Spoiler alert – please note that this post is made for those who have already seen this episode – if you have not yet seen the episode please do not read this blog post as important plot points maybe discussed – thanks
Episode 211 “Judge, Jury, Executioner” On this episode Rick sides with Shane on an important decision, causing Dale to worry that the group is losing its humanity. Carl’s actions have unintended consequences on the group.
Well well well the Walking Dead writers have done it again.. I sat through most of this episode thinking I would be writing this piece complaining that all the action, all the Zombies all the kills from last week ..have all gone…we spend the entire episode listening to Dale tell the group they cannot kill a guy who knows the location of the farm and who’s friends are heavily armed and are gang rapists. Even though Rick has already killed two of his gang already the writers lull us into a sense that this episode is going to be all talking and no action and boom right at the end of the episode they DO THAT to us – very clever guys and I didn’t see it coming either.
Whats weird is a group of my friends that discuss this show – for some reason they all really hate the little kid Carl – no I mean really hate him! i don’t know why and up until tonight I thought that their hate was uncalled for and very unfair.God I can’t wait to hear what they have to say after seeing tonight’s episode – ha ha
With only 2 episodes left it definitely feels like they are setting the scene for the farm to be over run – some of the steers have broken through the farm’s fence and with that one Walker wandering aimlessly in the fields on the last episode how long until more and more find the farm…from what I saw of the teaser trailer for next week’s show it still about Randall and it certainly appears to me that they will let him live only to have that decision turn against them very very fast (doh! what is with these people? How can his life versus their safety even be an issue now?)
Like I said above I have mixed feelings about this episode – they leave us in frustration and personal interactions for 50 minutes and everything changes in the last 3 minutes of the show – if it wasn’t for the ending this would have been the worst one of the season but they definitely redeemed themselves with the ending. Let’s see what happens in the next two episodes!