The Walking Dead: No Sactuary   Books Included 
October 25, 2014 8:33 AM - Season 5, Episode 1 - Subscribe

As AMC’s incarnation weaves in and out of storylines from the books and adds its own original characters and developments, Screen Crush compiled an in-depth guide for fans of the comics as well as AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.’ Spoilers ahead.
posted by filthy light thief (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
[I'll add the next episode tomorrow, so we'll be up to speed by the new episode]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:37 AM on October 25, 2014

I have a lot of thoughts about the differences between the comic and the show, but I guess the most important thing is: will they keep the same endgame? I know someone brought it up in another thread before it was declared show-only, but that's what I'd like to beanplate uselessly over.

Personally, I really like the fact that the comic had them go ahead and settle down successfully for a lengthy stretch, get blacksmiths and farming going and stuff. I think some of the details surrounding that were really dumb: Negan's horribly written, even by Kirkman-dialogue standards. Glen's death screamed, "It's issue #100, so we need something SHOCKING to happen!" I also didn't like that someone managed to keep a tiger fed through the lean years of the zombie apocalypse - that was dumb. But the general principle of 'humans organize and civilize' rings true, and the later subplot where outsiders are trying to figure out Rick and the gang's horrible secret really cracked me up.

I don't know that it would work for the show, though. The writers seem to have a much better idea of what to do with everyone when they're moving, preferably in smaller groups.

If they don't do that, what else *can* they do to bring this to a satisfying conclusion? Or do you suppose we're more looking at an ambiguous ending, or even the group all wiped out in a more classic zombie finale?
posted by mordax at 10:26 AM on October 26, 2014

I hope the mefi mods correct the title of this post. Because I think Rick and company showed plenty of sac in this episode.
posted by Catblack at 10:27 AM on October 26, 2014

Walkers got the 'n!'
posted by mordax at 10:29 AM on October 26, 2014

Wouldn't there be a huge population explosion of vultures in an ecosystem like this?
posted by sammyo at 9:21 AM on November 15, 2014

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