers chase after him while Sophia finds a way back to the highway to where everyone was. But things didn’t turn out the way they should be and it lead them here to Herschel’s barn. He was begging Herschel for them to stay not only because it will be safe for Lori and her unborn child and generally everyone, but also, to find Sophia who they thought was wandering around somewhere close. Well she was close, closer than they thought.
Carol, crushed upon the revelation that her only child has become a walker couldn’t do anything. Or doesn’t really know what to do or feel. Now they all know how Herschel feels.
Everyone is less certain what to do as well. Sophia, one of their own, walks out as delicately as a newborn colt finding its legs. But Rick decides it has to be him who has to be the one to eventually put her down.
The mid-season finale ends as the camera zooms out to an aerial view of the barn. What happens next, no one will ever know until early next year.
We are left with a big question in our heads. Do walkers deserve our empathy? Is it possible, just possible, that we should feel for zombies as well as the people they’re trying to devour?
Surface Of The Sun - John Murphy (Sunshine OST)
This has been used in Kick-Ass, the part where Hit-Girl was trying to save Kick-Ass and Big Daddy and it was also used in The Walking Dead episode five, Wildlife when they were leaving their camp in Atlanta…
It gives me goosebumps everytime i listen to it.