I DO NOT ACCEPT YOUR SYMPATHY TUNA NOODLE, MADAM.
Previously! Deanna and NPR Chairperson Reg mourn their dead son by listening to Trent Reznor, as you do. Reg is moved to tears by the ’90s emo, and I’m crying, too, Reg. Because Carol made you guys a sympathy tuna casserole, with a “We’re truly sorry for your loss” card, which Deanna promptly sets on fire. She then leaves the tuna noodles out on the porch, and that’s how you get ants, Deanna. Continue reading
Can you imagine how bad they all smell right about now? Probably can’t smell it anymore it’s so bad. Sorry, I get distracted easily.
[Previously] I have to tell you guys, it’s getting really hard to stick with it. I mean, I’m doing this out of my love for the show, and the show is making me fall in love with a passel of kittens and then drowning them in front of my crying face. This week was just rough. But I’m here. And Maggie pretty much sums it up: “How much longer we got?”
I don’t know, Maggie. I don’t know. Continue reading
Dynamic Duo! Seriously, there’s nothing these two can’t do.
Previously! We are moving at a fast clip into the next Big Bad. Well, except for all the slo-mo Hero Walking we did in the beginning. Plus, there were loads of scriptures sprinkled throughout this episode, which was fitting seeing as we’ve done added ourselves a preacher man to the group. Last, Dr. Mullet allowed me to use my most favorite quote of all time. So it’s a pretty big day for me. Let’s Hero Walk. Continue reading
Let’s talk about this kid and the amazing growth he’s shown from Season 1.
[Previously] GUYS. Guys. GUYS. I’m not going to say I told you so, but we all know I did. Hahaha, like what Terminus was wasn’t telegraphed a mile away. Also, we’ve all read/seen The Road, and played Fallout (or you SHOULD HAVE.) Wow, there was a lot of channeling of The Road in this episode. Also, I think overall this ep worked. Maybe not the way the writers/final edit wanted in some places, but come on, let’s get to it. Continue reading
“Back off, man. I’m a scientist.” Seems legit.
*taps mic* Is this thing still on? These recaps’ readership dropped down into the single digits, which was frankly heartbreaking. Are people over the show? This site? Are you getting all the meta/discussion you need from Talking Dead? That was the general consensus here. But then some private messages and comments started coming in, wondering where the recaps were.
Well, they’re here, they’ve been here, and nothing would make me happier than to have a group of people who want to talk about all things ZA with me. So if I’ve given you the impression that your thoughts/comments/shared ProTips aren’t welcome, then apologies all around. And if you like these recaps, COME BACK. :) (True, yet sad fact about writers: we are pathetic, solitary beasts who thrive on interaction. No one wants to talk into a vacuum, you know?)
PREVIOUSLY, AND ALSO PREVIOUSLY: lots of meta, blues, people staring bleakly into the woods, and new folks show up, namely Abraham, aka my TV boyfriend, Michael Cudlitz. Continue reading
“Say it loud, say it clear!
You can listen as well as you hear.
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye.”
Yeah. That’s a Mike & the Mechanics quote from “In The Living Years” up there. And yes, that’s pretty much their only song, kids younger than me. But it follows the “Rudy” principle: it’s okay for men to cry over it. (Also see: Michael Corleone kissing Fredo, Brian’s Song, and Field of Dreams, the only time crying’s allowed in baseball.)
Previously on the show, everything was terrible and nothing was good. I SAID NOTHING. But! The agony of hiatus is over! The agony of the show, however, has just begun.
Me, watching my husband watch this ep.
[Previously!] Well, that title tells us the answer to this season’s big question: Can you come back from the things you had to do to survive? Well, it answers it for one person in particular. And in the words of Gen. Patton, “remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his.” Continue reading
They keep pulling me back in!
Last week we ended with Karen and David as charred kebobs, much to Tyreese’s dismay. We pick up with Glenn digging graves next to where Patrick has already been laid to rest, given the spectacles and handgun hanging off a makeshift cross. Glenn makes cow eyes at Maggie a few graves over, and that’s the height of romance in the apocalypse, and make no mistake about it. (Which is good, because the graveyard is growing. Plenty of opportunities for flirting and courting for the young folk.) Continue reading
We’re all in agreement that this was an outstanding episode, right? The full circle? The parallels between all the families, choices people have made, and how one bad decision can completely change your outcome?
And seriously, this has to be the stinkiest car ride in road tripping history.
Something brain-dead this way comes.
Hey, is tonight the night when we all finally stop hating Andrea? Is this the episode where she stops going full Andrea? SPOILER ALERT: Nope. I have never wished to stone-stomp a living being as much as I did after watching this damn show. [Not really. I ain’t American History X up in here.]
And wowee, was this a gory episode in places! MY FAVE. Let’s break this shizz down, folks! Continue reading