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The Walking Dead: Wrong Thing To Ask

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Gene Page/AMC

These character centric episodes where NONE of the main cast are featured really do annoy me.  Not only do they not push any sort of story line along, they are also usually a bore.  At exactly 27 minutes into the episode, my boyfriend turned to me and said “What an effing drag”.  My point exactly.

It’s like that episode of Homeland recently where it was all about Brody.  Not much really happened, the main story line was halted and your’e just left there thinking “What has happened to this show?”  But unlike Homeland, this episode of The Walking Dead (Season 4, episode 6 titled ‘Live Bait’) has tried to make the bad guy of the show look like a hero, and I for one am not buying it.

Just to remind you, here’s a quick recap of the Governor’s antics last season:

*His zombified daughter kept chained up in a secret closet

*Testing done on walkers to find a cure

*His personal collection of Zombie memorabilia – namely heads

*The murder of innocent survivors in camps so as to claim supplies

*He arranged attacks on the prison

*He basically killed Andrea.

*He mindlessly murdered his own townfolk

*He almost got Daryl killed.

Shall I go on?

There is nothing redeemable about this man, yet, judging by this episode, we’re supposed to feel for him and hope he does well in his travels.  Sad thing is, we know where he eventually ends up – outside the prison but, we don’t know who he has with him.

So long recap short, the Governor is alive, he’s practically broken.  Walking around aimlessly working a beard Jaoquin Phoenix would be proud of before stumbling across a family of survivors in an apartment block.  There’s tension, a chick with a gun, requests for help, a bonding session with a little girl, awkward sex in the back of a truck and a run from walkers and then here we are at the end of the episode with another blast from the past, the Governor’s former right hand man Martinez looking down at him.

I don’t know what else to say.  Single handedly was the worst episode to date. Beats any episode where Daryl isn’t in a sleeveless vest.

I wonder how Carol is going?

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The Walking Dead: Babe Bait

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The Walking Deads’ Melissa McBride

So we finally got to see the aftermath of Patrick’s mystery death is the shower on Monday night and I for one am confused.  Surely, someone would have heard a walker eating like he was at the last supper on a poor unsuspecting and peacefully sleeping fella.  Well apparently not, and this starts off a domino effect of the walker infestation in the prison.

Apparently hours fly by and no one has heard a thing.  Outside, life is as normal, Maggie is noticing the walkers are gathering in one section of the fencing, pushing and clawing at it like they were waiting for Myer’s doors to open on Boxing Day sales.  Rick and Carl are farming, talking about guns and stuff…it’s a normal day.  Then the gunshots start piercing the air.  It’s always calm when gunshots fire out isn’t it?

A mass fight takes place and thankfully no one we actually care about is injured (well except Michonne, but it was her own fault tripping over that rope).  Back inside, the crew discover that a deadly flu like illness is sweeping the prison.  Seeing that Hershel really hasn’t had much to do so far, it’s put upon him to decide that yes, those with symptoms must be separated from the group (he IS a doctor or is it a vet?  It all becomes so intertwined after a few limb amputations).  Now hysteria begins to spread as quickly as the virus and those suffering even a mild cough are segregated off – including Karen.

By now, the walkers gathering at Myer’s doors are beginning to break in, they must have seen the 50% off all white-goods sign.  Cut to a mass stabbing involving Rick, Glenn, Maggie and Darryl and a moment where Rick is so worried about his farming plot he actually stops and stares at his work before deciding to use the possibly infected piglets as bait to lure the walkers away – hence my title ‘Babe Bait’.  Man did those pigs squeal!  They squealed, but didn’t run when Rick placed them on the ground (how convenient)  After all the killing, death, murder that has taken place over three seasons – apparently it’s only now that Rick decides that violence is the only way to survive and happily hands Carl back his gun and holster.

I’m really liking Carol so far this season.  Her private ‘weapons for kids’ class is going well and puts one of her students to a test to see if she can use what she’s learnt to kill her father who has just been bitten.  One would possibly think a small animal would be the first test…but then again, i’m not teaching the class.  Carol also finds herself pleading with Carl not to tell Rick about her class.  Personally, Carol should have laid the smack down and told Carl not to rat on her, but then again, i’m not Carol.  Of course, the little twat scuttles off and tells Rick, but thankfully, both are on Carol’s side and decide to keep mum on the topic.

Finally, Tyreece (who is using the prison as a dating service) is seen heading off into the quarantined zone to give his lady love Karen some wild flowers he picked all himself.  It seems there’s a lot of blood smeared all over the floors of her room and a trail leading somewhere else.  Has she turned?  Nope, Tyreece follows the blood trail (which is going to be a bugger to clean up) outside where after what feels like 3 hours looking at a close up shot of his shocked facial expression, we find Karen’s and another segregated persons burnt to a crisp bodies.  Guess someone is terrified enough of this virus to burn some people alive or we’ve begun an American Horror Story: Coven cross-over.

Side note: Am I the only who thinks the girl who couldn’t stab her dad in the head is the one feeding the rats to the walkers?  She has a habit of naming them, cried when her walker Nick was killed off, even her own little sister told Carol that “She’s messed up”.  Girl aint’ right is all i’m saying, but then again, this is a zombie apocalypse.

Walking Dead Season 4 News plus Spin-off News!

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You know I love me some Walking Dead news!  Season 4 is now less than a month away, and we (me included) are literally chomping at the bit to get our hands on as much information as possible as to what to expect for this exciting fourth season.

First off, we’re getting a new major character, and she’ll be played by a very familiar face!  Christian Serratos (Angela Weber from the Twilight series) is joining the show as Rosita Espinosa, a gorgeous woman who resorted to prostitution as a way to survive in the zombie apocalypse.  Rosita, who is also featured in the Walking Dead comic book series, may also be joined by her comic companions Eugene Porter and Abraham Ford though no word if that’s actually happening.  It’s been reported she’ll be a recurring character during season 4 with an option to become a regular character for season 5.

Now onto the big stuff!  AMC seem to be in the spin-off business (after announcing the Breaking Bad spin off Better Call Saul) AMC also announced a Walking Dead spin off is in the works too.   Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager, said, “Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer. We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”

It’s been hinted at, that the spin off series will be more of a companion series and will be set in the same time and world as The Walking Dead but will feature a new cast of characters.

While we’re on the topic, to get you excited, check out this new teaser trailer for the season 4 première!

The Walking Dead returns Monday October 14th on FX!

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