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Old Mar 5th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #21
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Agreed - he was getting a bit annoying. He was also the group's moral compass - more so than Rick for sure. Rick is always prepared to do what he thinks he must - Dale seemed to think things through a bit more.
I found most of his arguments pretty feeble yesterday. The argument that "We have lost our humanity" only holds water if you have a chance to survive and are not risking everyone's life. The fact that this band of survivors doesn't go out to pillage other camps makes them morally superior already.
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Old Mar 5th, 2012, 10:15 PM   #22
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I found most of his arguments pretty feeble yesterday. The argument that "We have lost our humanity" only holds water if you have a chance to survive and are not risking everyone's life. The fact that this band of survivors doesn't go out to pillage other camps makes them morally superior already.
Oh, for sure. They're far above everyone else they've encountered so far. But that's a damn low bar.

We'll see their true colours depending on how they deal with the kid. I'm betting they'll give him a chance to prove himself...but Shane will off him in the woods.
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Shane is the Dr. Zachary Smith of this series.

The best argument so far for sparing the kid: If you've let Shane live this long, then give the kid a chance!
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Shane is the Dr. Zachary Smith of this series.

The best argument so far for sparing the kid: If you've let Shane live this long, then give the kid a chance!
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I didn't see that coming - I figured he'd encounter a walker, but not that he'd get chomped. I was half expecting Carl to have a zombie scratch with repercussions. From the rumours online, I was expecting Shane to eat dirt tonight...

Only two episodes left, though... But, good news, Season Three is already greenlighted.

I am getting pretty tired of the farm, though...

Oh - and last week's episode? Did anyone else clue in to Rick's foreboding feeling that zombiefication doesn't necessarily come just from a bite?
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Just finished Season 1 of Walking Dead. Unfortunately, one of the trends on Twitter last night gave me a spoiler for the 2nd season.

I watched Season 1 on Netflix... Avoiding other posts in this thread until I catch up.

I'm back to watching my other favourite show right now, which is Dexter. On Season 4 of that right now.

So much good TV to watch.
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Old Mar 6th, 2012, 07:32 AM   #27
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1. I find the series' writers are playing a little fast & loose with characters' expected behaviours in the name of providing drama. Primarily I take issue with Carl's solo roaming. I mean most parent's would keep their child on a shorter leash during non-zombie apocalypses. Wanders alone into barn where a prisoner is kept, wanders alone to come upon a zombie within the compound (why did he not tell anyone of this? surely one the first lessons Rick would have impressed upon the young lad would be to report any zombie sightings), wander alone at night to witness his father in the process of executing someone. This is further aggravating because Carl's parents are depicted as being paragons of the protective sort, trying to shield from him as best they can the brutality of life as it is now. Anyways...

2. Dale was getting annoying, had it coming. Shane I find to possess the most admirable of characters, tough times call for tough choices: killing the prisoner is the right choice.

3. Was it revealed what the scientist whispered to Rick at the end of season 1? I might have missed it. If not, perhaps it is tied into the camera's lingering over Rick's expression at the sight of seemingly un-bitten zombies.
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Old Mar 6th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #28
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I followed the comic book series for a bit as well and found that the admiration for Rick's leadership seemed to require overlooking some of his worst decisions.

The notion of "unbitten zombies" never struck me as particularly shocking. If anyone who dies becomes a zombie, bitten or not, how is that worse? I also notice that in all of these zombie shows and movies, people seem willing to sock zombies right in the mouth. Given those sharp rows of rotting teeth and the black ichor that drips from their jaws, I'd be worried about infection.
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Rick had a lot of infected blood-spatter around his eyes, that'd make me worried. Perhaps up until this point they believe infection is only transmitted through saliva? Would be ridiculously naive - people would take greater precautions when confronted with SARS than undead infection, if they behaved as this ensemble.
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Rick had a lot of infected blood-spatter around his eyes, that'd make me worried. Perhaps up until this point they believe infection is only transmitted through saliva? Would be ridiculously naive - people would take greater precautions when confronted with SARS than undead infection, if they behaved as this ensemble.
In the episode prior to this, When Shane was trapped on the bus, he repeatedly cut his hand and applied blood on the same spot where a ghoul had previously suckled. Again, even if you're not worried about getting Living Dead Virus, at least make sure your cut doesn't go septic.
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