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Monday, October 31, 2011

The Walking Dead: Shane Looks Cooler with a Buzz Cut

“Save the Last One”

We want to start this off by saying that this is not AMC’s best show. Not by a long shot. In fact, we think it’s a little overrated. But we liked the ending of this episode a lot. Shane murdered Otis in order to escape and, arguably, to save Carl’s life. It looked like unless one was going down, they both were going down. He didn’t kill Otis lightly. But man, that death was horrible. He was alive while he was being ripped and eaten. While we usually saw Shane as a nuisance that threatened the main guy’s marriage, we now see that he is hard core and interesting.

We were sad that Otis died though. PETA would be happy, because he was a hunter and it’s ironic to watch him get eaten. But standing on the bleachers and planning with Shane, Otis showed himself to be brave and a little bad ass. Back at home, Lori and Rick pondered the fate of their son. If the supplies didn’t get back fast enough, they would have a choice between letting Carl die or letting the doctor try to operate while he could move and feel it. Lori said, “Maybe this is no world for a child.” Rick sort of looked at her like, “Well, too late, woman, because we already have one.”

Rick donated more blood to Carl, even though it put him at risk of a coma. This made us like him more. We are suckers for good dads. The fact that Lori clearly didn’t appreciate Rick before he got shot and slept with Shane makes us hate her more with every passing good deed by Rick. We know it isn’t her fault she had an affair, because she really thought Rick was dead. But if we’ve learned anything from this show (and Homeland), when you are faced with that situation, it is best to come clean right away. As soon as the guy shows up. That wouldn’t make for good drama though.

In the end, Lori agreed to fight for Carl’s life, the supplies got there in time (good thing, because we didn’t want to see a child in pain), and Carl was stable when we last heard of him. We are glad. We know we said that we would respect this show more if it killed a child early on this season, but we want it to be Sophia. It’s her own dumb fault for running and going in the wrong direction. Carl is the more tolerable of the two. And we don’t want to see it. Have the scouting members of the group find Sophia’s body. Don’t call us cold/monstrous. You’re the one watching The Walking Dead, haha.

We’re glad that Andrea insisted that the hanging walker be shot. She did give a lame answer though. That wasn’t a fair trade. The Dale and Andrea stuff is getting awkward and cheesy, which is a bad combination. Have these two make up already and just forget anything ever happened. Speaking of cheesy: Rick talking about Carl and the deer. You could put that stuff on a Hallmark Card. If we wanted to read one of those, we wouldn’t be sitting here watching a show with this much carnage. This episode was better than the last two.

Episode grade: B+


  1. This show might be going the way of Battlestar Galactica. I loved the first couple of seasons of BSG which was some of the best sci-fi to ever grace television. However, the longer the show went on the less appealing it became. In short, it was too dark.

    Now that may sound silly. After all, a zombie apocalypse and darkness go together like peas and carrots. However, one must have some kind of hope for the world, and so far I am just not seeing it. Yes, there are the individual acts of compassion and humanity, but nothing at all on a grander scale.

    This show must develop into something more than horror Survivor. If not, then I am afraid it will be another show that I will remember for the first two seasons; a good show, but one that could have been so much more.

  2. We generally don't have a problem with darkness in shows. "Too dark" has never been one of our complaints. In movies, maybe, but when stuff reaches the level where we say, "Whoa, too dark," it would be more appropriate to say "too evil and untrue."

    However, you're right about there needing to be some hope, especially in the form of a goal. Goals help create plots. Watching people wander aimlessly, trying to stay alive, can get boring. And too dark.

  3. Are you guys liking this season more then the previous season? I think I may be one of the few who likes this season much better...even without the zombies.

  4. We liked the last season a little more, but mostly because the gang was heading for a solid goal. Now they are just meandering.The show needs to pick up the pace, because it's boring the pants off a lot of people. It's still watch-worthy though