If you follow the Story-sync while watching The Walking Dead, and you participate in the polls, how often do you slap your forehead and scream "WTF?!"
Tonight opens with Glenn and Merle in a little room. Merle is asking questions and Glenn gives him a solid headbutt in the face (far more painful than displayed on the show I can assure you from experience). Maggie gets to listen as the beat down begins. The question that pops up is "Which torture is worse" One third of the people said Glenn taking the beating was worse than Maggie having to hear it. Really? Punch me in the face anytime. But don't hurt my loved ones. That would be so much worse. It just makes me wonder sometimes who is out there watching, reading, et cetera, stuff in this genre. Sometimes there is a question where you figure it is an absolute 'no brainer'. That was one of them.
The highlight for me tonight was seeing Glenn fight off a walker while taped into a chair. Glenn has been a favorite since his first line to Rick in the tank back in Atlanta. Tonight he solidified himself as equal to Daryl in the bad ass department. He might not have the rugged, bad boy look going on, but he handles his business.
The Governor is starting to really show his true colors. Andrea seems about as clueless as one person can be. And Michonne is holding true to her character. She is perhaps the most realistically portrayed person I have ever seen. She is properly shell-shocked and has come to grips with the harsh reality of what it takes to survive. She did what needed doing in that shack. Some might have a problem with her choice, but it was kill or be killed, and that guy would have been dead a few seconds after he opened that door anyway.
With one episode before the mid-season break, things are likely to get hairy in that next episode. This was a proper set up. Who will take which side in the first showdown between Rick's gang and the Governor's? Daryl, Andrea...and even Merle are up for grabs. Keep the graphic novel on the shelves because I think all bets are off.