The Walking Dead Season 3 episode 14 ” Prey”

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Note to those who missed last nights broadcast, there will be spoilers.

Google Lori Holden ( Andrea)’s interviewers on various talk shows.

Apparently, she is trying to redeem her character’s image in the media and on social networks.

Last night on The Talking Dead, she made it known that  Andrea was not a bad woman. She just makes bad decisions.

Episode 14 of Season Three opened with a flashback.

Andrea and Michonne sitting by the fire eating food out of cans.

It was nice being able to see another piece of the real Michonne.

Apparently, her pets are two men who did something horrible to her.

She described them as animals.

It is obvious that they assaulted her in some way in the past.

This was one moment when I was able to truly understand Michonne.

I am sure there are more to come in future episodes and seasons.

That was the past.

The governor is laying everything out on the table literally. He places all sort of sharp tools on a table.

I immediately recognize a speculum which leads me to believe that Phil dabbles in a little gynecological exploration from time to time.

There is a rather retro looking dentists chair with yellow leather.

He even set up some chains in a door way with hoops to hold Michonne’s wrists.

Boy, is he sick!!!

( For those who read the comic book I am sure you felt uneasy when he was on his knees.)

Milton is as uncomfortable as the viewer is and tries to inquire about what Phil is doing.

The Governor seems fixated on making Michonne pay for killing Penny ( who was technically dead already) and taking his eye.

Milton leaves to find Andrea.

He takes her to an open vent and shows her what he is planning.

Andrea is so upset that she points her gun down at the Governor with the intent to shoot him.

However, Milton stops her explaining that even if he is dead ,Martinez will kill her and take his place.

In other words, his death will not stop the war that is about to begin.

I am unsure about Milton and his loyalties. Yes, he showed her the torture room but, after he bailed on her in the woods last episode.

I agree with Todd McFarland, there is something fishy about Milton ( or Waylon Smithers as some viewers are calling him).

I do not blame Andrea for ” high tailing it out” of Woodbury.

Nor did I blame Tyreese and Sasha for stepping out of her way.

Never come between a woman on a mission.

I believe that they are starting to see Woodbury for what it is especially Tyreese.

She wanted to warn the prison group of what they are up against.

One character who I will not miss if he becomes zombie food is Allen.

I was upset that he told the secrets of the prison to the Governor in episode 10.

No one asked you, Allen.

It was not the time to bring up mistakes of the past particularly the fact that Donna, his wife slept with Tyreese.

They are in a new place with people they do not know. Now is not the time to fracture your group regardless of the hospitality of Woodbury.

During a visit to a zombie trap complete with a bus full of hungry zombies and a zombie pit,

Tyreese nearly fed Allen to the zombies as a snack.

He literally dangled him above the zombies who nearly snatched him.

Sasha was able to talk him out of it.

Meanwhile, Martinez is on the side line watching with a smile.

Andrea watched one white truck drive past the field where she is running.

It seems like everything is okay.

That split second that she takes to catch her breath is enough time for the Governor to catch up to her.

 How he was able to see her across that field with one eye is beyond me.

Anyway, he chases her into the nearby woods.

Rather than chase her on foot, he decides to take a short cut.

Andrea hides near a tree with a split trunk.

All is well until a zombie decides to reach through and hold her in a death grip.

Kudos to her , use of the knife Rick gave her.

She kills not one but, three zombies saving the death grip one for last.

Andrea continues running until she comes upon a warehouse.

The Governor arrives a minute or so later.

Andrea is home free hiding until in Walking Dead fashion out pops a zombie.

She kills him only to end up alerting the Governor of where she is.

To make a long story short, she runs toward a stairwell full of zombies.

This situation comes in handy when Philip nearly catches her. She unleashes said zombies onto him and escapes.

He screams and I think finally the Governor is done.

At this point, I am very happy.

Andrea got away.

Now she can warn the others of what is to come.

Remember that zombie trap and the zombie bus, well someone decided to drive up and set it all on fire.

Some say it was Milton but, I beg to differ.

The cameras never showed the person’s face and all that the viewers saw were black heavy-duty gloves.

Later, Andrea is still running. She makes it nearly a hundred or so feet away from the front gate.

Unfortunately, someone decided that Rick should be on watch tower duty.

Andrea waves her hands a few times and then tries to catch her breath.

All of suddenly, the Governor comes behind her and pulls her to the ground.

Now Rick who believes that he is seeing things again sees a bit of the commotion and points a gun in that direction.

He gets himself together and continues staring down at the zombies at the gate.

The Governor returns to Woodbury in his truck. He is greeted by some who inquire about Andrea’s whereabouts.

He explains that he was unable to find her.

The Governor assumes that Tyreese set the fire to the zombie pit.

Where did you get the gasoline?,” he asks.

” Come again,” replies Tyreese.

The Governor comes upon Milton they exchange a few words .

Milton offers his condolences and inquires as to whether or not there is a suspect.

The camera pulls away towards a red door. It opens and the viewer is led up a hallway to a door that is cracked.

The door flies open to reveal Andrea tied up with tape over her mouth. She is seated on the torture chair in the torture room.

Andrea, Andrea, Andrea….everyone tried their best to warn her.

However, the Governor had her at hello.

Michonne noticed something sinister in episode 5.

She tried to convince Andrea to leave with her but, she refused.

Unfortunately, it is too late.

Now we have to “prey” for her because her fate is not looking good.

One more episode until the season finale…

until Sunday readers.

The Walking Dead Season 3,Episode 13:Arrow in the door post

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The Walking Dead season 3,episode 13 ” Arrow In the Doorpost” consisted of a meeting between Rick Grimes and Governor Philip. Many viewers were disappointed in the storyline. I have a theory on this so bear with me. I believe that this show is climbing up a mountain towards a climax that will blow the rest of season out of the water. According to Dallas Roberts ( Milton Mamet) the finale will leave the viewers with the mouths open in shock. The Governor went to that meeting in the barn( or warehouse) to call a false truce. He wanted to come across as the peaceful, diplomatic Governor that Andrea knows and loves. I was not naive especially when I saw the gun that was taped to the table.

Rick could have killed The Governor and none would the wiser. However, he chose to sit down and listen to him. The meeting turned out the exact way that I assumed it would. The battle is still on. I enjoyed the scenes where Herchel and Daryl bonded with Milton and Martinez. I realized that if the leaders were not at each others throats everyone would live together somewhat peacefully. Andrea was left out in the cold after being dismissed from the initial meeting. The fact that she was unaware that The Governor arrived first to the scene spoke volumes.

Merle wants to rally the team at the prison to go out and make the first move.

In other words, let’s go kill the Governor.

No one wants to do this behind Rick’s back.

I am not 100% convinced that the group can trust Merle. The escape from the prison was just too easy.

The Governor is the type of person who is a step ahead of everyone around him. There is not one situation that he is not aware of.

But, that is just my opinion.

Now, I want to discuss the elephant in the room…

I am unsure as to what is Merle trying to accomplish by buttering up Michonne.

Where does he stand with her?

I know that she is not buying his crap. Every time, he tries to be nice, Michonne shuts him down.

In this particular episode, I did not buy his sarcasm. I hope that the viewers learn what is his current modus operandi regarding her.

There are countless shippers of Merle and Michonne online.

I can see where they are coming from but, Michonne will not go with it.

Yes, in the comic books she was sexually liberated but, with Merle that is a bit farfetched.

But, this is The Walking Dead….anything can happened.

Two things confused me about this episode….

Why did The Governor and Rick Grimes lie to their comrades when they returned home?

and

Why did I want a zombie to get in between the sexy scene with Glenn and Maggie?

No, I am not a hater. lol

I just recall the last time they had a moment….Merle interrupted that one so….

Oh yeah and one more thing…..

that last scene made it clear that Andrea is on a mission.

I hope that mission ends with The Governor no longer in existence.

Judging by the scenes from next week,  it’s on…..

Until next episode, everyone.

The Walking Dead Season 3,episode 12 ” Clear”

Poor Morgan. He lost his wife, his son and his mind.

 I believe that he suffered a severe form of Post Traumatic Stress coupled with grief , shock and solitude.

When Morgan did not remember Rick, my heart sank with his.

Though, it was not Rick’s fault , I wonder what if:

What if Rick had followed Duane and Morgan?

What if Morgan decided to follow Rick with Duane in tow?

What if in season one :Rick left the hospital and a zombie bit him?

Unfortunately, Rick and Morgan’s journey ended as they drove in separate directions away from the police station.

Morgan blamed Rick for his misfortune but, Duane’s death was imminent.

It was so hard for him to put down his zombified wife.

All of the memories, experiences and love that he had for her overshadowed the reality of her new form.

Michonne proved herself as a valuable addition to the prison group.

Carl decided that after she saved him from an ankle grabbing zombie that she was okay.

That was after, he tried to ditch her, put them in danger to find a picture of Lori and attempted to hurt her feelings.

Rick wanted desperately to save Morgan but, he realized that it was too late.

When Morgan told Carl that he did not need to say that he was sorry.

I felt that Morgan realized that morality in the world was fading fast and that there was no point in trying to save it.

He rationalized that once the good and bad people die then the weak will be left.

Morgan believes that weak have inherited the world already.

In my opinion, I have read the comic books and believe that his statement is true.

The Governor is one example of this statement which is another theory I have but, that is for another blog.

I liked this episode but, it was the calm before the storm.

Batten down the hatches because it is coming.

I will make a prediction that

Herschel will die before the season ends.

Possibly, Judith because of all the rumors.

Until next Sunday.

Season 3:Episode 9 “The Suicide King”…my review

Norman Reedus ( Daryl Dixon) and Lauren Cohan ( Maggie Green)

 

 

Last night, I tuned in as one of 12.3 million viewers to watch The Walking Dead Season 3 midseason premiere of Episode 9: ” The Suicide King”. I thought that the episode was fantastic.

This show makes me feel nostalgic for a time when my grandmother was still alive. We watched the first five episodes of season 1 together in her hospital room. I believe that if her health had improved , this would be our show”.

The title “The Suicide King” can have a double meaning because it possibly to refers to two separate characters who are at their wit’s end. This idea is synonymous with character Rick Grimes and Philip Blake ( The Governor).

On the one hand, Rick is on the verge of a nervous breakdown after his wife’s tragic death. His right hand man Daryl Dixon decides to leave with his brother Merle after the group is against adding Merle to the line up. Glenn tries to get Rick to speak up but, he refuses. Baby Judith is crying but, Rick is unable to handle her presence. It feels like in some way he blames the little girl for Lori’s death.

Did I mention now he sees her ghost?

Plus, I am unclear as to why he is pushing away all of the able-bodied people who can help him fight? like Michonne? Tyreese and his crew? possibly Daryl?and Merle?

But, on the other hand The Governor has stepped even further off the deep end. His utopia known as Woodbury is no more. Like Rick, he is pushing everyone away including Andrea who supports him wholeheartedly ( even after learning that her group is alive and Phil failed to inform her of that fact.) His view of the world is a myopic one full of murderous revenge. Before this, we learned that Philip kept a room with heads in a tank and that his little girl has a craving for human flesh.

I believe the character that most embodies the idea of The Suicide King, I would have to say Rick Grimes.

As strange and diabolical as The Governor is he can not touch Rick’s new-found “clairvoyance”.

 

Here is my prediction for the rest of the season: Andrea, Daryl and Merle will return to the group. Michonne and Tyreese will join the group as well. Tyreese’s collective will not make it through the season. A few tidbits of Michonne’s life will be revealed and Rick will come to his sense.

One can dream!!

Until Sunday, only time will tell.

Have a happy week everyone.

Comments are welcome and encouraged.