The Walking Dead on AMC last Sunday.
Warning...if you have yet to watch it, the following (and any comments) will contain a spoiler or two.
Wow! What a premiere! We've all been waiting for nearly a year to rejoin Rick and the other survivors as they make their way away from the CDC toward Ft. Benning, GA (a real place in which my dad was once stationed).
Low on gas, and leaning heavily on each others nerves, the crew got a good distance down the road before running into the "freeway graveyard"... a collection of vehicles driven by people long since dead or UNdead. It's at this point that we see another horde... maybe not as large as the one Rick encountered on horseback last season, but a menacing one, none the less.
Diving for cover, the majority of survivors laid under cars waiting for the dead to finish shuffling by (did anyone ELSE think that a zombie would fall down and spot them?).
T-Dog and Darryl weaved in and out of crashed vehicles to avoid being spotted, while a peeved Andrea spent her time battling a zombie in the RV.
I LOVED this scene... I personally felt the suspense was built up extremely well. Frightening...tense... and amazing.
By the way, did you notice the awesome kill Darryl made to save T-Dog? What did he use? Was that an icepick? Whatever it was, Darryl is my new favorite zombie killer. That guy is a ninja... and afraid of no one.
Poor little Sophia...just couldn't wait to get out from under that car, which led to her being chased by two undead into the deep forest. Rick saved her life, but she somehow became separated and is currently MIA.
While searching for her, the group come upon a camping tent. Inside is a corpse...a real one, not a zombie. As the camera pans down to show the gun in the dead persons hand, there is a large button on his jacket. I tried pausing my DVR many times to read what it said and couldn't. Anyone out there get a look and have any idea?
Finally, the big finale..... who saw that coming? A nice, peaceful moment between one of God's unspoiled creatures of the forest, and a child... Carl... then BANG!! I was flabbergasted! So, who did it?? I have a buddy that's thinking it's Merle. Remember him from episode two last year? Darryl's brother whom they left on the rooftop sawing thru his own wrist to get away from the undead?
Despite the fact that he's a jerk supreme, I'm not sure he would take out his anger on a child...but then again, Rick IS the one responsible for handcuffing him on that roof.
I'm anxious to hear your thoughts on the premiere, as well as your ideas on where it will go from here! Shout out, zombie fans!
Aim high. Run fast.