“S*** Happens!” Favorite Moments From This Week’s The Walking Dead – Sick (S3E2)
I’m aware we at the BNC are a few seasons late on this. But, being that we are fans of The Walking Dead, we’d like for you to be able to discuss it on a weekly basis with someone other than the guy at work that watches The Amazing Race live and DVR’s The Walking Dead to watch it on Mondays.
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Last week’s premiere was stellar. It was a great follow up to the previous season’s finale and probably the best episode up to that point. The gang overruns an old prison full of zombie inmates and guards in riot gear. Herschel gets bit and has his leg chopped off to prevent the infection spread. And, it ends with a few inmate survivors just watching everything happen like The Others from LOST. But, this latest episode kept up the bloody pace in great geeky fashion. So, let’s get to it. These are my favorite moments from Sunday’s episode, Sick.
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6. Herschel Pulls Through
I don’t know what the general consensus was on Herschel last season. But, I’m guessing alot of us thought he was kind of a jerk. But, by the finale last season, he started to warm up to the gang a little more and we warmed up to him. So, it was definitely kinda sad to see him get bit in the premiere. Up until that point, being bit most certainly meant you were gonna get stabbed in the brain to keep you from eating anybody. But, apparently if you can chop off the infected appendage before it spreads, you might have a chance.
Herschel’s life hung in balance all episode and just when we thought he was gonna turn and try to eat his daughters, he wakes up only craving a sandwich and some crutches. I’m glad he’s still around for now. Hang in there Herschel.
5. Carl Is Kinda Cool Now
While I’m unsure about what fans thought of Herschel last season, I’m fully aware of what they’ve thought about Carl since the series began. Simply put..he was a little b**** that everyone hated. He was always walking off for stupid reasons with no weapon like they’re at the San Diego Zoo. No, b****! You’re at Jurassic Park! Stay with the camp.
But, so far this season he’s been a little hardcore. I don’t know if it’s due to following his dad’s new badass lead, hitting puberty over the winter, or if shooting Shane gave him a taste for blood spilling, but I’m starting to like this kid. Last week he was taking out walkers with head shots and this week he’s drawing on Herschel “just incase”. And, I think what really won alot of fans over was his backtalking to Mom. Because, she’s the only one everybody still hates. Sorry, Lori.
4. The Inmates Are Far Too Excited About Being Outside To Notice There’s About 50 Dead Bodies On The Prison Ground.
I don’t know if seeing prison fight after prison fight or shanking after shanking has made them desensitized or if seeing and feeling sunlight for the first time in almost a year was little disorienting. But, I just laughed at the overhead shot of the prison survivors stepping outside the prison walls to see what’s become of the world they used to know. They just had this Shawshank Redemption escape moment of triumph as they were breathing the outside air for once, and weren’t taken back or seem to care about the rotting zombie corpses strewn about the prison grounds. But, I guess if you’ve seen a man get stabbed in the ribs with a sharp chicken strip from the cafeteria, you’ve seen it all.
3. Is Darryl Afraid Of Anything?
I just wana point out that Darryl is the Doc Holliday of the show. He’s cool. He’s mysterious. He’s not shake by zombies or having a crossbow standoff with 5 prison inmates.
Best line of the night:
Darryl to the confronting inmates – “Today’s your lucky day, fellas. You’ve been pardoned by the state of Georgia. You’re free to go.”
2. Tomas Is Kinda Scary
Tomas is the “leader” of The Walking Dead’s “Others” that we met last week. We find out that 5 of the prison’s inmates were locked in the cafeteria during the outbreak only to be let out by Rick and the gang. Right away, we knew that this was gonna be an issue. Because Rick is on a do cool shit streak and won’t let anything or anybody come in between keeping his group safe. And shacking up with a group of felons doesn’t quite gel with that paradigm.
And while Rick was trying to be a reasonable man and allow the inmates to live safely on the far end of the prison, Tomas was acting all incarcerated and making it difficult to trust him. He didn’t wanna give up the cell block. He bent the truth about how much food they had. He has a gun. He has no zero qualms about beating a fellow inmate to death who’s zombie bite was 60 seconds old. He has to go. This dude cannot be trusted. And he proves it, when he takes a “misguided” swing at Rick’s face and sends a zombie his way during a walker’s raid. Tomas shrugs it off with a polite “Shit happens.”
1. Shit Happens – Rick Is Scarier
Rick was given alotta s*** the first two seasons for being too soft. He got your notes. Because, new Rick don’t play around. He wants to live and keep his group alive. So, if he feels threatened..for instance..if you take a swing at his face with a deadly weapon and push a walker at him, he might not conform to your “Shit happens” way of thinking. Old Rick might have, but when that happens to new Rick we get the Holy S***! Moment of the Night:
Just to be clear, Tomas was not a zombie at the point the blade split his wig. Rick just had to do what he had to do. And that also meant chasing after the other inmate who took off running, most likely to silence him. But, when he chases him into a courtyard of walkers, Rick just closes the gate and lets the walkers do the work for him.
It’s been an exciting two episodes. Hopefully next week, we’ll get to see more Michonne!