Walking Dead Discussion Thread: S3 E5, “Say the Word”
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Weird episode this week. This was the first show of the season that I wasn’t crazy about…
Rick’s axe-rampage was believable and I enjoyed, however the scene in the room where Lori died was poorly done. I assume most viewers were as confused as me at first. Rick appeared to find a bullet and I immediately thought Carl had shot the ground instead of Lori. Then with no body and zombie sounds coming from nearby, I was positive that zombie Lori was in the room. No, it was just the zombie that apparently ate all of her (bones too? really?) The lock of Lori’s hair poking out of his mouth was really too gross even for me. Then Rick started stabbing its belly after he killed it. WTF?
The scenes with the baby were nice. Darryl has almost become too good of a guy in my opinion, but he’s so likable it’s impossible to be mad. Or maybe he just has a soft spot for kids after all he did to try to locate Sophia. Assuming he meets his doom like everyone else sooner or later, I’m going to take that one hard. Darryl reminds me of some of the guys I grew up with. Redneck as hell but they would jump in front of a train for their friends.
The scenes in Woodbury were still a bit uncomfortable but I assume that is the intent. The governor is so darn creepy and manipulative, but the scene with Penny makes you think he is just ‘complicated’. Michionne continues to have all of her suspicions confirmed but apparently can’t find the words to articulate basic ideas to Andrea. They part ways, probably for the best. Andrea’s apparent horror in the arena at the realization of what she has done was a good moment. She is still a character I feel myself inclined to dislike.
As I said, this one was weird for me with parts I genuinely didn’t like very much, but they had to slow the pacing down at some point.
Highlight: Michionne doing her thing on the captive walkers. That’s the badass we know from the comics.
Low-point 1: The zombie that ate Lori.
Low-point 2: The tense few moments at the daycare where I kept expecting them to find a zombie baby crawling around.