Watched the Walking Dead season 4 finale “live” last night (with commercials and everything), because quite frankly the suspense was killing me. The rumors circulating on line had me half convinced we were about to lose a main character and . . . hooray, we didn’t! In fact, we had most of our band of merry adventurers reunited. That’s obviously the upside, the downside of course being the whole ‘captured by what appears to be a cannibal cult’ thing.

Yeah, the cannibal thing seemed pretty obvious last episode, when Glenn and co. waltzed right into an eerily empty looking Terminus to be greeted by Tasha Yar, grilling steaks on the barbie. Also obvious – Rick’s demonstration of how a snare works at the beginning of this last episode. Foreshadowing, please pick up the house phone. The most mind-blowing-ist moment for me this episode was definitely when Rick bit Joe’s throat out. It was like Rick’s transformation individually, and humanity’s transformation as a species had crossed whatever line was left between us and the undead.

So yeah, on the whole, not a bad episode by my reckoning, but I woke up this morning with a feeling of distinct irritation. I mean c’mon! Captured by cannibal cultists? Seriously? And now I’m supposed to just wait six months for any kind of resolution? I’ll probably end up being in a bad mood most of the summer because of this. Thanks for that, Scott Gimple . . .

  1. Forlath Grey 6 years ago

    This is pretty cool . . .

    I’m Robert Kirkman, Creator of the Walking Dead. Ask Me Anything

    Caution Advised – some language and spoilers

  2. Rick does whatever it takes to protect those he loves. I admire his character.
    He’s been through a lot, being made the leader whether he wanted the position or not. He’s done whatever he felt necessary
    for the survival of his family, which is everyone in the group (as was shown last night with his reply to Daryl as being his brother)
    A family does not always have to be blood.
    He’s been under the most pressure since the beginning, made some mistakes, but he
    is only human.

    “They screwed with the wrong people.”

    On Talking Dead, Andrew Lincoln (Rick) said they tried a more graphically descriptive word in his final remark, but didn’t know how far to push it….yeah, ripping out a guys throat with his teeth, then literally gutting
    another, was not pushing it.

    Next season of Talking Dead, Chandler Riggs aka Carl (I still hear llamas with hats saying that) will be a guest.

  3. Was (yeah, past tense) ‘Joe’ one of the kangaroo people from Tank Girl?

  4. Dee Stroyer 6 years ago

    So it’s not just me. Every time I hear somebody say “Carl”, I have visions of llamas in hats.

    I have to say I was pretty disappointed by the episode. It was more or less interesting, but not as a season finale. It just didn’t cut it for me.

  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vxcx4brOSY

    Season 5 approaches (well, in October).
    I watched the marathon and then ‘Talking Dead, Summer Edition’.
    Scott Gimple did confirm Negan will be eventually brought into the show. Wow. In the comic, every other word out of his mouth was a curse. F**k everything! And what he did to Glenn? Eek! 🙁
    Gimple also said someone asked why have none of the walkers been naked. He replied they felt no need to show wee wees on the show (I found him saying that amusing and rather endearing 🙂 ) though, he did say there was one episode with a naked walker shambling along in a distant field.
    And, though no affirmation was made, it was kind of hinted that the ‘Termites’ (that is what they called the Terminus community) are cannibals. (Someone even said perhaps Beth might be involved with Terminus’ leader even.)

  6. Forlath Grey 6 years ago

    You’re soooo grasping at straws! I also watched Talking Dead – Summer Edition, and most of the stuff you mentioned came across as off the cuff, said in jest, throw away comments.

    But hello Talking Dead guest Aisha Tyler of Archer show Lana Kane fame – she was without a doubt one of the best guests they have had on! She had me in stitches the entire time.

    Wait, marathon? Are you suggesting you actually watched all four seasons in a oner? And for the love of all that is holy – will you shut up about the comic – it is now undisputed fact that the show has diverged significantly enough from the comic source material to make any attempts at cross referencing a pointless exercise . . . what, too emphatic?

  7. My comments were ‘off the cuff’ too. They were simply my interpretation of what I watched.
    And yes, they mentioned how the comic and series are taking different directions, but a lot of what has happened still references the comic, just out of chronological order and deviations have been made. Maybe they should have called it ‘Walking Dead: An Alternative Reality’

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