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A Game of Thrones, S4E2 Review – Don’t Get Married On This Show…

By Seth Miller
Staff Writer, Fanboy Wonder

Thoughts From Game of Thrones, S4E2:

- JOFFREY’S DEAD!!!  This is the complete reversal of “The Red Wedding.” It is moment of pure television bliss that happens once every few years, and makes everything a little better. Go out, hug a friend or family member, dance for joy, raise a glass, and celebrate this joyous moment!

- But back to the rest of the show, we get to catch up with…JOFFREY’S REALLY DEAD!  I’m sorry, but this is the best thing that has happened on this show so far. I am running out of ways to express my joy so I will finish with a hearty WOOOOOOHOOOOO!

- Getting back to the recap for real, we start off by visiting the man who will surely replace Joffrey as the most hated man on the show, Ramsay Snow. Ramsay is out in the woods hunting down a woman because his girlfriend was jealous of her looks. But his father, Roose Bolton who is fresh off the ultimate dick move at “The Red Wedding,” quickly brings him down to. At Ramsay’s side the entire time is Theon Greyjoy, who is so broken that he doesn’t even take a chance to kill Ramsay when he has a razor to his throat. Now the Boltons know that Bran and Rickon Stark are alive and they will be hunting for them. Ramsay has become more than a replacement for Joffrey, he is worse than Joffrey. Joffrey was psychopath, but he was dumber than a bag of hammers.  Ramsay is also psychopath, but he has enough intelligence to psychologically break someone and how to make his insanity useful for his father’s cause. Joffrey is dead, but someone far worse has replaced him.

- In this time of villainy, the people of Westeros need heroes who challenge those in power. With that in mind, Stannis Baratheon is moving forward to take the Iron Throne. He may not be the most noble man on the show, but he is better than some of the others… and there he goes burning people alive.  Stannis has gone full on fanatic, and is burning anybody who he thinks is his enemy or won’t reject the religions of Westeros, this includes his brother-in-law. While all this is happening, Melisandre is smiling with delight at the proceedings. Stannis is embracing the Lord of Light, but the scene at dinner with Melisandre and his wife shows that even he is starting to grow tired of this religion. Melisandre is asked to explain her faith to Stannis’ daughter, and we learn there is a god of light and a god of darkness. She says there is no hell, other than the life everybody is living in now. From Melisandre’s perspective, anyone she kills is going to heaven, and that helps explain how she can do some of the things she does. It is also refreshing to see Stannis starting to get tired of his chosen religion. Perhaps we will see him start to break away from Melisandre as the season goes on.

- Bran Stark is continuing his quest, but he may be losing his grip on reality. He is spending more time being in the mind of his direwolf, and he is starting to get his life as a human mixed up with his life as a direwolf. To be fair, if anyone of us was in Bran’s position it would be tempting to stay a direwolf. On the plus side, it looks like we are getting some plot development in terms of what is going on with the White Walkers.

- Jaime is still working on being a swordsman again, but he can’t get the hang of using his left hand. Tyrion advises Jaime to use Bronn as a sparring partner, and we get my second favorite scene of the episode. I really hope we get a scene between these two for every one of the remaining episodes this seasons.

- Tyrion is still being beat down by almost everybody in this episode. Varys tells Tyrion that his father knows about Shae, which means her life is truly in danger. This leads to Tyrion doing what is possibly the dumbest thing he has ever done. Shae shows up, but Tyrion tells her she has to leave. However, instead of telling her she is about to get caught, Tyrion sends her away Harry and the Hendersons style by telling her she means nothing to him. There is no way this is not going to come back to bite Tyrion in the ass…

- The wedding itself was filled with moments that I loved. Jaime and Loras Tyrell finally meet up, and I’m fairly confident Jaime is going to mess Loras up in future episodes. Oberyn Martell is continuing his streak of being a badass who wants revenge on the Lannisters and eye banging anyone he fancies (Loras in this case). Olenna and Tywin continue to have some of my favorite conversations on the show, and we are reminded the kingdom is in debt to the Iron Bank of Braavos, and they do not forget about people who owe them money.

- The lead up to Joffrey’s death (I can’t write that without smiling) was a refresher in why this punk needed to die. First, he destroys the book Tyrion got him as a gift, then he names the sword he used to do so. He’s even worse at the wedding. He throws money at musicians because they bore him, pays people to be attack Dontos the Fool, and he is even worse to Tyrion. He arranges a show with little people to torment him, along with just about everybody at the wedding. He pours wine on Tyrion’s head, forces him to be his cupbearer, and just in general cranks his awfulness up to 11. If this were your first episode ever, you would have seen all you needed to be happy that Joffrey is dead.

- Random thought: I have no idea how long those doves were in that cake, but I guarantee that they crapped all over it.

- Favorite moment: Do I even have to say it?

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Stephen Colbert to Succeed David Letterman on Late Show

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert, host, executive producer, and writer for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report will succeed the retiring David Letterman on The Late Show in 2015.

Colbert, who signed a five-year deal, gave the following statement: “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

The Colbert Report has been on the air since 2005, and has earned two Peabody Awards, as well as numerous Emmy Awards. The show is a spin-off of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, which Colbert had appeared on previously.

Comedy Central released the following statement today: ”Comedy Central is proud that the incredibly talented Stephen Colbert has been part of our family for nearly two decades. We look forward to the next eight months of the ground-breaking Colbert Report and wish Stephen the very best.”

Source: CBS News

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A Review of Game of Thrones S4E1 – Breaking the Ice

By Seth Miller
Staff Writer, Part-Time Ninja

So this is Primary Ignition‘s first Game of Thrones recap. Before we get into it, let’s get something established. These recaps will be intended for people who are just watching the show. I’ll mention history and events that took place before the show, but I will not talk about every detail from the book, spoil big plot points, and compare it to the show.

- We open with the destruction of the Stark’s valyrian steel sword, Ice, being broken down and reformed into two new swords. Valyrian steel is the rarest metal in all of Westeros and the methods to make more of it were lost centuries ago. Owning one of these is a huge boost for a noble family and it is the one thing the Lannisters didn’t own. Tywin Lannister oversees the whole tragic affair, with “The Rains of Castamere” as a soundtrack, and Tywin tossing a wolf pelt into the fire caps it off. The symbolism is definitely not subtle but that doesn’t stop it from hurting like hell.

- The result of that forging was a sword for Jaime Lannister, who now wants to take his original posting as a Kingsguard back. Tywin will have none of that, considering Jaime is the only of his sons who he considers worthy to rule over Casterly Rock. Jaime has never wanted real power, he only wants to be close to his sister/lover ,and that has been reinforced by his journey back to King’s Landing. He wants to do his to maintain some shred of honor as well, but everything he wants just pisses Tywin off. Tywin pretty much disowns Jaime. But Jaime is back with his sister so he couldn’t care less.

- Unfortunately, Cersei is not that happy to have her fuck brother (going to throw that out there, send it back if you hate it) back in King’s Landing.  She is being married off to Loras Tyrell, the gayest man in Westeros, and Jaime comes back scarred which is something Cersei can’t deal with.  To cap off the Jaime thrashing, Joffrey insults Jaime’s legacy as a member of the Kingsguard and Brienne is still holding Jaime to the promise he made even though Catelyn Stark is dead.  I’m very excited for this season simply because we have Jaime back in King’s Landing and bouncing off characters he hasn’t worked with as much.  Also, he may hate it but he is pulling off the golden hand look.

- Everybody is also beating up Tyrion Lannister. His marriage with Sansa is a nightmare because he is love with Shae, and Sansa hates him because he is a Lannister. His relationship with Shae is also on the rocks because she feels neglected, and she still thinks Tyrion tried to send her away at the end of season 3. From his entrance until the end of the episode, we see a less confident and a more weary Tyrion. He has been beaten down by his father, sister, and nephew. He’s barely holding together.

- It seems Sansa has made a new friend in Dontos the Red. She saved his life way back in season 2, and he is repaying her with the gift of his mother’s necklace, the only thing of value his family has left. Given the track record on this show for friendly and helpful characters, he is playing Sansa for his or someone else’s ends.

- This episode also introduced us to Prince Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand of Dorne. Dorne is the southernmost kingdom in Westeros and was left out of the original formation of the realm, which is why you come up with eight kingdoms in the so-called Seven Kingdoms. Because of that, people from Dorne have developed their own set of customs that run opposite to the rest of Westeros. They have nothing but hatred for the Lannisters, but they hate Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. the Mountain, way more than the Lannisters. The Mountain raped and murdered Oberyn’s sister, Elia, during Robert’s Rebellion and got away with it because he is Tywin’s muscle. The Martells are here for vengeance and they won’t leave until he gets it. It was a great introduction to the characters that established their motivations, personalities, and fulfilled the unwritten rule that every episode needs nudity.

- Jon Snow may have dodged execution for now, but he is still in trouble on multiple fronts. The Night’s Watch is comprised entirely of people who hate him, and Ygritte is gearing up to unleash hell on Castle Black with a band of cannibals. For those eagle-eyed viewers who may have noticed him but not remembered, the man who was especially harsh on Jon and said he ran the City Watch in Kings’ Landing was Janos Slynt. He did command the City Watch but was fired and sent to Night’s Watch because he betrayed Ned Stark and Tyrion didn’t trust him because of it. Jon is stuck between the Night’s Watch, who wouldn’t mind executing him and wildlings that also want to kill him, this is a precarious situation and it is going to take everything Jon has to survive.

- Daenerys Targaryean is continuing her quest for vengeance against the noble families of Westeros by conquering kingdoms nowhere near Westeros.  She has devoted herself entirely to freeing the slaves of Slaver’s Bay and it seems like nothing will stop her.  Along the way, her favorite swordsman, Daario Naharis (played by Michiel Huisman who replaces Ed Skrein) continues to put the moves on her and she discovers the bodies the people of Mereen have left on the road for her.  Apparently, they haven’t caught on to the fact that you don’t want to piss off a woman with a trio of dragons; you would think people have caught on to this concept.  I’m sensing some foreshadowing with Daario’s comment about needing to know a land to rule it and Daenery’s interest or lack thereof with the comment.  This season will more than likely be about how effective of a ruler she could actually be.

- Arya Stark has officially scared the crap out of me.  Since the murder of her father, mother, and brother she has been getting closer to the darkness. Arya killing Polliver, the man who murdered her friend, was dark. But it also felt righteous considering all the times the bad guys have gotten away with horrible crimes. The build-up was fantastic and the repartee between Arya and The Hound. The Hound continues to be one of my favorite characters mostly because no one can call out the bullshit of this world better than he can. While most buy into the romantic notion of knights and grand swords with names, The Hound will remind everyone that this an especially brutal world and the lies people use to disguise that fact.

- Best line: The Hound’s description of people who name their swords. With the sword Ice being broken down into two swords and in the hands of people like Joffrey, this quote is going to come up a lot.

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The Riddler Cast in Fox’s Gotham

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Cory Michael Smith has been cast as Edward Nygma, a.k.a. The Riddler, in Fox’s Gotham, a prequel series to the Batman mythos.

Smith has a guest spot in the Gotham pilot, but the role reportedly has the option to expand to a series regular.

In the DC Comics universe, Edward Nygma/The Riddler is a villain who compulsively poses riddles to Batman, offering clues to his different crimes and heists. The Gotham version of the character is described as “”brilliant but socially awkward forensic scientist who’s eccentric and outgoing and desperate to be liked.”

Smith has most recently been seen in Camp X-Ray.

The Riddler has previously been portrayed by Frank Gorshin on the 1960s Batman TV show, and Jim Carrey in Batman Forever.

The Gotham pilot is currently filming. The show is set to debut this fall.

Source: Newsarama

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A Review of The Walking Dead, Season 4 – Who We Are, and What We’ll Do…

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

And now we bid adieu to season 4 of The Walking Dead…

Compared to the previous seasons, this was a big improvement. It combined the fast pace and action of season 3 while still making time to explore the characters without feeling like the show was doing nothing.  Some may have felt the finale didn’t meet their expectations, but I thought we got some great action, the plot moved forward, and we have a great set up for season 5.

- The themes for this season have been about whether or not people can move forward from their past, and what keeps these people from giving up. With the prison, the group found a sense of stability and started to find the things they lost in the apocalypse. People like Hershel reminded others of who they were, and to try their best to bring out the best in others. In the prison, our characters essentially had their own little world. But The Governor brought a mini-apocalypse with him, and the lessons Hershel was trying to teach Rick were only as relevant as the sanctuary that they were taught in. If you have no place to be safe in the apocalypse, you have to do what you must to survive. While you can still be civilized in this world, there is still a line that should not be crossed, as we have seen in these last few episodes. Hershel’s philosophy may not work completely for this world, but they are a reminder of what the world used to be like and something for our heroes to remember so they don’t become something worse.

- With their home destroyed, the characters had to find out why they want to survive all over again. For some, it was finding those that mean the most to them (Glenn & Maggie). Others reverted back to their old ways because they had nothing else (Daryl). This season was about pushing the survivors to their breaking points, and then bringing them back together with a better understanding of how they fit into this world, and how important they are to each other. Just about every character found their balance. Personally, I think they could have done more with Maggie’s story this season. Glenn was just as single-minded, but his interactions with Tara developed his character. He became more like Hershel. Maggie was focused on Glenn ,but didn’t get as much compared to him.  On the plus side, she did get some stylish zombie killing done via a street sign.

- This seasons themes are best exemplified via Rick and his journey. As we see in the flashbacks, Rick was been trying to build something bigger and better, but this strategy only worked when they had the prison. Without it, Rick loses that sense of humanity he strives for and reverts to his primal instincts to protect Carl and the others. The core of Rick’s character is still his desire to protect his son. It doesn’t matter if that means trying to farm so Carl learns more than killing. He will question his actions and their morality, but he will always do what is necessary to protect his son.

- One of my favorite developments this season has been the friendship between Michonne and Carl. Earlier in the season, Michonne burst into tears when she held baby Judith. We learned that Michonne had a son who didn’t survive. She was in a refugee camp with her family, her boyfriend and best friend were bitten, and she turned them into her “pets” with no prior thought. She has lost everything, but she finds something to live for in the prison. She lets her guard down a bit, and forms a bond with Carl. Michonne has lost so much in the apocalypse, but finds meaning in her life beyond surviving with Rick and Carl. As for Carl, he came into the season confident as an unrepentant killer who was being forced to farm, and finished out the season admitting that there was something wrong with him and he was afraid to tell his father. He realizes he has problems and he has someone he can talk to in Michonne. These two characters have saved each other in more ways than one.

 - “Zombie apocalypse really sucks” moment of the week: Joe’s gang finding Rick and the others. Being captured by the cannibals is bad, but most of the group is back together by then and that’s something

- Zombie kill of the week: Technically, it wasn’t zombie but I’m giving it to Rick, because his method of finishing Joe was pretty messed up.

- Two things to remember going into season 5:

1. - With most of our heroes trapped, their only hope from the outside is Carol and Tyreese. That isn’t that bad, considering Carol has become a certified badass and Tyreese’s skilsl with hammer are up there with Thor.

2. The people at Sanctuary offered meat to new arrivals and Glenn’s group got there first.  My question is, did Glenn’s group eat human flesh?

See you in October…

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A Review of The Walking Dead, S4E15 – Justice is Served

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

- Because in this episode of The Walking Dead, people did the right thing and were rewarded, while the bad guys got the justice they deserved. Glenn and Tara continued on their journey to Terminus looking for Maggie, and Glenn’s desire to find Maggie nearly killed Tara. But from the other side of the tunnel, Maggie returns to save Glenn and Tara (not gonna lie, I got a little choked up). Daryl is stuck with the gang he met two episodes back and seems to be getting along with them just fine, while the gang goes after the man who killed one of their own.  Unbeknownst to the gang, they are hunting down Rick who is heading towards Terminus with Carl and Michonne. This episode cleared the slate for the finale focused on Rick’s group and Daryl’s group. The fans needed this, especially after the Lizzie incident.

- Glenn continues to become a better person since the prison was destroyed. The episode starts with him rushing to find Maggie and ignoring the fact that he is dragging Tara along, even though she is tired and gets injured avoiding a falling zombie. When they get stuck in the tunnel, Glenn could have left Tara and continued to Terminus. He could have been just like Shane in season 2, but he did the right thing and protected Tara. It also symbolized Glenn’s forgiveness for Tara participating in the prison attack. In a world filled with badasses like Michonne and Daryl or noble lawmen like Rick, Glenn has emerged as a real hero.

- And in one of the incredibly rare instances where the show’s higher powers reward those who do the right thing, Maggie returns to save Glenn and Tara and the fandom rejoices. Instead of stretching out their reunion, we get to see Glenn and Maggie together again before the finale. There will probably still be some problems, considering Glenn had to lie to Maggie about Tara’s backstory and Beth is still missing. For now, Glenn and Maggie have found each other and Maggie is sporting Daryl’s poncho, which is just fantastic.

- Eugene may have made a bad first impression, but he proved he wasn’t a complete tool. He started off being his usual arrogant self combined with being a bit of a creeper after calling Tara hot. It looked like he was going to continue in this fashion, but then it’s revealed that he led Abraham and Rosita to the other side of the tunnel to help Glenn and Tara. He could have run off but he couldn’t live with himself. The TV Eugene has done more to endear himself to the audience than the Eugene in the comics, which is a great thing.

- While they are not the finest caliber of humans, the group that Daryl is with continues this episodes streak of punishing those who deserve it. As Joe, the gang’s leader (played by Jeff Kober) says: “Ain’t nothing sadder than an outside cat thinks he’s an indoor cat.” They believe they don’t fit in with the people who make settlements and are content to follow their own rules in the wasteland. You simply call dibs on what you want and get punished for not honoring such a sacred pact between people. Although they are the bad guys, I at least want Joe to make it to season 5.Daryl is following them for now, but when they catch up to Rick I think he will switch sides.

- I think we are all in agreement that Terminus is a trap. The heroes can stroll right on in without seeing any guards or barricades and meet a woman who looks more than a little cuckoo. She is either a cannibal who lures people in to feed on them like the witch in Hansel & Gretel, or she keeps a building filled with zombies she thinks of as pets. Either way, I have a bad feeling. Also, if the woman living in Terminus looked familiar, the actress is Denise Crosby, who played Tasha Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation.  If the showrunners want to bring more Star Trek cast members on the show, I recommend either bringing all the redshirts from the Star Trek franchise on The Walking Dead, only to be killed by zombies, or the best captain Starfleet ever had, Captain Benjamin Sisko.

- “Zombie apocalypse really sucks” moment of the week: There wasn’t much to be down about this week. I guess you can give it to the general experience of being with that gang because in a real zombie apocalypse, there would be more of them than people like Glenn.

- Zombie kill of the week: Maggie finding Glenn and mowing down those zombies in the tunnel.

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A Review of The Walking Dead S4E14 – Look at the Flowers…

By Seth Miller
Staff Writer, Part-Time Ninja

- This week, we witnessed TWD’s twisted family vacation. Carol, Tyreese, Lizzie, and Mika are on the road to Terminus when they discover a house in a secluded grove. What follows is one of the most shocking episodes this show has ever created based on its sheer shock value.

- Carol had to lose her children all over again. Just when you think the universe can’t pile on anymore suffering for this woman, Crazy Lizzie is unleashed. She was given the responsibility of looking after these two girls, only for one of them wind up being a psychopath who kills her sister, and as such has to be killed herself. Losing Sophia turned her into a hardened survivor capable of making some truly tough decisions. But what will losing Mika and killing Lizzie do to her?

 - If Carol and Tyrese hadn’t gone through everything with Lizzie, then the outcome of Carol’s confession may have been completely different. That scene between the two of them had been building for a long time, and featured great acting by Melissa McBride and Chad Coleman.

- Open question to the comments section;: Can someone diagnose the mental illness that Lizzie is suffering from?

- While Lizzie killing Mika was certainly shocking, the transition from that character being mentally ill to murdering her sister could have used more work. It had been established that Lizzie treated zombies like pets or something more. But going from not realizing zombies are a threat to murdering your sister was a pretty big leap. I’m not saying there was no build-up along the way or that there was no character work to establish it, but there could have been some more work done to help make it more convincing.  It was still an absolutely brutal moment that made my jaw drop.

- Was Carol right in killing Lizzie? That is a tricky question, but my opinion is yes. In our world, Lizzie would have been arrested and sent to an asylum where she would receive psychiatric care. She would more than likely never leave. But in the world of The Walking Dead, the old systems are all gone; there is no system of justice or institutions that could take her in. That responsibility to look after her would fall to whatever group she was with. In a world where you have to deal with threats from both zombies and humans, you can’t always be on guard for a psychopathic 10-year old.  f you exile Lizzie, the only possibilities are that zombies eat her, or she finds another group and continues her killing spree. With these being the only options, killing Lizzie was the best possible decision in that situation.

- “Zombie apocalypse really sucks” moment of the week: This whole episode that was the emotional equivalent of getting punched in the face by Muhammad Ali, there is no way to pick just one moment.

- Zombie kill of the week: The burnt zombies getting shot because of the top-notch work of the make-up and effects department.

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NBC Releases Image of Matt Ryan as John Constantine

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

NBC has released an official image of Matt Ryan as John Constantine from the network’s upcoming series Constantine, based on the DC Comics/Vertigo character.

NBC also released the following logline for the show: ”Constantine follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.”

Matt Ryan leads the cast of a series being developed by David Goyer and Daniel Cerone. Goyer has previously stated the show will be closer in tone to the comic books, rather than the 2005 Constantine film starring Keanu Reeves.

Source: Newsarama

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Grant Gustin’s Full Flash Costume Revealed

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

This week, the CW and Warner Bros. released an image of Grant Gustin’s full costume for the network’s The Flash pilot (and presumably a subsequent TV series).

The suit was designed by Colleen Atwood, an Academy Award winner who has also worked on Arrow. 

The pilot is currently filming. The CW is scheduled to announce their 2014-2015 programming on May 15. Thus, fans will know by then at the latest whether The Flash has been picked up as a series.

In addition to Gustin, The Flash will star Jessie L. Martin as Detective West, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne/Reverse Flash, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, and Candice Patton as Iris West.

Source: Newsarama

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A Review of The Walking Dead S4E12 – “Ain’t Gon’ Be No Peach Schnapps.”

By Seth Miller
Staff Writer, Part-Time Ninja

- I know some people will criticize the fact that the “journey” of this episode was to get some booze. But I’m fairly certain if anyone were to actually get stuck in the zombie apocalypse, there would be quests for hooch. Which is where we go with this episode, as Beth goes on a quest to get her first drink.

- Following along a similar emotional journey to Glenn, Beth ends up becoming more like Hershel in this episode. She is trying to find a reason to go on. It starts off getting booze. But it eventually develops into an urge to get Daryl to open up, and give him something to live for. Thankfully, she finally brought Daryl back from the edge in her own way, and an important piece of Hershel lives on in here.

- We finally learn what Daryl did before the apocalypse: He followed Merle around. He never had a job, never had a goal, never had a passion, and his overbearing brother defined his whole life. But being part of Rick’s group gave him a purpose that he never had. The Governor took all that away, and now he is simply protecting Beth,who seems to want nothing more than to get drunk. What makes this episode really interesting is the new details on his past, combined with the fact that he blames himself so much for the prison’s destruction.

- I got a kick out of the golf course set they had, the idea being that a class struggle broke out between the club’s staff and the rich people who used it. Good job on the world building.

 - Apocalypse or not, peach schnapps should be nobody’s drink of choice.

- Wow, drunken Daryl is an asshole. Being surly is one thing, but breaking bottles and pissing in a corner makes you the last guy I want to drink with.

- I think they are trying to foreshadow Daryl being be the only character left alive at the end of the series. But in my opinion, it is going to be a four-way tie for last person standing between Daryl, Carol, Carl, and Michonne.

- Why the hell did they burn the cabin down?  It is theyir only immediate shelter, and it’s the dead of night. Why abandon guaranteed fortification in favor of terrain you can barely see  Also, in terms of storytelling, there were no bad memories of their past or any real emotional connection to the structure that necessitated burning it down.

- “Zombie Apocalypse really sucks” moment of the week: We’ve got a tie this week – Peach schnapps being the only thing left in the bar, and the fact that the burning cabin is probably going to lead to a massive forest fire.

- Zombie Kill of the Week: Daryl Dixon steps up to the green. He has made the bold choice to go with what I believe is a 7-iron over a driver. This Georgia course has a reputation of being very tough for even the best zombie slayers, but Daryl Dixon has distinguished himself in the past. He’s got a good grip, he winds up, and … a beautiful shot that kills the walker and ruins Beth’s golf sweater.

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