‘The Walking Dead’ Might As Well Make The Best Of It

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Norman Reedus in The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 12 The Walking Dead Might As Well Make The Best Of It
[This is a review of The Walking Dead season 4, episode 12. There will SPOILERS.]

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As The Walking Dead enters its fourth episode following the destruction of the prison, the series has begun to open characters’ backgrounds, slowly adding to their histories in search of finding something to help color who they are in the apocalyptic present. It’s not that the show necessarily needs to fill in the blanks on any of these characters’ histories; the storytelling of this series doesn’t necessarily rely on knowing the specific ins and outs of everyone’s past, but for episodes like ‘Still,’ it certainly doesn’t hurt.

This is only the second time in four weeks that the series has checked in with Beth and Daryl, and their particular dynamic seems to have sparked something interesting in terms of where the show’s strengths lie under new showrunner Scott M. Gimple. Since he demonstrated a knack for smaller, character-driven stories with the season 3 effort ‘Clear’ – and since taking over the series – Gimple’s been switching back and forth between delivering plot oriented episodes à la the Governor’s storyline, and chapters that’ve been less focused on a particular outcome like the three post-hiatus episodes, which aired prior to ‘Still.’

As far as examining two characters go, Beth and Daryl make for an interesting pair. They couldn’t be more dissimilar from one another, and, for the moment anyway, neither of their plotlines are entirely driven by the prospect of being reunited with the other survivors. For all they know everyone’s dead, and so their narrative exists in a bottle right now, allowing the show to take an hour and give two characters a chance to guzzle some white lightning and come to a few important conclusions about who they are now.

Emily Kinney in The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 12 The Walking Dead Might As Well Make The Best Of It

‘Still’ starts out with the duo doing exactly what’s expected of them: They’re getting by, surviving. But as magical as it is to spend the night in the trunk of broken-down car, wake to scavenge for makeshift tools, and follow that up with a meal of fresh rattlesnake ’round a campfire, there comes a time when a person needs to do more than simply get by. It’s a topic that has been touched on subtly a few times, one that was perhaps handled best by the sense of hope and purpose Abraham Ford’s character – no matter how erroneous the mulleted inspiration for such emotions may be – has brought to the series. Here, however, that sense of living, not just surviving, manifests itself in Beth’s sudden desire to have her first drink.

To be honest, it’s probably not a bad idea for the survivors on The Walking Dead to compose a bucket list. And as long as said list omits the more obvious attractions like skydiving and seeing the Eiffel Tower, chances are, the average survivor will come away with a fairly complete record when the inevitable happens. For right now, all Beth wants to do is take the edge off and have an experience. As she soon finds out, however, there’s no taking the edge off Daryl Dixon; his normally laconic snake-eating self turns into a full-blown apoplectic showcase of latent redneck tendencies, after a few rounds of moonshine-enhanced I Never gracelessly stumbles onto the inherent class division between him and his traveling companion. It soon becomes clear all that great stacks of cash aren’t the only useless thing Daryl’s been hanging on to, though, as a tidal wave of guilt over the death of their friends comes pouring out during a drunken war of words with Beth.

‘Still’ ends with Beth and Daryl symbolically torching and flipping the bird to their past, while moving on to an uncertain future. It’s also indicative of the kind of storytelling The Walking Dead has managed to bring to the second half of season 4. Burning down a ramshackle house full of moonshine doesn’t have a thing to do with anyone’s survival, but it has a lot to do with making that survival feel like it might one day mean something.

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  1. great episode and it was awesome to finally get some quality daryl screen time.
    I mean drinking games? moonshine and lots of daryl zombie killin??

    second half of this season is building up nicely to a supposed huge finale.

  2. The Walking Dead obviously has no idea what character development is. Considering they just spent a whole hour on a filler episode that will be passed off as “character development”

    4 Episodes without Rick….. and counting! Who is this show even about anymore.

    I mean seriously, Beth can’t act sop why dedicate a WHOLE HOUR to her character. I’m going to be pooped on by the “never-do-wrongs” but what the heck was that?

    Reedus is one of the few actors on this show that actually earns his cheque.

    • I totally agree!

    • I haven’t lost any love for the show but I distinctly recall more than one person (Gimple, Nicotero, and Kirkman specifically) flat out stating how “intense” and ramped up WD was going to be when it returned from break.

      So far, four episodes in and halfway to the finale, we’ve had a narrative that’s been shuffling along almost as slow as the zombies they portray, with a lot of wandering, whining, booze seeking, psycho meeting, dialogue that amounts to people holding up signs to the camera with character info on them, all interspersed with some convenient zombie placement that has been anything but intense… and one young girl’s quest to get blitzed.

      What it all amounts to is soon to be five episodes dealing with drawn out post-prison narrative close-off, all with the purpose to conveniently round everyone up for their, and our, introduction to this Haven place in the finale (or, as is their pattern, seeing the outskirts but having to wait until next October to see anything else), and some ham-fisted “drama coming!” with Tyrese conveniently running into the one person he probably shouldn’t be around.

      I really need to find out from this production team what their criteria for intense and ramped up is.

      • “I really need to find out from this production team what their criteria for intense and ramped up is.”

        So true!
        I guess their criteria are mostly related to saving costs (dialogues within a room are pretty intense in terms of saving production costs … saves actors and CGI, …) and TV ratings … as long as everyone watches (hoping it will get better soon), they will go on with such fillers.

    • WOW stop it already with the WHERE IS RICK and ANOTHER EPISODE WITHOUT RICK…whining…its like the second time with you….

      THIS IS CALLED THE WALKING DEAD, NOT THE RICK GRIMMES SHOW…GET OVER IT

      • Now that’s really denial of just plain facts!

        Of course this is the “Rick & Carl surviving show” … funny it’s season 4 now and yet you didn’t realize! ;-)

        Or which two characters in the show do you think will – if ever – die in the last episode of the show (or the last book of the series)?

        • Wait … for all the Carl haters, who hope for his soon death:

          Even Rick is more likely to die SOONER than Carl … one possible option (and a big change for the series … here I’m mainly talk about the comic book, but the TV show – despite independent and adapted – is based on the same fundament) is the death of Rick and Carl becoming the new main character. It’s most likely that he will grow up and maybe be some “John Connor of Zombieland” … but that, I guess, is far future.

          Still it’s a fact … it’s all about the Grimes family and their search for a new life within a new community while finding and losing people you more or less care about. All others (maybe with the only exception of Michonne) are sidekicks … and most of all replaceable!

          • Here’s the issue with narrative construction within a serialized TV series: audience perspective. TV audiences, for better or worse, generally require AP and this is usually hooked into one specific character from the onset. With TWD, the character filling that role is Rick. Rick is who we see wake up in this world out of place, Rick is the one we learn the setting with, and Rick is the one with whom we identify more closely (from a narrative perspective) because we, like him, are moving forward in this world at the same pace.

            Lost, for instance, originally intended to introduce us to the show with Jack but have him die at the end of the premiere. This led to test audiences going “Now what?” Whatever momentum was made from the audience’s journey with him in those 42 minutes was lost the moment he died. Because of this, it was changed and he became the main character of the show, even above all other core ensemble characters like Kate, Sawyer, and Locke.

            It even applies in a rotating cast like on Doctor Who where it isn’t necessarily a specific character but a specific character role that is the AP: that of “the Companion”. Whomever is in that role is always the AP.

            In that essence, in this medium, any one character may be able to hold episode specific AP but series AP will always be Rick (not Rick and Carl or Carl) unless Rick is removed, at which point the AP torch passes to the next.

            • Agreed!
              Rick is the AP, but since it’s also a main topic that he tries to be a father in this world, Carl is also not really replaceable without changing the show fundamentally. All others are more or less.

              And Carl is likely to get the AP torch next …

              • You know, my original iteration of that comment even said Carl would be likely. I removed it before posting because I didn’t find it necessarily relevant to the point I was constructing but, yes, I agree that Carl would be the likely one essentially because he’s been there from the initial stages and someone like Daryl, as popular as he is, is essentially there in a support capacity as opposed to a narrative driver.

  3. It seems, new showrunner Scott M. Gimple doesn’t get it: This show is about Rick and Carl and their surviving by finding a new family (group) and more generally about re-building human communities.

    This stand-alone episode doesn’t move the story forward and that’s really bad for the show, especially given the fact that the show’s pacing is a mess for too long now (stretching and fillers everywhere, focusing on characterisation with the wrong characters, most of all The Governor, … now these two).

    The Walking Dead is about a GROUP (the comic series is sort of a TEAM BOOK) … the TV show is too … which means characterisation is just interesting in direct relation to the interaction in the whole team. It’s the problem of many team books to think (after a while) focusing on team members individually will benefit the whole book (especially highlighting sidekick characters … yeah, character development … just with totally wrong focus) … but it’s wrong, at least it’s wrong when its overdone! But there are always fans of the highlighted characters … so these fillers are common. Unfortunately!

    The episode sometimes was so boring and so out of the actual plot line, I really wanted to TURN OFF the episode. It’s really an episode you just can leave out without missing anything important. And the preview for next episode isn’t any better: Next time we focus on Maggie’s splinter group … PLEASE NOT!!! Get them together and form a new group with the survivors and Abrahams group. MOVE ON! 4 episodes after the fall of the prison and the splinter groups are still wandering around.

    DAMMIT, Gimple and AMC, move forward with the plot and focus on character development within the group … or nobody will know what this show is about anymore.

  4. Oh and about Screen Rent and this review … a review doesn’t mean uncritical praising of almost every episode! Maybe that’s the reason, the comments here getting lesser every week?

    This totally valid analysis is part of the review from another site (comicvine.com) and it makes their review just more relevant:

    “While Still offered some great character-driven moments, the pacing really, really took a toll on the episode. Simply put: many scenes felt drawn-out and getting to the more compelling material took far too much time. The fact it doesn’t move the narrative forward at all doesn’t help, either. I won’t be surprised if many of you view this one as filler.”

    • I especially loved how they would linger in one particular hallway a length, move off to a side hallway, realize they can’t get anywhere with that and saunter off back to the initial hallway to linger some more… all without any dialogue and me realizing 10 minutes just went by because it was commercial time again.

      And the clock? If you are trying to be quiet and not alert the zombies you are well aware are closing in from outside (because you basically let them watch you head in the building), the last thing I would figure you’d want to do is upright an operational grandfather clock without checking that it’s likely to go off any minute.

      Then again, I guess they needed an excuse to break up the monotony by having an easily avoided zombie incursion, which seems to have been a recurring theme these past four episodes.

      • Exactly. These dumb settings are so stupid … and they are used so often to create suspense when there isn’t anything but boredom. I mean it wouldn’t be so annoying, if there were anything happening so thrilling or moving so fast that makes you forget these implausible settings … but its always just some searching in dark rooms … looong time nothing … and suddenly … not one of the dead bodies still a threat … no … walkers suddenly everywhere … come on!

        I mean walkers have a memory span of … 30 seconds max … in one scene Beth can detract them by throwing an stone … in another scene they follow them into the corridors of a country club … and suddenly appear from all sides … just when needed.
        Just annoying!

  5. excellent Daryl/Beth ep. The snake scene was awesome

    • I want to see Daryl & Beth together as a couple. And god I’d love to be Beth :)

  6. I like that walking dead has finally moved out of the prison. The second half of the walking dead has provided us with different pairings as well as shuffling in amount of pairings shown per episode. Beth and Daryl centric episode turned to be good and to my character driven liking. Beth finally gets screen time and she doesn’t disappoint.Keep it coming.

  7. I’m losing patience with the show. It was one thing when I was binge watching a season on netflix, but now these pointless hour long episodes are brutal. Tune in next week to see, a bunch of nothing. I know I’m complaining too much but come on, what happened to my show.

    • Me too. I really liked this show – despite I hate zombie movies – and I also liked how they adapted the comic source. But somewhen in the 2. half of season 3, they totally lost a consistent plot line … or what it’s all about (not single characters, but these characters within a very special group).

      Sadly I have to say, I’m also on the brink to skip the show …

  8. I see both sides of this debate….. On one hand, in the sense of entertainment value, these episodes are running long and slow, and a bit overdrawn (they could have actually told this story in half a episode and had last week’s story in half).. However, it also is developing these characters as individuals away from the group. Frobin said it best, it is about a group and the group dynamic, but we do need to see the individual personas and characters in the group AND see how they are emotionally dealing with these situations to get a better feeling for the group dynamic.

    This was the first time since Merle died that we have seen an emotional Daryl…. a first time really since Sophia died and the episode where he was injured in the woods that we’ve seen him care about the group (I guess also since he ran away briefly with Merle last season too). It is good to see him as a character with depth rather than Mr Save the Day always.

    I also like how individually in these splinter groups, these episodes have fortified the idea that no matter how bad a$$ characters like Daryl, Michonne, or Abraham may be, they still need the group dynamic…. They have shown that they all need to be together to ensure their survival. No one can survive out on their own, and the crazier the PZA world has become, the less likely they will survive alone.

    This is how I have ben seeing these episodes, I’ve been enjoying the character telling……. Again that being said….. I don’t need 8 episodes of “Looking for Sophia” again.

  9. After watching this episode, I have the feeling that I could effectively walk away form this show for 2-3 episodes at a time, and easily be able to piece together what I missed through the ‘recap’ at the beginning of the episode and the dialogue.

    I feel that the show is effectively ‘milking’ it’s weekly format in order to provide nothing of substance each week. Seems to me like we’re entering ‘Lost’ territory… Whereas shows like Breaking Bad had a definite arc, and end point they were driving towards, I feel that it is becoming obvious there is no such payoff with Walking Dead.

    I predict that the pattern for the remaining seasons will be killing off major characters in feeble attempts to regain interest in the show. Eventually this gimmick will grow old, and when it fails, the show will eventually be cancelled. Sadly the loyal viewers will be rewarded with a hasty, sloppy, rushed final episode that will be shoehorned in.

    I used to look forward to this show on Sundays, now I care more about the upcoming episodes of ‘Vikings’.

    • So true! What you call “milking” I call “stretching the plot” and fillers …

      HBO’s Game of Thrones is also a veery slow show … and sometimes I really consider episodes a bit boring … but its slow because there are so much happening simultaneously and it has clear plotlines without fillers.

      I’m totally with you … I also looked forward to this show, but more and more losing interest. Especially since the second season of History’s VIKINGS started. It’s great … even better than GoT … and it moves on and has a clear plot line. Great! Amazing!
      Hopefully the show runners will not ruin it like AMC did after season 2 of TWD.

  10. Also want to point out that if Beth was REALLY drinking moonshine, Darryl would have been carrying here around for the last half of the episode. The writers no what moonshine is right?

    • My thoughts exactly. That first gulp of moonshine would have had her throat burning for a week.

  11. Please,to all people saying this was a great episode (trolls or otherwise),you guys are in DEEP denial about TWD. Episode 12 was beyond horrible,one of the top 5 worst, along with season 4 episode 9 and season 3 episode 14. I`m starting to lose interest in the show,because they clearly don`t know what they`re doing and then end up literally doing nothing. Character development is NOT making the people on the show scream completely absurd rants for no reason,just so they can fill in time until the end of the episode where we can get a cliffhanger.

    • yOU ARE GREATLY IN DENAIL FOR belittling EVERYBODY ELSE’S OPINION

    • I am in no such denial. I recognize that the second half of season 3 was worse than the first, and I feel that the first half of season 4 was badly written, save for the Governor episodes and the midseason finale. I also feel like this episode along with Carl’s episode earlier on were some of the best, while the two in the middle were pretty average. Please, don’t disrespect others’ opinions, they aren’t any less valid than yours.

  12. I cry foul on those who didn’t like this episode because of its “filler” nature. IF the show had genuine mystery ala LOST or BSG then this episode would be frustrating indeed.

    However, the show really hasn’t had a genuinely mysterious element since season 1. Think about it – aside from the Eugene arc (which, unfortunately, I think is a giant lie*), what pressing questions are there? The only pressing question is “What lies ahead at Terminus?” And since the show (and source material) tend to just take us from one failed safe zone to another, I’d much rather see breaks in the formula that allow for sentimental moments and fun zombie massacres.

    Furthermore, I can see why some people want more forward progression with the Rick and Carl arc, but come on… How much frantic-out-of-breath Rick and immature Carl do you really want polluting your Sunday prime time? We all need a routine breather from that.

    Episodes like this aren’t the result of writers trying to figure out how to string along the fans (again re: LOST and some eps of BSG). I really just see this sort of ep as a break from the usual and heck, it gave Daryl tons of screen time. That’s a reward for fans, IMO.

    That being said, I would LOVE for a serious mystery-arc to this show. If I were in this situation I would want to survive, yes — but I’d want to find people who know what the heck is going on and latch onto that group. Season 1 was so compelling for that very reason – the CDC pointed us at the French possibly knowing HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

    COME ON SHOW, give us some more of that please?? If small bands of humans kill every zombie in the world, you still have the problem of people dying and returning as a zombie. Get to the efficient cause, not the secondary one… Until then, we truly are just watching people do laundry.

    *I make that claim as an assumption having not read the comic arc, so no spoiler alert needed.

  13. Even though some of you seem not to like Gimple’s showrunning, he has been adding in great little easter eggs in some of these episodes, especially for those who read the comics. Just speculation here, but when Daryl is throwing darts at the golf course, the camera cuts to a picture of a pretty large man’s face as the dart hits it. Anybody think Gimple just showed us Negan….?

    • Not unless they’ve decided to make Negan an older upper-class country club type that feels everyone else is beneath him and owes him something rather than an urban mobster type with a strange system of honor that, while ultimately brutal, is followed quite religiously… although, with some of the character reversals they have done already, I wouldn’t be surprised they went that route.

  14. 14 comments with even fewer commenters. Says it all. I found myself checking my email during this episode. Boring doesn’t do it justice. The most aggravating part for me, outside of moving the clock which did not need to be moved to get through, was the decision to burn down the house. At night. No where to go. They had walls and doors that provided some security where they could sleep for the night. Had to be tired. Did they sleep at all in the trunk the night before?
    Burn it the next day if you must do something stupid/symbolic to bury your past and draw all kinds of unwanted attention to yourself.
    And if there is anyone who can find survivors of the prison group it is Darryl. He needs to friggin snap out of it.
    4 more episodes to go before the LONG break. Keeps up like this I will not care much about the long hiatus…sad…so promising of a show.

    • Fully agreed!

      The show runners obviously consider the show as some training camp for writers using some hackneyed cliches … like making fire with glasses or loupe (would take a little bit longer … if at all) and burning down the house by night. Then I thought the stood there half an hour flipping the bird … given the time it would need the fire growing this big.
      Again here I say … this wouldn’t be so much a problem, if there were some relevant action making me overlook these annoying details. But there is no action and no relevant plot … just character development with focus on the wrong characters and the wrong time.

      Same for all the splinter groups wandering around … they are all around the prison … they lived their for a few months. But now they can’t find together … or they didn’t agree on a possible meeting point in case of crisis. And true: Daryl could find the others easily.

  15. It was sooooo booooring. I don’t even feel I saw an episode of TWD. Things need to pick up in the next episode.

  16. Let me save people some time:

    1. I hate this episode, TWD is going down the tubes.
    2. I love this episode, you don’t understand how important it is to build characters.
    3. It’s zombie show, I just want to see the dead walking and the living dying.
    4. The writers have it wrong.
    5. Your comments are wrong.
    6. Don’t watch if you don’t like it.
    7. Don’t tell me what to do.

    Pick one or more.

    • It’s typical. People just like to bash the show but keep watching anyway. Granted, the first 40 minutes were boring, however, Norman Reedus saved it with the last twenty. I also have the feeling this was the last of these individual storylines, so I can’t wait.

      • It’s a 42 minute show. How did he pull that off?

      • “I also have the feeling this was the last of these individual storylines, so I can’t wait.”

        You apparently missed the previews for next week where we focus on Maggie, Sasha, and Bob for the bulk of the episode.

      • Speaking for myself, your observation that I like to bash the show is inaccurate.

        I would love to feel the way I did about the show for the first two seasons. Unfortunately I don’t. And neither does the group of guys that I get together with to watch it each week.

        Judging by the number of comments lately, your observation that people keep “watching it anyway” is inaccurate as well.

        8. It is turning into a soap opera with characters continually acting more lame/idiotic than they did when the apocalypse first started.

    • 8. Guy makes list to seem clever while belittling everyone else’s opinions.

      • @MovieB:

        Heh… not belittling, just saving time.

        Ever since this new season for TWD started, those are the majority of the interactions I see in the comments.

        Everyone’s opinion is valuable, but until one of us makes a Hot Tub Time Machine, we’ll never get those precious minutes back. :)

        • :)

  17. I think the back half of this season has been a disappointment with a few exceptions one of which is Abraham. I don’t mind the lower key episodes but they have to serve a purpose other than learning something about a characters pass. I love Norman Reedus and Daryl but last nights episode was thoroughly pointless it didn’t move the plot forward, it didn’t really introduce any new insight to the characters. still a very good TV show put Gimple needs to right the ship because I’m starting to loose interest.

  18. Worst episode in the name of character building! I dozed off out of boredom!

  19. You know, if this had been a movie, when Beth was going on about how she’s not tough and she’s not this and that but she’s still alive, a Zed would have definitely bit her right then and there.

    Was I the only one hoping that would happen?

  20. Well, I for one enjoyed getting a glimpse into the minds of both Daryl and Beth, and I thought it was rather refreshing focusing on two characters that haven’t always been much of a focus.

  21. Ive had to put effort into finishing each episode since before the last break. Last episode I turned it off when the girl was sipping moonshine and barely made a face. The writing and direction is boring me to tears and so Im going to take a break from AMC for a while. Was it me or did it seem like the commercials were fewer between?

    The first two seasons were awesome, the rest just gradually became more dull with each episode. It’s sort of like what happened with Dexter, a great start then off a cliff after two or three seasons.

  22. I feel like they are doing these episodes with only 2-3 characters to save money. I assume actors get paid by episodes they are in… and not by the whole season? (I could be wrong on that) I want to give the show the benefit of the doubt but I was really hoping that the group would be back together and on the road by now… I feel like i’m going to have to wait until next season to see anything that matters.

    The last episode with Rick and the intruders really got my heart beating fast… I mean I knew he wouldn’t die or anything but that kind of unpredictable situation is much more interesting than an entire episode with Beth and Daryl. These next 4 episode better pick up the pace, if they thought the prison complaints were bad just keep giving us this crap…

    • You are right about that, and you’ll notice that many ensemble cast shows start doing so more and more as it goes on. The only thing missing is the fabled recap episodes whereby they have the thinnest of plot threads basically connecting clips of previous episodes from the season that take up 80% of the episode.

  23. I can’t understand why anyone would watch a show they hate. Read a review of said hated show. Then write a comment on it. If you feel so negative about it move on.

    I liked this episode primarily for the fact that it wasn’t all crazy action. In fact, some of the best episodes have been the ones where they deviated out of the group: the Michonne and Carl episode with the comic books, the Governor’s “redemption,” etc. There are tons of characters running through this plot line and it’s nice to see them focus on some once and a while.

    If it was all about killing zombies it would be dreadfully boring.

  24. I found this episode to be lacking. what was spelled out about daryl I more or less had already theorized or known. drifter, reliant on merle, had an abusive father, emotionally closed off, they touched on most or all of it previously. I hope for much better next week.

  25. This is been my favorite episode of season 4 so far. It feels like The Walking Dead had lost its direction before the mid-season hiatus, but now that they’re out of that crappy prison and on the run, it is starting to feel more like season 1. I just want the overall plot with Rick and the group to gain a bit of pace. Season 2/3 were horribly slow and I almost gave up watching many times. I hope the last few episodes of this season can really deliver something up to the standard of season 1, and not fall into obscurity like Heroes and other shows with great initial seasons and poor subsequent direction.

    • I partly agree … at least with the show getting better after the break and the fall of the prison. But the show runners walk a thin line … and with this episode the focusing on single characters was just too much! 4 epsiodes after the fall of the prison and the group is still not re-grouped and joined with Abrahams group … it’s just boring and way too slow!!!!
      I agree the overall plot with Rick and the group HAS TO BECOME CENTRAL AGAIN … very QUICK … otherwise the show is done for me!

  26. Would someone please tell me why Daryl took a framed document off the wall?

    • I was thinking it was the first dollar that a business will frame frequently, since he was so eager to grab up the cash on the ground?

  27. I hated this, in fact it’s the last straw. And no, it’s nothing to do with lack of action.
    - Character development still? It’s season 4, and we know these characters already. One has a silly V05 hair do and a cross bow, and the other is a character who should have left a long time ago.

    - The golf club scene was pointless, just like all the other house searching scenes we’ve seen forever and a day. It could have been so much more interesting had the writers actually got a spark of imagination.

    - Slaying ‘walkers’ is boring now. It’s almost always a quick CGI stab in the head as soon as one appears.

    - Beth says she’s never drank alcohol before, however a few sips or jars of moon shine and she’s as sober as a nun.

    - More sulky, moany, look at me, what about me, dialog.

    - I’m fed up with woods and grass, perhaps a new locale and visuals? Ah never mind I’m not watching it again, this episode really was so lazily written it’s turned me off for good. I just don’t care what happens to the characters anymore (no, I lie, I want them eaten by zombies).

    I really hope someone with the imagination of the Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad writers does something with the zombie genre, Walking Dead is such a missed opportunity.

    The only decent part was the begining, it had atmosphere and suspense. Moonlight, approaching zombies, hiding. Then all down hill. Jeez, it’s even making me sulky, moany and boring…. help……

    • Yeah, I’m also losing interest in the TV show. But it also makes me angry about AMC, which created a TV rating wonder and then obviously was more keen to reduce production costs by episodes like this and firing Darabont. It makes me also a bit angry about Robert Kirkman, who obviously knows how to write a great comic book, but not how to make a great TV show … so he should let people like Darabont do their work. And I’m no Darabont fan, but it’s just obvious that the show lost any directions … which I remember many producers and directors feared back then.

      It’s really such a missed opportunity, because there are no other show like this (apocalyptic, post-modern surviving, end-of-civilisation … well NBC’s “Revolution” is similar, but wihtout zombies and so shallow and bad written from the beginning).

      • You have people acting like something Daryl said we didn’t know already or figured..who actually thought he was a school teacher..they covered he used to follow merele around in season 3 when he followed him around for a couple of days before they went back to prison..and we knew he had terrible parents from season 2 so what’s knew people please tell me?..and as far as Beth she’s cute but who cares

    • Who are you kidding, you’ll keep tuning in.

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  29. Thank god Darrell burned the moonshine lord knows we dont need Judith getting ahold of it shes already real addicted to the bottle

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