Walking Dead Discussion Thread: S3 E12, “Clear”
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.
Before I get into this week’s episode, I’d like to solicit some guest posts. There are four episodes left this season. I will be selfish and claim the finale but I would like to see some other folks do the posts for the next three shows. I will accept volunteers on a first come basis so act fast. If this works well perhaps we’ll line up a guest schedule for Season 4.
‘Clear’ was an interesting episode in that they stuck with just a few characters for the whole show, ignoring events back at the prison and in Woodbury. I like it when we get to see dynamics play out at the micro level. Rick brought Michionne along ‘to keep an eye on her’ but it felt more like a trial run for her. “Do well and we let you stay.” The spoiler here is that she seems to have won a spot in the group. I’d still love to see some kind of crazy friendship or even romance between her and Merle but I think that is asking too much.
Unfortunately for me I accidentally read a spoiler Sunday morning and knew Morgan was going to return. His descent into crazytown was clearly meant to parallel Rick’s own problems and for that reason Rick yelling at him that he could come back felt very much like he was talking to himself.
Because the episode was of the micro variety there isn’t a whole lot to discuss other than to say I really liked Michionne’s interaction with Rick at the very end of the show. Also, the thing with the backpacker was totally understandable until they coldly took his backpack at the end. That bothered me even if the realist in me accepted it.