The Walking Dead, Sunday, 14 February 2016

Self has developed a taste for “The Walking Dead,” ever since she caught three seasons on a long airplane flight.

Last Sunday: excellence


First of all, the episode featured multiple story lines, all united around this single event: The zombies break through the walls of Sanctuary! It’s like that Jay Gould book about the Dodo where he writes: Isolation breeds extinction. Self truly believes that.

Back to “The Walking Dead”: Pods of people are stuck in their homes, watching as the zombies target home after home. The experience  — nail-biting AAARRGH!

Two families decide to make a run for it. Self is all in favor of this plan. They almost succeed (faking zombie-hood by rubbing zombie detritus all over their clothing) when a kid begins to have a meltdown. His mom pleads with him not to stop walking. But he’s gone. He’s gone unhinged. While the mother keeps a firm hold on the young boy’s hand, the first bite comes, then another. Self thought nothing could equal such dreadfulness. Until the mother, who’s in shock, who still won’t let go of her son’s hand, gets attacked, too. And that was dreadful to the nth power. She was beautiful, this woman. But that’s nothing compared to the depth of her courage.

But, to the zombies, she’s just another piece of meat. Next!

So now there’s only one member of that little family alive. And he hangs back out of confusion. Indecision = extinction. He gets taken down, too.

And then our hero, in utter anguish, keeps doggedly plowing on through a sea of zombies, holding his own son by the hand. And he makes it, he makes it! And then the son turns to face the father and — he’s a zombie. Or, at least, he’s lost his eyes somewhere.


Self just wanted to die.

If self had to watch while people she loved got bitten to death, she’d lose her mind. She would never be able to continue living. The people in “The Walking Dead” must be tough as nails. Because it’s been, what, seven or eight seasons now? And they are still able to live, make tough decisions, and want to live some more.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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