The Walking Thread

image of Grimes climbing up to the rafters in the barn, with zombies clawing at him, to which I have added talk bubbles indicating Grimes saying MARCO! and the zombies saying POLO!!!

(Spoilers lurch undeadly herein.)

OMFG this show. THIS SHOW! The only thing I can reasonably assume at this point is that the writers of the second season were doing some kind of meta performance art in which the once robust body of Frank Darabont's first season work was turned into rotting zombie flesh. Either that, or we are to conclude that AMC executives are cavernous assholes who ruined a good show to save a few bucks. BUT THAT CAN'T BE IT BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS TV EXECUTIVES ARE GENIUSES!

Ugh this show.

The worst part about this show is that the writers keep absolutely no internal consistency from episode to episode. As but two of the plethoric examples from this single episode: 1. Lori was AGHAST that Grimes killed Shane, despite the fact that she was Lady MacBething him to kill Shane like two days earlier. 2. Grimes was ready to abandon Lori at Hershel's urging in like two seconds, despite the fact that he debated killing the dude he rescued from the fence for approximately nine years.

No one's emotional reactions or decision-making make any goddamned sense! Whatever the writers need someone to do or say in any given scene, they just have them do or say, irrespective of whether absolutely nothing about their characters as previously established suggests that they would do or say that thing.

And then there's this: The writers of this show actually had characters say these actual lines:

1. "Christ promised a resurrection of the dead. I just thought he had something different in mind."

2. "I killed my best friend for you people, for chrissakes!"

No and no. Unless this show is a comedy? Is this show a comedy? If it were a comedy, everything would make a lot more sense.

My favorite part about this episode, aside from the fact that it was the season finale, was that Deeky referred to Michonne as "the wood ninja."

In summation: Fuck this show. The end.

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