Morality: how we retain it, and what we are willing to give up. This week of The Walking Dead highlighted what people are willing to do for themselves in a zombie-ridden world. This episode was necessary in order for the plot to move forward and, as a result, we were subjected to a lot more dialogue than zombie-killing (sigh, again). The tension in the hour didn’t come at all from the undead but from the subtext in each conversation between the living.
Spoilers for The Walking Dead Recap 3.13: “Arrow On The Doorpost” are below the cut.
Hosted by Fashion and Entertainment Editor Joseph Lamour
Image via AMC.
Like I said in my recap Monday, the mid-season finale’s rescue mission caused some survivor shuffling in “The Suicide King.” Daryl and Merle are together again–and apart from everyone else; Michonne, Tyreese and his group, and the Originals all attempt to get along in this new survivor setup (Spoiler alert: they fail miserably); And Glenn and Maggie begin what seems to be their slow drift apart.
The breakdown: Each week, a Walking Dead roundtabler or I will provide a recap the day after the newest episode airs. The next Friday morning a roundtable discussion of the episode is posted featuring Joe, and a variety of guest commenters.
Jeannie Chan, Carly Mitchell, and Jenn Kim join me to talk about the previous episode before the next one this Sunday. Continue reading →
Hosted By Fashion and Entertainment Editor Joseph Lamour
In this week’s Walking Dead, we see Michonne proving why she’s so badass, yet again; we are reminded why Merle is oh so creepy; and we are shown, yet again, that Andrea is not thinking clearly enough in a world where people drag around dead bodies on leashes, keep their decaying loved ones in barns, and men shoot their best friends in the face to protect them from everyone. Carly Mitchell, Kiki Smith, and Jeannie Chan join me to analyze the whos, whats, and whys of this zombie world we see this week.
*I’ll let River Song say what we don’t want in the comments this time: