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I'm struggling with some parts....

the junkie kid continues to wear the clothes he stole on the street even though he is home and could wear his own clothes.

the military is pretty cavalier considering their families must be in the shit somewhere... that defies all sense.

and the vice principal lady is completely not believable... NOBODY would make the actions that she has made... they are retarted.
 

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I'm struggling with some parts....

the junkie kid continues to wear the clothes he stole on the street even though he is home and could wear his own clothes.

the military is pretty cavalier considering their families must be in the shit somewhere... that defies all sense.

and the vice principal lady is completely not believable... NOBODY would make the actions that she has made... they are retarted.
Didn't the mom get bit in the tunnel? Sure looked like it.

What was up with the daughter under the covers & the love letter? NOW something isn't right?

Like towards the end of the first season of TWD, I'm rooting for the zombies.

(and the first time, I thought she had a bite on her arm and was tattooing it to cover it up. Second viewing, it didn't appear to be a bite)
 

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Didn't the mom get bit in the tunnel? Sure looked like it.

What was up with the daughter under the covers & the love letter? NOW something isn't right?

Like towards the end of the first season of TWD, I'm rooting for the zombies.

(and the first time, I thought she had a bite on her arm and was tattooing it to cover it up. Second viewing, it didn't appear to be a bite)
She was tattooing over the heart her boyfriend drew on her arm with a sharpie.
 

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if everyone is head shot dead outside the fence, why didn't the inside fencers hear all the military gun fire, hell I live 3-4 miles from the gun range and I always hear it. why hasent the dead hit the fence trying to get in yet? hopefully this all is played in soon
 

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The point of the gunfire in in the house on the hill at the end was the dad realizing two things:

1. There WERE people there like his son and wife tried to tell him, and he brushed it off.
2. HE told the military, who then went and exterminated them... so HE is the reason they are now dead, AND the military cannot be trusted.

Pretty good slap to the face of the dad about the reality of the new normal.
Yep. He is very slowly realizing that shit is going sideways.
 

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if everyone is head shot dead outside the fence, why didn't the inside fencers hear all the military gun fire, hell I live 3-4 miles from the gun range and I always hear it. why hasent the dead hit the fence trying to get in yet? hopefully this all is played in soon
Because they skipped a week.

But you're right. What they skipped was a fast decent into marshal law, smoke filled skies from rioting and looting, zombie cleanup, fence construction...

You know, the realism we were all expecting from a prequel.

And we can't even expect that in flashbacks because these folk don't seem the least bit shell shocked.
 

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Thanks for posting that. Here's the no click article.

The most political show on television today involves shambling ghouls that feed on human flesh and the meat puppets who try to avoid being feasted upon. “Fear the Walking Dead,” the “Walking Dead” spin-off set at the beginning of the zombie outbreak, offers us a view of the liberal, sensitive type of people who put Obama into office and – probably inadvertently – demonstrates the utter moral and intellectual bankruptcy of everything they believe in.

Modern liberalism is an unfortunate byproduct of civilization. The fact that our lives are not largely devoted to hunting and gathering food and fighting off marauders who would rape, enslave, and/or kill us, allows a large segment of our society to forget that this is the natural state of man. You didn’t have liberals in the Dark Ages because a liberal would last about ten seconds, expiring with a spear through his guts after telling the local warlord that he disapproved “of this patriarchal, phallocentric, cisnormative power structure.”

Now, of course a substantial number of Americans pay tribute to humanity’s past by understanding human nature and often by preparing to confront the forces of chaos. These people are conservatives. We conservatives expect problems, and expect that we will have to solve them ourselves. We generally know how to hunt, to gather food, and we have guns and know how to use them. And we understand that society always – always – teeters on the edge of falling apart.

Liberals don’t – in fact, they actively reject the notion because to accept it would require a complete rethink of their assumptions and premises. A couple of years ago, I got into a lengthy Twitter spat with Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall, who proudly identified himself as not of the gun-owning “tribe.” By this he meant that he did not feel the need to own weapons or to perform the most fundamental task of an American adult – to defend his family, community, and Constitution with his life – because some unidentified others would appear and do so for him.

He went on to mock the notion that society could ever collapse, which I found amusing. As one of those others who magically appeared to save the rear ends of hipster-bearded betas like Josh, I spent three weeks in the burning chaos of Los Angeles with the Army suppressing the 1992 riots. Don’t tell me things can’t go super bad super quickly.

The liberal characters in FTWD would probably earn invites to sip pumpkin-infused craft beers at Josh’s loft. The two main adults work in a public school, and their parenting style consists of catering to the whims of a drug addict son and the most obnoxious TV teen daughter since the hated Dana from the first few seasons of “Homeland.” When the apocalypse gets underway, yet another son decides to hang out at a street protest over police brutality sparked when the cops cap a homeless guy-turned-ghoul – apparently #UndeadLivesMatter.

In keeping with both the nature of their characters and with “The Walking Dead’s” traditions, the characters fail to communicate basic information to one another – you know, useful insights like, “Hey, the dead are rising and eating people, so you might want to look out for that.” They also undertake poorly thought-through, emotion-driven schemes that always end badly – in other words, they channel Obamacare.

Their tactical skills are distinctly limited. They never post guards, and they never look where they are going. Sure, part of that is the fact that if the characters were smarter and more capable, the threat, and therefore the suspense, would be lessened. But the other part is that these folks are not only soft-headed but soft-hearted, and therefore make bad, dangerous decisions. They talk about keeping their “humanity,” but what they really want to do is keep up residence in the expired liberal Eden that hard men carved out of a savage, hostile continent generations ago.

That’s why we get a scene with the father figure blowing his stack because a supporting character showed his activist son how to use a scavenged shotgun and daddy just doesn’t dig firearms. Naturally, none of these people have their own guns, much less the willingness to use them. At the end of one episode, their incompetence and weakness places another character in danger – a zombie they should have iced attacks him – and he is saved when a National Guard infantryman appears and puts a 5.56mm M4 round through the ghoul’s noggin.

Memo to Josh Marshall: That Army character’s left shoulder unit patch belongs to the real life 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which I served in in Southern California. That’s my tribe, dude.

We will see where FTWD goes – already the show is turning on the military characters, the only characters who seem capable of exercising common sense, for their lack of sensitivity and feelings. There are a lot of feelings in FTWD – we in the audience always know exactly what the characters are feeling because they can’t shut up about it. But it’s clear that the focus of the show remains on the characters’ maintaining their “humanity” in the face of chaos, but what the writers really mean is maintaining the characters’ urban liberal illusions.

That’s why it is the most political show on television now – at least until the original “Walking Dead” revs up again in a few weeks. It’s because every episode demonstrates the utter meaninglessness of the liberals’ obsessions in the face of a world where monsters are real, where the monsters are ISIS and the mullahs instead of zombies. So lock, load, and stop babbling about your feelings, because you can’t coexist with someone who is trying to eat your head, or to chop it off. Nonsense like “microaggressions,” “nonjudgmentalism,” and “fairness” can only exist in a world built and defended by macroaggressive, judgmental, and unfair people who carry guns and don’t hesitate to use them.
 

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if everyone is head shot dead outside the fence, why didn't the inside fencers hear all the military gun fire, hell I live 3-4 miles from the gun range and I always hear it. why hasent the dead hit the fence trying to get in yet? hopefully this all is played in soon
That's what I was thinking as well. Also, with a city of that size, the streets seem too empty, wouldn't there be more dead walking around?

Also, why is the military offing people who aren't in the camp? When the vice principle lady comes across the dead bodies in the street, one had a gun next to it, like it was dropped after being shot (which she didn't pick up). yeah it's a show about zombies, but how many zombies would continue to hold onto a gun?
 

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Think about it, military has been doing patrols, dispatching zombies, some citizen gun owner points hos gun at them first before thinking and possibly takes out a military guy and gets dispatched himself due to his reckless judgement/disillusion/whatever.

If you are a non-zombie, staying out of sight, protecting your own, and not going on a chest thumping here I am to save the world rampage through the streets to come face to face with a group of guys who have probably seen more zombie action in a few hours time at that point that they are on edge themselves.
 

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I know I said I liked the deliberate approach, but last episode was pushing it, pretty boring.

With only two episodes left, not expecting a huge turnaround.
 

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I was thinking maybe most the city people fled the local area trying to escape to the "desert" and later on they will see all the dead that tried to escape and be glad they were stuck at the time
 

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That's what I was thinking as well. Also, with a city of that size, the streets seem too empty, wouldn't there be more dead walking around?
Agreed in a city of 3.8 million people, there would be a metric shit ton of zombies in a just a few days. Now, take the Rodney King riots and multiply x 1000.

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Also, why is the military offing people who aren't in the camp? When the vice principle lady comes across the dead bodies in the street, one had a gun next to it, like it was dropped after being shot (which she didn't pick up). yeah it's a show about zombies, but how many zombies would continue to hold onto a gun?
Zombies don't hold guns, probably got capped for looting or...

LT Fuckface and crew are just blasting anything that moves?
 

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Zombies don't hold guns, probably got capped for looting or...

LT Fuckface and crew are just blasting anything that moves?
Probably the latter. Build a fence around suburbia to keep all the "Pleasant Valley Sunday" crowd in their places and then terminate any sort of resistance or streetwise folks with extreme prejudice.

LT Fuckface and Co. are more than likely National Guard folks, not regular Army. Nothing against those guys, but they're normally represented as a little more lax and fearful in these types of situations. Think "First Blood" where they used a bazooka to blow up an abandoned mine.
 
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