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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.

 


The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 5 – Will Rick Reveal to Daryl

A lot has occurred in this episode of the walking dead. We see that Rick makes it back without Carol and that the prison has been broken into. It’s funny that the episode ends with the Governor looking at the fence.

So we see this virus spread within the prison once again leaving a lot of people very vulnerable. Maggie is thrashing to get in and Rick is back trying to keep the prison from crashing in on itself. At the very end we see the other group come back to help the situation only to find that everything to be honest has been taken care of.

So a lot has come down tonight as I have said and not totally wrong, Rick has kept himself from telling Daryl just exactly what is going wrong. We understand that Daryl’s friendship is strong in Rick and he is scared of losing it.


What is this episode supposed to mean exactly? For the first time we see that Carl has really transformed, but is an extension of what he did in the episode before this. We come to understand that Rick is shocked by how Carl has grown, yet we understand that they work so well together.

What questions should you be asking yourself at this point in the show?

The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 2 – Tyreese the Love Bird

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The show opens up with a scene outside the prison as a walker hovers over the fence. We pan back to the new love birds of Tyreese and the new group member. She leaves him to go to the bathroom and quickly wash her face. After being startled and looking around for any possible people, she walks back to her cell to go to sleep. The recently turned child walker moves from his slumber and makes his way over to her cell before hearing movement in another cell saving her life. Before the first break, a poor new members soul gets his neck ripped from his body.

Coming back, Rick awakens holding his child in his arms. Rick and Carl take there usual rounds to feed the livestock when shots are heard coming from inside the prison. Carl asks his father if he can have his gun back and that he is sorry, that he is trying really hard. We see Carl remove a rifle to take down a walker about to attack Michonne. Panic sets as everyone rushes to the location of the shots. Meanwhile, Michonne while coming back to the camp, gets attacked by some walkers as a few sneak past Carl. As Rick and Daryl run into D-block, they see an overrun cell full of walkers. They quickly scramble to kill the infected and turned securing the rest. As it comes to an end, they find one attacked is more gone than originally thought. There were several close calls.

Lisa and Mika, the two young girls see there father for the very last time. Mika tries to end her fathers pain for herself but is just unable to do it. The raw emotion of having to end a sibling or parent is unimaginable. Carol is forced to take over and stab him in the head. There is a meeting amongst those that might have been caught in cell block D, that might have been exposed to what they think is some sort of fast acting Flu that kills in a day. We pan back to outside as Carl shows signs of improvement, emotion after the kill of the walker. He apologizes to his father, that is short lived as Rick is forced to push Carl aware in fright of getting ill. The camera moves back to the talking of the illness and we hear a cough. The original group Tyreese, his girlfriend is sick and must be separated from the others.

Carol talks to the girls, Mika seems to be hysterical. Daryl is digging graves outside when Rick comes up to help. It seems that Daryl is in need of leadership as he understands Ricks importance. Rick is unable to go back to that lifestyle, especially after what had happened. After about 5 minutes of them talking, Maggie screams for their help as the fence is started to get overwhelmed with walkers. We pan to Michonne as she feels helpless and a burden not realizing she is apart of the group. We see Maggie again as she is fighting the walkers. She falls unexpectedly and gets up slowly, which is unlike her and she doesnt have any physical problems indicating she most likely is pregnant. As the group continues to fight off the dead at the fence, it gets overwhelming and the walkers start to bend the fence.

In order to save the fence and thus save the group, Rick comes up with a plan to take the pigs he has raised and kill them to lore the walkers away from the fence. Meanwhile, we pan back to the cell where Michonne is getting wrapped up from a hurt ankle. She is forced to take care of Rick’s daughter after she throws up on Beth. There is a very close connection between Michonne and the child. Michonne was very hesitant which leads to most viewers to believe that she lost a child. The camera pans to Carl and Carol as they talk about what he saw last night. He doesn’t want to lie to his father anymore, but Carol brings up the point that these kids must learn to be strong and survive. She doesn’t ask him to lie rather not tell Rick what is going on. We see Rick get closer and closer to falling off the deepened once again.

It seems that Rick is being placed back in a role he doesn’t want to be in. It seems that things are about to change once again between Rick and Carl. Carl seems to be doing the right thing telling his father about what Carol has been doing. At the very end, we see Rick give Carol back his gun and business go back to the original way they were. It seems that Rick is becoming the leader once again. As the episode comes to an end, we see Tyreese look for his girlfriend using a bloody trail leading outside the confines of the prison, as a result he finds that they or someone lit them on fire.