Walking Dead Discussion Thread: S3 E14, “Prey”

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Mike Dwyer

Mike Dwyer is a former writer and contributor at Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar North says:

    Agreed on Tyreese of course.
    Dramatically I found the episode pretty good. They managed to crank the tension pretty well.
    Narratively I was bored, Andrea decides to leave, spends the whole episode trying to leave and ends up captured.Report

  2. Avatar Glyph says:

    My assumption is that walkers do not feel pain.

    Milton strangely still may believe otherwise, despite his experiments?

    The cat and mouse game was suspenseful, but what was up with the Gov. whistling, which he recorded (I assumed that would be a plot point, that he would use the recording to fool Andrea about his location?) Do only murderous psychos whistle? (or, to keep with your Wire observation, “Governor comin’!”)

    I didn’t notice this myself, but over at AVClub someone pointed out that one of the torture implements the Gov. laid out on the table was a speculum. Yeesh.

    I realize this is all for convenience, but sometimes those zombies are total ninjas, like when there are none to be seen/heard for miles, until Andrea needs to catch her breath and leans up against a tree with a convenient zombie-arm-sized gap in it.Report

    • Avatar Pub Editor says:

      There’s a lot that we could say about the Governor’s torture implements and torture chamber. On the “Talking Dead” show following the episode, someone pointed out that the Governor’s equipment included arterial clamps and thread for suturing. So, the Gov. has bone saws and such for amputations, and also tools to make sure that the person under torture does not die from that amputation–allowing the Gov. to stretch the torture out over a longer period. (shudder) He also has a funnel and tube for forced feeding.

      We have looked through a window into the Governor’s mind, and it is a messed. up. place.Report

    • Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

      I’m guessing the whistling is a walker call. Like the noisemaker they use to draw them into the pits.

      He wants them moving around and coming to the noise, not sitting in a corner waiting for him to stick his leg where they can bite a chunk out of it.Report

      • Avatar Glyph says:

        Good theory. Not sure why he recorded it, or did it on his own in the torture chamber, but maybe we will find out (if Milton has done some Pavlovian conditioning with the walkers….)Report

      • Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

        ”I’m guessing the whistling is a walker call.”

        My grandpappy had a hickory walker call that he whittled back in ’25. Won the Southeast Kentucky Walker Calling Championship with it in ’37.Report

  3. Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

    I had another two of those moments.

    Oh, he’s driving the noisiest truck in the whole town, one you can hear coming when you can’t even see it… how did he hear the tools fall over inside a large building when that engine sounds like it’s running on open headers?

    And then… wait… so he’s driving the noisiest truck in the town, and he drives up close enough to the prison to catch Andrea but not so close that Rick can’t hear the engine? Or he parked far away but then snuck through the woods full of walkers and laid in wait while there are walkers shuffling around everywhere? And how exactly did he get a probably-very-unwilling prisoner up and back through the woods while he’s… aw, never mind.Report

    • Avatar Russell M says:

      hey you want logic, watch something else. for random decisions that make no sense in this world or the next the walking dead is where it’s at.Report