The Walking Dead: “Beside the Dying Fire” S2_Ep13 Part 2
Sequence 3 – The other thing that happens with both Patricia’s & Jimmy’s death is the same thing that happened with Dale’s…ever morphing parameters about zombie powers. The speed & ferocity that they took those two down with means that they would’ve lunged at Rick & Carl climbing down from the RV. No question. But whatever. I had originally thought that they were going to kill Maggie, along with these two, I also thought Beth was a goner. I didn’t think anybody from the Green family was gonna make it. And all of a sudden, Maggie doesn’t have a problem with guns. Okay then.
So T-Dogg figures that they need a new game plan? Really dawg?
They’re just wasting ammo if they’re leaving. Otis & his family musta lost a bet.
They kind of deserved the mayhem that they got during the melee escape for being so disorganized & stupid. And Carol’s bacon was fried, dyed, and laid out to be dried without Daryl. It was over for her. But as always, Daryl makes exactly the right calls to survive.
Bye bye farm. It was nice knowing you. Sometimes.
Sequence 4 – Sheer luck. Just sheer luck that they all decided to rendezvous at the Sophia Point. When T-Dogg was in the van, it felt like ‘Driving Miss Lori.’ I was surprised he even asserted himself that much. But one thing that this ep wisely gave us was a moment of relief & happiness; one brief instant where people were glad to see each other and families reunited. And then….the group starts to assess their losses, starting with the realization that Shane’s gone. More on that later.
I suh-WEAR I thought that a Walker was going to at least attack both Glenn & Maggie in that car, because that’s what always happens after ‘I love you’ speeches. And I still don’t buy this ‘love’ between Glenn and Maggie. Just don’t.
So anyway…for some reason at the Sophia Checkpoint they finally seem to realize that THEY’RE IN A FREAKING ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. It’s really the biggest shame of all that it took all of that to make them realize: 1) They never needed to split up 2) Ammo was limited 3) They needed a plan *headdesk* And I guess it was a dig at religion when they had Hershey say: “Christ promised a resurrection of the dead…I just thought he had somethin’…a little different in mind.” I didn’t quite know if that was supposed to be funny or not. So yada yada, lots of talking & arguing and mouthing off from Carl[JUST KILL HIM ALREADY], and deciding-waaaaay-to-after-the-fact thinking, but at least they choose to be smarter as they head out this time. And Rick FINALLY gets some practical thinking going, as opposed to his heretofore altruistic and idealistic(read: fatal) thinking. I also have to assume that they had already siphoned out all of the gas from those vehicles the first time around. And, T-Dogg is the gang member that’s telling the truth and making sense this time. Guess somebody has to with Shane dead and Andrea on the run. Although, Lori trying to jump out of the truck to force the issue…yet another reason to hate her. Ugh. At least Daryl’s still around.