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(SPOILER ALERT) THRALL WORLD Reviews THE WALKING DEAD Mid Season FInale “TOO FAR GONE” – And It Ain’t Pretty

December 2, 2013
It's A Thrall World: DieTrich Thrall

It’s A Thrall World: DieTrich Thrall


SPOILER ALERT for THE WALKING DEAD fans - If you have NOT seen the mid season finale “TOO FAR GONE” then READ NO FURTHER..

Now then – THRALL WORLD is so completely disappointed in the mid season finale – where to start..

After giving us one of the top 3 best shows of the entire series EVER with the hour long return of The Governor in “LIVE BAIT,” THE WALKING DEAD presents it mid season finale which turns out to be possibly the WORST episode of the entire series. No – I’m not a reader of the comic book. I couldn’t care less about how they’ve changed a thing or two or made adjustments to different characters and their deaths.

For the most part “TOO FAR GONE” was a solid episode overall – until the shooting began. The dialogue showdown between Rick and The Governor was a believable excahnge. Rick knows he’s up against it and makes an offer to The Governor that maybe they can all stay at the prison together. A long shot to be sure but these are desperate times. We already know the Governor is starting to show his old ways and that Rick and Co. are going to have their hands full and that it might not be possible to let things from the past stay in the past. We expect some ugly in a world populated by a zombie ratio of 100 to 1. In this episode it arrives early with a zombie biting and condemning to death The Governors second chance daughter which was the primary motivation for his rebirth.

So here we go:

1) Why didn’t The Governor kill Rick from the get go? Because he wanted to get talked into a corner by Rick’s personal philosophy of Goodness? Because he wanted to allow Rick to be able to make a personal appeal to Team Governor – possibly confusing them on their motives and methods? The Governor’s team is a bunch of itchy on the trigger fingered newbs as far as I was aware. They were content to flounder out in the open and tow the line between decent folk trapped in a world gone zombie and becoming a gang of thieves who preyed on other survivor groups. At least ONE of them should have fired off a round or two and with Rick caught in the middle.. NO logical explanation other than horrible plot device for Rick to be in the middle of HUNDREDS of flying bullets and surviving with a paltry gunshot wound to the leg.

And did The Governor just get the ENTIRE camp he was taking control of wiped out? If so – amazing. I wasn’t under the impression the entire Governor camp were a bunch of bad guy thugs. I thought they were more in the middle and filled with gray as many in Rick’s camp were.

THE WALKING DEAD: The Governor and a tank.. Big trouble headed for Rick and Co.?

THE WALKING DEAD: The Governor and a tank.. Big trouble headed for Rick and Co.?

Which brings us to

2) Why the hell did The Governor waste his time by killing Herschel first? Because he had other plans for Michonne? Really dopey move on the part of the WRITER’s who actually thought this was believable. What – we’re supposed to believe that The scheming and battle hardended Governor who had already led many missions with his previous community (Woodbury) and who came back from the dead with a new reason to live would what – kill an old man who poses little to no threat rather than behead his most hated enemy and one of Team Rick’s best and most resilient fighters?

3) Michonne scrambling away in the middle of the firefight.. Really..? That looked about as awkward as it sounds. From the center of attention and the chopping block back to her sword and then ultimately killing The Governor. Not a scratch. Nothing to see here! Not to mention we were DENIED one of the more interesting encounters between The Governor and Michonne. There were so many places to take a confrontation between the two of them up to and including picking the scab that was Andreas murder that The Governor enabled at the end of the previous season. I guess that scene got deleted and we’ll see it on the DVD box set. Huge missed opportunity there.

THE WALKING DEAD: Michonne

THE WALKING DEAD: Michonne

4) Rick jumps The Governor during the assault. Why the hell didn’t he just shoot him? He didn’t have time to reload? Was he out of bullets? What about a fukking knife to the jugular..? What – did Rick want to TALK to The Governor some MORE..? EVERYBODY is shooting the hell out of each other EXCEPT for Rick and The Governor. Awful or ridiculous – you decide.

5) Daryl The Untouchable (lest the viewers riot) sheilded by a zombie body as he is being fired upon by body piercing machine guns. Lame. Even one of Rick’s main camp members whose name escapes me – the African American with the drinking problem – ends up getting shot and asking if the bullet went all the way through him. An “exit wound” I believe he called it. Bullets can apparently go through a regular human – but a corroded zombie body? No chance of that in this episode. And so Daryl is SAVED by the impenetrable magic zombie. How convenient.

The entire show should have ENDED tonight like a Shakespearean tragedy – every single element was there to make that happen – but I guess the hot ratings wouldn’t allow it. It could have been a GREAT spring board for the new spin-off show they have been talking about making with the handful of survivors that remained.

But the only reason I even waste my time writing this is because I was so completely blown away by the episode “Live Bait.” I told all of my friends that the producers of THE WALKING DEAD showed an INCREDIBLE amount of RESPECT to its audience with the “LIVE BAIT” episode which added depth and complexity to The Governor and was a bright spot in the first half of the fourth season – heck – the entire series as a whole second only to the pilot perhaps. But with this poorly executed mid season finale “LIVE BAIT” was cheapened and very nearly pointless. They may as well just skipped that episode entirely and just had The boogeyman Governor show up and be a jackass again because that’s pretty much what just happened.

And by the way, the baby missing from the carrier only meant that one of the other kids probably grabbed the baby. I certainly didn’t get the impression that the baby had been eaten. If you don’t see it on the screen then it didn’t happen. Remember when Carole went missing and Daryl found here in one of the isolation units a season and a half ago? Same plot device here.

But anyways – that’s the last we’ll probably see of the prison.

I’m out..

THE WALKING DEAD returns in February 2014.


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THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 cast

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 cast

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ELIZABETH OLSEN Talks AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON And OLDBOY In New Interview

November 28, 2013

On AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON –

“I just love Scarlet Witch. I love her. It’s so funny because I’m often talking about all these psychologically damaged people, but when you talk about Scarlet Witch… She is a messed up lady.” – Elizabeth Olsen

On OLDBOY –

“I read the script first and I was shocked and upset and so grossed out but excited and heartbroken.” – Elizabeth Olsen

Read the entire interview HERE.

ELIZABETH OLSEN to star in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

ELIZABETH OLSEN to star in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

New AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON movie to feature THE SCARLET WITCH

New AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON movie to feature THE SCARLET WITCH

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‘THE WALKING DEAD’: Season 4 Episode 8 “TOO FAR GONE” Preview, Clip + Behind The Scenes

November 25, 2013

The mid season finale is here! THE WALKING DEAD airs Sundays @ 8PM CST on AMC.

THE WALKING DEAD: The Governor and a tank.. Big trouble headed for Rick and Co.?

THE WALKING DEAD: The Governor and a tank.. Big trouble headed for Rick and Co.?

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 cast

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 cast

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‘THE WALKING DEAD’: Season 4 Episode 7 “DEAD WEIGHT” Preview Posted

November 23, 2013

THRALL WORLD was blown away by the previous episodes focus on The Governor’s path shortly after his fall at the end of last season. Looks like the focus may be staying on him in the new episode as well.

Check out the new pic too. Is the Governor truly seeking redemption and safety for the new little girl in his life or..?

THE WALKING DEAD will return Sunday December 1 @ 8PM CST on AMC.

THE WALKING DEAD: The Governor and a tank.. Big trouble headed for Rick and Co.?

THE WALKING DEAD: The Governor and a tank.. Big trouble headed for Rick and Co.?

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 cast

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 cast

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‘THE WALKING DEAD’: Season 4 Episode 6 “LIVE BAIT” Preview, Clip + Behind The Scenes

November 12, 2013

The Governor is back! THE WALKING DEAD airs Sundays @ 8PM CST on AMC.

ANDREW LINCOLN stars in 'THE WALKING DEAD'

ANDREW LINCOLN stars in ‘THE WALKING DEAD’

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THE WALKING DEAD: Season 4 Episode 5 “INTERNMENT” Preview, Clips + Behind The Scenes

November 5, 2013

THE WALKING DEAD airs Sundays @ 8PM CST on AMC.

ANDREW LINCOLN stars in 'THE WALKING DEAD'

ANDREW LINCOLN stars in ‘THE WALKING DEAD’

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GEORGE ROMERO Turned Down Chance To Direct ‘THE WALKING DEAD’ Episode(s)

November 1, 2013

“They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.” – George Romero

Read more HERE.

THRALL WORLD agrees with Romero that the vibe is entirely different on THE WALKING DEAD and the story it is attempting to tell versus the Romero ‘DEAD’ movies.

THE WALKING DEAD airs Sundays @ 8PM CST on AMC.

GEORGE ROMERO

GEORGE ROMERO

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 cast

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 cast

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‘THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’ Update: AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON As QUICKSILVER Confirmed

November 1, 2013

From KICK-ASS to Quicksilver – read all about it HERE.

AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON Confirmed  to play QUICKSILVER in 'THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON'

AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON Confirmed to play QUICKSILVER in ‘THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’

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THE WALKING DEAD Renewed For Fifth Season

October 29, 2013

“We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season.” – AMC President Charlie Collier

Read more HERE.

THE WALKING DEAD airs Sundays @ 8PM CST on AMC.

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 cast

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 cast

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THE WALKING DEAD: Season 4 Episode 4 “INDIFFERENCE” Clips + Behind The Scenes

October 29, 2013

THE WALKING DEAD airs Sundays @ 8PM CST on AMC.

ANDREW LINCOLN stars in 'THE WALKING DEAD'

ANDREW LINCOLN stars in ‘THE WALKING DEAD’

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