Walking Dead Discussion Thread: S3 E10, “Home”
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.
Last night was an interesting episode. As I suspected, Andrea is being positioned by the Governor to run Woodbury so he can pursue his revenge agenda. We know she is going to visit the prison soon and after the attack last night her loyalties will have to be decided.
I liked the scenes with Merle and Darryl. As my wife said, “Merle sure talks a lot.” Darryl obviously misses his friends and realizes his brother is an a-hole. The scene on the bridge was almost too ‘Hero Darryl’, but I liked that we saw a new group briefly only for them to leave. It shows that there are more people out there and makes me think about hundreds of little dramas playing out across the landscape daily.
The tension with Maggie and Glenn seem completely normal in the wake of what they went through, but nevertheless makes me uncomfortable because I think the world ALWAYS needs a little romance. I hate to see that get wrecked, although I’m sure they will come through it.
Poor Carol. She loses Darryl (temporarily) and then Axel. His death was obviously very shocking and the writers did a great job there. The attack on the prison was so violent and so sudden that it is amazing they only lost one person. Hershel’s suggestion that they hit the road seems pretty good in retrospect. There’s no way they can defend the prison against determined invaders with the group they have. The only thing that would have made the Dixon Brother’s return more awesome is if Tyreese showed up right behind them.
Going forward I don’t see the Governor marshaling the whole town of Woodbury for a second attack unless the prison retaliates or more likely, he stages a second attack. If he continues to only have his praetorian guard to work with the prison can probably match him, especially when Tyreese inevitably returns.
There are still a lot of separate plot lines which I like a lot right now. Rick’s conversation with Hershel was SO GOOD. He knows he’s having hallucinations but he wants to believe they mean something. Hershel is doing his Obi-wan thing and their relationship makes me miss my own father terribly. I can’t wait to see Carol and Merle fight for Darryl’s soul.
I fear Andrea’s reunion with the group will be frustrating because the writers like to use intentional information gaps to advance the story. She will probably suggest it is a misunderstanding. The group won’t give her all the details she needs to make the correct decision. We will want to strangle her. But that’s drama for you…
P.S. I read a review this morning that called the truck full of zombies a ‘walker bomb’. Meta-awesome.