I’m not sure if I loved or hated this week’s Walking Dead, though I think I feel that way almost every week. The mid-season premiere certainly addressed all the cliffhangers in the finale, but now I have to wait week to week again to find out what’s next!
Here be spoilers!
Daryl left with Merle! Though I thought this might happen… why, why, why? Rick is obviously lost without him, and the way Daryl reacted (or didn’t) when Rick knocked Merle over the head tells me he knows his brother is a jerk who can’t be with civilized people.
Still nothing much happening at Woodbury. I’m so bored with Woodbury. The people there are cardboard, and I’m tired of Andrea. She’s obviously smart, but just doesn’t seem to get it. Even the Governor isn’t all that interesting anymore. I’m just waiting for him to attack the jail, but that probably won’t happen until the last episode.
Rick is losing it, which makes for interesting TV, but is sort of melodramatic in my opinion. He’s probably sleep deprived, definitely grieving, and now he’s seeing his dead wife? C’mon now! I mean, that’s not an abnormal grief reaction, especially in such a stressful situation, but waving his gun around and screaming is a little much for me.
I agree with Hershel… they have to start trusting people. Rick seems to forget that he was accepted into groups, and if they had left him alone, he probably would have died. First Glenn saved him in the city. Then he got accepted into the larger group. Then they traveled to the farm and convinced Hershel to let him stay on. I understand that he’s got a child and a new baby, but most people are good people, even in stressful situations (I really believe that). Of course, my opinion may be colored by the fact that Tyrese was such a great guy in the books that I can’t wait for him to be assimilated into the group.
Either way, I’m glad it’s back… and I’m not the only one. Apparently, The Walking Dead was the most viewed show on Sunday night, even up against the Grammy’s. Hey, when TV is creative and quality, people pay attention.