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The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 5-6

First off, I apologize for taking so long to write these reviews. Especially, to those that like reading my blog. As the maintainer of this blog, I also have several other jobs that require my time. So again, I apologize for those that might have been waiting.

With that being said, we stumble back into the age of the apocalypse, the walking dead season 5 episode 5. We have been through a lot up to this point and are wondering what is going on. We awake with Beth looking on and seeing Carol in the stretcher. She doesn’t really know how to take this, but I would believe that although she is unconscious, she is there. For Beth, this is reinforcement that she isn’t useless. In the moments during the prisons scenes and scenes with Daryl, she felt like she hadn’t been pulling her weight. She believed she was unimportant to a certain degree. Her helping Noah was this adrenaline rush where she became significant once again (Or at least I believe).

We return to Abraham and the group traveling North East to Washington D.C. And the progression of the series, Abraham gets increasingly impatient. We come to understand a little more about Abraham’s back story. Everyone within the group understands that they can’t hold up in one location, but at the same time cannot be negligent, which can lead to death. As they sit driving down a long and lonesome road, the engine explodes forcing the bus they are in to go tumbling over. Dazed from the bus landing on its side, the group (Abraham, Glenn, Maggie, Tara, Eugene) are forced to recover and attack the walkers head on. As walker by walker fall, Eugene makes an “assist,” spitting on his first kill (one upping the walker… marking his territory).

After everyone is able to regain focus and compose, Abraham gets his hand checked (which I believe he got bit, but this isn’t a spoiler… it is just what I believe), the group comes to a consensus to walk back to find another vehicle. Abraham is unable to fathom or contemplate that type of idea. As he was trained, he never stops and never backs down… but I think there is something else to this… they must move forward. It’s up to Glenn at this point bring him back to reality.

They come to a town where they are able to locate a new suitable vehicle, a fire truck, composed of 500 gallons of water. The truck is placed at such an angle as to keep something from coming out of a building. With everyone unaware, Abraham goes to move the truck to find out that body parts are blocking one of the valves on top of the truck. Unable to move the truck at the time, walkers are released from the prison they have been held in and Eugene once again comes to the rescue as he hoses the walkers down with the water.

They spend a night within one of the stores there. It is here that Eugene reveals an important secret and we see the bare ass of Abraham as he pounds away at Rosita. Eugene reveals that he is the one that sabotaged the bus. His reasoning was that he was useless to the group and once his mission was over, his life would become meaningless. This was revealed to Tara. Tara was extremely pissed seeing they all could have died from that, but stated that he wasn’t useless and that they were a group. They decide to keep this little sabotage a secret.

The next day, the move forward driving further north to come to a block in which there is a camp filled with walkers. Abraham, being the irrational individual that he is wants to move forward. But everyone is not willing to place themselves in a suicide mission and that’s when Eugene reveals to the group who he actually is. Eugene is no scientist and does not have a mission to save the world, has no cure, and people have died to protect him. Everyone stands there in complete and utter shock, with the inability to fathom what just happened. Abraham is so overcome with anger, that he starts beating the shit out of Eugene before he is forcibly let go. Abrahams world goes black as his whole existence up until he met Eugene was nothing. He thought that he had some point to live, helping Eugene save the world, but that apparently was not the case (but I also believe that Abraham thought they would be able to save him and thus the rush to Washington).

The camera pans out and we are exposed to Daryl and Carol as they go in search for Beth.

The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 4 Video Sneak Peek

The Walking Dead Season 5 returns with an all new episode 4 next week on AMC. Beth awakens in the same hospital as Rick, looking out over Atlanta’s decrepit infrastructure, she doesn’t know what to think. She is unhinged and scared. She walks over to the door, shouting to be answered when suddenly the door opens and an officer and doctor enter… Something seems sinister. Why would she be stalked? Why would someone only grab her? Maybe this episode answers this. Below is the sneak peek of the episode.
 




 

Preparation for season 5 of the walking dead

The walking dead television series on AMC has been a breath of fresh air in the television show industry. Like most of you have read or see being plastered across your television screen is constant reality and drama shows that aren’t original. Nowadays, you aren’t a television show broadcast network unless you have one streamline forensic crime show. Furthermore, the shows are completely trash. Some might not agree with me, but as someone coming up with a Forensic Science Masters degree, it’s off-putting. The problem is that many people watching the show don’t have any science background and use the knowledge they gain from the these television shows as truth or relative truth. This translates into people sitting on a jury that expect none realistic expectations from scientists.
 
In addition, we have these other television shows of real tv… that aren’t real tv, rather a bunch of misfits that have been allowed on a network to throw poop at one another. They don’t understand that they have been specifically selected (personality wise) to do just that, create drama.
 
Then there is the walking dead. People take this show as science fiction. Well, as a scientist, and one who has received degrees in Biochemistry, I can tell you that this show really isn’t impossible. There are viruses and bacterium that can effect your body in a manner that results as shown on the show to a degree. Viruses rapidly change, there strain increasingly unstable and it’s a continual fight to stay ahead of the curve. So this show introduces us with a very likely possibility and what the human condition will experience pending on the psychological profile.
 
This leads to the ultimate importance of the article that I am writing. Preparing for a show like this is like a marathon. There are going to be serious bumps in the road where they will be unable to move forward. The expectations in this show is that characters will die, especially important characters. Look for those signs because the writers make it very apparent. Also, re-watch the episodes so you have a strong foundation coming into the next series. Do some research about survival guides and viruses. Being aware of survival in general is good. Hopefully it will never have to be used, but the knowledge could come in handy sometime. Look into psychology and group dynamics, this will help you to understand what is going on and why certain people act the way they do. This will be helpful in real life as well are social beings naturally.
 
Lastly, keep reading up when you have time. See what’s happening with the cast and production. Sometimes they give you hints as to what is probably going to happen.

The Romeo Romances Juliet – Daryl and Carol and reveal of a Villain

For the past couple of seasons we have seen the glances Daryl has given Carol. With her banishment from the group, Daryl has been stripped of even more than he already has throughout his life. We see the pain and anguish Daryl has gone through in one of the last episodes last season. After drinking a copious amount of moonshine, we are open to a Daryl we haven’t seen yet. For all intense and purposes, Daryl feels inadequate for Carol. He feels like he’s a piece of s*** and that she deserves better in most respects. He feels like that no good husband that used to beat Carol.

But after the scene with Beth, it has become apparent that he’s a good guy. That he has saved everyone time and time again. That he is now the perfect man to be with because of the attributes he exhibits. He has the tools to survive in that environment. With the uniting of the group this season, we will see a totally different side of Daryl that hasn’t been revealed.

It’s very apparent that Mary is the leader of the group and Gareth is the guy you go to to put the hurting on. Is it possible that Mary’s the mother of Gareth. It’s a possibility! From the looks at the location point of capture and restraint, the season is going to get intense and we will see someone go. On the talking dead, Chris Hardwick makes it clear that this season is going to be extremely intense with the terrain they have to cover. Be ready for a shock or two.

As we are with you, we are excited to see what happens next and if Mary is not just a bystander to Gareth’s wicked way, rather the leader of the cannibal group.

The Walking Dead TV Series vs. the Comic – The Three Major Differences

As comic book lovers and diehard Walking Dead fans know, the TV series that goes by this name is based on the comics created by Kirkman, Moore and Adlard. With Season 4 just going off air and season 5 ready to make its premiere in February, the buzz in town centers on analyzing the show and the director’s take on the original storyline. It’s also a great time to refresh our memories on the major areas in which the TV series differs from the comics.

A More Ruthless Comics Version of Tyreese

Tyreese has the same devastating background with his daughter and her boyfriend, Chris making a suicide pact in both the TV and comic version. However, in the comics, it is Julie’s death and Chris’s escape that pushes Tyreese over the edge, and into killing and dismembering the boyfriend. The TV version of Tyreese did not quite go to these lengths.

Dale Exits Early on the Show

No one likes it when the good guys die, but when they exit earlier than ‘necessary’, it can be heart wrenching for the audience. Dale’s death on the TV series was positioned slightly earlier than in the books. Thankfully, it was a well planned move story-wise, because the storyline supported the character’s abrupt end and added to the ‘don’t know what to expect’ factor that continues to keep viewers engrossed in the series.

Merle Only Exists in the TV Show

As far as obnoxious characters go, Merle takes the award. This character is nowhere to be found in the comics but he has a meaty role in the TV show. On the same note, the twins, Alan and Donna from the comics have no role on the show so does that even it all out a bit? This is also somewhat true of Andrea, who dies on the show, but in the comics, she becomes a sharp shooter and helps defend the prison.

 


Possible SPOILER, Tyreese and Carol might have most important role on the walking dead.

The Walking Dead has been growing interest one season after the next. When all things in this storyline tell us that there will be failure (with main character deaths and such), the viewers kick back stronger with more and more anticipation. The great thing about this type of storyline is that any character is open for grabs and the audience very well knows this. One of the most dynamic characters in the past season, Tyreese and Carol, will expand on their roles in some way this oncoming season 5.
 
Tyreese, Carol, and Judith are still on the loose and it only seems fit that these characters have some increasing importance within the scope of the show. As we know from prior, Carol releases this built up anxiety that has been tearing away at her towards Tyreese. Tyreese’s forgiveness might be one of the strongest emotionally charged of yet on the show. For him there was a resolve when Carol was able to tell him that there was no suffering involved and I believe that was the most important thing for him.
 



 
That being said, there bond is much stronger than ever and we all know that when two people go through hell together, they become ultimately, unstoppable. What does this tell us then? Tyreese and Carol must play a significant role in the release of the captured. To be honest, unless someone slips up, leaving that cart is pretty much impossible. The help of Tyreese and Carol, whom are pretty much ready to do anything will come to their aide.
 
As the writer and a science nerd as is, I was watching an episode on creation of a solar system and the physics required to form a planet in the justified time frame. The gist of the episode explained how much gravity has a part in the speed of which a planet is created when the mass is a specific size. Anyways, as we have seen in this show, little by little the group collides with each other like this mass. When the final pieces come together, what will result is a cohesive network that fit like a puzzle. Rick and the team need Carol much more than they realize and I believe she is going to show us why.

What Makes The Walking Dead the Most Watched Drama Series in Cable History?

A horror drama series that premiered in later half of 2010, The Walking Dead quickly made it to the top of the popularity charts as one of America’s most watched drama series. With die-hard fans waiting with bated breath for season 5, it is clear that the series is going to enjoy another power packed, craze inducing season when it makes a return to the small screen. Seeing that the very first season grabbed a 96% ‘Certified Fresh’ rating from Rotten Tomatoes, it is evident that the thrill inducing content is one of the biggest audience pullers in this drama series.
 
‘Emotionally Resonant’ Says Rotten Tomatoes
 
Describing the first season of The Walking Dead, Rotten Tomatoes hit the nail on the head, using the term ‘emotionally resonant’ to describe the series. Through seasons 1 to 4, the makers have managed to hook the audience emotionally, and make them feel the sorrow, fear, hope, and anticipation just as intensely as the characters themselves. Backed by stellar performances, excellent direction and some beautiful edge-of-your-seat action, there is little that the viewer is left wanting at the end of each episode.
 
Viewers Love Survivalist Stories
 
The Walking Dead can probably be described as the ‘Mother of all Survivalist Stories’, considering the storyline. Its inherent message that hope can light the way when the situation seems impossible has touched a chord with the audience and with good cause. After all, who doesn’t like to see the good guys win despite the overwhelming odds? Right alongside the epic struggle that the lead characters endure is the growing understanding of their own weaknesses, the dawning of the knowledge that things are not what they seem to be at the outset. It is these aspects that keep viewers hooked to the show, episode after episode.
 


The release of Season 4 on Blu-ray coming!

The famous entertainment studios, Anchor Bay, has finally come out with the date of release for The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season” on DVD and Blu-Ray… on August 26! Due to the amount of extra footage and format of the video itself, there will be a 5-disc set. This is to present its viewers with video straight out of how it was presented on television. Included in this set are Digital HD with Ultraviolet versions, allowing it’s viewers to watch their episodes in full 1080p high-definition.
 
For most of you, the real fun begins with the hours of bonus features, which include never-before-seen production footage, deleted scenes, and audio commentaries from everyone (actors, production crew, etc..).
 
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