Gimme Shelter: The Walking Dead Episode 310 Review
“Home,” was the name of last night’s all new episode of The Walking Dead, and that was the obvious central theme for each one of the characters. Either someone wanted to go back home (to the prison), someone wanted to take over someone else’s home (The Governor’s attack, round one), or someone found a new home in their head (Rick entering his own little world), Home, is apparently where it’s at.
Rick’s new home: “wandering around crazy town.”
Those are the words of the group’s self-appointed and self-proclaimed new leader, Glenn. In the comics, Rick only talked to a dead Lori on the phone, there was no actual hallucinations of her in a white dress, or at all. I have read a lot of Tweets and forum comments where people state their absolute hatred for what the show has done to Rick. I gave my opinion on Rick’s mental state last week, so all I will say is that if anything is going to snap Officer Grimes out of his hallucinations, I am going to say that the Governor’s sneak attack at the end of the episode will do the trick. Have faith, my friends. Rick is only going to get more badass.
Daryl Dixon is homesick
Oh, boy. That scene where Merle and Daryl are trying to hunt in the woods is priceless. Seeing Daryl in a new light is a breakthrough for a lot of viewers; many people thought he was a little desensitized after Sophia was found as a zombie, or that he was just an outright loner from the beginning. Last night the audience got to see exactly how he feels he weighs in the group. He felt a sense of home with the Grimes group, something he most likely never felt as a child (his mother being killed, Merle never around). He has also learned a lot from the gang, helping out the family with the baby, not raiding their food, staying… human, while his brother wanted to act and downright fool. Daryl’s loyalties obviously lye back at the prison. Let’s just see what happens with Merle when the smoke clears next week.
The Governor wants new real estate
I did not see this coming, not this episode at least. When Axel was talking to Carol about his brother, I was growing a strong liking to him. In the comics, Axel got it on with Patricia (Otis‘ wife, who died in the season two finale). So I was guessing that maybe the show might go that route with him and Carol. That idea was shattered when he got a bullet to the face. The Governor’s sneaky attack (behind Andrea’s back) set up the rest of season three. I just about had a heart attack when Hershel was lying down in that grass. Shit’s about to get real, real fast. I am just hoping that, like in the comics, the Governor rolls up with a tank. Fingers are also crossed for a stronger presence of Martinez in the coming episodes. In the comics, Martinez, along others, including Dr. Stevens, try to help the Grimes’ crew escape the prison and find safe harbor from the Gov. We shall see.
Bonus: I loved that the introduction to the show (pre-credits) had the same music as the show’s very first episode. Total nostalgic feeling.
Sidenote: Maggie and Glen need to stop acting like the Governor raped her. She said he didn’t, so she needs to snap out of it. I don’t understand why this issue is being dragged out.