Suffer the Little Children

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Caution: contains spoilers. The slow transformation of Carl’s character has been both disturbing and profound. At the beginning of the series, he is innocent, scared, and dependent upon the adults around him for reassurance and stability. When he is shot by Otis, his parents keep a nearly constant vigil by his side. Although we still […]

Andrea Deserves What’s Coming to Her

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Warning: Contains spoilers I haven’t read far enough into the graphic novel series to be able to predict what is in store for Andrea, but from what I can surmise, she’s digging her grave—and she deserves every bit of what is coming to her. Tonight’s show, the mid-season finale, leaves us with more questions than […]

The Walking Dead: “Walk with Me”

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This week’s episode is remarkable not only in its distinct change of setting, but in its strong political themes.  The setting is important because, at least at face value, it serves as a deliberate contrast to that of the previous episode.  The chaos our protagonists are experiencing at the prison, combined with the uncertainty of […]

The Walking Dead: “Sick”

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This most recent episode, “Sick,” explores said title in a number of different directions.  Hershel’s shock and near-death resulting in the attack he endured in the previous episode pushes the characters to their limits.  Fearful that the amputation may not have been enough to spare him from full-blown infection, Rick has him handcuffed to the […]

The Walking Dead, Season 3 Premiere: “Seed”

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Warning: Spoilers ahead. The teaser opening for the season portrays a group that has changed much since the close of Season 2.  Lori’s pregnancy is advanced, every member of the group has become a seasoned marksman, and Carl, although still a child in body, has clearly aged beyond his years.  There is a profound moment […]