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The Walking Dead - Episode 410: Inmates

After what I thought was an odd placement for the 'Carl Eats Pudding' episode, the Walking Dead returns from the break. We've got various buddy pairs, scattered and running after the fall of the prison, and plenty-o questions from the mid-season break are answered.

Spoilers and pictures after the break, so don't say you haven't been warned :)

Now the first episode back wasn't terrible...but it was mildly boring. Two things we learned:

Confirmed: the Governor is dead.

Confirmed: Carl can eat a LOT of pudding.

This episode was more of what I'd been looking for after the mid-season break. The group scattered, thrust into a survival situation, with zombies...err, walkers...shambling after.

Lots more questions answered, too. Judith is still alive (told ya!) and Carol is back.

The Carol/Tyrese/brat pack group learn about a potential refuge up the railroad tracks, but with a name like 'Terminus', I wouldn't get my hopes up.

Of course, we are also reminded once again that the group (and the writers) don't really know what their doing. Despite having survived a year or two after the zombie apocalypse, the group still, apparently doesn't get some basic things like:
  • Have bug out bags with you/nearby in case you need to make a hasty retreat
  • Establish rendezvous (RV) points for the group to gather and regroup, so you don't have to wander through the zombie infested forest looking for everybody
  • Carry spare magazines for your weapons
  • Communications equipment
The twist at the end, introducing the oddly attired bandits presents some interesting complications.

Their leader looks like an 90s throwback version of Metallica's lead singer, James Hetfield, doesn't it? Shorter hair version.

Nice H&K, though.

The other dude's mullet, the chick's tied up t-shirt...Maybe they're time travellers form a forgotten George Romero flick?

I've only skimmed the comics up until the attack on the prison, so I have no insight on who these people might be. They don't look like cannibals, but I guess they never do, right?

Anyways, good times. What did you think?


  1. I kinda enjoy the slower pace of the last 2 episodes. You are right on all criticisms, I wouldn't go to the head without my gear. My 11 YO daughter mentioned that they should have had a "fall back" location. I am so proud :)

  2. Carol returning, as we had expected, just seemed a little too handy and perfect. It leaves a lot to question: was she going to come back to the group and hope they let her stay? what will happen when Tyrese finds out she is the one? how did she stay so clean? etc.

    Terminus sounded really bad to us. The first thing we thought of was 'the end' and that's never good.

  3. The 3 new people are from the comic. I've read the 1st few of them, but didn't want to get too much of the story. Apparently, that shot is right off of the cover of one of them.

    Terminus? No, thank you! A place that sound too good to be true is either already overrun, or will be another Woodbury.

    Hopefully, when Tyrese finds out about Carol's role in the killings, he won't want to off her anymore.

    Poor Hershal...

  4. The survivors seem to do many things that just do not make sense for the situation. I would've made some type of spear weapons (quiet) to stab the zombies and saved all the ammo for bad guy humans and last ditch efforts. They seem to just shoot at will and reload at will. Also, Michelle/Michone not sure how it is pronounced or spelled at the moment, has had the most brilliant idea of all by chopping of the arms and jaws of a walker and using their smell as stealth cover against the rest of the walkers. Not sure why nobody else has done that yet. If I had to sleep out in the woods, I would tie one of these "safe" walkers up to a tree and rig some type of hammock up in the tree to sleep...although I would prefer to be living upstairs in one of the homes in the suburbs raiding the neighborhood until all possible food was consumed.

  5. Metallica guy is Abraham, the chick is Rosita and the mullet guy is Eugene. All are looking like they tried to make an exact look of how they do in the comics. Abraham is a bit more muscular and less ridiculous looking in the context of the comics, one of my common complaints that Robert Kirkman needs to work on his "its cool in the comics but we have to work on it onscreen." Eugene is supposed to look that ridiculous.

    I could comment on how some characters should be dead, some should be alive and how the new guys who aren't in the comics affect that (Darrell, guy from The Wire)

    I will say that the arrival of these three means the rest of the season and next season should be continuing to follow the rough outline of the comics. (Although TERMINUS never actually shows up at all so that piqued my interest).