The Walking Dead Finale: I Still Have Questions!

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Well, I said I wasn’t going to write a blog follow last night’s “game changing” season 2 finale of The Walking Dead, but I still have a lot of burning questions. 
WHY CAN’T ANYONE KEEP AN EYE ON CARL?
Honestly, how hard can it be? If I was living in a post-apocalyptic world and if I had a child, that child would be attached to my hip! Survival is the key and keeping the youngest alive is essential, but the writers seem to think Carl has this “going rogue” streak in him, therefore he can slip away without any consequences. I think the writers are also setting up bigger responsibilities for Carl in season 3. So be it, but Lori, you are the worst mother ever.At least Rick has a little bit of sense. If only Baby Huey survived….
 NOW THAT ALL OF THE GROUP IS INFECTED, HOW LONG BEFORE THEY BECOME “THE WALKING DEAD”?
I tweeted this question to the after show–The Talking Dead— last night, but it’s only a 30 minute show; I was bumped and I’m pissed because I think it’s a great question that can be answered without giving anything anyway. And I’m wondering since Hershel wanted to believe the walkers were just “sick”. Did he know something? I agree it sucks Rick didn’t tell the group until the finale, but it’s a perfect cliffhanger. I just question how long does the virus lie dormant, because Randall and Shane turned very quickly, and everyone else, I assume, has been exposed for the same amount of time.
WILL RICK TURNOVER HIS LEADERSHIP?
I got the impression after Rick’s big speech at the end, the group wasn’t quite sold on continuing to trust him. So who steps up? I pray it’s Daryl! He’s fearless, he’s reckless, yet he’s practical. I don’t think the group has trusted Rick for a while and when they all find out he killed Shane, here comes the cold shoulder. Rick is just tired and is very crazy right now; he can’t imagine where the group can survive. So, now, a prison? This has been a big feature in the comic books, so fans are extra pumped for next season.
DID ANYONE ELSE THINK ANDREA WOULD FIND RANDALL’S GROUP?
I thought she would, but then this hooded figure saved her by slicing the head off a walker who was about to make Andrea meat. This new character, Michonne, is another big fan favorite who will finally appear next season. I figure Andrea needed to get away from the group, but will she be happy? I think so. She’s rogue for sure.
WILL GLEN AND MAGGIE EVER HOOK UP AGAIN?
Ha Ha! I still can’t get over how much Glen has matured. He finally told Maggie he loved her, but now they are both infected. Not very romantic. But isn’t prison sex supposed to be hot? Awkward maybe, hot, no.
AND, WILL LORI EVER NOT BE ANNOYING?
I think I can answer this: NO!
I guess we’ll all be left for dead until October, I cannot wait!
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The Walking Dead Finally Gets Good, But There’s Only One Episode Left

**I’ll do my best to not spoil anything, but hell, I think everyone has seen or read about this last episode**
When season 2 of The Walking Dead premiered last October, I couldn’t wait! Season 1, though short, pretty much ruled. However, the first few episodes were devoid of any big “walker” attacks and they were devoid of any sustained suspense. Okay, I guess the search for Sophia counts, and when Carl got shot. Yeah, it was all about the kids for the first time. The term I heard and read a lot about concerning the first seven episodes of this season? Soap opera. Abort! Abort! Glen started to grow up, so boring and he eventually would lose his virginity to Maggie. I missed his “Short Round” look. In short, with the cap, Glen is cool, without it, he’s a sensitive wuss boy. The episodes began to focus more on morality than true survival. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! Yes, Shane became as whack-a-doodle as ever, especially when he went to retrieve a respirator with Otis (part of a new group) and when a big group of walkers gained up on them, Shane sacrificed Otis, and he then shaved his head to hide a suspicious gash. And we all know when a character in anything shaves his/her head, it’s on! 
Part of the slow down was due to the original group unintentionally joining a new group led by veterinarian Hershel Greene and his family. See, when Carl got shot, Hershel’s farm just happened to be nearby, thus he jumped into action to save the boy. What followed were a succession of episodes where either Rick, Shane, or Glen and Maggie (Hershel’s daughter/Glen’s woman) leave the farm, or Daryl would leave to search for Sophia. Well, hell, I guess they all went and searched for Sophia at some point. A lot of critics viewed the search for Sophia as wasted time, until….it was discovered Hershel was keeping a barn full of walkers, which included members of his family, because he thought they were just sick (which technically, they are) and not just dead people aimlessly walking the landscape searching for fresh blood. The climax of the first set of episodes came when Shane let all the barn walkers loose and one by one, they were executed. But when one last walker emerged, it was a child, it was SOPHIA! That’s when my confidence in the show was sharply renewed. Her mother Carol is not the only one in shock, and Rick had no choice but to put a bullet through the young girl’s brain. Fans would have to wait until February to see what would happen next. 
What came next was the best episodes since the series began. Survival mode and walker rampages finally kicked in again. There was still that annoying moral conflict struggle, but it was mixed just right with some good old fashioned zombie kills, not to mention the guys pick up a hostage, Randall, who is part of yet another group, and we’re led to believe they are all reckless rednecks. Rick’s wife, Lori, who is the one character I cannot stand, finds out in the first set of episodes that she’s pregnant, and really, she’s no help at all this season. And would it kill her to pull back her hair just once? The only reason I can still sort of tolerate Andrea is because she didn’t become as heartless as she would seem by the time Dale bit the big one at the hands of a walker who Carl was supposed to kill. Do not get me started on Carl! If you are a fan, you know what I mean. If he survives the season finale or beyond, I’ll be shocked. 
I suppose the last few episodes were all about Shane’s demise into madness. I couldn’t believe he kept on living, and not just because of the dire circumstances of the world around him. He lost everything, all because Rick lived. And truly, I think Lori still loved Shane, but she came to her senses because of his questionable behavior. When Shane lets Randall go, he misleads him into thinking he wants to join Randall’s group, which I think would have made an interesting plot development. Damn. He just lied again and Rick had had enough. And Shane wanted to die, but did he want to become a walker? We’ll never know and I hope we find out why both Shane and Randall turned into walkers without getting bit. One theory out there is that the virus has become airborne and it apparently has a dormant period, but for how long? I probably should wait and write after Sunday’s season finale, but screw it, I love The Walking Dead again and I ain’t afraid to say it. Will there be a third season? You bet!
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