Great episode... Axel, man I just knew his time was finite with the group and that is a bummer because I thought perhaps they were ssetting him up to fit in, be the new "Dale" that can fix stuff... Underappreciated necessity in a world like that.
I'm apparantly nowhere near as cheesed off about Glenn as you guys are... Prisons can be HUGE complexes... I gathered he was on the other side scouting. In the truck it maybe took him some time to hear the shots even, but if he's on the other side of it, who knows how long it would take to get back to the front? It doesn't seem to me that there's any road/path following the perimeter fence. That doesn't bother me as much as it bothers me that he just wandered off and started acting like a bit of a prick.
Kind of agree on the whole Maggie/Glenn arc... it's been frustrating to watch some of it. It doesn't bother me really, it's just not interesting to me at this moment.
I agree on the shoot-out realism... People go from zombie headshots to not able to hit much with military-grade weaponry. It's arguable that zombies don't move fast, duck much, or whatever. I can buy that ultimately, but the guy on the tower should've gone down fast, as should the mexican guy from Woodbury... Neither ducked, they stood and fired. Hell, the Governor's a perfectly black silhouette at a distance, who never moved, so Rick should've been able to easily put him down with his rifle as well.
The Speedy Delivery driver hauled ass... Almost a ninja-esque person dressed in like armor/motocross looking gear. Looked very small/petite to me too. Part of me thinks whoever Speedy Delivery is, they're a more important character. Just my opinion, but I don't think it's the last of that person we'll see. They hauled ass out and away from the truck though and I believe to The Governor.
I didn't see The Governor change magazines once...
Hopefully Rick has his **** together... I'm tired of his BS right now. Axel's dead because of it. He doesn't care, fine, but get your **** together because you have kids to think about. Stop being a ninny.
Be interesting to see several things now going forward...
First, Andrea's interaction with the group. She's clearly getting annoyed with Woodbury, but she's dumb enough I suppose she may stay anyway.
Second, Glenn's new role as badass.
Third, Where the other group wound up going... On talking Dead they said the other group is NOT in the prison. They left after Rick's freak-out and now they're who knows where.
Fourth, Darryl/Merl's melding back in. Merl obviously is the better story as I think Darryl's back... It's nice though to see, at times, that Merl isn't 100% bad. That's something I LOVE about the show. Everyone just wants to hate Merl, but he's shown flashes of humanity... Sympathy at Andrea's sister dying, and then his brothers scars... They humanize Merl making it hard to totally hate him. He CAN be an asset, but he's obviously also a liability. Like Shane you want him around for what he can accomplish but you hate to have to deal with his BS.
Wish they'd taken the Mexicans with them to the prison... Beef up the ranks some.
Those people's asses are grass I'm afraid.