Well as always a bit late on this post. I was browsing the internet and there are episode synopses on sites like the la times and sf weekly. No wonder my traffic is drying up. Apparently some of you come back though because I still get some readers. I know that these newspapers have better writers and bigger budgets and all and are probably much better websites then this, but you know what screw ’em. I started reading this comic like 6 years ago (which I know is not that long) and I’m still going to write about it online.
Anyways, this week’s episode returned to the comic in many ways. We were shown the Governor with Penny, his daughter, and he had his fake fighting show that was in comic. I wasn’t sure how this scene would work on the show and it was ok. The fighting in the comic was fake like pro wrestling style, I imagine it will be in the show as well. What was interesting is the zombie traps that the Woodbury people used to catch the zombies, that wasn’t in the comic. Also the armor the scientist had on his arms to protect against biting. These two things lead to a couple questions though. If they can lure the zombies into traps using noise, why aren’t they doing that on a grand scale? It seems like building big traps like that all over would be a really good use of time, if it sucked in all the zombies that walked by. What if you put one of those noise makers on an over pass or some other high structure the zombies could fall off the side of.
Also why doesn’t everyone wear armor? The zombies can only bite so hard, the scientist guy wears armor to deal with the zombies but none of the fighters do. Anyways ….
Probably the best part of the episode was Michonne finally doing something. I hate to admit it but so far Michonne has been kind of disappointing. In the comic she was kind of dark and dangerous but in the show she kind of comes off as angsty teenager. She finally cut loose and cut some zombies up, and she seemed to enjoy it.
The Governor’s note book with scribbles in it was very reminiscent of the “jack is a dull boy” scene from The Shining although it seemed to lack the creepiness. You already know he is a wing nut, so it’s not that big of a surprise.
Where the hell is Carol by the way, is she dead or what? If she isn’t dead it seems like she would have found her way back by now. She already killed herself at this point in the comics, and was pretty much a totally different character. Also its seems like it would be a priority to clean all the walkers out of the prison, rather then just locking them in the cell blocks. They already kind of showed you can just work as a team and get rid of the walkers by hand, but then they keep them around. I guess there has been a continuous string of events keeping them occupied.