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moist turtleneck
Jul 17, 2003

Represent.

Dinosaur Gum

Mississippi River would be cool to see because you'd have a bunch of zombies floating after you but then they get sucked into a sinkhole under the river

Also steam boats are back baby

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Johnny Truant
Jul 22, 2008

Ahhh, ninja beer!
Ninja beer?
Beer that vanish without trace!


moist turtleneck posted:

Also steam boats are back baby

If they had a casino-steamboat running up and down the Mississippi in TWD I would eat that poo poo UP

Tenzarin
Jul 24, 2007

Let me sing you a song


Taco Defender

Here we go again, hopefully this episode is better than last week. I bet someone in the group betrays them to the vultures.

Tenzarin
Jul 24, 2007

Let me sing you a song


Taco Defender

If Nick becomes Morgan's apprentice for this show I'll lose it.

No Nick! It's illegal to pick Bluebonnets!
Morgan his hands are too bloody to read a book!
Oh no they couldn't keep paying the actors.

Tenzarin fucked around with this message at Apr 30, 2018 around 02:03

JustinMorgan
Apr 27, 2010


Well poo poo.

Tenzarin
Jul 24, 2007

Let me sing you a song


Taco Defender

I don't even know what characters to like on this show anymore.

Everyone Morgan tries to teach to not kill, dies. Stop it Morgan, you are technically killing people!

Tenzarin fucked around with this message at Apr 30, 2018 around 02:10

JossiRossi
Jul 28, 2008

A little EQ, a touch of reverb, slap on some compression and there. That'll get your dickbutt jiggling.

Pillbug

Wow, I actually cared about that... It's a new feeling from a TWD property.

I appreciated the return of Nick's goofy run though.

big trivia FAIL
May 9, 2003
I got a girl, she won't be true, no, no.


Wow

Yellow Ant
Feb 27, 2016


RIP. That really killed my interest in keeping up with this show right now.

Acacia REI posted:

I thought about it more after the episode and I now definitely think there's a reason they pushed the whole redemption thing so hard. At first I was just kind of like "unexpected, but alright, let's see where this goes," but as the episode went on the dialog was just pushing it really hard and I thought "wtf did they do to Madison, she wasn't even this selfless before the outbreak." But now I think or at least hope that they're just setting her up to snap, and a bunch of people are about to get hosed up.

You may be on to something

Astroman
Apr 8, 2001


JustinMorgan posted:

Well poo poo.



That sucks, he was my favorite character besides Strand and Daniel.

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

The actor asked to leave in season 3.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/l...ne-exit-1106632

So they had no choice in killing him off.

JazzFlight
Apr 29, 2006

Oooooooooooh!



Wow, this was the dumbest, duuuuuumbest move they could have ever made. Are they loving stupid or what?
Now they've locked in this odd future where Nick is dead and the girl definitely kills him so any development with her in the past scenes will be pointless.
We'll also have to keep watching more scenes with Nick in the past? Who cares?
What a slap in the face from the new showrunner. It's like he actively wanted to destroy their competitor.

Edit: Uhhh, the people on Talking Dead claim that Nick's actor wanted out...? Dunno how true that is...
Edit 2: If true, they should have just let Nick die on the dam when it would have been a natural sacrifice. Ack, this is like Travis' contrived helicopter death all over again after he had been saved in s2. Can't wait to see the ratings drop off the cliff starting next week.

JazzFlight fucked around with this message at Apr 30, 2018 around 03:20

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

I posted the link man. He wanted out. Past when the dam was filmed.

JazzFlight
Apr 29, 2006

Oooooooooooh!



GreenNight posted:

I posted the link man. He wanted out. Past when the dam was filmed.
Eh, it was kinda vague, just said "back to season 3," before the new showrunners arrived.

Astroman
Apr 8, 2001


Every article on his exit and the guys in Talking Dead say word for word the same talking points, and he's not there on the couch, so I bet even if he wanted to leave it wasn't as amicable as it appears.

Johnny Truant
Jul 22, 2008

Ahhh, ninja beer!
Ninja beer?
Beer that vanish without trace!


RIP in peace

honestly didn't see that coming

JazzFlight
Apr 29, 2006

Oooooooooooh!



Johnny Truant posted:

RIP in peace

honestly didn't see that coming
I don't think anybody expects a show to flash the words "CANCEL PLEASE" onscreen in the 3rd episode of its new season, but I guess here we are.

CrazyLoon
Aug 10, 2015

"..."


Welp! Something like this p much tells me something else. Either this season's gonna manage to make something out of this regardless to its end, or it'll just crash and burn spectacularly. Either way, it's still gonna be more interesting than the main show lmao.

I kinda remember feeling the same sort of "OH FOR gently caress'S SAKE, WHY?! Right the gently caress now, when this character's story was finally looking to become interesting to me!!!" with Travis' death in S3...and yet, S3 continued to kick rear end better than all the previous ones.

Hope they can pull that off again. But I dunno lol...either way, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for this season I think.

CrazyLoon fucked around with this message at Apr 30, 2018 around 04:29

CrazyLoon
Aug 10, 2015

"..."


But yea, lmao...like...I hope that child actor doesn't get the internet hate brigade called on her over this...it'll be like "Kill Olly" from GoT all over again, cripes...

CrazyLoon
Aug 10, 2015

"..."


Triple post, cause I just realized something else. Travis was one poor bastard, who failed to save his ex-wife and his son despite any promises made, but his one singular success was saving Nick's life back at the military base. Now even that is rendered meaningless.

Nick's death has officially made Travis the most demoralizing character in all of fiction for me.
Like...nothing he ever achieved really mattered for all that much in the end. gently caress, this show is bleak! Tho I dunno if really by design lol.

veni veni veni
Jun 5, 2005

~~~~~~K.I.D.S.~~~~~~

CLUNK! CLUNK! CLUNK! CLUNK!



Well, I haven't even started this season yet and I decided to spoil myself on it for some reason. I'm glad I did because now I know it's not gonna be worth watching anyways. Sounds like crap and if Nick is dead meh.

RIP FTWD you had 3/4ths of a good season

warcrimes
Jul 6, 2013

I don't know what's it called, I just know the sound it makes when it takes a J4G's life.

veni veni veni posted:

Well, I haven't even started this season yet and I decided to spoil myself on it for some reason. I'm glad I did because now I know it's not gonna be worth watching anyways. Sounds like crap and if Nick is dead meh.

RIP FTWD you had 3/4ths of a good season

Jesus this thread is strange. THAT is how you kill off a character. That had an emotional impact. Had no idea this was coming, either. Good poo poo.

Acacia REI
Oct 8, 2016



I'm shook

But also I'm kind of happy for anyone who gets out of the whole TWDverse, he probably deserves a lot better. That was a great performance.

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and the closest i've ever come to crying while watching anything walking dead related

EDIT: And just before that I was thinking "aw Morgan is finally gonna get an apprentice with plot armor" oops

Acacia REI fucked around with this message at Apr 30, 2018 around 07:33

Spellman
May 31, 2011



CrazyLoon posted:

Like...nothing he ever achieved really mattered for all that much in the end. gently caress, this show is bleak! Tho I dunno if really by design lol.

Personally, I kinda like that. I like how people can just... die, without any real fanfare or reason, in this show. For two reasons:

1. Feels more real. We all expect these huge death scenes where everything you've ever known about the character culminates right there, in this final grandiose sacrifice for the team. Feels repetitive, and fake. Travis died practically randomly from stray gunfire, in a helicopter where everyone else survived. Awesome

2. TWD always feels like they're just rounding up a group of the most important bestest survivors that are also the coolest. Maggie's never gonna die. Rick, Daryl, Carol, they are the faces of this show until they literally decide to retire. Sure, we lose some cool people along the way, all of whom get epic death scenes, some even get to whine about their impending doom for the whole episode. Stupid

It's almost a blessing when a character wants to leave the show and get killed. Dale was one of my favorite characters in TWD, and his whole thing is that he wanted to leave, so, they killed him. Felt very par for this world

Will suck that this awesome guy who was channeling Keith Richards will be gone but, good for them. For all his screentime, none of it was wasted

Cactus
Jun 24, 2006


Yeah when I heard the shot and saw his bloody fingers I was absolutely startled. Are they really going to just... off him? Right now in episode three with no warning or fanfair? One of the most likeable characters in the show? Holy poo poo yes they are!

And the reason it happened made sense; a young kid with stockholme syndrome that just saw her captor murdered, seeking revenge. It's completely in theme with this being a dangerous, lawless world and nobody being safe. Sometimes, people don't get to "complete their journeys" whatever that even means.

CODChimera
Jan 29, 2009


warcrimes posted:

Jesus this thread is strange. THAT is how you kill off a character. That had an emotional impact. Had no idea this was coming, either. Good poo poo.

Yeah.

God drat it sucks though. TWD characters die and you just don't care, hell most of the time you're happy you won't see the character again. In this show? Not so much.

Acacia REI
Oct 8, 2016



Madison is going to set someone on fire for this.

warcrimes posted:

Jesus this thread is strange. THAT is how you kill off a character. That had an emotional impact. Had no idea this was coming, either. Good poo poo.
YES. I hate how they kill main characters off in TWD proper - so much drawn out exposition leading up to their death that it loses its impact. Even Glenn's sudden and violent death didn't phase me that much because of how needlessly drawn out Negan's introduction was (not to mention the character hadn't been interesting in like 3 seasons). Nick's death felt like an unexpected punch in the chest.

LadyPictureShow
Nov 18, 2005
Oh, Jesus fuck. It's like the Nazis opened The Ark Of The Covenant, and I looked.


Wow. Iím sure some people are gonna be grumbling about Nickís departure, but that took me completely by surprise.

I canít think of the last time a WD death blindsided me like that. Furthermore, Episode 3 is just such an unassuming episode to have such a major death. The main show seems to hold those for the premiere/MSF/MSP/finale.

Spellman
May 31, 2011



LadyPictureShow posted:

The main show seems to hold those for the premiere/MSF/MSP/finale.

Ugh that too. I hate that mid-season finales ever became a thing

moist turtleneck
Jul 17, 2003

Represent.

Dinosaur Gum

I like the idea that people can just die

TWD is bean counter as hell

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Acacia REI posted:

Madison is going to set someone on fire for this.

I'm not watching this show or the other but I like to keep up on the happenings and I hope this ends with a glorious murder crusade across the country until she grind RickCo under her bootheel.

ozmunkeh
Feb 28, 2008

hey guys what is happening in this thread


Acacia REI posted:

Madison is going to set someone on fire for this.

I had just assumed that her only appearing in flashbacks and Nick completely losing his poo poo when he came across that guy were somewhat related. I don't know that Madison is going to be doing much of anything.

Tenzarin
Jul 24, 2007

Let me sing you a song


Taco Defender

Madison is already dead.

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

They're all gonna die and season 4 will just be new people and Morgan.

ozmunkeh
Feb 28, 2008

hey guys what is happening in this thread


GreenNight posted:

They're all gonna die and season 4 will just be new people and Morgan.

Towards the end of each episode he melts down and "clears". Each episode starts with him meeting another group of plucky adventurers. Would watch.

hamsystem
Nov 11, 2010

Fuzzy pickles!


ozmunkeh posted:

Towards the end of each episode he melts down and "clears". Each episode starts with him meeting another group of plucky adventurers. Would watch.

AMC's "Clear the Walking Dead"

moist turtleneck
Jul 17, 2003

Represent.

Dinosaur Gum

I miss Morgan's common sense trap city that he built by himself

zeal
Sep 11, 2008

Z E A L!





i rewatched the last bit to check, between when nick goes down and when the clark crew huddles up around him, whether it's suggested alicia got a look at who shot him

doesn't seem like she got a good look

i was wondering whether we'd see her execute a child later on in the season

Tortuga
Aug 27, 2011

Just another day in paradise

That was a proper decent episode despite the obvious disappointment of losing one of the best characters. Heck, there was even a car crash that happened for a believable reason which I haven't seen for a long time.

Hopefully this means Daniel will be back soon too.

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Acacia REI
Oct 8, 2016



LadyPictureShow posted:

Furthermore, Episode 3 is just such an unassuming episode to have such a major death. The main show seems to hold those for the premiere/MSF/MSP/finale.

Glenn's dumpster fakeout happened in the 3rd episode of season 6 and I always thought it would have been so much better if that had been his official death.

I'm sad af to lose the character, but I'm really happy with the way the did it.

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