This week’s episode was just as exciting as last week’s, and it brought us a lot of great character moments. As a whole, this season is shaping up very nicely, despite a few iffy things here and there, like killing off every black character thus far besides Tyreese and Sasha. And though I was disappointed that Andrea didn’t feature in this episode at all, considering what happened last week, “This Sorrowful Life” managed to be thrilling just the same.
When first watching this episode, I honestly thought it was going to be about Rick moping around because he planned on handing Michonne over to the Governor, which makes little sense now that I think about it. In “Arrow on the Doorpost” I thought Rick could tell that the Governor was BSing him about the deal. I mean, the Governor allowed Merle to almost kill Glenn, he sexually assaulted Maggie, lied about everything involving the Atlanta survivors to Andrea, and attacked the prison with walkers. Clearly, he’s a man of his word.
But all that aside, I could certainly see why the temptation to hand Michonne over to the Governor was there. And looking back on the whole Randall incident of last season, I sincerely worried that Rick would go through with the plan. I was pleasantly surprised when he didn’t.
Well, I’ve wanted to do weekly reviews for The Walking Dead to go along with our weekly SPN reviews, and I might as well start now. This show is amazing. I love everything about it. I love its female characters along with its male characters, I love how it’s unafraid to kill anyone, and I love how it’s not Resident Evil.
The Walking Dead continues to be one of the best—if not the best—story set during a zombie apocalypse. And the midseason finale went to every length to leave us wanting more. And like most midseason episodes, it also ended on a cliffhanger, so unfortunately we’re just going have to wait until February to find out what happens.
Okay, while I fan-girl out, you guys can watch this:
The Walking Dead season three trailer came out at Comic-Con, and I know I cannot be the only one spazzing out about this. As a fan of the show and as a fan of the comics, October cannot arrive fast enough for me. Now, obviously, the show deviates from the comics quite a bit—such as with the death of Sophie in season two and keeping Shane alive until the second-to-last episode—but I like that. I can always count on a surprise.
And while I freaked out at all the shots of Michonne, I think the part that got me was Merle. I have been waiting for this racist Neo-Nazi to come back and screw things up for two seasons now, so it’s about time. Furthermore, while I liked the inclusion of other humans in the second season, the one whom they captured only existed as a means of causing internal strife within the group, and I hated those episodes. You can read about it in my The Walking Dead review here. So it’s also about time we get to see some more humans.
I have high expectations for this show. What about the rest of you?