Like the millions fans out there, I was so excited for the season premiere of The Walking Dead this past Sunday (October 13, 2013). I will say that it was a good episode. But there were a few things that I would like to share with y’all.
Now if you haven’t seen the episode, then I advise you not to read any further. It will contain some spoilers. But its been a week since the episode has been out. So if you seen it, then you’re good ^_^.
So the first episode has the entire camp (Rick’s crew and the rescued people from The Govenor) in good spirits. Everyone is happy and smiling. Some people are in love. Children are running and laughing. You can say that everybody is happy. There have been no accidents involving walkers in a long time. Just when you thought things were good, there is always something lurking around the corner. That will mess things up.
I give you eight things that made me start to use my thinking cap extra hard while watching “30 Days Without an Accident.” These episode events are in no particular order.
#1: Rick Without His Gun
Now when I was first watching the episode, and saw the part where Rick found the buried pistol, I thought to myself: “Why did Rick bury this pistol in the ground?” and “Why did Hershel and the rest of the council urge him to take a gun with him when he went out to the woods?” You know last season, Rick was pretty hardcore and gangsta. Now its like he’s changed. Maybe because things are more peaceful around the prison. I know there must be a reason why he doesn’t want to carry a gun. But to me it just seems weird considering all the crap he’s been though to keep his son, Little Asskicker (Judith) and the rest of crew alive. Of course Rick has his knife. Sometimes having a knife won’t cut it if you have like 10 walkers surrounding you. Just make a kill shot stance, and blast all of them suckers! Problem solved.
#2: Bob, the Army Medic
If I were Sasha, I would have told Bob just to hold on there a little bit. I mean its cool that he is an Army Medic with medical training. I know he wants to help out, but it just makes me a little bit suspicious of him. I wanted Sasha to say, “Nah, you stay back dude. You ain’t ready to fight no walkers yet!” But she gave him a chance. I just don’t know about him. His loyality just seems a bit iffy. That’s just how I think. I will talk more about that later in the #4 (Zach vs. Bob: Who Would You Save?) event. He’s only been at the prison for a week. Pssh.
#3: Shady Lady Clara
So Rick was in the forest doing stuff, when he noticed a strange woman named Clara in his path. She was hungry and desperately searching for food. Rick decides to be a Good Samaritan and gives her some food. That should be the end of it right? NO!
Clara asks Rick if and her husband can join his crew. If it were me, I would have just given her the food, smiled at her, and be on my merry way down the forest. But Rick as always gives the benefit of the doubt. He tells Clara that he wants to meet her husband first to ask him three questions. In my mind I’m like: “Noooooo Rick! What the crap are you doing?” Why are you following some strange shady lady to their camp site to meet an even stranger and shadier man? They could freakin kill you man! KILL YOU!
She says to Rick, “If it wasn’t for her husband, she wouldn’t have been alive.” Blah, blah, blah. Cry me a river.
Clara and Rick reached the campsite. This lady walks over to a bag (Remains of her husband is in the bag. Already turned as a walker. ) talking to him saying that Rick is going to help them. Nah lady. Just Nah.
Next thing you know, Clara, the crazy lady, comes at Rick with a knife. Alright -PAUSE- First of all, if someone was coming at me with a knife, I would shoot to kill. That is threatening my personal space. She was basically going to kill Rick and feed him to her husband. You know Rick Grimes ain’t going down like that.
Then Clara turns the knife on herself and says: “I can’t be without my husband.” Boom! She stabs herself. Rick asks her his three questions: “How many walkers you killed? and How many people you killed?” Clara says: “Just me.” Then Rick asks, “Why?” She answers, “You don’t get to come back from things you’ve done.” Then she dies.
This is perfect example of Stranger Danger. You don’t help a person who looks crapped out of their mind. Then they turn out trying to kill you. Yeah the only person she killed was herself. Bullcrap! She probably killed more people to get to that moment when she was trying to scam Rick. That lady was crazy yo!
#4: Zach vs Bob: Who Would You Save?
Okay so Bob, the Army Medic, was in the alcoholic beverage isle (at the Big Spot! Store) looking at the nice bottles of wine on the shelf. He looked at them with this love and desire in his eyes. He wanted to just get one bottle and tuck it in his bag. No one would notice. Just as he was about to grab a bottle, the shelf fell on him, causing loud noises. Bob was pinned underneath the shelf that fell on him. With loud noises that causes the walkers to go see what all the fuss is about.
Then it was raining walkers at one point. One of the walkers that fell through the roof starts to reach for Zach (newcomer). While all of this was happening, a helicopter on top of the roof was caving in.
Now I know only one person could have been saved. But if it was me, I would have saved Zach. If Bob hadn’t had been so tempted to get that bottle of wine, the shelf wouldn’t have fell, no raining walkers, and everyone would have gotten out of the store alive. It was just a simple store run for crap sakes.
Plus what really got me is how Bob kept screaming: “HEY!” while he was pinned down. Daryl (I believe) was helping Bob get free. Don’t you know walkers are like bloodhounds to sound you big dummy!?!? That really irritated me. I feel like if you are going to do some store runs, you need to learn the basics so ya ass won’t get bit up by a walker. So Zach lost his life and Bob lived. I was hoping Zach would stick around for a few episodes. It sucks.
#5: Glenn & Maggie: Thinking About Babies?
Glenn was happy to hear that Maggie wasn’t pregnant. But Maggie told Glenn that it would be nice to raise a baby here at the prison. I know Glenn is worried about Maggie surviving the pregnancy. I mean you know what happened to Lori when she had Little Asskicker (Judith). I have to agree with Glenn. Its crazy to think that they can raise a child right now in the Zombie Apocalypse.
Maggie says she is not afraid of being alive. I just think talking about babies right now is the last thing she should worry about. But she is in love with a guy who she is going to spend the rest of her life with. Its not wrong for her to think of these things. I don’t think anyone could blame her in feeling happy. I just hope Maggie stays baby free for awhile.
#6: Michonne – Hunting the Governor
Michonne who is the dopest woman character on the show is on a mission. She is looking for The Governor. Michonne believes that he is hiding out in Macon. I don’t blame her for it either. I mean he’s a freakin’ douche bag that pretty much killed her homie Andrea. Don’t judge me, but I kind of miss Andrea. I know he still has it in for her for what she did to his daughter. But Michonne had to put that little girl out of her misery.
I am pretty sure that some people know that she is looking for The Governor. I am not quite sure on that yet. I am pretty sure as the season unfolds, people are going to find out what Michonne is up to. This is just a guess, but I think that the council doesn’t know.
Michonne has every right to seek her revenge on The Governor. I really hope she does.
#7: Pig (Infected or Not Infected)
Well I called it. I knew there was something wrong with Violet! My only guess is that pig was bit by a walker without anyone knowing it. And the meat that they were cooking was infected with walker bites. Crazy!
All I have to say is this. If I was in a Zombie Apocalypse, and I had a choice between meat or a generous supply of ramen noodles, guess what I would pick? Ramen Noodles for the win! Yeah meat is tempting to eat but you don’t know where its been. You don’t know if its contaminated or not. With Ramen Noodles, you don’t have to worry about that. You will get fed. You will survive. You live to see another day.
It just makes you think. If you bringing in livestock for human consumption, the first thing you would think about is it safe for the people to eat. Safety first people. Which makes me really worried about what’s going to happen in the upcoming episode.
#8: Patrick (Nerdy Boy Walker)
Poor Patrick. He got to shake Daryl’s hand. Then he started to get really sick. Now he has turned into a walker. I hate to say this but it was probably the meat he ate that did it. Now all hell is about to turn loose at the prison. This Sunday is going to be a good episode.
Well those are my thoughts about the first episode of Season 4 of TWD. Hopefully I do these episode recaps every week and try to have them posted before the next new episode starts on Sunday.
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Stay Classy, Homies ^_^
Source: Episode Recap – 30 Days Without an Accident http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead/episodes/season-4/30-days-without-an-accident