Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 3

The Walking Dead Season 3

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Back at the prison, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) tells Michonne (Danai Gurira) that she's one of them now. It looks like some of the group may be going on the run while others will stay behind to make a stand at the prison. There are lots of trucks and at least one big explosion, but there's no way to tell who's going make it through the battle and who's not.

Carl (Chandler Riggs) packing up his things in preparation to leave the prison. He comes across the photo of himself and his family in happier days and the reflection of his own face in the glass tells of sorrow that should belong to someone much older. We see everyone else is packing up as well, telling us that the plan must be for at least some of the group to abandon the prison. Carl also finds his father's badge and tucks it away in his pocket, proving that it's still important to him. Carl's final act before leaving his makeshift room is to put on his father's hat and pick up his gun. The whole thing is a bit sad, as it's hard to watch them give up the home they had made for themselves.

Governor (David Morrissey) and his people begin their invasion of the prison. They come in multiple vehicles and armed to the teeth, but are surprised when there's nobody there to defend the place. They use a truck to pull off a gate leading inside the prison itself and open a door. What they find is a mystery, as the video stops there, but we're guessing that there could be anything from a contingent of Rick's people to a hoard of trapped zombies waiting inside.

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 Preview Episode 15
We see that Rick is once again being visited by ghosts. Lori appears in regular clothes and not in a flowing white dress though, so that's something. We also see that Rick has decided that the only way to save his people is to give Michonne to the Governor. Merle is dealing with his own dilemmas and might just be wondering if he chose the right side or not. Plus there's a live (sort of) zombie head on the ground. If all of that doesn't make for what looks like another fantastic episode, I don't know what does.

In the first sneak-peek clip, we find Glen securing a section of the prison when Daryl comes out to join him. Daryl asks Glen if he's seen Merle, and when Glen doesn't respond, Daryl starts making promises about how he's going to make his brother make things right. Glen is having none of it, but not because of the fact that Merle tied him up, beat him senseless and threw a walker in the room. It's because Merle gave Maggie to a man who terrorized her and Glen definitely cares more about Maggie than he does about himself. Daryl looks contrite, but he really has nothing to say in reply.

In the second sneak-peek clip, we find Merle and Rick having a heart-to-heart. Surprisingly enough, Merle is defending Michonne and pointing out to Rick why giving her to the Governor is wrong. Merle lists all of the things that Governor is likely to do to Michonne, and the scary thing is that we all know he's right. Merle tells Rick that it's not worth doing that to her over just a mere shot at survival and calls him "cold as ice." The most interesting part of this scene might be the fact that we're completely on Merle's side by the time it's over.

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 Episode 14 Preview (may spoilers)
Milton pleads with the Governor to let his plans of revenge go and return to what used to be their main goal  find a cure to the walker virus. The stubborn and evil Governor ignores him. Spoilers go on to say that after realizing that the Governor won’t change his mind, Milton tells Andrea the truth.
After a small altercation between Andrea, Tyrese and Sasha, the Governor decides to go after Andrea, who has left Woodbury. Milton attempts to stop him and the Governor figures out that Milton told Andrea his plan. Tyrese and his group become suspicious. A game of cat and mouse plays out in the woods, as the Governor is after Andrea

Andrea makes it to the prison, but before Rick spots her, the Governor grabs her and brings her back to Woodbury. Before the show comes to a close, Andrea is shown tied up in the torture chair.

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Episode 13  ''Arrow On The Doorpost'' preview

Last weekend’s Walking Dead saw Rick, Michonne, and Carl make a supply run back to Rick’s home town. While there, Rick ran into an old friend, whose level of craziness just might have snapped Rick back into normalcy.
According to the AMC description for “Arrow on the Doorpost,” “In an effort to prevent any more deaths, Rick and the Governor meet to come up with a peace treaty.” Judging from the sneak preview, Rick and Daryl seem to be headed in to meet the Governor, while Hershel waits in the car.

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 Episode 12 Preview
The Walking Dead” season 3 really put Andrea in the spotlight.  She is torn between her loyalty to Rick’s group of survivors (which now includes Michonne and Merle) and her romantic feelings for the Governor, but after reuniting with Rick’s group (and knowing the truth about what a terrible person the Governor is) we thought that Andrea would want to be back with Rick.  Unfortunately her welcome back was less then friendly from Rick because Michonne had clued him in on everything that happened at Woodbury with Andrea and the Governor, so the reunion wasn’t exactly all flowers and rainbows.  Carol suggested that she put an end to the war by going back to Woodbury, seducing the Governor one last time and killing him while he slept, but when push came to shove Andrea found that she couldn’t do it.
The one thing that Andrea’s visit to the prison did seem to do is ignite Rick’s confidence as a leader.  He still has one foot in crazytown, but he is ready to start preparing for the war against the Governor and will be looking for the supplies they need to beat him.  In a new preview for next Sunday’s all new episode called “Clear” (which you can check out below) we see Rick, Carl and Michonne on a supply run, looking for everything and anything that can help them in their battle.  While driving, they have to take a detour over the grass and one of their wheels gets stuck in the mud and the nearby walkers swarm the car.

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 Episode 11 preview

Milton and the Governor will be going over all the records of the people in Woodbury. The Governor suggests that they include all men and women 13-years old and up. While Milton disagrees, saying this would mean children, the Governor tells him that adolescence is a 20 century invention.Andrea tells the Governor that she will not stand by as her friends are gunned down. She, against the Governor’s orders, visits the prison.

Milton guides Tyrese, Sasha, Allen, and Ben to Woodbury. They are welcomed there and Tyrese tells them about the prison and that they do whatever they have to in order to earn their keep.

Daryl makes it very clear that Merle is staying and there is no talking about it and he storms off. Rick tells Glenn that he can’t kick Merle out. Glenn strongly objects and says to Rick “I wouldn’t ask you to try and live with Shane after he tried to kill you.” Hershel says that Merle has military experience, and that his behavior may be erratic, but they shouldn’t underestimate his loyalty to his brother.

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 Preview episode 10 'home'

Last weekend saw the return of new episodes of The Walking Dead. Despite being up against the Grammys, the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead set a new ratings record for the series. Will tonight’s new episode break that record?
According to the AMC description for “Home,” the group debates the next step; Rick searches for a lost friend; Daryl and Merle question their choices; the Governor restores order. However, judging from the sneak preview, it’s really Daryl who’s questioning his choice to abandon the security of the prison, while Merle seems content to hunt for squirrels and fish..

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Episode 9 Preview
With the cliffhanger of the showdown between brothers Daryl and Merle Dixon, we’re predicting that “The Suicide King” episode of The Walking Dead will set a new ratings record for the series. According to the AMC description for “The Suicide King,” Rick tries to rescue a member of his group. Woodbury is in disarray after a recent attack. New guests raise concerns at the prison.

In several trailers for "The Suicide King" we see The Governor ordering Andrea to go to The Prison  and stay there.  Is this him kicking her out, or is Andrea willingly going to The Prison as a mole?  Perhaps there is a larger deception being played out.  In some of these trailers we see The Governor and Rick having a conversation.  Could it be that Andrea is sent to The Prison to offer peace?  In the comics when Rick and The Governor meet, he returns without a hand.  I speculated in this article whether or not the taskmasters of the televised Walking Dead would invite the dozens of FX shots needed to digitally remove Andrew Lincoln's hand into their budget.  It's doubtful they will, but it's not such a stretch to think that The Governor might do something to rick that approximates that level of savagery.

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preview episode 8

This week’s episode of The Walking Dead is entitled “Made To Suffer.” According to the AMC description, “Andrea steps up when the people of Woodbury are thrown into uncharted territory; a new threat arises at the prison.”
In the official sneak preview for “Made To Suffer,” Andrea is fixing her hair, when she notices a picture of The Governor and his family. Andrea picks up the photo and stares at it. Then , she hears The Governor approaching so she puts it back down. When The Governor walks up behind her, Andrea tells him that she promised Milton that she would help him cremate their test subject’s body. After a brief conversation, The Governor points out to Andrea that Woodbury is starting to grow on her.

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Episode 7 Preview
Merle is spotted ,threatening to kill Glenn with a whole bunch of walkers if he doesn’t give up Rick and the crew’s location. Then the Governor tells Maggie to take her shirt off or else he’ll chop Glenn’s hand off. At one point, Glenn headbutts the hell out of Merle,which will surely piss him off to all hell. Andrea is spotted still trying to get her freak on with the evil Governor as she remains in the dark and clueless as usual.
, Rick is spotted taking off to go rescue Glenn and Maggie. I’m guessing Michonne,Daryl,and the others are joining Rick in the mission. Rick tells little Carl to protect Herschel and the others.
Meanwhile, the evil Governor tells Maggie,he’s going to return her and Glenn back to Rick and the crew,but he’s just lying. Towards the end of the clip,tons of walkers are spotted on the attack.

On last week’s show Rick was on the phone and told the caller that “we are dying here”. Meanwhile, Andrea jumped the wall of Woodbury, can you blame her after she was in the audience for the sick and twisted fight night? Perhaps Andrea should have left when she had the chance, ya think? A concerned citizen warned Andrea, “We’re not supposed to go over the wall!” and her escape doesn’t last that long because in the preview, the Governor tells Andrea, “You don’t have to be ashamed about liking the fight – I love it.”
On tonight’s show Michonne ends up at the prison with some walkers and I was shocked at first to see that they didn’t try to kill her right away, but don’t worry, next week they come after her behind the prison gate and she does some creative slicing and dicing until Rick takes her in. Michonne then goes on to tell Rick and the group all about the Governor and his dirty little town of Woodbury, she also tells them about Maggie and Glen’s abduction. I got a feeling the Governor is going to have a run for his money with Michonne and Rick teamed up together.

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Review Episode + 6
Last week, the “Say The Word” episode of The Walking Dead showed us what the fine folks of Woodbury like to do for entertainment. At the end of the episode, Rick Grimes got a phone call in the prison. Who could be on the line? Or has Rick just gone completely crazy?

This week’s episode of The Walking Dead is entitled “Hounded.” According to the AMC description, “As Andrea grows closer to the Governor, Michonne makes a decision about Woodbury. Glenn and Maggie go on a run. Rick struggles.”
In the official sneak preview for “Hounded,” the survivors in the prison are enjoying a meal, when Rick Grimes shows up. Rick asks if everybody is ok, and Maggie says they are, but then Hershel asks, “What about you?” Rick says that he cleared out the boiler block. When Daryl asks how many were there, Rick doesn’t know, but he estimates a dozen or two dozen.
Rick says he just wanted to check on Carl, but he has to get back. When Glenn offers to handle taking out the bodies, Rick says he has to do it. Rick asks Daryl if everyone has a gun and knife, and Daryl says they are starting to run low on ammunition. Glenn says he and Maggie are planning to make a run to look for bullets and formula. Daryl also says he cleared out the generator room, and Rick says “good” before leaving again.

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 Preview ''say the word'' episode 5

Last week, the “Killer Within” episode of The Walking Dead really shook things up. Not one, but two main cast members were killed off in the shocking episode. At the end of the episode, Rick Grimes was rolling on the ground, sobbing over the death of his wife. It will be very interesting to see where things pick up. Will Rick spend the episode crying the blues or will he pick himself up, dust himself off and go on a zombie killing spree?

This week’s episode of The Walking Dead is entitled “Say the Word.” According to the AMC description, “After another loss, Rick struggles. Michonne remains suspicious of the Governor as he throws a party with a unique twist for the people of Woodbury.”
In the official sneak preview for “Say the Word,” Glenn is digging a grave, when he is approached by the two remaining prisoners. Axel asks Glenn if he needs any help. At first Glenn turns to walk away, but when Axel tells him that his friends were good folks, Glenn corrects him that they were family. Oscar tells Glenn that he’s only had one friend like that in his life and that he’s sorry for his loss. Glenn thinks for awhile, but then he hands the shovel to the prisoners and tells them he needs two more graves.

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Preview Episode 4 Killer Within
This week’s episode of The Walking Dead is entitled “Killer Within.” According to the AMC description, “The group is severed and lives are put in jeopardy. In Woodbury, Merle has a request for the Governor.”
In the official sneak preview for “Killer Within,” Rick and his group are getting prepared for a long day of burning zombie corpses, when Carol asks where Glenn and Maggie are. Daryl points out that Glenn and Maggie are in the guard tower, which surprises Rick because they were just up there last night. Daryl calls out to ask Glenn if he is coming, and a shirtless Glenn pops out of the door. Evidently, there was a little romance happening in the guard tower.

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 Preview ''walk with me'' episode 3

 After witnessing an accident, Andrea and Michonne are introduced to a new community of survivors. As conflicts arise with their new acquaintances, a decision must be made.

 Walk With Me" features the introduction of a new character who certainly intrigues us—and brings up something that may be a bit of a sore spot for someone. It also will show Merle's return, and if you're anything like us an have been waiting for his return since they discovered he cut off his hand to free himself from the roof, you should like this episode. We also get to see how Merle (Michael Rooker) had adapted to his new arm accessory.
If you missed Andrea and Michonne in episode 2, this is the episode for you. They're going to end up in Woodbury, which is a good thing for Andrea (Laurie Holden), who is still sick like we saw her in the premiere, but Michonne's (Danai Gurira) going to be keeping an eye out on the community. While we already want to see them get out of Woodbury because we know nothing is as it seems there, especially with the Governor, there is at least one reason why it's good they were found (other than Andrea needing medicine).


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Sick e2 preview
After a traumatic event, a life hangs in the balance. Complicating matters, the group must also deal with a potential threat to their new surroundings.

Synopsis: The world we knew is gone. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living.
Based on a comic book series of the… More same name by Robert Kirkman, this AMC project focuses on the world after a zombie apocalypse.
The series follows a police officer, Rick Grimes, who wakes up from a coma to find the world ravaged with zombies. Looking for his family, he and a group of survivors attempt to battle against the zombies in order to stay alive.

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This week Episode 1 ''seed''

The wait is finally over. After a weekend long marathon of episodes of The Walking Dead from previous seasons, The Walking Dead season 3 premieres at 9 PM ET on Sunday, October 14 on AMC.

With the world growing increasingly more dangerous and Lori's pregnancy advancing, Rick discovers a potentially safe haven. But first he must secure the premises, pushing his group to its limit.
The Walking Dead season 3 premiere episode is entitled “Seed,” which is likely a reference to Lori Grimes’ pregnancy. However, there are often twists associated with Walking Dead episode titles, so maybe it isn’t the obvious meaning. AMC’s description for the episode says, “With the world growing increasingly more dangerous and Lori’s pregnancy advancing, Rick discovers a potentially safe haven. But first he must secure the premises, pushing his group to its limit.”
The Walking Dead “Seed” episode was written by Glen Mazzara and directed by Ernest Dickerson. In this sneak peek of the episode, the survivors try to build a plan as to how to avoid the zombie herds. Rick Grimes tells the others, “We can’t keep going house to house. We need to find someplace to hold up for a few weeks.”

The Walking Dead makes its hotly anticipated return this Sunday on AMC, and we've had a chance to preview the first couple of episodes.  We barely escaped with our lives.
With the loss of Shane and Dale, the character-scape of The Walking Dead has been altered immensely.  Shane, of course, had tendrils that ran into every aspect of the series dramatic arcs, while Dale embodied the moral questions of the series in way that really spurned the often deep and philosophical after-show talk. I guess the pontificating is all up to us now. So how do you deal with the sudden loss of such integral narrative components?  You jump ahead, just a wee bit.
The Walking Dead picks up some time after last year's finale finding Rick's dictatorship in full swing, and unopposed, as the group drifts about exhausted without any base.  They have spent months trying to break out of an increasingly tightening corridor, flanked by drifting hoards of the undead that have forced the group to circle across the same area over and over again, picking it clean of its resources and descending into the less savory aspects of scavenging.  No-one is preoccupied with thoughts of those who passed, or why, yet it is pretty clear where some of the emotional chips have fallen, particularly between Rick and Lauri.

The opening scenes of The Walking Dead do a chilling job of showing us how the characters, and the writers, have moved on from those shocking losses, and become more focused on this new and desperately shifting core. There is new emotional baggage that has been slung over their collective shoulders since we last saw them, making it as interesting to learn about this missing piece of their past as it is to learn about their future. And of course, there are zombies.
Complaints for season 2 largely homed in on the fact that there just wasn't enough undead.  The counter argument, as always, was that the season did some of its best character based story telling, but it was too late:  Season one and much of two had already shown us that The Walking Dead brain-trust was very capable of doing both in parallel.
"Seed" is so successful at blending The Walking Dead's grotesque genius for Zombie action with gripping character drama that it not only makes any of that criticism moot, it really raises the bar.  There really does seem to be an effort to step up the intensity a notch between season one and two, and that imperative is evident here with season three of The Walking Dead as well.  The Walking Dead has reached its blood stained state-of-the art.
I would be doing you a major disservice to give you too many specific details of "Seed", but here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Words you probably will not hear this season:  "Carl, get in the house!"
- Herschel is NOT the new Dale, he's Herschel.  Damnit.
- Rick strikes me as so withdrawn, and so changed,  I wonder how much of the old Rick still exists.
- The zombie deaths are fast, furious, and often cruelly inventive.
- When hankering for some Michonne, consider these words:  Tease and Deny.

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