Home. Back where you belong.
The Walking Dead (3:10) Home just felt right. We have Daryl (Reedus) back, and Merle (Rooker) seems to be with the group for the moment. Andrea remains confused, and Glenn (Yeun) finally pops Maggie (Cohan) the question. I don’t know about you–but this is shaping up to be a mighty fine season. I was wrong in assuming that this season would drag along. Touché for getting this quarrel with the Governor (Morrissey) started. We knew that it was only a matter of time–especially since he lost his eye–that his inner monster would surface.
Too bad Andrea (Holden) isn’t catching on to his deception. Scratch that, too bad she is still in denial and not seeing the Governor for who he truly is.
This is truly disappointing. I guess the show has to have that one character that is on the “outside” of what’s all happening with Rick and others at the prison. What is it with all this Andrea BS anyway? I should have seen this coming. Remember when she had this weird attraction to Shane even when she knew that he was all messed up over Lori? Maybe her television character will always hold a strange attraction to charismatic nut jobs? Whatever. Guess we have to take part in this delusion until a revelation of sorts. Sure she will be reunited with the group. Andrea has missed out on a lot of what has happened since they all left the farm. Queue in a lot of emotional reckoning.
Speaking of nut jobs, is anyone checking on Rick (Lincoln)? The dude is starting to see Lori as a pristine goddess dressed in all white despite all of the emotional drama between Shane and Rick in season 2. Oh I get it–Rick has to go through the process of grieving before his knack for taught leadership kicks in again. I was worried there for a moment because I thought we were going to lose him. What a save! Daryl showing up just in time to save Rick earned him the super anti-hero badge. Sending that arrow through that walkers’ brain matter, and nearly missing his eye may have been Rick’s wake up call and Daryl telling Merle where to get off was his–walking away from Merle’s “forever alone” nonsensical thinking.
Hopefully, Merle’s return will only be temporary. Scratch that, maybe Merle’s return will be the turning point overall for the group? At least his return will incite with certainty, another brilliant fisticuffs between Glenn and Merle.
Meanwhile, Glenn (Yeun) is stepping up to the leadership role. He may be thinking with Rick dealing with Lori’s ghost and Daryl’s departure he needs to step up. We all know that Glenn isn’t leadership material, and his “rise” in the ranks is short lived. Better he repair his relationship with Maggie and give Hershel’s nerves a rest. He is trying to keep the group together, and no one wants to listen to him.
Now it’s up to Carl (Riggs) to continue to mature, and become everyone’s ray of hope. Something tells me that Carl will continue to impress everyone with just how much he has grown over the last couple of seasons. I neglected to comment on Michonne’s (Gurira) lack of firing skills. Let’s just keep her doing what she does best–wielding her Katana. Also, what an intense 10-minutes of television and the Governor dropping off that bread truck filled with walkers was genius. Poor Axel (Lew Temple) taking a bullet to the head while putting the moves on Carol (McBride).
Overall I am looking forward to episode 11, I ain’t a Judas. I am thinking that this episode will have a lot to do with Andrea from the title.
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