Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Walking Dead - Season 2: Episode 5

Man, I am getting behind on my shows lately!  A little late to be writing a Walking Dead review, but here we are.  Darryl and Shane are both getting hotter by the episode.  No complaints here.  Carol is still useless, by offering to make dinner for the family, but forcing Lori to relay the message.  WTF?  We get a flashback to when they all first met on the highway, and I am reminded by what a gigantic douche Carol's husband was.  Seriously, he was the worst and I'm glad he's dead.

Glenn is hoping for a little nookie, but Maggie is like a praying mantis.  Sleep with that chick and she will bite your head off.  She says mean things that aren't really necessary.  If she's holding out for Darryl, I think she's barking up the wrong tree.  Andrea is becoming more useful, which is nice to see.  While everyone else requires partners, Daryl hunts alone, like a boss.  This time he has a horse, and he's going to ride to the top of the ridge to see things from a panoramic view.  He's pretty much the only one making smart decisions in terms of this search.  While everyone else on this show is sort of getting progressively wussier (save for Shane), Darryl asserts himself as alpha male and ultimate badass.  He should be in charge.

Meanwhile, back at the camp, Herschel is laying down the law.  I think he's being a little more harsh than necessary.  I mean, they're people, not cattle.  Andrea is trying to contribute, but it's not going so well.  Darryl is never going to sleep with her if she shoots him.  Also, best line of the episode from Glenn, "he's wearing ears!!"

Um, wtf, Herschel?  "It's a wonder you people have survived this long?!"  They've been traipsing across the state while you've been sitting comfortably in your house.  I don't like this guy anymore.  Also, he complains about everyone gobbling up all the antibiotics.  Ummmm, I'm pretty sure they brought them, asshole.

Dinner is awkward and Glenn and Maggie are passing notes.  This makes me all squeeeee inside.  Carol brings Darryl his dinner.  If I were Andrea, I would have brought it and then offered to kiss his boo-boos and make them all better.  That's just me, though.  Of course, we're left with a major cliffhanger - why is there a barn full of zombies?!?!?!  Is anyone else thinking that guy tied up outside in 28 Days Later?  Is Herschel studying the walkers?


Anonymous said...

This was the best episode of the season so far, kept my interest every single second. Me and the wife caught it in HD with DISH Network, beautiful picture, especially for a show that has a ton of outdoor scenes. Hopefully Andrea will be.... gone soon, in a painful way and for obvious reasons. I have been talking with my wife about what the whole zombie barn is about, my theory is that it's Herschel's family that caught the infection and he couldn't bring himself to kill them.

The Scream Queen said...

@Anonymous: Good call on it being Herschel's family! I also really liked this episode, but I feel differently about Andrea now that she is a badass zombie killer and Shane-lover! So I guess we'll see :)