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Old 03-11-13, 08:31 AM
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Originally Posted by argh923 View Post
It's amazing how nobody appreciates the art of telling a story anymore.
I wouldn't say that was true. It is more that this episodes story was boring and really poorly done. It WAS just filler.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

The Yawning Dead...

... hurry things along already.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
It's about consistency. Rick killed two guys in a bar because he had a bad vibe about them. Better safe than sorry.

Now, he knows how much of a psychopath the guy is, but has an inner debate about handing over Michonne? He doesn't shoot the guy on sight? Rick should have gone there with the plan to ambush the governor.
This sums it up for me. Just made zero sense other than dragging the story on for no other apparent reason.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Felt like a bottle episode
Old 03-11-13, 09:14 AM
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Originally Posted by argh923 View Post
It's amazing how nobody appreciates the art of telling a story anymore.
+2

I felt the tension all throughout the episode.

Patience people, it sometimes takes awhile to build up to the big payoff.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Just because he killed two guys in the past doesn't mean he wants to just shoot on sight. Plus, he had no idea if there was a trap set for him or his men - he had Darryl and Herschel on the outside who could've easily been ambushed. Besides, why wouldn't he want to resolve things peacefully?

But by all means, LET'S HURRY THE STORY ALONG FOR MOAR ZOMBIE KILLZ OMFG!!11
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I should think that Rick, being a cop, would be able to pick up that the Gov isn't to be trusted.

Of course he walked into what could easily have been an ambush tonight, so his police instincts might be off...
He did, didn't he? He mentioned that he hand over michonne, and the governor was still going to kill them was his first reaction.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Originally Posted by argh923 View Post
It's amazing how nobody appreciates the art of telling a story anymore.
More killing, less talking!
Old 03-11-13, 09:22 AM
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

I felt the tension, too, not knowing whether the governor was going to draw his secret gun or not. Also, I really liked the exchanges between the two factions. Reminded me a lot of this story I saw last week: CNN Story about enemies who bond in warfare.

Also, Herschel's like, "I'm not going to show you my leg; buy me a drink first" and then his laugh was really good. At first, I thought Milton looked like the sociopath who had orchestrated it all, but as the ep wore on, I begin to doubt that. I can't tell if he's ambiguous or poorly crafted. The talk between Daryl and Martinez was a nice touch, too.

Glad to see Glenn and Maggie get reacquainted, and it was a nice bit of writing to not have anything terrible happen, too, while they were neglecting their duty. That would've been too cliché, I think.

Andrea telling the Governor about Rick, Shane, and Lori? What an awful person.

Beth firing the gun off in the cellblock and no one really acknowledging she had done it because it was Beth? That was pretty funny, even as Merle and Glenn were about to kill each other.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Agreed about Andrea. Last night was the night I finally turned against her, for that reason.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Andrea can't keep her mouth shut. No surprise. It was nice to see Rick and Gov telling her to remove herself, followed up with Gov's condescending thank you afterwards.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
Rick killed two guys in a bar because he had a bad vibe about them.
Nope. Rick killed two guys in a bar because they were setting up to kill him. (When guys are just posturing or on the defensive, they'll stick close together to appear a bigger threat. But when one dude walks away - putting you between him and his buddy - and makes a big show to get all eyes on him, he's setting you up to get shot in the back. It's basic stuff that even the greenest cop would pick up on.)

I enjoyed the episode. It had lots of nice character moments. Glenn & Maggie resolved the problems between them, Daryl and Latino Daryl got a chance to shine, and even Herschel got some good lines. And it set up the nerdy guy's eventual betrayal of the Gov; he now sees the prison group as ordinary human beings and not a faceless, soulless threat.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Originally Posted by riley_dude View Post
I don't know why I thought this was the finale tonight.
I too thought this was the finale. The whole time I kept thinking that this felt more like an episode setting up the events of the finale rather than the finale itself. It wasn't until the "next week on..." thing that I realized it wasn't the last episode. I'm glad too because that would have been a lame ending to this season.

This episode was a fine finale-lead-up show.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Originally Posted by RagingBull80 View Post
I too thought this was the finale. The whole time I kept thinking that this felt more like an episode setting up the events of the finale rather than the finale itself. It wasn't until the "next week on..." thing that I realized it wasn't the last episode. I'm glad too because that would have been a lame ending to this season.

This episode was a fine finale-lead-up show.
There are still 3 episodes left this season so hopefully it isn't 2 more episodes of filler...
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

There's three more episodes in this season. I thought it was the finale, as did my wife. I think some site incorrectly said it was the finale and everyone believed it
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

I'll just add another "Great episode"
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

i thought last night was one of the best...

the storyline was excellent and shows how much tension there was in the room... even outside...

though im getting really tired of that $#$%% Andrea!!

but its nice to see Tyrese possibly coming back to the group
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

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I felt the tension, too, not knowing whether the governor was going to draw his secret gun or not. Also, I really liked the exchanges between the two factions. Reminded me a lot of this story I saw last week: CNN Story about enemies who bond in warfare.
I thought that was a nice touch. Both Daryl and Martinez are soldiers caught up in the conflict, but under different circumstances, they might very well be friends.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

Good episode. The commercial breaks destroyed the tension each segment generated, though.

I'm assuming Andrea told The Governor about the weapons after she went to Rick to set up the meet? Loose-lipped bitch.

There's no denying that things have slowed down since the first half of the season, but Kirkman makes it seem like it's his mission to run to Entertainment Weekly every damn Sunday to apologize with a "MORE NON-STOP ACTION IS AHEAD, NO BRAKES UNTIL THE FINALE!" statement. It's rather funny.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

I liked the episode. It was a "slow burn" build up. Not every episode has to be like a first person shooter video game.

Also, I noticed that on my Verizon Fios Video feed, the picture quality has become dramatically improved. I was one to complain about the compressed video feed in the past. I wonder if they are doing something different, or my reception was just having a better night.

Thos.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

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Good episode. The commercial breaks destroyed the tension each segment generated, though.

I'm assuming Andrea told The Governor about the weapons after she went to Rick to set up the meet? Loose-lipped bitch.

There's no denying that things have slowed down since the first half of the season, but Kirkman makes it seem like it's his mission to run to Entertainment Weekly every damn Sunday to apologize with a "MORE NON-STOP ACTION IS AHEAD, NO BRAKES UNTIL THE FINALE!" statement. It's rather funny.
I think as someone earlier mentioned, the Governor is obviously keeping tabs on the Prison gang and wanted Rick to know that he was very aware of the resupply of guns and ammo.

Just another intimidation tactic, I doubt Andrea even knows about the guns.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

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but its nice to see Tyrese possibly coming back to the group
You got that from the trailer?

Spoiler:
I didn't see anything where it showed them coming back to the group?
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

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I thought that was a nice touch. Both Daryl and Martinez are soldiers caught up in the conflict, but under different circumstances, they might very well be friends.
Always makes it more difficult when you humanize your enemy.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

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Always makes it more difficult when you humanize your enemy.
I'm thinking the meeting was put in by the writers for that reason. It was less about what the Gov said to Rick and more about what those not in the meeting experienced.
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Re: The Walking Dead -- "Arrow on the Doorpost" -- 3/10/13

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I'm thinking the meeting was put in by the writers for that reason. It was less about what the Gov said to Rick and more about what those not in the meeting experienced.
Agreed. Not all of them are as crazy as Gov.

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