Monday, November 5, 2012

All Torn Up Over The Walking Dead

This post has same MAJOR SPOILERS, so if you didn't watch this Sunday's Walking Dead, get off this website before it's too late!

Ugh. I didn't know I would get so torn up over this show. I think it's no secret I didn't care for Lori and her jezebel ways bad decision, but that was just...brutal. At first I wasn't really that upset about Lori asking to be cut open, because I kept thinking Hershel would show up and save the day or something. I did not expect her to really die. As the mother of a 10-year-old boy, the scene with her and Carl saying goodbye really got to me. Like I could almost need therapy got to me. I was freaking out. By the time they showed Rick's reaction, I was sobbing. I am still pretty busted up over it.

There is talk on the web today of why they didn't show Carl shooting his mother. One theory is that it was too brutal to see a son shooting his mother - just like they did in the first season with Rick shooting that little girl. The conspiracy theory is that maybe Carl didn't really kill her. Would they really keep Lori as a pet like Hershel did with all those people in his creepy barn? I doubt that's where they're going with this story. My theory is that Rick will completely lose it, and Carl will become an emotionless ball of fun. Hilarity ensues.

Let's take a moment to talk about Lori's bad decision to sacrifice herself for this unknown baby, shall we?

1) We didn't know if it would come out, well, normal. We know they're all infected. What if the baby had already died and was trying to eat its way out of her?

2) They're in a post-apocolypic world. Where in the hell are they going to find formula and diapers? I mean I've heard you can make diapers out of cloth, but who is going to take the time to change and clean them all the time? Rick?

3) Carl obviously is messed up. Rick is losing his mind. Was taking herself out of the picture going to do her son any good?

4) The baby is going to cry. Loudly. How well will that go when they're trying to hide from zombies?

5) Running around with a newborn in drastic times is just wrong. And a pain in the butt.

6) Speaking of Rick losing his mind, what if the baby totally grows up to look like an exact replica of Shane?

I think all these reasons point to Lori making one last, really terrible decision. We shouldn't have expected any different.

RIP Lori (via AMC)
As for the rest of the show, what happened to Carol? They better not have killed her off, too. It would be too much in one episode - especially after T-Dog gave his life for her (RIP to a great character). Everyone is yelling at Andrea for acting like such a floosy, but let's be real - women have needs, too. Yeah she's flirting with a crazy man, but I think everyone in this situation is beginning to go a bit mad. In all reality, I would probably be walking circles in the corner and mumbling to myself at this point in time.

I want to add that I'm glad I stopped reading the comics when I got to the prison scene. Everyone who has read them told me they knew this was coming, and this season is just going to get even crazier. Although I am broken up over last night episode, I'm also glad I was blindsided and didn't see it coming.

I guess we're all going to have to suck it up, and realize that it's now a fact on this amazing show - no one is safe.


1 comment:

  1. Yes I cried too. Poor Carl so much to go through without a psychologist in sight. Who are we kidding that whole group needs a psychologist. Rick is really losing it and a part of me hopes he throws the baby towards the walkers I know it's cruel, but I don't want to have to worry about it being feed and all. I didn't want T-Dog to go :( i just wasn't ready to Let Go. Okay can we talk about how the much older girl taking an interest in Carl. We do not need another baby around, because I don't think they have condoms at the prison. Then again they never have an issue finding gas for their cars. This season is getting crazier and I can't even think of what they are going to do next. :)