The Walking Dead:Season Two Episodes Three & Four Review
*As usual this article contains spoilers, adult language, & mature content- read on at your own risk.*
Last Monday was Halloween. This meant my sister came in from outof town on Sunday with my niece so that she could trick-or-treat with all of her cousins, just like we do every year. Because of this and the ill-timed arrival of a nastycold, I wasn’t able to finish my review of episode three in time to post it. Now episodefour has come and gone and while I know going back isn’t exactly ideal when we’veonly just started going forward…I have so much shit to say that I just can’t
say it,no matter how irrelevant it may seem to people who are not me.So this is going to be the combined three and four commentary, and while I’ll try tokeep it as succinct as possible, I’m known for not being terribly good at that. Sorry.
Is there anything that says to the world “I’m f#%king crazier than a June-bug on crack” quite likerandomly shaving one’s head? The chicks in the Manson “family”, Anne Heche right before shehad her little incident in Fresno, guys on sports teams who make it to some championship & decidethat it’s the best way to show team solidarity yet still think their girlfriends will find themattractive; all examples of varying degrees of insanity. That’s probably why when I saw Shanestaring at his newly buzzed self in the mirror at the beginning of episode three my first thought was“Wow- way to make yourself look like a total freaking serial killer.”I don’t know why exactly but episode three seemed like it contained less in it, even though it endedup showing/telling us a lot more about the characters. When we left them, Shane and Otis weretrapped behind the flimsy gate at the high school with all the medical stuff Carl needed so thatHershel could fix his internal bleeding and save him. We pretty much knew that somehow thosesupplies would get to Carl in time; it was just a matter of the two men managing an escape withlots of scary chase scenes and walker jumping-out-almost-getting-you moments.Back on the interstate, Daryl can’t sleep and decides to go on a night-time stroll to look for Sophiawith Andrea tagging along. She’s still being a bitch to Dale and Carol is crying all the time whilethe other two- T-Dog and Glenn- went on to meet up with the Grimes’ at the farm.I think it speaks to how totally badass Daryl is that someone like Andrea- who admits her biggestfear is ending up torn apart by a bunch of “drooling freaks”- will willingly choose to go out atnight when she has the worst visibility and they are most active, and stroll around in the woodsvirtually unarmed where she knows
for a fact
there are walkers lurking around. That’s how safeshe feels with Daryl- like no matter what they come across he can protect her. Carol even saysessentially that exact thing to Dale- “don’t worry; she’s with Daryl.” His character has gone fromangry, racist wildcard with a killer temper to everybody’s sweaty binky (i.e.: security blanket.)And who could blame them; he’s the only one I’d feel safe with!I’d also insist that I have him with me every night when I go to bed the way my nephew does withhis binky.