The Walking Dead: Always Accountable
November 16, 2015 5:17 AM - Season 6, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Getting back to Alexandria proves hard.

(Seriously... that's AMC's episode description.)
posted by mama casserole (62 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Watching this show proves hard.
posted by Pendragon at 5:26 AM on November 16, 2015 [17 favorites]


I honestly had no idea what the hell was going on between whats-his-name and the lady he was with.

Daryl is smarter than that. Bad Daryl.

This season has been mostly terrible but I just can't stop watching the show. Even though it's dead it's like there's still something there that compels it to move forward. It's like a... like a... I don't know. Some sort of dead thing that keeps living even though it should be dead.
posted by bondcliff at 6:03 AM on November 16, 2015 [21 favorites]


Two candidates for stupidest bite of the year this week:
  • I don't understand how that guy let his arm get bit by the zombie pinned to the tree. I need diagrams to prove some laws of physics weren't violated.
  • Walking on top of corpses, panicking when they aren't dead, and falling down on them with your neck right near their heads. That's some Scary Movie calibre stupidity.
Interesting how there are the Alexandrites, the Wolves and whoever this new group is, living within 20 miles of each other for more than a year without ever running into each other, despite Aaron roaming all over Virginia looking for new residents. So little is consistent in this show.
posted by cardboard at 6:04 AM on November 16, 2015 [7 favorites]


Another weekly lesson that anyone who trusts a stranger or shows any mercy is stupid.
posted by gatorae at 6:07 AM on November 16, 2015 [5 favorites]


Alternate title for this ep: "Another Forty-Two Minutes of Bullshit for You to Sit Through Before We Get Back to Glenn."

Had to be his voice at the end there, though, obv.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:23 AM on November 16, 2015


I checked out of this boring episode about 15 minutes in, knowing I could find out everything I needed to know about it here this morning. Thanks, Metafilter!
posted by something something at 6:23 AM on November 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


I liked this episode a lot. The Daryl part of the story was very entertaining to me, even though those characters he was with were ridiculous.

But by far my favorite part of the episode was the aphorism-off between Sasha and Abraham! That was just hilarious. Sasha can't sleep and Abraham is restless, so they start talking and in the process manage to just throw out so many sayings.

>GO!

Abraham: "Loose ends make my ass itch!
Abraham: "The shit's been hitting the fan!"
Sasha: "You don't have to throw yourself out of a moving car to feel like you're callin the ball."
Sasha: "You jump out of an airplane, you don't have choices after that."
Sasha: "Maybe you play some chicken with the ground."
Sasha: "You pull the rip cord, you live."

>Oh snap Abe! Sasha's up 4 to 2, whatcha got?

Sasha: "If you have a roof over your head, you got choices"
Abraham: "A stitch in time saves nine"
Sasha: ....
Abraham: "What goes around comes around"
Abraham: "If a bear shits in the woods, "
Sasha: "Stand watch or sleep?"
Abraham: "(Sigh)....the Former"
posted by cashman at 6:29 AM on November 16, 2015 [15 favorites]


I think Eugene, Merle, and Sasha should do a dramatic re-enactment of some Deadwood dialogue to entertain the other people in Alexandria.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:40 AM on November 16, 2015 [7 favorites]


At least it looks like we will see now that Daryl and co are the ones who get Rick out of the RV. But why don't they go back with him?
posted by tracicle at 6:41 AM on November 16, 2015


Rocket launcher plus fuel truck = big boom?

Seems like a good distraction to get the walkers away from Alexandria. And probably attract the attention of this new group of people.
posted by 2ht at 6:55 AM on November 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Rocket launcher plus fuel truck = big boom?

Chekov's gun, fuel truck & burned out hellscape walk into a bar.
posted by scalefree at 7:17 AM on November 16, 2015 [9 favorites]


The Sasha/Abraham romance came out of nowhere. Right? I realllly thought he was kidding/maybe just testing the waters ... until she agreed. And now he's dressing like Captain Crunch? Is that from the comics? It seemed almost as random as Daryl finding a fuel truck in the woods, just right when he needed a ride and after he saw a forest of burned zombies and hey, maybe a big load of fuel will be handy in Alexandria?
Still love this show tho. I can't quit you, TWD!
posted by areaperson at 7:28 AM on November 16, 2015 [6 favorites]


I thought the character Tina might be interesting to watch. How would someone with diabetes survive? That's a sad aspect I hadn't considered. But nope, just kill her off quickly instead.
posted by areaperson at 7:30 AM on November 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


I thought the idea of a diabetic character was interesting, too, as I have had people in my life who have struggled with that. I think the answer of "How would they deal with that during the apocalypse?" is probably "Constantly. Like a full-time job" and I can sort of understand why a screenwriter wouldn't want to do that.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:34 AM on November 16, 2015


On the one hand, I didn't think they set up the Sasha/Abraham thing that well, in terms of showing chemistry between them.

On the other, one of the things from the comics I enjoyed that hasn't made it to screen is the way the characters on the page often pair up in ways that might not fit preconceived notions of likely pairings, but make sense when there are forty people in their entire world. I'm thinking of Dale/Andrea, for instance.

Sometimes, when the world is ending, you don't sit around waiting for someone from your exact demo, you just dig deeper into the people around you and find relationships you didn't expect.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:44 AM on November 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


So: there's a big burned up patch of forest with burned up bodies everywhere, apparently several miles in area. Within this burned up forest, there's a hidden fuel truck that's unscorched and operational. Hidden with wood and branches which are flammable material, mind you.

Also, there's a box with RPG's that's just been sitting in the middle of this city since the beginning of the apocalypse. This makes sense I guess, since RPGs are something the US army carries around all the time right? Right next to their cigar boxes?

It also makes perfect sense to drive a big fuel truck back home rather than a humvee. Cause why would you want to drive an armored vehicle that's designed for combat zones when you can drive a big unwieldy truck filled with explosive liquid.

And Abraham, isn't there a Rosita in your life? Wtf bro.
posted by natteringnabob at 7:48 AM on November 16, 2015 [11 favorites]


The truck thing actually makes sense, as the vanity plate said, Patty, I think. It had the name of the person they were supposed to meet. The implication was that the fire was ages ago, the people had been living at the fuel service, and they were supposed to meet one of them who was skipping out with a truck full of gas but didn't make it out unscathed. Hence, dead zombie person in a truck.

The RPG thing is a stretch, but then, at some point shouldn't they find something other people have missed besides old cans of beets?

Sasha totally called Abraham out on Rosita, saying something to the effect of, "Don't you have something you need to take care of first?"
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:03 AM on November 16, 2015


"At least it looks like we will see now that Daryl and co are the ones who get Rick out of the RV. But why don't they go back with him?"

I thought they showed pretty effectively last week that Rick just hopped out of the RV and hoofed it back to town. He looked a mess when he arrived on foot followed by a bigass swarm of zombies.

I think what they're setting up is the Dramatic Rescue of Glenn from Under the Dumpster. I swear if they do the DRGUD I'm going to boo the television.

"Walking on top of corpses, panicking when they aren't dead, and falling down on them with your neck right near their heads. That's some Scary Movie calibre stupidity."

Not to mention that these two corpses are covered with either melted plastic or melted glass, but somehow the heat that caused these materials to melt didn't boil the brains inside the corpses?

I'm trying to avoid watching this show with my Ridiculosity Counter turned on, but they're making it harder and harder.
posted by komara at 8:04 AM on November 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


It's deliberate right, that the dude looked and talked exactly like Rick if Rick hadn't gone down the shoot'em-n-loot'em path?
posted by Iteki at 8:32 AM on November 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


So I guess next week is Rick's turn for a meanwhile, here's what I was doing! episode and then the finale in 2 weeks is back to Glenn, right? Tearful reunion at the end?
posted by chococat at 8:37 AM on November 16, 2015 [4 favorites]


The truck thing actually makes sense, as the vanity plate said, Patty, I think. It had the name of the person they were supposed to meet. The implication was that the fire was ages ago, the people had been living at the fuel service, and they were supposed to meet one of them who was skipping out with a truck full of gas but didn't make it out unscathed. Hence, dead zombie person in a truck.

Yeah, I think this is close. With the exception that Patty isn't the name of the walker-driver, it's the name of the truck--for Pattrick Fuel Co. When they got to the fence and lamented that "Patty's gone," they were referring to the truck. So I don't think they were with the walker-driver that stole Patty. But definitely the implication is that the truck was moved into the woods recently, long after the fire.
posted by mama casserole at 8:54 AM on November 16, 2015 [5 favorites]


Ah yes. I think that ties everything together.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:19 AM on November 16, 2015


I would also like to point out that, to this point, there is a 100% mortality rate for people who try to run off with Daryl's crossbow.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:25 AM on November 16, 2015 [12 favorites]


Well, my prediction last week was half-accurate:
Obviously that won't happen, though. We'll be treated instead to 70 minutes of Daryl riding his motorcycle alone through the back roads, somehow lost and running out of gas without radio contact from anyone until he's super-dehydrated.
I feel pretty strongly that the "HELP!" guy at the end might've been Glenn radioing Rick and Daryl from under the dumpster, but with our luck, the Crossbow Thieves will find him first. I really REALLY hope that doesn't happen, for reasons that will currently only matter to comic book readers.

Prediction for next week: the entire ep is about Ron stealing a gun and some bullets from Alexandria's armory and tricking Corl into making a search-and-rescue run for Enid outside the wall. That way, he can genuinely try to kill Corl with impunity without Rick/the Alexandrites knowing about it.

Also: Abraham, how you gonna hog all the fine women in Alexandria like that? I mean, really???? Sasha, if you smash with him, I'm judging you. Mostly because it would be rude to Rosita.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:52 AM on November 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


Abraham having relationships with multiple women is true to the source material, FWIW.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:16 AM on November 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


If you want to know why comic book Abraham left Rosita, it's in his Walking Dead wiki page (the comics version one, obv.) It doesn't make it less rotten, but it makes it less mysterious.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:26 AM on November 16, 2015


Guy impaled on fence: How?

It's like they designed the set piece to face the other direction, but figured "This isn't perilous enough for Abe; what if we turned it around and had him crawl out over the street?" and it just never occurred to anyone that it doesn't make a lick of sense that way.

Also, hey, Abe? Walkers can scratch you (you were very lucky to be merely caressed awkwardly), and you can use poles (in a pinch, a rifle is a type of pole) to reach things. Also, yelling at the top of your lungs from the top of a building might not be the most effective way to evade the Wolves.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:20 AM on November 16, 2015 [6 favorites]


As the result of my schedule, I wind up watching The Walking Dead and Ash vs. Evil Dead back to back every week, and doing that doesn't do The Walking Dead any favors. Part of that is because Ash vs. Evil Dead is a half-hour show, which is making me uncomfortably aware of how much of every episode of The Walking Dead you could cut out without losing anything of value. Primarily, though, The Walking Dead suffers in comparison to Ash vs. Evil Dead because AvsED has a set answer to all of our questions about why things are happening the way that they're happening: Because Ash is a doofus.

I get that some ridiculous stuff needs to happen in order to set up the frankly awesome set-pieces of violence that bring people back to The Walking Dead. I just feel like it would cause far less frustration for the audience if every one of our questions regarding people's actions was answered by an Arrested Development-style narrator who would announce "Because _________ is a doofus."

Why doesn't Rick use zombie guts to mask his scent? Because Rick is a doofus.

Why did Eastman throw his body in front of that walker, instead of using the stick that he always used? Because Eastman was a doofus.

Why is Maggie walking through a storm drain, when every body of water deeper than an inch that we've seen so far has been full of walkers? Because Maggie is a doofus.

What’s up with Carl's hair? DOOFUS.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 11:37 AM on November 16, 2015 [11 favorites]


I just feel like it would cause far less frustration for the audience if every one of our questions regarding people's actions was answered by an Arrested Development-style narrator who would announce "Because _________ is a doofus."

No, no, no... Red Forman as narrator: "Because _________ is a dumbass."
posted by entropicamericana at 11:51 AM on November 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Also, hey, Abe? Walkers can scratch you

Ugh, this. Remember Dale? They can scoop guts out a torso like their hands are hot spoons in ice cream...... or they can ineffectually wrestle with Maggie/Rick/Daryl endlessly at any time the plot calls for it. The writers are doofuses/dumbasses about continuity re: how scary/dangerous zombies are supposed to be.
posted by gatorae at 12:33 PM on November 16, 2015 [5 favorites]


I swear, the reason I watch this show is for the Mefite comments on the episodes afterwards. AM I NOT ENTERTAINED? (Why yes, yes I am.)

People die in really dumb ways on this show, so I suppose Tia's exit in such an incredibly stupid fashion was to be expected, but I feel for the actress. I would have rolled my eyes so hard when reading the script for the first time, they would have popped right out of my head.

The zombie creators once again did the best work in the episode. Some really beautiful zombies in this ep - the melted greenhouse zombies, the Swamp Thing zombie, and the motorcycle zombie were fantastic.

I rather liked the Crossbow Thief's expo to Daryl where he talks about fighting the zombies, not just surviving them and how he and his friends thought that was what everyone else was doing. Ties back to the themes of this season and it was nice to see the focus back on the zombies as the true threat, even if only for a few minutes, instead of other humans. I feel like the "can't trust anyone living" theme has been beaten to death and the show is wisely exploring the question of how one builds a functioning community when nobody trusts each other.
posted by longdaysjourney at 12:50 PM on November 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


I swear, the reason I watch this show is for the Mefite comments on the episodes afterwards.

Whoops, also for Carol. Speaking of which, yet another Carol-less episode. My soul weeps.
posted by longdaysjourney at 12:54 PM on November 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


Also, hey, Abe? Walkers can scratch you (you were very lucky to be merely caressed awkwardly), and you can use poles (in a pinch, a rifle is a type of pole) to reach things. Also, yelling at the top of your lungs from the top of a building might not be the most effective way to evade the Wolves.

Walker scratches have never caused harm on the show. Would love for someone to disprove this, but aside from some comments very early on in the show, only bites are a concern.

Abraham was daring the walker to bite him. He had a bit of a death wish. He wasn't crawling out there just to grab the rocket launcher.
posted by 2ht at 1:16 PM on November 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


There is also a recurring (and kinda interesting) theme in the makeup for the walkers, in which the further we get from The Beginning of This Entire Thing, the more feeble and dessicated some of the walkers have become. The folks recently converted into zombies are still sturdy and capable killers. But there are also increasing numbers of walkers with rock candy bones and tissue paper skin. This makes a certain amount of sense, given how long it has been since some of them were turned.

Although the makeup/FX crew has openly discussed this, I do not know if it has been referenced in the text of the show or if it is considered canon. Anyway, TL;DR: maybe some of the zombies are feeble bone bags now.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:20 PM on November 16, 2015


Red Forman as narrator: "Because _________ is a dumbass."

Finally he really gets to put feet up people's asses.
posted by scalefree at 1:29 PM on November 16, 2015


I swear, the reason I watch this show is for the Mefite comments on the episodes afterwards. AM I NOT ENTERTAINED? (Why yes, yes I am.)

That is presently carrying me through this dumb, dumb stretch. I'm also not happy to see Negan on the show - he wasn't my last straw with the comic book, but he was when I knew it was coming.
posted by mordax at 2:06 PM on November 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


"Guy impaled on fence: How?"

I took that structure to have been a guard tower or guard fence and that guy was standing on top of it when something caused it to fall, and he was impaled and left hanging. Who knows? Doesn't matter, it was just a vehicle for the writers to give Abraham his moment of realization about the path he was blah blah blah
posted by komara at 2:26 PM on November 16, 2015


This episode felt very muddled. Who are these new people and who are these OTHER new people and OH GOD I DON'T EVEN CARE.

give Abraham his moment of realization about the path he was blah blah blah

I still don't understand why Sasha didn't want him to kill the annoying locked-in-the-office-suicide-zombie. Seems like if nothing else it'd be easier to sleep without that thing banging on the window all night. Blah blah blah path he's on?

Rocket launcher plus fuel truck = big boom?

Yes; they were certainly Chekhov-ing that gun very hard and yet it failed to go off in the third act.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 2:57 PM on November 16, 2015


I still don't understand why Sasha didn't want him to kill the annoying locked-in-the-office-suicide-zombie.

Because dollars to donuts we don't need to leave bread crumbs to just sit here with our precious leathers in our hands. Let's not tie up loose ends when gorgeous is still standing because it's locked.

(While not all at once, all of these things were said by Sasha and Abraham. It's just hilarious to me!)
posted by cashman at 3:27 PM on November 16, 2015 [11 favorites]


I still don't understand why Sasha didn't want him to kill the annoying locked-in-the-office-suicide-zombie. Seems like if nothing else it'd be easier to sleep without that thing banging on the window all night. Blah blah blah path he's on?

She said the door was locked, so I guess they didn't want to bust the glass because then there'd be no way to secure the room they were in and maybe there were other walkers in the building? That's all I got.
posted by mama casserole at 3:35 PM on November 16, 2015


I thought the only reason she said that was to make explicit the differences in their character - he wants to kill 'em all, regardless of risk, and she wants to do the safe thing now that she's decided to be alive.

or something like that
posted by komara at 3:56 PM on November 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


This threaded narrative thing is getting old. I mean they've been doing one thing all season, and they didn't even do it well.
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 4:18 PM on November 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


they've been doing one thing all season, and they didn't even do it well.

So, par for the course then?
posted by scalefree at 5:22 PM on November 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


I don't want to rant, so I won't. This episode was better than the past two weeks, but still encapsulated a lot of bad things about the show:

> Red shirt people introduced for the sole purpose of providing "characterization" that's mostly just confirming something that's been pounded into the ground previously.

> The slightest show of humanity being punished with betrayal.

> Setpieces that make no fucking sense (the truck remaining undiscovered in an area shown to be patrolled by what is seemingly the next villain; the rocket launcher remaining untouched in wolf territory while not being an obvious trap; people getting conveniently stupid for a gore shock scene).

> A mostly circuitous plot that doesn't do much other than drum up some cheap drama while not really moving the main plot forward, and not really being satisfying in and of itself.

For a show that is, at its heart, a soap opera, it should try watching some soap operas and taking notes. The first note should be: "if you're going to use melodrama for entertainment, then said melodrama should be entertaining."
posted by codacorolla at 6:37 PM on November 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm not sure how long DVRs have been around but it took me until the year of our lord 2015 before I DVR'd an episode of something and this was it. Yay me for successful DVR usage. My thoughts are thus:

-I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure that no unit in the United States Army has RPG-7s in their arms room. Maybe, just maybe, Special Forces groups have them so that they can blend in with local forces or something. Not really a big deal, but just something I couldn't help notice. It would have been pretty inconvenient for Abraham to have to carry around the U.S. equivalent, the AT-4, which is a single shot weapon, so he would have had to carry 5 AT-4s around for the equivalent number of explosives.

-I guess the Army dude with the RPG was staying at that place that Sasha and Abraham holed up in. Otherwise I don't know whose Army Service Uniform that was. For general Metafilter knowledge, that was an officer's uniform with some deployment stripes on it and infantry branch insignia, but without unit or individual awards or rank.

-The HMMWV (or Humvee as it is called by some) actually had legit bumper numbers. It belonged to an armor unit. Couldn't tell what unit patch the impaled zombie had on.

-I really liked it when Daryl busted out the three questions on that guy. I also liked it when the guy discussed the concept of "going back", which I think is a fairly prominent theme of the show which is present in most of my more favorite episodes, such as the whole Governor's possible redemption arc and the Irish woman and Rick episode.

-So it looks like burning zombies works alright?

-Yes, it absolutely defies all logic and common sense that that man got bit by the zombie that was trapped by the rock or tree or whatever. It was making noise and it was stationary. Did he lower his arm into its mouth?

-Yeah, the thing with Tia was completely fucking absurd. I guess they just finished her off but didn't show it, because suddenly she was just gone.
posted by A Bad Catholic at 6:47 PM on November 16, 2015 [4 favorites]


When Abraham found the weapons, and then the cigars, just perfectly laid out in the Humvee, we honest to god were waiting for a giant box to fall out of the sky and trap him. I mean, that was some Wile E. Coyote baiting there. Random weapons in the street during an apocalypse? Sure. Next to a perfect box of cigars that have taken no damage from the weather or anything else in the last year? ABE TRAP OBVIOUSLY.

I remain convinced the scene would have made more sense if that had happened.
posted by instead of three wishes at 7:44 PM on November 16, 2015 [8 favorites]


Oh and those cigars would be pretty rough after all that time not in a humidor.
posted by A Bad Catholic at 7:54 PM on November 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


If you haven't yet discovered Nina from Project Fandom's recaps/podcasts, you're in for a treat.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:00 PM on November 16, 2015


Oh and those cigars would be pretty rough after all that time not in a humidor

Much like that baseball memorabilia a season or two back, the best way to keep anything pristine on this show is to leave it right out in the open. Morning dew is an excellent preservative in the zombie apocalypse.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:07 PM on November 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


TWD boring episodes are at least better than the episodes where angry people shout at each other for a half hour. Plus there was enough mystery/suspense in the creepy burnt forest, and mood lightening in the rocket launcher love shack to make for decent entertainment.

Still not sure how they hid that entire oil tanker with a few tree branches though.
posted by p3t3 at 10:00 PM on November 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


God, I forgot the cigars and the RPG, I hallucinated an autosave icon at that bit, cos omg boss-fight!
posted by Iteki at 10:25 PM on November 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


the truck remaining undiscovered in an area shown to be patrolled by what is seemingly the next villain

The truck made sense until I saw the guy inside it. Forest dude was like "we did this, we drove the truck out with the tank open until we got this far and then set it on fire" with no explanation of why or when or whatevs. So I saw the glint in the bushes and was like "oh it's that guy's fuel truck" but then there's a walker inside? why

also who hid the truck, was it that guy and those girls? why did they leave their dead friend inside it, it's been 2 years doesn't everyone know the dead will rise unless you debrain them?

im so annoyed
posted by poffin boffin at 9:52 AM on November 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


also who hid the truck, was it that guy and those girls?

No. They knew about the truck but they thought it would still be in the lot for the fuel company. When they got to the fence looking out on the lot they were upset because "Patty's gone" and that messed with their plans. Later the truck is revealed to be "Patty."
posted by mama casserole at 10:59 AM on November 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


I got more eyerolls after pointing out that the US military doesn't use RPGs. I toned down the commentary after that.
I decided to not think critically about but then the anti-humanist plot device rose its head again. Yep. Don't help people. People suck, etc., etc., and so on and so forth . . .

I liked the melted greenhouse-plastic encapsulated zombos. That was fun. So was the motorcycle rider; I just wish they had saved that one for sometime when someone wasn't getting away by pushing a motorcycle. I started looking for the riders bike. It wasn't there. So then I thought "Shit, they aren't trying to imply that (s)he was using it as zomb-armor, because that's fucking stupid to block both your sight and hearing."
And . . . there I was, putting more thought into it than the writers had, so it was back to consciously suppressing critical thought.
posted by Seamus at 11:16 AM on November 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


Man, my Recent Activity on this site basically pinballs between TWD threads wherein I'm almost to the point of hate-watching a show and, as said above, "consciously suppressing critical thought" ...

... and the other half of my Recent Activity is the discussions on Fargo where I am in love with everything about the show and want it to never ever end ever.

all of which leads to a very schizophrenic feeling when I visit this site and click the link and wonder, "Which train of thought am I going to first encounter here?"

(turns out in the aggregate the Fargo joy overpowers the TWD gripes in my head almost every time)
posted by komara at 11:48 AM on November 17, 2015 [3 favorites]


The ep where the two most one dimensional characters in all dramatic history get it on... god, I can't even finish this comment.

It's just terrible. There is no pretence at horror, or maybe the horror is the simply awful writing. There are so many missed opportunities that pass the writers by (are there even writers?)

The last "horror" was at terminus, hell even the hospital with the creepy ambulances had potential until it was ruined by the writers.

I'm rooting for the zombies, they seem to get all the decent lines.
posted by mattoxic at 2:47 PM on November 17, 2015 [4 favorites]


Oh, I also loved the guy getting his arm hacked off by his buddy. Seemed to be as painful as a stubbed toe. But the medical advice to "walk it off" was priceless.

Like the fellow shot in the leg a couple of eps ago. He can walk? Wow, how's than then?
posted by mattoxic at 2:57 PM on November 17, 2015


As they drive away pretty slowly [at first] with their backs to him, Daryl can't throw his knife into the armed one's back? Or Han Solo the guy while he's taking the crossbow off? Or is that dirty pool for Daryl?
posted by chazlarson at 3:42 PM on November 17, 2015


I kind of loved Motorcycle Helmet Zombie and Moss Zombie and Blister-Packed Action Figure Zombies. Potential set-piece zombies to come:
  • Some poor kid died with a bunch of helium balloons tied to her wrist! Her dessicated zombie body is light enough that it floats around, suspended by balloons, snapping its teeth! Watch out for gusts of wind!
  • What's this? A knight in shining armor? No, it's Renaissance Faire Zombye! Clank clonk clunk!
  • Zombie head on a Roomba! Scourge of kittens, ankles and dust!
  • A team of cheerleaders making a human tower... fused together by a freak lightning strike! Boss fight!
  • Zormbies!
  • Two vast and trunkless legs of zombie stand in the desert! My name is Zombymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
  • Professional dog walker zombie shuffles faster than most, tugged along by hungry hungry canines!
  • Apocalypse struck during annual zombie walk! A bunch of walkers wearing zombie makeup! Maybe now we can finally use the word zombie on this show!
  • Centaur zombie! But wait, only its human half re-animates! The horse part can't move much!

posted by oulipian at 8:12 PM on November 17, 2015 [18 favorites]


oulipian, you are not the only one to brainstorm great new zombies.

While watching this, I started thinking about transglutaminase. Meat glue.
A bunch of zombies in a food plant get into the transglutaminase and get corralled so they can't get away from each other for a while.
When they finally escape . . . ZOMBIE KING!!!!!!!
(You know . . . like a rat king!)
posted by Seamus at 7:18 AM on November 18, 2015 [8 favorites]


I think Eugene, Merle, and Sasha should do a dramatic re-enactment of some Deadwood dialogue to entertain the other people in Alexandria.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:40 AM on November 16 [7 favorites +] [!]


God, who do I send the money to? Would it not be completely awesome to hear Eugene say, "time to open up the fuckin' canned peaches."
posted by Thistledown at 5:35 AM on November 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


The RPG thing is a stretch, but then, at some point shouldn't they find something other people have missed besides old cans of beets?

I feel like maybe they should find some guns with silencers. Since they insist on shooting their loud guns ALL THE TIME.

I can't decide whether Maggie's trip into the sewers makes me more or less confident in my prediction that Glenn finds a manhole under the dumpster and escapes into the sewer, with a nice small number of sewer zombies to fight.
posted by ktkt at 10:49 PM on November 29, 2015


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