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The Walking Dead S04E15: "Us"


If you like the "Walking" part of The Walking Dead, then boy were you in luck during this week's episode! "Us" had even more walking than usual as the ambling second half of the show's fourth season continued following the railroad tracks and making a beeline for Terminus and the Season 4 finale. Watching the characters walk and talk hasn't always translated to bored viewers—the bumper-sticker mantra of "it's the journey, not the destination" certainly rang true for the Daryl-and-Beth-centric "Still" and last week's incredibly dark "The Grove"—but "Us" was all about the destination, journey be damned. Although at least Maggie and Glenn were reunited, if that's your thing. 

So far, each episode of Season 4B has done one of two things: 1.) followed one group intensely to foster character development, or 2.) moved things along with check-ins on multiple groups. "Us" was very much the latter. Lately I've been enjoying the slower episodes that focus on a single group, because the alternative has been to just inch everyone toward Terminus, which is, uhhh, kind of not that exciting. We've always known the main cast will make it there eventually, and those who don't (rest in peace, Mika; burn in hell, Lizzie) are just the casualties of spring cleaning as the show trims some extraneous characters. So as we've said before, Season 4B isn't going to be anything more than eight episodes of getting the gang together after splitting them up, with some character development mixed in. And while the character development has been great, "Us" unfortunately didn't have much of it, because the episode was more about pushing a handful of characters toward Terminus—specifically Glenn's gang and Daryl's merry bunch of assholes. 


We'll start with Glenn since he's rollin' with a redneck supergenius and a redhead supersoldier and they're way cooler than the trailer trash Daryl is stuck with. I know I said Abraham was the show's coolest new character a few episodes back, but I'd like to backtrack and hand the title to Dr. Eugene because he name-checked my favorite dinosaur (the club-tailed and prickly ankylosaurus) when he posited that this whole mess was what also killed the thunder lizards. I like that Eugene and Abraham have such a simple relationship; Eugene is the important scientist (haha Dr. Mullet) who needs to get to Washington, and Abraham is the soldier who's taking orders to make sure he gets there. I mean, no one else on this show has any ambition or purpose other than to not die, so seeing a couple people with a goal adds some weight to all this walking. Plus, even though he's overwritten to the point of parody, Eugene is a total perv who talks funny, and I like that. 

But this week's main arc was all about Glenn finding Maggie, and the poor guy was so determined to catch up with his gal that he was totally fine with making a dumb life-threatening decision in order to reunite with her a few hours sooner. Glenn was willing to give Eugene his riot gear—the very same protection that's saved his life several times, and one of the best things to have in a zombie apocalypse—in exchange for the group's willingness to continue on instead of resting. And when he made it into the tunnel, why did he think it was a good idea to try to sneak past a whole swarm of zombies? (And since when are zombies attracted to light like moths? What happened to their sense of smell?) I've done stupid things for love before, but only stuff like buying tampons at the grocery store, not risking my life. And while we're at it, Glenn probably should have left Tara behind when she asked him to, because them's the breaks, lady. You got your dumb foot stuck in rubble, you should pay the consequences. Instead, Glenn started shooting at more zombies than he had bullets to kill, which is always a bad idea. 

But hey, Maggie showed up at the perfect time with Abraham, Eugene, Rosita, Bob, and Sasha, and they all saved Glenn from making more bad decisions inside that tunnel. I wish I felt more moved by Maggie and Glenn's grand reunion, but it was never really in doubt, and Glenn and Maggie hardly even feel like real characters; they're just a lovesick couple that has no identity away from each other. Glenn's the kind of guy you'd invite over for guys' poker night and he'd bring Maggie and then she'd make him leave at 9:30pm. Lately, neither of these two characters has had a story that didn't involve the other, so they've kinda merged into one monster named Maglenn. 

The biggest development in "Us" was that Maggie, Glenn, Abraham, Eugene, and their boring tagalongs finally made it to Terminus. And it was practically empty! The gate wasn't even locked. You call this a sanctuary? After a bit of wandering around, they came upon one lady named Mary who welcomed them and offered to cook 'em up a plate of grub. And there's your cliffhanger to entice you to come back for the finale, folks! Until then, we'll just have to speculate about Terminus, and if The Walking Dead has taught me anything, it's that everything is terrible and that anything that seems great is really terrible. Obviously Terminus is some crazy trap for cannibals to stock their food supply, right? Or people are suckered in and end up as bait for zombies, right? Or Terminus is some weird swingers club for old people with mandatory participation, right? Something ain't right with this place, right? 

Elsewhere, things definitely weren't right with Daryl, who was stuck with Joe and his group of morons. These buffoons had the worst bro-code ever. Their law of possession was the apocalyptic equivalent of calling "shotgun," with "claimed" being the magic word. Joe told Daryl that all he had to do was follow the rules—no lying, no stealing—and he'd be fine. But why is Joe so obsessed with Daryl? If I didn't know any better, I'd say he's got a little crush on Daryl,and who can blame him? Daryl Dixon, MEOW! The only thing we really got out of spending time with these guys is that they really, really hate liars, and that they're after Rick for killing one of their buddies even though they don't seem to care about each other one bit. These guys are a total drag not only because they're jerks, but because their philosophy doesn't make much sense. They'll choke each other out over a bed (and didn't they shoot one of their own back at that house?) and kill someone for lying, but if one of their guys bites it while sitting on the toilet barefoot, it's an all-out manhunt for the guy who did it. These guys are weird. I don't know why Daryl didn't just leave them during any one of the billion chances he had.

That brings up one of my biggest complaints about "Us." These new characters were burdened with convincing Glenn and Daryl (and us) that it was better to stick together than be apart... until it was no longer convenient to the story. Why didn't Glenn just leave Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene and keep his riot gear? Staying with them only got him an escort to that tunnel—where they abandoned him—and it cost him some really cool clothes. Why didn't Daryl leave those psychos when he could have? There's really no reason for a man with Daryl's skills to risk his life with these guys. It all felt strained. 

"Us" reinforced what has worked and what hasn't worked in these last seven episodes. Oddly enough, the most interesting stories have occurred when The Walking Dead has stepped back and looked at single character instead of moving toward Season 4's goal of getting everyone to Terminus. Getting to Terminus has proven to be a long, arduous journey not just for the survivors, but for us as well.



NOTES

– There weren't many good zombie kills in "Us," so here's Mika shooting a zombie from last week, one more time!

– The song that closed out the episode was a cover of Bill Fay's truly excellent "Be Not So Fearful." I now urge you to scrub that inferior cover version from your ears and take in the original, which is one of my favorite songs. 

– Hey, we saw Rick, Carl, and Michonne for like 30 seconds! And it was probably the most Rick has ever smiled in his entire life. 

– Ugh, Rosita is terrible. Mind your own beeswax, ponytails! Leave Glenn alone!

– Who thinks that walking through a dark tunnel full of zombies is the best time to speak up about your guilt? Dumb Tara, that's who! Girl, it can wait until AFTER you're done with the scariest thing you've ever experienced.

– Joe is played by actor Jeff Kober, who also plays Jacob Hale in Sons of Anarchy. And Remy the landlord on New Girl.

– If Maggie shot at the top of the tunnel to cave it in and then made it out the other side, wouldn't she have run into those walkers who were on the other side? If she was just trying to get away from the walkers that ended up trapped under the rubble, couldn't she have just outrun them? I don't understand why Maggie would collapse a tunnel behind her when running would've been the best option. The only way that scenario makes sense to me is if she collapsed the tunnel in front of her to kill zombies that were in her way, and then climbed over the rubble and continued on, which would mean all the zombies that Glenn ran into had since filled up the tunnel, I think?

– That was kind of a stupid way for Tara to get hurt, wasn't it? Abraham bumped into her and knocked her over. Do we need Tara sticking around anymore? (Answer: no.)


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AIRED ON 4/3/2016

Season 6 : Episode 16

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I agree. Daryl staying with Joe and his band of thugs makes NO SENSE. It's probably just a plot device to stick Daryl in the middle of the inevitable showdown between Rick and this group. But it goes against every character development we've seen from Daryl to date. I gotta say this bugs me more than anything. And why is he so chill about Beth being kidnapped!?!?
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Diss Glen all you want but don't mess with Maggie. She still be kicking azz when many a characters are long gone. No wait, this is AMC who feels they ruin any plot of the comic they want.
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True that Daryl's staying with the rednecks technically doesnt make much sense. But I think the writers are aiming at a more emotional impact. 'Still' was a lot about how Daryl needs to leave his origins behind, symbolized by him and Beth torching that shack... and now we find him stuck with a couple of rednecks, confronting his origins. Maybe that is why he cant just up and leave... maybe because in a way he feels like he's one of them. And this could turn out to be an interesting character arc.
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Do we need Tara sticking around anymore? (Answer: no.)
Answer is an emphatic YES!!!
She is totally cute!

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TBH this episode was a bit of a bummer after last week's incredible turn, still the 2nd half was nicely paced.
Terminus does not look good, could we see Guv'nor MKII?
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I like "Glaggie" better than "Maglenn". I don't know, it sounds like the name of a cuddly monster, "Glaggie".
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I want Glenn to adopt Tara: they are the greatest surrogate siblings on TV right now!

I needed to see something like that probably since Shane & Rick.
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Hmmm, I like that idea. The closest thing we might have had in that regard is Carl and Michonne. But they are more like the cool aunt and nephew instead of siblings.
Tara and Glenn could make a good buddy buddy friendship. I would hope they wouldn't try to make it out to be any kind of triangle though involving Maggie.
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It was an okay episode, I was also wondering why Glenn and Daryl wouldn't just go on their own if they didn't want to be with those people. The Glenn/Maggie reunion was good too. I feel as though Terminus won't be anything good because if it's a safe haven the show will just become boring.
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Anyone else notice that the actress that plays Beth was on the last episode of The Following this week? Tells me we may never know what happened to her.
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It was just a guest appearance, I think, and didn't she die in that episode of The Following?
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Yeah she died but I still think it's weird that she was even on it
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I know. I thought about that too but was listening to a TWD podcast and they said that a lot of the actors do guest appearances on other shows. But it does make you wonder if she's seeking other jobs as a necessity.
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Watching the trailer for the upcoming episode the first thing i notice is that Rick was terrified (great work by Andrew Linconl) and the second that they focus in Ricks hands.In the second focus they show only the one hand.I think that either Beth or Rick are gonna have a bad time.
Sorry for my bad English
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In the comic book rick gets his hand cut off by the Govenor.
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I give no damns for Glenn and Maggie and their stupid ideas have annoyed me this half of the season. Maggie going off on her own then changing her mind and then Glenn insisting on going through a long dark tunnel to shave a few hours off his journey. And the whole giving up the riot gear. Total wanker!

Making out like Maggie and Glenn's love is epic makes me want to vom and I'm not even averse to a ship or two (Carol and Daryl 4Ever) but stupid decisions make me want to Hulk Smash!

Anyways, That Mary woman totally creeped me out. I'm sorry I don't care how welcoming she seemed, when she talked about food I just pegged her for a cannibal. This dead quiet place has TRAP written all over it.
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Maggie really gives no fucks about Beth right now. Not even a mention of her right? dafaq sis
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Not long ago Beth was a suicidal orphan that just lost her father and latest boyfriend.

Maggie must believe her sister is as dead as Carl believes hers is.
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At least Carls little whiney ass has mentioned his sister. The good news is both of them are alive for now. I'm half convinced Beth got snatched by those Terminus folks.
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I can only hope she was. Daryl's new gang looks nasty.
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The only thing I really enjoyed this episode was seeing Michonne smile and that mullet. Hope the season finale picks it up a bit.
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True that... I don't generally enjoy Rick, Carl and Michonne scenes (although I LOVE michonne as an individual)... but that railway track thing was pretty cool... nicely done.
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by far the weakest 2nd half episode IMO. Glenn and Maggie's near maniacal quest to find each other has been bothersome. Both have made decisions that should have gotten them killed in their quest to make sure the other one wasn't dead.

Glenn giving up his armor and then going headlong into that tunnel where you could hear Walkers just rung of poor writing IMO. I can't believe he would be that boneheaded.

Daryl's new group makes little sense too. 'Claimed' is just a silly notion.

I think everyone suspected that Terminus was a not what it advertised itself to be and after the first groups arrival, everyone should feel vindicated. Can't wait to see what the twist is though.

it sucks that such a weak episode lead up to the seaon finale when the rest of the 2nd half has been pretty strong IMO.
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Mary, the woman at the Terminus is the same one Michonne saw in that painting(http://www.tvblog.ro/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/twd_04x15_poza2.jpg). I'm guessing a Cannibal because in the background there was a hand cooked
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Good Lord.are you sure?
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"...they're after Rick for killing one of their buddies"

Wait, what? I completely missed this. When was this mentioned?
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In the episode "Claimed" (aptly named!), Rick had to hide under the bed when Joe's group of ruffians entered the house. When Rick was finally able to crawl out from his hiding place, he went in the bathroom and one of the ruffians was in there, so Rick strangled him.

Joe told Daryl about this when Daryl asked why they were heading toward Terminus. They have been tracking Rick/Carl/Michonne, but of course Joe does not know their names so Daryl doesn't know for sure whom they are tracking, but I think his intuition tells him its someone from the prison group. He picked up the radish from the side of the tracks and stepped over Michonne's candy wrapper.
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Right... I remember Rick hiding under the bed and killing the guy, but I have to admit I didn't really pay attention to anything Daryl's group did in the latest episode, so I missed that conversation too. Thanks for letting me know :)
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You're welcome.
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"Claimed", they "claimed" the bed Rick was hiding under just like that guy claimed Daryl's prey.

First time in the whole season I'm praying Daryl doesn't find Carol & Judith.
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How Maggie, Bob, and Sasha made it, with distraction, only they didn't get caught(like Tara), it's really not that weird, without Tara getting stuck, Glenn, and Tara would've made it past them too.

Aparently I'm one of the few, but I love the 'Love conquers all' angle, with Glenn, and Maggie, in a post-apocalyptic World you need people reaching for an ideal, or you might as well give up.
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I couldn't disagree more. I felt like this episode was finally one that had the right blend of plot and action. There is somewhat of a personal bias as Glenn is one of the coming-of-age underdog characters that I'm rooting for plus, he's not been in the limelight for awhile... but overall I think this episode was much better paced and they finally reached the goddamned Terminus so it didn't feel so much like a filler episode.
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What I like about youtube.com is that it have a like and a dislike button, what i hate about tv.com is that they only have a like button. So it only goes one way. A really good site is where the user can show and give honest opinion.
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Remember when Glenn was the hopeful loveable geek with more bravery than he gave himself credit for? Now he is an asshole. I get that you want to be with Maggie, but you don't have to make completely stupid decisions because you are in love. If you die in a tunnel of zombies then guess what, you don't ever get to meet Maggie again. Dumbass. I don't know how any of these people are still alive, it's like they can learn nothing. Daryl, you must realise you are as disposable as the other guy, so why stay with this idiots? Just so Daryl comes up against Rick with them is it? Last weeks episode was great. Carol is the only person on this show who seems to realise what you need to do to survive and has the stones to do it. I only wish I didn't have to watch 5 bad episodes for every good episode of this show.
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Now that that Glenn and his gang got to Terminus first.
I think Rick is 2nd, then Daryl and finally Tyreese.

I wonder if those who kidnapped Beth are in Terminus?!

Glenn was so stupid going in that dark tunnel

how stupid was to leave the gates of Terminus open and without guards! I think that was just bad writing. next time we'll see everybody inside and on the building guarding!

I didn't read the comic, so thanks for all of the cannibals in terminus comments and spoliers ...
that doesn't make any sense though! why cannibalism? so we have walkers and cannibals! that is sick
anyway if so I hope they eat Tara because she is stupid. Then eat all of Daryl's new gang. Although if Joe vs cannibal Mary, I'll choose Joe
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Tyrese and Carol are the new Kick-ass buddies!!!
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You're assuming Terminus is an 'honest' place, which it clearly isn't since they have the confidence to leave the front-door open, and Mary isn't that impressed when armed-gangs arrive.(it's a clue)

I believe Terminus doesn't exist in the comics, so the Cannibal idea is yet to be confirmed. Personally I suspect they're gonna push the weird-factor, so they might go even further than a Cannibal-community.
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I'm kind of hoping it won't be cannibals. Besides, Kirkman had said that this half of the season would build up to something more positive--I hope he wasn't referring to the Glenn/Maggie reunion when he said that. I'm glad they found each other, but I hope that is not the only good thing to come out of this half of the season!
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I do believe that Mary is a villain but I have no clue about Terminus
And I hope you are right about no cannibals in there, it will be insane
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A great/ good season finale can make up for all the" meh" time we got in this last half of this season. Make it happen Dead writers!

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they will be cannibals, expecially how close to the comics this season has been, half anyway, but the terminus people are probably cannibals like in the comic. the excuse for the people doing this is that "animals are hard to catch, people come right to you" and that is why they eat people.
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I would love it if Terminus were cannibals. That would be fun. And please, please, please if anyone has to die, let it be Beth! It would have been great if they were the ones who abducted her in order to eat her, lol.

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Finally a good episode again! I like Eugene. It's too bad they keep delaying their trip to Washington because now they could just die instead in Terminus. :( I would have liked to know what caused the zombie plague...

I don't understand why Daryl would want to stay with that crazy group after they beat that guy to death. Yeah, he was a liar, but no excuse to collectively beat him to death. When he saw his body on the ground I got angry at Daryl for not caring more or for not leaving them right there and then.
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I hope the show goes in the other direction that the comics did with his knowledge of knowing what caused the zombie apocalypse
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Hadn't even considered that, but it would actually be a nice surprise!
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With the introduction of the old lady, Mary, the show is starting to remind me a lot about the Stephen King novel The Stand,

The Stand is a post apocalyptic novel, where 99.4% of America are accidentally killed by a virus engineered by the government. The survivors are split in two factions and lead through dreams two figures: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man, and Mother Abagail.

Mary from Terminus is representing Mother Abagail. Now the question is, who is going to represent Dark Man? Maybe Joe, the leader in Daryl's new group,

Sensing the imminent arrival of the first party of survivors, and knowing they have probably been have spent weeks eating out of cans and whatever else they can forage, Abagail goes out of her way to make sure they will be welcomed with fresh food.
-http://stephenking.wikia.com/wiki/Abagail_Freemantle










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I disagree. The paintings in the house that Michonne and Carl found earlier in the season appeared to be Mary. There was also a painting of Sunflowers. Terminus had Sunflowers planted everywhere. That was where Michonne found the dead kids and hubs in the bedroom and never told Carl about it. I think Mary wiped out her entire family.
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Kober was Dodger Winslow on China Beach for it's whole run also. He's one of those guys who's been in a ton of stuff, but nobody can name. I can still picture the very young Dana Delaney in that. Wowsa.
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i have a feeling next week someones gonna die &_&
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This whole episode was just kinda, 'Eh.' It was bad or great--it was just good. An average episode.

Rick's group clip was the cutest fucking thing I have ever seen and just made me want to die. Rick was all big-daddy at first, trying to direct the group, and then he turns around and he's just dad. Like, he's the dad, Michonne's the wifey, and Carl's the son. They looked like a fucking family, and it kills me.

Daryl... dammit. (He looked super-hot in this episode, BTW, don't know why I need to say it...) Anyway! I don't have much to say on them besides: It's rather familial. Family-like. Y'know? They're like a bunch of siblings who hate each other but God forbid you fucking lay a finger on one of them b/c they will beat your ass, fool. I like Joe. He's cool. But Daryl, at the end, nearly cover Len with a sheet--which would have proved the influence Beth had over him in showing him that it matters to treat the dead properly--but he didn't! Which showed the influence the goddamn Sons of Anarchy group was having over him now, and that bugs me. Whatever. I just want my Bethyl babies united and in love, like Still and Alone. Perfection.

Eugene's cool. It is really refreshing to see an actual nerd in this show that isn't shunned, and obviously isn't going to die off first. Nerds are usually ignored and killed quickly. But Eugene's funny and I kinda just wanna hug him. But he'd probably grab my ass. Hmm. Anyway, Rosita finally got a fucking line, which is good b/c she really just seemed like a way to put some hot legs and tits in this show, and I'd like to see what she's all about. (And a bunch of members of their group died! What happened? I wanna know!) But anyway, Glenn's a cutie and Tara's a cutie and Eugene's a pervy cutie and I just want all my cuties to be happy. Glenn's happy-ish? With Maggie? Yay.

Average episode. Hot Daryl.
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btw, why does Eugene imagine that people in Washington have any power over anything current day??? As far as we know it has all colapsed. Unless there is some secret place where scientists and people in power hid. However.....since people could get sick and turn at any time, in the beginning, wouldn't those in a sheltered place end up in the same condition as in the outside world?

And what power could anyone have if communication systems are down and society is destroyed? Remember that lab place where everyone was dead except one man? Being sheltered didn't save them......

That's why the idea of anything being 'classified' is ridiculous. Of course, maybe Eugene doesn't actually know anything.

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Very curious about next week's episode. "Terminus" looks like a cult, certainly very suspicious.

When Darly et al arrive, what's to keep them from taking the place over????

And if they are cannibals, how do they kill people? They must have some way to control new comers....very creepy......

BTW, wasn't that Denise Crosby, of Star Trek The Next Generation? Wow, she has aged. But it's been a long time since that first came on the air.
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And if they are cannibals, how do they kill people? They must have some way to control new comers....very creepy......

That would be easy, I think. She could usher them to individual rooms and make them feel like they're in a hotel with a nice bed, etc. Then she/they/whoever could lock them in.
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the whole terminus thing was odd. i get that it's supposed to be a safe haven or whatever but if you leave signs to your house and all the doors unlocked and have no perimeter protection (that i saw at least) either some zombies are finding their way in or some daryl-group is finding their way in. either way sounds like bad news.

but i suppose we'll have to see what the deal with terminus really is first
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They need to shorten the seasons in terms of episodes or get new writers. The current writers are simply not up to writing too many episodes.
The need to get together and plan out 10-12 detailed episodes in advance per season, instead of this haphazard storyline we are getting. It honestly seems like they have maybe 5 points planned out per season and maybe a general idea, and then they fill in the blanks at the last moment.
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"It honestly seems like they have maybe 5 points planned out per season..."
It might seem like that, but I'm pretty sure they do plan their story lines well in advance. It's not like they write the scripts just a few weeks before they shoot the episodes. The writers of the show are already now writing the scripts for season five starting in October, and the scripts for the second half of season five airing in 2015 will probably be finished by the end of this summer, if not earlier. It is a long process. I don't know how much more in advance they would need to plan "detailed episodes"?

I'm sure the writers know how the writing process works. They have their planning sessions that lay out the general story lines for the upcoming season(s), then they break it down for episodes, write initial scripts, compare scripts so that the story lines match together, refine the scripts, work on them some more, etc. It's not like they have a few writers who sit alone in rooms and write whatever they want independently from each other. The season has looked the way it has, because it was planned that way. And we as viewers are allowed to either like it or not, but they surely did not just throw it together.
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I don't think the number of episodes is the problem. If they cut it down to ten, the season could still look like the current half season.
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I think they need a new showrunner. Ever since season 4 began it's been hit and miss-mostly miss with some good episodes here and there.

I get the feeling sometimes that they rush through things (as if there weren't enough time), and then wander around aimlessly as though trying to S T R E T C H things out. Not good.

I haven't seen all of this week's episode, but I thought the last one was interesting ALL the way through......
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An episode about people stuck in groups for no reason and some bad decision making, overall it was okay.

I seriously hope Eugene's information ties in with the CDC stuff from Season 1. There would be no point in having two such similar subplots being completely unrelated. And yes I have read the comics (which didn't have the CDC stuff).
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Is it just me or does that moustache on the bloke from Southland make him look gayer than his character in SL? I keep looking for the other guys from The Village People to show up...
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He was a cop in Southland and looked like any other man (gay or straight) in uniform. The moustache, red hair, etc. is the same as his character in the comic books.
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After watching Mika destroy that Zombies head a thousand times, it's a shame she died.
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It doesn't matter what does or doesn't happen in TWD, I'll always love it. That said, I'll love it some time more than others. Not as good an episode as last week by any means, but I kind of like that it dropped the one (group) story pattern and we saw some people reunited, which we knew would happen.

And yes, Terminus is a trap, and an aptly (and obvious) named one. You don't have a BBQ that big constantly going unless you've got a lot of meat to grill. Nor do you have the SEG and that gut in a zombie apocalypse unless you're saying hello to the next meal.
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Meant to add... I LOVED Eugene, especially when he seemed to have a god-like complex with the way he was standing in the tunnel. And needless to say, the mullet.
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I'm worried that Maggie burning her picture is foreshadowing her death.

I've been waiting quite a while for two of the groups to meet-up so I was glad that finally happened. I guess Rick made it there before them? Terminus looked pretty abandoned so I wonder where he, Michonne and Carl were when Maggie and everyone showed up.
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So Glenn finally found Maggie...it is about time!! Liked how he didn't sacrafice Tara to do it...such a gentleman....
Loved Eugene this episode. How they navigated back to Glenn and Tara, that was pretty funny...they way he talks makes me laugh some how..
it was so great to see Rick, Carl and Michonne again. Loved how they bet about the chocalate and greatly done, how it connected with all the way in the end, when you saw the piece of paper rap of the chocalate..! Nice..
I thought Daryl was smarter then that and was not a rule guy, but somehow Joe has a hold on him....i keep thinking...get away from them...because i see what is going to happen if he doesn't...they are all like claiming stuff. who doesn't say they start claiming Terminus, while the rest of the group is there too. It feels like that Daryl has to make a choice at some point between the crew of Joe or his old crue who has been for three seasons...
net week, season finale....can't wait..
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If you can't make something happen in whole seasons, you don't deserve to have a series. I'm done with this show, it's such a boring waste of time. Thought eventually something interesting would actually happen, but it never does.
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The cannibal theory makes sense, after leaving the prison in the comic book they did run into a connibalistic cult.
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Cannibalistic, what the hell is connibalistic? Get it together Kyle!
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Just a typo--no big deal!
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Fantastic catch!
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OMGosh...I just posted something similar and just scrolled down and read your post. I think Mary killed her entire family and took off. I have bad hebejebes where she is concerned.
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you guys should youtube "honest trailers the walking dead." they totally called that the first half would be awesome and the second half would be boring as hell at the start of the season haha
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Personally, I feel that anyone who found the second half of this season "boring" has the attention span of a gnat. While this week's ep was certainly the weakest, it still was pretty good.
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yes im the one with the attention span of a gnat when the episode was all over the place. 30 seconds of rick's group. 30 seconds of maggie's group. while glenn's group and daryl's group did absolutely nothing. what exactly do you even pay attention to on this show after they left the prison?
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Afraid of a little intelligent dialog?
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I always get a good laugh out of Tim's reviews - well done mate.

Unfortunately my interest in TWD is starting to wane. Nothing pisses me off more than blind stupidity (eg. Maggie/give-me-my-balls-back-asian-dude). I almost got up and left when I saw what was happening in the tunnel. The 2nd half of this season has brought back painful memories of the whole of Season 2 (other than the finale) which bored me silly. Maybe I'm expecting more from TWD.

I think the writers need to pick up Shawn Messer's zombie series (books) and have a good read. The story line is 1000 times better.

Thankfully I have Helix to keep me going.
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TWD is its own animal, I'm compelled to watch because of the genre. Messer's books are good, have you read Jamie Marks, Forest Park? I hope the next season improves, because this season has been forgettable.
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Give-me-my-balls-back-asian-dude? What does Glen being Asian have anything to do with anything?
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its meant to be a joke (no offense intended). Its the same thing as the 'token black dude' when referring to T-Dog (RIP buddy) and whoever came after him.
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Mary from Terminus is the chick from the bloody portrait that MIchonne found in that house.

I was hoping Maggie would have been one of the walkers in the tunnel. I'm sick of her one track mind to the exclusion of all else. It isn't romantic, it's pathetic. She mentioned her sister once and Glen a million times. ENOUGH WE GET IT YOU LOVE HIM.

I find Glen to be just as bad but strangely I can tolerate him better. He had more character before her and without her (when they dare show him solo) than she ever does.
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Mmm ok this was an ep about setting up the game board. Let's see why they needed to make sure we get that Daryl is with the gang that almost killed Rick et al., and that Glen & Maggie needed to be together with the new group...

Let's see what comes of that... Because we do not know yet what is going on with Beth, and with Tyrese & (my favourite character after Michonne) Carol.

So hopefully in next ep the sh*t is going to hit the fan... hard!
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The second part of this season feels like a big filler while we wait for Game of Thrones.

It has been slow, repetitive, predictable and boring.
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I'm just now watching Game of Thrones. First season was great! I've watched 4 episodes of Season 2 this week, and it's boring so far compared to the first season. I'm assuming it gets better??
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It seems like everyone season is like that. Maybe TWD needs shorter seasons. :P
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I haven't read the comic books either. I am in no hurry for the TV series to end, but I think they need to work on the pacing of the episodes for next season but that's just my opinion.
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IMO, the biggest mistake this series made was expanding on the 6 episodes of season 1. Maybe 8, But these writers have proven they can't create enough material for the 13 episdoe season 2, never mind the jump to 16 after that
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Maybe that is the big problem with TWD--too many episodes. I really liked seasons 1-3, but season 4 has been inconsistent and slow except for 3 or 4 episodes.
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And how long does this series need to be? I never read the comic books.
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This episode was a necessary evil. It wasn't as bad as some of the other filler episodes, mostly because of the new characters' badass personalities, i.e. Dr. Mullet and Gary Busey's uncle Joe. So we got some philosophy lessons from a loser nerd and a loser anarchist in the same episode. But mostly, this episode was designed to get our groups closer to being A group again, and getting them to the horrifying place called Terminus. I mean, honestly, as soon as "Mary" turned around with that big "Hey welcome to Terminus" smile on her face, that whole group should have been clawing at one another to high tail it out of there. The only thing more terrifying than a zombie apocalypse is a middle-aged hippy-looking woman who seems completely at peace in a zombie apocalypse. Just saying. I do agree, however, that the Glenn/Maggie reunion was meh, but at least they didn't spend a whole lot of time on it. And what made this whole episode worth it was Eugene telling Tara how hot she is, and her saying "I like girls," and his priceless response, "I'm well aware." Duh. Hot lesbians of the world take heed - the fact that you are lesbians does not make you less hot. In most cases, it makes you hotter. Just saying, and so is Eugene.
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Oh, i almost forgot, while I am dreading the LOOONG break between season 4 and 5 of Walking Dead, I am at least looking forward to Tim's hilarious reviews of Under the Dome, returning in June. WHoo. Go Barbie!
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I think that Terminus will get TWD back on track.A great chance to explore human behavior (human evil-canibalism) in a world of zombies.Also a chance to move on towards the end by getting Eugene to DC and finding a cure or not.
- Definitely i ll watch TWD:Sons of anarcy with Daryl and Joe
- Who else think that Maggie is a gonner
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