Friday, February 22, 2013

The Walking Dead, Ep. 310: Home

The Walking Dead Season 3, Episode 10: Home

TV rating


ZPAA rating

Teens and up

Gore level

8.0 out of 10--The episode goes on for a while with no zombies in sight, but the second half is full of full-on violent zombie mayhem--the usual head shots, splatters, etc, with a couple of creative uses of cars to kill, including running over heads with spilling brains and closing car doors on the zombies; Glenn still looks pretty bad though he is starting to heal up; human on human violence, mostly gunfire related.

Other offensive content

Minimal bad language; one character is crazy, having visions of a dead person; questionable and hypocritical attitudes toward looting; hard family discussions.

How much zombie mythology/content

Nothing new this episode.

How much fun

There was a bit of "splat-stick" humor when a zombie who'd already been incapacitated was run over (unintentionally) on his head and some brains stuck to the tire. It's kinda like the old toilet paper stuck on the shoe routine. Maybe I'm the only one who laughed at that bit.

Synopsis & Review

The Governor is moving his plans forward, though he doesn't seem to be playing it straight with anybody. He wants Andrea to take care of things in Woodbury but he asks Mitch to keep an eye on her while he disappears for a little bit. Woodbury is tensely holding itself together.

Not holding together so well is series hero Rick, who is going crazy, specifically seeing and following around his dead wife. With Daryl gone, that leaves the still steaming mad Glenn in charge. Glenn keeps changing his plan from assassinating the Governor in Woodbury to fortifying the prison assuming the Governor will strike soon. Maggie is pretty unhappy with the situation and they have a little talk that just makes things more tense. The prison is becoming a less viable option as a home for them.

Daryl and Merle are off on their own adventures. Their relationship is nicely developed, especially due to the unniceness of Merle. Their family history and dynamics are quite interesting to watch and are well written. Hopefully they are too popular to die off soon and we'll get to see more.

Yet another episode of good plot development and character building that leaves dedicated viewers waiting for more. 

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