The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 9 – “The Suicide King”

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The back half of season 3 opens where the first half ended. We’re in the Woodbury walxing arena and the Gov declares that this Daryl vs. Merle battle is a fight to the death (which will presumably confirm where Merle’s loyalties lie). Andrea pleads with the Gov to end the fight, calling him Philip to appeal to his human side. The Gov refuses to stop the fight, in fact, he decides that it wouldn’t be a walxing match without some walkers. Of course, it can’t really be a fight to the death when the guys holding the walkers come in so close that Merle and Daryl can hardly land a punch. Continue reading

The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 8 – “Made to Suffer”

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Time for the midseason finale of The Walking Dead, and not a moment too soon!

Morning. Rain. A forest. A lone walker stumbles among the trees. Out of nowhere comes none other than Dennis “Cutty” Wise (Chad Coleman) from The Wire. His name is actually Tyreese and apparently he’s a fan favorite, but I’m going to call him Cutty, at least until he proves himself (and then probably after that too). Turns out, Cutty’s not alone. He seems to be the leader of a group that includes Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and what looks like a father-mother-son team of redshirts (walker-fodder? disposables?) who probably won’t make it through the second half of season 3. In fact, as if she could read my thoughts, mom gets bitten. Cutty’s crew (henceforth known as Cutting Crew) arrives at a large, partially ruined brick structure. Sasha votes they off mom and go inside. Cutty overrules her, decides to spare mom for now and the group enters…the prison? Nice little reveal. Continue reading