Walking Dead Discussion Thread: S3 E9, “The Suicide King”
Spoiler Alert: Do not read this post or the comment section if you have not seen the show. Also, for those who have read the comics, please do not discuss plot elements not revealed on the show.
After a long lay-off we returned tonight with a solid episode. There are a lot of plot elements that are moving forward. The arrival of Tyreese’s group, the resolution of the attack on Woodbury, Merle and Darryl. I like to think episodes like this are crammed with new plot elements because each thread will be picked up in more detail in later shows. Each one is a little teaser of things to come.
I’m glad to see that they have continued with the Rick-is-Crazy plot line. I’ve always thought of The Walking Dead as a study in human behavior (it’s the anthropologist in me coming through) and quite frankly he should have snapped ages ago.
We hope the Dixon brothers (or at least Darryl) will make their way back into the fold but I admit I am kind of interested in seeing what they will do as a two-man wrecking crew out on the road. Keep in mind that we haven’t actually seen them together since the series began so this is new territory.
The scene with Rick, Carol and Carl walking arm in arm back towards the prison…forshadowing? At some point it would be good to see Rick move on with his love life, although that may be a long way off.
And that’s episode 9. Looking forward to hearing people’s impressions.
P.S. During the layoff I’ve been a tiny bit obsessed with the eternal search for the best melee weapon. For a while there I was sure it was a baseball bat because a bladed weapon might stick in the skull. I asked my 18 year-old tonight what she would use and she still said her trusty field hockey stick would be her go-to item. But I’ve also been thinking that a bat might require multiple blows and I’m back to the drawing board. Thoughts?