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Zombie Kills: 9
Human/Enemy Deaths: 6
Last night AMC presented the mid-season finale of its smash zombie apocalypse hit The Walking Dead based on the graphic novel by Robert Kirkman of the same name
So far in Season 3 we have seen a much more character driven plot and some HUGE differences from the graphic novel and last night was no exception.
Last night Woodbury and Rick’s survivors finally collided together in an epic clash of smoke grenades, automatic weapons and blood as they attempted to rescue Glen and Maggie.
But before we get to that, the mid-season finale introduced us to yet another group of survivors, led by comics fan-favorite, Tyreese played by actor Chad Coleman. (In the graphic novel Tyrese is a former NFL player Tyreese who with his daughter Julie is introduced before Herschel’s farm), After (mostly) surviving an attack by Walkers, the group heads into the prison and makes their way to a Walker-infested boiler room. Carl helps them out and leads them to a safe place within the prison.
Rick and the crew storm Woodbury to rescue Glenn and Maggie just as Meryl is leading them to “The Screaming Pit” But thanks to some smoke bombs and a lot of ammo the group succeeds and makes it out all except for Daryl who stays behind to lay down gunfire cover and Oscar the convict (we hardly knew ya dude) who gets shot by a Rick hallucinated Shane look-alike.
Michonne meanwhile ditches the group for a time to handle her own business with the Governor, she exacts her revenge by putting hers katana through the mouth of Penny, the Governor’s daughter, and in a barroom brawl with the Gov gets up close and personal with head-tanks and then give him a shard right in the old eyeball only to end in a stand-off between her and Andrea (the dumbest television character of all time)
Then we have hot white trash Darryl who really wanted to go talk to his brother Merle once Glenn told him he was the Governor’s lieutenant. And now, he’ll get the chance because The Governor is blaming Merle for the rescue and is now pitting him against Darryl who was captured in the “screaming pits” or maybe he’ll just kill the both of them outright
So far Season 3 has been good. But there have been a few mis-steps. Herschel’s 1/2 episode leg amputation. (Boring) The extremely long build-up in Woodbury. And of course Andrea’s long term stupidity and bad judgement.
But other than that it’s been pretty solid season so far and the show is going strong and pulling out all the stops.
As we all know I have an issue with TWD and its absence of any LGBT identifying characters and the cutting the gay prison storyline in the graphic novel. Also this season with the early demise of Laurie (she dies much later in the graphic novel) we also miss the graphic novels part of storyline where Carol hits on Laurie to try to get between her and Rick.
And then last night Robert Kirkman who wrote the episode had to add in this.
Axel (Lew Temple) it was certainly done in a creepy like a chat-room pedophile sort of way hits on Beth asking her how old she his. Carol pulled him away and tells him to stay away from her. Axel at this point points out that Maggie is taken and that Carol is a lesbian.
And why does Axel think that Carol is a lesbian?
Because she has short hair.
Really Kirkman? You’ve been writing the damn comic for 10 years and you couldn’t think of anything other than that to write?
You are killing me man. First you make all LGBT characters invisible in TWD television world and then you have to get a cheap laugh off a lesbian stereotype throwaway line.
And so The Walking Dead at the end of third mid-season finale not only keeps its perfect rating of ZERO when it comes to LGBT characters. It now goes into the NEGATIVE and stands at a – 1!
Get a clue and some diversity training Kirkman and start to remember that more than just fanboys are watching your show. And as gay as ComicCon was this year they just MIGHT be able to handel a gay or bisexual characters.