The Walking Dead – Season 2, Episode 1

Episode  1, What Lies Ahead

Summary:

The long awaited return of The Walking Dead is finally here, and best of all, it’s 90 minutes long. The episode starts out strong, putting my stomach in a knot and keeping it there the whole time. The ending scene sucked.  I don’t want to wait until next week to find out what is happening.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • The relationships of the survivors feel so real.
  • Andrea and her gray sweatpants.
  • The horde that starts coming down the road.
  • And Andrea beign totally oblivious as the zombies are walking by.
  • The zombie in the RV is uber creepy.
  • Dale saves T-Dog with an awesome brain stem kill.
  • When they are chasing the little girl I almost had to shut my eyes.  Poor kid is carrying her stuffed animal the whole time.
  • Rick is awesome. I love his rock kill.  Definetly the zombie kill of the week.
  • Daryl – “Do you want a lesson in tracking or do you want to find that girl.”
  • The Dexter murder bag all rolled up in the truck with the dead guy.
  • Zombie autopsy – only way to be sure.  And now we know zombies eat woodchucks.
  • Andrea is such a bitch, tearing into Dale for not letting her die at the CDC building. I understand her viewpoint, but at the same time, if she so ardently wanted to die, she should have just let them both get cooked.
  • Campers with self inflicted head wounds.  Great special effects.
  • Church full of walkers. Sweet, very well done.
  • Lori giving them hell for being critical of Rick.  Stand up for your man woman.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • The dogs in the opening scenes.  Don’t they know the undead hate dogs?
  • Why is Daryl on a motorbike?  That seems real risky.
  • Why are you looking down the scope when they are look a hundred feet away?
  • Under the cars?  Bullshit.  Get in something you can lock.
  • They should have had T-Dog in a red shirt if they were going to make him bleed that much. (Strek Fans Holler!)
  • It seems like they are making a shit load of news to clear the road.
  • Come on kid, your going to go climb over a dead guy for anything? Dumb ass.
  • Lori and Shane fighting. She shoudl let him go.  He’s a lying bastard who tried to kill your husband by negligence.
  • You think if blood is a transmission path you might be a bit more careful as you cut open a zombie to look in its stomach.
  • Poor Carol. Being a parent in the after would suck. I think I’d lose my mind.
  • Who rings bells when zombie herds are around?
  • I don’t buy it when Dale says none of it was intended.
  • Who the hell shoots Carl?