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November 14, 2010

The Walking Dead: Episode 3 "Tell It To The Frogs"

Three episodes into the First Zombie Miniseries in history, and we know a few more interesting facts this week. (as usual, vague hints at spoilers are in the extended entry)

1. Merle, the racist cracker who was last seen handcuffed to a steam line on the roof of the department store, is a realist. He looks at the situation and says to himself "Damn, I wouldn't even come back for me. I'm friggin' screwed here". So, he takes matters into his own......hands, so to speak.

2. Lori, Rick's wife, is being eaten up by guilt after swapping bodily fluids with Shane. She's so worried that Rick is going to find out about her infidelity that she tells Shane that she wants him to have absolutely NO contact with her family. Now, just think about this for a minute: Shane, Rick's former partner and a LEO who along with Rick will be expected to help keep order in the survivor camp ...... is supposed to avoid Rick, Lori and Carl completely? Like THAT won't make Rick suspicious? I'm thinking that Lori hasn't thought this one through. Plus, since Carl doesn't seem like he's the dull butterknife in the drawer, her focus on Shane is going to make the kid suspicious as hell...if he isn't already.

3. Daryl & Merle couldn't be more of a stereotype of survivalist hicks if they had Confederate Flag AND "Remember Waco" tattoos on their biceps. Straight outta freakin' central casting. Daryl's first scene has him hunting deer with a CROSSBOW? Not a compound bow, but a crossbow? And before you start (I'm lookin' at you, Douglas), you should realize that longbows would be a pretty piss poor weapon to use in a post-apocalyptic situation.)

He's apparently well practiced with said crossbow, because even though they can't eat the deer the zombie was grazing on, he brings back a half-dozen squirrels "for stew" from his hunting trip. You know what kind of skill it takes to hit squirrels with arrows? I'm talking wild squirrels, not the ones in your city park. Let's just say that Daryl was probably roaming those hills with his crossbow long before the zombie apocalypse came down, preparing for the collapse of society.

3. Dale, the "kindly old man", likes to complain about people borrowing his tools and not returning them. I'm gonna bet that when the zombies DO start up the road towards their little campsite, he's gonna yell at them to GET OFF MY LAWN, YOU DAMN UNDEAD KIDS! I like this guy already.

4. And about that Rick/Lori/Shane love triangle (very popular discussion in comments)? Now we know that Shane told Lori that Rick had died in the hospital. Interesting.

5. Glenn? Dude, let me give you some advice: When the guy you just met asks you "Hey, would you like to go on a rescue mission into the City filled with reanimated corpses in order to save the unstable douchebag we left handcuffed to a pipe on the roof?".......you should maybe find some chores you need to take care of around the campsite. Maybe you could help with that FENCE ed keeps ranting about in the comments section?

6. Apparently, the dead rising from their graves with an insatiable hunger for human flesh isn't enough to stop Ed from beating his wife. (NOTE: Slackjawed Yokel Ed from the miniseries, not moron commenter "ed" of "Just Build the Damn Fence" fame.) Well, now that I think about it, impotence in the face of a Zombie Apocalypse would be even worse than a dude's inability to get an education, get a good job, or keep up with basic hygiene. At least this gives Shane a chance to show that he's not all bad.

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posted by Russ from Winterset at 11:44 PM

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