The Walking Dead (Season 3)

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  1. SirManchester

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    Not really. Then we could maybe explore some human themes for a change.

    Sometimes I wish this show was just either meticulous existential-y drama or balls out zombie action.


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    So five or six guys killed all seven of the soldiers from several hundred yards away in a matter of seconds? :D
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    Not really, as has been pointed out repeatedly, the absurd shooting skills are then offset by ludicrous tactical decisions. They could make them less bad-ass shooters but more rational, calculated and risk-averse in their decision making.
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    Agreed. They could have worked a little harder on that scene. It came off as completely ridiculous.
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    I'm not saying the scene was ideal but rather that the phrase sneaking up on them is inaccurate. They were pretty far away and they wouldnt have heard them being that they didnt have anyone guarding the tree line.
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    They could have but the only point of the scene was to show the Governor isnt what he appears and they got the point across.
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    True. But then they showed the Gov going into his inner sanctum with the severed heads in enbalming fluid, and that seemed a bit heavy handed.

    You mentioned backstory, and I must admit I would like to know the Gov's backstory. He's got everyone cowed, and he's got Merle on a pretty short leash. That takes some doing.
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    True, but they could have done that without a laughably bad scene.
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    The Governor has the same thing going on in the comics. In fact, the heads almost look identical in there. They are actually doing something true to the comics with that one.
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    I wonder if his other secret will be the same as in the comics. The scene right before he entered his headfish chamber suggests it might be.
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    Honestly that's what I thought we'd see when he went in that room.
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    I am thinking so as well.
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    Careful...........
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    The slaughter of the army/military dudes scene was fine. They had been used to fighting off loud, slow-moving zombies for months and months. The governor caused a huge distraction, and his crew, who has been battle hardened for the last year, got off the first shots before the military guys could duck for cover. It's obvious that the governor's guys have been taking out more than zombies so it doesn't shock me that if given the same weaponry they could take a few army guys by surprise.

    I was in the military for some time and can count on one hand the number times I did weapons training. Who knows, those guys could of been military cooks or paper pushers when the outbreak hit. They most likely would have had some infantry training, but who knows if they ever had use it.
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    Why kill them though? Power, control? And what's up with the heads in his office?
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    That, I think is something relevant to ponder rather than quibbling over marksmanship. I'm anxious for the explanation as well. I just hope that it doesn't come off too badly as comic-book type cheese motivation.
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    Well, they've got their own chain of command, theoretically some integrity, and their own guns. All of which are a threat to the Gov. Once he killed the helo pilot, he certainly wasn't going to let these guys live. I still think he's looking for breeders and he doesn't need more men.

    The heads in the office are probably just his fetish, which he'll rationalize as the cost of what he does to keep Woodbury, and his people, safe.
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    Power, control, also their lack of supplies they don't want to have more mouths that they need to feed unless (as stated above) they're women for breeding purposes.
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    Well, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand.
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    I didn't think the storyline was headed this way, I thought the old man losing part of his leg was pushing the survival situation but now the baby dynamic is really intriguing, it needs proper nourishment, it can't fend for itself,needs to be carried , it cries a lot....on top of 2 characters dying and the convicts situation man this is getting up there in worst zombie apocalypse scenario
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    Is it, though? I mean, like, at all?
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    I know people will hate me for saying this, but I wanted to see the baby die too... If you know what I mean ;)

    Now the show has completely departed from the comic.
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    I'm just glad that 2 of the most useless characters are gone.
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    it is my opinion, looking ahead seeing what the impact will be on the other characters, also how they will deal with the undead while carrying it, I mean the thing is a zombie magnet
    hmm they could use it as bait...what a great way to start the day by thinking of ways to use a baby as an advantage in a zombie apocalypse:giggle:
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    The baby creates more problems/obstacles. I don't necessarily find obstacles intriguing.

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