The Walking Dead: Too Far Gone

The mid-season finale of The Walking Dead was last night and it hit home on many different accounts. For one, I was a huge fan of The Governor. I am upset that he’s no longer with us, but of course, expected this day to come. I’m also hungover with sadness by the gruesome death of Hershel Greene. There are questions upon questions running rampant in my mind. The best I can do for you guys, and myself, is to make a few statements about last night’s key characters.

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Leave your thoughts below! 

Tara

I fell in love with this character last night when she got lippy with the Governor after he admitted to have taken two people hostages. The uncertainty of taking the prison was written all over her face (watch as the battle goes down and she hides behind the car door). I think this gives room for some hope that she will switch sides, not like there’s much of the other side even left. When Rick asked her, “is this what you want?” before The Governor hacked at Hershel’s neck, you could clearly see discomfort. I predict she will join the Grimes group in the second half of season four and become a strong female asset, alongside her sister Lilly, sans little Meghan.

“We’re not suppose to be doing this. He chopped a guy’s head off… with a sword.” 

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Judith

After close consideration, I’ve decided that Lil’ Asskicker is still alive. Since the little girls, led by Lizzie, did not get on the bus, I believe the baby was grabbed by either some other Woodburian or Tara. The carrier she was in was not filled with blood, just a tad bit bloody. In the comic, Lori is shot while escaping with baby Judith and crushes her on the fall. Let’s just be happy we didn’t get to see all of that.

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Hershel

It was a painful scene to watch go down. Hershel had started off in season two as a vital character: he saved Carl’s life after being shot by Otis. He continued to play an important role for Rick’s group by letting them stay at his farm despite clearing the barn he kept filled with walker-family. He helped best he could with one and a half leg, utilizing his skills as a veterinarian and farmer. His death was brutal and slow, but one could almost predict it was going to happen for him last night. Outside of Maggie and Beth, Hershel’s death will have a lasting impact on Rick, who confided in the old man for advice and direction.

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Rick 

Faced with one of the toughest decisions yet, group leader Rick made the choice that decided the fate of dozens of people. He chose to stay, stood up to The Governor and stood his ground instead of hitting the road. He even tried to convince the opposing side that they could become leaders, and proclaimed that after The Governor destroyed Woodbury, they had been taken in and cared for at the prison. A very moving speech, indeed. But it didn’t work. Now would they have been allowed to leave the prison peacefully? It’s hard to tell, but I think The Gov would have killed them all anyway, especially Michonne. So did Rick make the right decision? That poor guy.

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The Governor

A great psychopathic television character, Philip “The Governor” Blake finally met his demise last night. Some may say that his death was long overdue, but the way last night’s episode was composed, the wait was well worth it. Michonne got her revenge in an episode that reverted back to its comic-roots. I must admit that I will miss him dearly. The complexity of his character is unrivaled. No other character on The Walking Dead has been as mysterious as they have been openly hateful and sick-minded. David Morrissey did a fantastic job recreating one of Kirkman’s biggest comic villains. Who’s ready for Negan?

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I wish I may, I wish I might

  • I firmly believe Lizzie is the person who killed Karen. So I’m hoping that once Tyreese finds out that it was Lizzie, he will be more accepting because she saved his life when Alicia was trying to shoot at him in the garden. He would have been dead if it wasn’t for those little girls.
  • Carol returns to the group.
  • Tyreese becomes a stronger male force.
  • Abraham is introduced in the second half of season four

I hate this part. You know, the part where we wait until February to find out all those burning questions. Last night’s episode finally used the original source material to finish off mid-season with a serious bang. The graphic novels are there for a reason, and I hope the writers see the success in “Too Far Gone” and decide to use those comics as a resource until the end of season four. I am happy to see they are leaving the prison behind and hopefully moving toward the next ruthless villain.

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3 Things that Pissed Me Off This Week & It’s Not Even the Weekend Yet

This week isn’t even over yet and I’ve found…. thieves of joy.

That’s right… thieves of joy! Here are some things this week that made me mad for very shallow reasons. I guess I could post about legitimate world problems that upset me, but I tend to want to stay lighthearted. There’s enough anger about that elsewhere.

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3. New York Comic Con is a mind-f*ck

When I heard that the panel and autographing schedule would be released this past Tuesday, I purposely cut off the world in order to refresh the con’s page until I got what I wanted. I did… to an extent. While there are a ton of celebrity names listed on the official website, I am still waiting for the main attractions. I mean come on, we know The Walking Dead will likely highlight the famous comic and entertainment convention for the second year in a row. I know this because not only is it the 10th anniversary for Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel of the same name, and not because I spied Andrew Lincoln’s name on the “search” drop-down menu, but because The Walking Dead is on the official badge of the convention. I did the overnight camping fiasco last year and I will do it again for a chance to meet some new cast members, but I’m looking for Game of Thrones. So far all that is listed is James Cosmo (Lord Commander Mormont), Jerome Flynn (Bronn) and Roxanne McKee (Doreah). San Diego Comic Con got all the heavy hitters, including Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), and the writer and creator of the hit franchise George R. R. Martin himself. I am praying to the Seven that at least one of those actors will be in attendance. But why make con-goers wait any longer? Just release all guests at the same time. It’s not like this convention is costing attendees boatloads of money or anything…

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2. Zac Efron is a cocaine addict. 

I mean let’s be real, I didn’t lose sleep over the news that High School Musical star Zac Efron was just released from rehab for an apparent coke addiction. However, it makes me a little sad that even the actors you think have a shred of decency in them are actually all types of high and feinding to the max for what I would consider a pretty intense drug. TMZ reported that Efron’s management team claimed he checked into an LA rehab for alcohol abuse. It was later revealed that the super dreamy teen idol’s cocaine addiction had him missing days of filming on the set of Seth Rogan’s flick Neighbors. How very Lindsay Lohan a la Georgia Rule of him! Sources close to the actor also say he “dabbled” in Molly. Can one just dabble in straight MDMA? Anywho, I like Zac Efron and appreciated his ability to give parents around the world faith in today’s entertainment role models. When you have money like he does, I’m sure it’s certainly difficult to say no to just about anything. Zac, stick to being beautiful and having the freedom of chosing literally whoever you want to sleep with. That sounds like a much better problem.

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1. Snooki is on Dancing With the Stars

I don’t even watch DWTS. I swear. But I am so entirely sick of ex-Jersey Shore alum Snooki that even when she appears on television programs I don’t watch I get pissed. I understand what Dancing With the Stars is and respectfully decline to ever give it a shot, however, the more Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi gets invited to be on such programs, the more I have to read about her everywhere else. I mean, I like celebrity gossip. I effectively scour my most visited sites such as TMZ and Perez Hilton regularly just to get the scoop on what’s going on in La La Land. Snooki, on the otherhand, is not a real celebrity. And while I watched all seasons of Jersey Shore, unapologetically, the show is now over. Let it be done. As if hearing about Snooki doing the waltz wasn’t bad enough, I now stumble upon health tips from the former boozer and fist-pumper. Oh, alright, let me just revamp my eating habits to mimic hers, because I have as much money and time as she does! Like any celebrity giving diet tips, I don’t want to hear it. I just want the reign of Snooki to be over. No more Halloween costumes, no more spin-off television shows, no more shoving this pseudo-celebrity down my throat. Also, for the record, Jersey Shore quotes do not and should never apply to real life situations.

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