Rambling TV: The Walking Dead recap + thoughts on True Detective
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The Walking Dead - episode 4.10: Inmates
Well, the powers that be said we would "get inside Beth's head" this season and that's exactly how we started out this episode; with Beth narrating an entry in her diary. It was from when they first arrived at the prison, and how she looked forward to making it a home. As her and Daryl dramatically fell in the middle of a field, she says "we can live here for the rest of our lives."
Scene cuts to Beth and Daryl around a fire, and her telling Daryl they should do something, that they can't be the only survivors. I guess these people never thought of a rendezvous point in case they got split up, which I find incredibly stupid considering they had an exit strategy. How do you not think these things through? Anyways, they start to track, they come upon some dead bunnies in a log, blood on some plants, and some dead walkers that were apparently feasting on humans. A close up shot of a little black shoe pretty much confirms it was Luke and Molly (the other two kids with Mika and Lizzie in episode 4.8) that were eaten.
We move on to group # 2, Lizzie, Mika, Tyreese and Judith. I never thought Judith was dead. Sure I read spoiler forums for TWD all of the time, but it clearly looked like Tyreese was carrying her away in the finale, so there was never a sense of "OMG who has Judith?" for me. Lizzie it showing some psychopathic tenancies, with stabbing those baby bunnies (so Beth and Daryl aren't too far behind them) to making that off handed remark about Sasha being dead, to finally, nearly smothering Judith to keep her quiet. Yeah, Lizzie is the rat feeder. As Tyreese went all hammer time to try to save some people being attacked by walkers, we hear someone call his name. It's Carol.
I'm so happy we got her back early in this episode. I was afraid we'd have to wait longer. She's not sure if Tyreese knows what she did, but when he runs up to her to give her a hug, she wisely doesn't mention the fact that Rick kicked her out. I'm sure there will be people who love to demonize Carol that will say "Oh she lied because she's a cold blooded murderer" but let's be real here. She did the right thing. I have no doubt that Carol will come clean to Tyreese, but it's better to do that once the children are somewhere safe and they don't have to worry about fighting out in the open. (Personally, I think Tyreese, and the rest of the group will forgive her. Rick will be the hardest sell)
A dying man tells them to follow the tracks to the 'sanctuary.' They see a map saying anyone who arrives, survives. X marks the spot to the ominous 'Terminus.'
Our next group is Maggie, Sasha, and Bob. Sasha is dressing Bob's wound, and Maggie is too preoccupied to try to set up camp or find food, she wants to find Glenn. Not wanting to split up, the three walk down the road and find the
bus full of red shirts. Maggie needs to make sure Glenn isn't among them, after nearly all are dispatched, there's a cheap trick with a black haired walker who's face we don't see. Maggie stabs him, and her crying turns into laughing. Glenn and Beth weren't there. She's good.
Finally, we're back at the prison. Glenn some how ended up on the walk way bridge and passed out. He sees the destruction and realizes he's alone. He heads back to his cell black to grab some supplies. (Including his picture of sleeping Maggie) which he throws into that hitchhiker that Rick ignored last season's backpack. He puts on his riot gear, and on his way out he notices Tara has locked herself behind a fence. He goes to her and realizes she never shot any of her bullets. She's in shock. "I helped cause this." she tells them. Then she mentions she saw her sister Lilly be eaten by walkers after she put down the Governor. Glenn needs her help, and they high tail it out of the prison.
On the road. (They must not be too far behind Maggie, Sasha and Bob) Tara tells Glenn how awful she feels, and how the Governor tricked them and "killed that old man." There you have it, Glenn now knows about Hershel. He says Hershel said they have to have faith, and that is what they are going to do. Stick together and help find Maggie. Glenn, who is still pretty sick passes out from exhaustion. Tara saved him from a walker, and after she's done said walker's skull in, she screams to someone off screen "I hope you enjoyed the show, assholes."
Three people show up. "You got a damn mouth on you, girl, you know that? What else you got?" Yep. That's Sgt Abraham Ford, Eugene, and Rosita. Comic fans just had a nerdgasm.
Overall, I liked this episode better than 4.9, from the previews it looks like we're only going to see Glenn and Rick's group on the next episode. I'm still not a fan of these bottle formats, so hopefully some of the groups meet up soon. I'm psyched Carol is back (though now I suppose I have to accept that she IS the killer, and the writers are really just that bad with character development) Scott Gimple mentioned that the killer and the rat feeder are two different people. Well, I think it's pretty damn obvious that Lizzie is the rat feeder, and my previous predictions were that Carol was either covering for Lizzie or Carl. I don't see that happening now. The writers really missed an interesting story for Carol covering for Carl, in my opinion.
True Detective - episode 1.5: The Secret Fate of Life
*Can we talk about how hilarious it was when Cohle and Hart were totally bullshitting their story to those other detectives? Omg.
*Why didn't Walt and Jesse think of booby trapping the area around their meth lab in season 1? (We know they got kind of lab snobby in the later seasons)
*I screamed 'holy shit!' at my TV when LaDue tripped over that wire and effectively exploded.
*Ha! Creepy Lizzie from The Walking Dead is playing the older version of Hart's younger daughter.
*Can you imagine your own father calling you 'Captain of the Varsity Slut Team?"
*The big reveal at the end of this episode is that the detectives think Cohle is in on the murders all along. I'm not buying it, but it's still bloody interesting.
*I feel like TD twat blocked me a little though, I thought were were going to find out why Cohle and Hart had a falling out. The suspense is killing me!
Game of Thrones released another season 4 trailer that included this shot:
Book readers will know how fucking important this shot is. I'm about to do a back flip over here.