WTF WALKING DEAD?! PART 2 "Secrets" 11/23/2011
_ I just finished watching this week’s Walking Dead, “Secrets”. Clearly, this is going to become a regular thing. With next week being the midseason finale, The Walking Dead better blow me away, or I, and a lot of others, will not be back.
My sister said it best while we were watching this week’s episode, she said every episode feels like a filler, which is completely true. There has been no storyline evolution. Little if any character growth, and last time I checked I thought this was a show about ZOMBIES. There is more drama in this camp than on Gossip Girl and I’ve had about enough.
Let’s look at the nothing that happened this week. Darryl, one of the only players I can stand was in it for 3 seconds. However, during those 3 seconds he stole the screen. Once again, instead of being the belligerent ass he began as, he was quick to forgive Andrea for shooting him, she was protecting the group, and it was an accident. Grudges are a bitch to hold in a Zombie Apocalypse.
Shane who is apparently the best shooting instructor ever since time began (what they said it like five times) was taking the noobs out to shoot. This included Carl, who since his shooting has been much less irritating, and more intense and sullen. Finally, someone seems to understand the gravity of the situation. The noobs are poor shots, Andrea did ok, although she fell apart when poked and prodded by Shane to do better. I guess it was a little over the line to bring up her sister, but that girl needs to grow up and handle herself. I thought his tactics were pretty sound.
Poor Glenn, that bastard can’t get anything right. I cannot believe he didn’t tell the whole group about the Walker hangout in the barn. I cannot believe he is letting himself be manipulated by that bitch Maggie. I can’t believe the writing is so dull. At least he told Dale, for the fat lot of good it did him. Herschel doesn’t seem the reasonable type. And Maggie acting high and mighty that the Walkers in the barn are people too. I’m sorry bitch but when one was trying to eat you, I didn’t hear you politely asking him to let you go, I believe your exact words were “oh my god Glenn kill it.” My dislike for her runs deep and strong.
Cut to Lori who is having a total meltdown. She had Glenn grab her 20 packs of the morning after pill, hoping to cause an abortion, (not sure that would even work) but he also grabbed her prenatal vitamins in case she changes her mind (aww Glenn) She seems to take control and downs the pills, only to panic and throw up. Meanwhile she has been terrified to tell Rick about being pregnant for weeks now, and she decides leaving the abortion pill packets on the counter was the way to break the news? Dear Lori, you suck and I hate you.
Of course, bleeding heart Rick wants to keep the baby, aside from it being completely impractical and dangerous. As Lori pointed out, every cry from the baby would draw a Walker’s attention. (Something I hadn’t even thought of.) They however tentatively decide they are going to make it work. Lori also admits to Rick that she and Shane had slept together. And RICK HAS KNOWN THIS WHOLE TIME ARE YOU SERIOUS?!!! It’s ok though, she thought he was dead, and Shane had a dick and was wearing a similar outfit to Rick, so it’s ok. NO IT IS NOT OK!!
And how much time has passed since the CDC incident? How much time has passed since the beginning of the series? I suppose the baby is definitely Ricks since she isn’t even showing, but jeez could I get a calendar shot or something.
Talking about sex resulting in babies, Andrea and Shane finally relieved the sexual tension in the front seat of his car. Again don’t use a condom or anything guys, hopefully the Walker generation of kids will work this situation out for themselves!!
Oh and did I mention Sophia is still missing? Has anyone checked the barn? I am betting five bucks she is in there. Otherwise, we’d be hitting the dusty trail, because she is definitely dinner.
God I hope next week is amazing, but I’m not holding my breath. This show is flat lining, and I have to say I am really sad to see it happen.
How about you guys? Did you think this week’s episode had any strong points? What are your thoughts on all the baby making?
I'm including the preview for the mid-season finale below.