The Walking Dead – “Us”

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You know, for a show about the zombie apocalypse, The Walking Dead sure can be boring.

As glad as I am that the characters are all moving towards the same destination, I wish they could get there just a little bit faster.  I was displeased when they showed scenes from next week and I realized that episode would be the finale.  For a penultimate episode of the season, I would think that a lot more would happen.  At this point the show should just be renamed “Walking Around the Woods in Georgia”.

That being said, I’m not going to lie, I got a bit teary-eyed when Glenn saw the message from Maggie telling him to go to Terminus.  That look of joy on his face was touching.  I am very glad that Glenn and Maggie are together again, although I think the show could have done a little bit more with their reunion.  Here is a couple that we’ve seen grow over a long period of time, and while they may not be the most interesting people on the show, we are at least somewhat invested in their relationship.  When they finally saw each other again I was expecting…I don’t know, more.  It felt like a missed opportunity to inject some human feeling into this thing.

Speaking of missed opportunities, I really wish Eugene would just tell people what caused this whole thing.  Hiding behind the term “classified” with the world in its current state is laughable.  It makes me think one of two things:

1) The writers are really annoying and think it’s a great idea to make us wonder forever when we’re going to get the answer to this.

2) My friend at work is right and Eugene really doesn’t know anything about how to save the world from this craziness.  He’s using his “secret information” to ensure Abraham’s protection so he can stay alive.  He’s not cut out for this world but hey, he’s found a way to keep surviving for now.

That theory was made more likely for me tonight with Eugene’s total willingness to keep putting off going to Washington.  If he really had the solution to fixing this mess, wouldn’t he want to get there as soon as possible?  Food for thought.  On a somewhat related note, but not really, his idea of zombie dinosaurs is definitely entertaining.  I agree that it would make a pretty cool video game.  So I will tolerate his annoying secrecy for now.

Switching gears to talk about someone who I actually like, much to my dismay, Daryl didn’t ditch the group of dudes he fell in with last time we saw him.  He probably wishes he did now after the one a-hole decided to have a pissing match over a rabbit.  I really wished that Daryl had just told him to whip it out so they could see whose was bigger.  I guess I just don’t have a lot of patience with men trying to assert dominance over each other when at the end of the day, it doesn’t even matter.  What is there to be gained from that kind of ridiculousness?  I just don’t get it.

So I’m not a big fan of this group, but I am interested to see what happens when they find Rick.  Apparently they think he killed one of their group, which if I remember correctly, he did not.  But I can’t remember which one of them actually strangled that guy.  I guess we’ll find out at some point.

So the episode ends with Glenn and Maggie’s big group getting to Terminus and being welcomed by a lady who seemed somewhat off.  She gave off a “cult member” type vibe.  I definitely don’t trust this Terminus place.  If those who arrive survive, then where the heck is everybody?

Hopefully more will happen on next week’s finale than what we got tonight.  I will be royally annoyed if next week doesn’t address Beth’s situation at all.  Who took her?  Why?  Will we see her again?  I NEED TO KNOW!

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