Friday, November 29, 2013

Movies In Review: Frozen

There's nothing quite like Disney Magic. Frozen proves yet again that they have perfected the art of storytelling. While the movie is entertaining for all members of the family, young and old, this movie touched my heart in many ways - which I'll name a few here. I usually wouldn't recommend seeing a movie more than once, especially with the killer movie prices. I'll make the exception for Disney's Frozen - I can't wait to see it again!

Sisterly Love

Meet Anna, the youngest of two princesses in the kingdom of Arendelle. We first meet Anna as a little girl who is bugging her big sister to play. You can tell right away that she is full of life and raring to go. She wants desperately for his sister to play with her. Finally giving in, they make their way to a huge room in their castle and we soon find just why little Anna was so eager to get her sister awake and to play.

 Enter Elsa, the eldest and future Queen of Arendelle. She's the eldest sister that is just trying to get some rest and is pretty tolerant of her younger sister and her nagging requests. Soon, she gives into her sister's begging and they make their way to a castle room where she reveals her magical powers - she can wield ice. After an accident with the two sisters during they're playing, Elsa fears that she could cause more damage to those that she loves. The decision is made to cut Elsa off from the rest of the world, in an attempt to protect everyone - even to protect her from herself.

Fast forward a few years, after the King and Queen have passed through a tragic boating accident, Elsa has come of age and it is now the day of her coronation. When the entire castle has been shut-out from the rest of the world, now they're opening the doors. While Anna is ecstatic about the possibilities, Elsa is terrified of what she could do. Through her jitters, they make it through the coronation and finally Anna gets the change to talk to her big sister Elsa - briefly as it may be. Fate intertwines, the naive and boisterous Anna bumps into the handsome and charming Prince Hans. They believe it is love at first sight and decide that it may be crazy, but they're going to ask Elsa for her blessing, that they want to get married.

Once They've reached the castle and find Elsa, they are enthused in their proclamation of love. However, Elsa does not give her consent and explains why. She tries to leave the scene before she can no longer control her powers. But, Anna is adamant and wants more from Elsa. She tries to warn her sister to stay away but instead gives a demonstration of what she is capable of - to the shock of everyone else in the kingdom. This was what Elsa had feared for years and she flees from the castle, unknowingly leaving in her wake freezing her kingdom.

True Loves Kiss

We all know the Disney theory of true loves kiss and it comes into play for this movie too. When Elsa flees her kingdom, Anna believes that she is the only one that could bring Elsa back and help the kingdom to thaw from the winter that she inflected during the summer for Arendelle. This is where Anna meets Kristoff who helps her on her quest. Kristoff's trade is in the ice industry. He's rugged, handsome, and cares for Anna. On the other hand you have prince Hans too - what's a girl to do?

Kristoff's pet and companion is Sven, the reindeer. He's dopey, funny, and oh-so-lovable! There were so many great scenes that might go unnoticed because of what else is going on in the shot. Like, when Anna and Kristoff are leaving Elsa's ice castle, Sven was told to wait outside, and as Anna and Kristoff pass Sven, his tongue is stick to the ice staircase - hilarious. Here, he is traveling with his new buddy Olaf, another great Disney character. Olaf is a snowman that Elsa created and is also a memory that the two sisters share from their time together when they were younger. He is hilarious and had the theater in stitches.

Be Careful Who You Trust So Willingly

I don't want to say who in the movie this is referring to, obviously I don't want to ruin a great plot twist for you. But, when I was watching the movie I knew this person was too good to be true. When we are young and naive we want to believe in that magic, that wonderful all inspiring feeling of love. But, take warning because this can be used against us too. While this is just a movie, there are people out there that take advantage of people that are trusting. I love that Disney brought this into the light. That princesses don't always find their prince charming the way they have depicted in the past (they meet - they fall in love - they live happily ever after). 

The Bond Between Sisters

Growing up as the youngest of two sisters, I could relate with the two sisters Elsa and Anna. I had taken my two nieces with me as well, and they related to the sisterly connection as well. Another great aspect that this movie demonstrates is that there are more loves in the world than just the one about "true loves kiss". Also, no matter how we argue or fight, we know we have each other's back. This was excellently demonstrated within the movie. Yes - I will admit it - I cried.

I rated Disney's Frozen on 10 out of 10 stars. We watched this in 3D and it was spectacular. The movie was full of great music, extraordinary charms, and the captivating Disney magic that not only do we fall in love with the characters, we are taken on a magical adventure. The movie is 108 minutes and includes the amazing voice talents of Kristen Bell as Anna and Idina Menzel as Elsa. Go and check it out!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Movies In Review: Paradise

(2013) Drama 86 minutes
Starring the gorgeous and sweet Julianne Hough as plane crash survivor "Lamb". She comes from a strict religious community where she was not permitted to wear shorts, shave her legs, go to public school, or anything we would consider - ordinary. Lamb is a vivacious young adult who has a promising future, until one day her boyfriend, who could fly planes, took her up in a two-seater. Unfortunately, tragedy struck leaving Lamb with scars all over her body that cause her chronic pain and her boyfriends death. We learn all of this as a back story within the movie.
I admire that they didn't go the route of CGI and the elaborate - tragic plane accident that has us all fearing to take flight ever again. Instead, it really focuses on the human that is left to deal with the scars.

Dealing with the scars...
In the beginning it sets it up to let you know that before her accident she was this beautiful and virtuous young lady. I really love this scene because it has Julianne as Lamb before the accident in the ocean walking around, and Julianne as Lamb after the accident sitting on the beach. This is reality for someone facing what Lamb is going through. You have to mourn for the person that you once were while you are trying to deal with the pain and suffering of what your life is now.

Everybody Has Wounds

Becoming fast friends
I really loved the heart and soul of this movie and what it reminds us. We are a society that is quickly becoming desensitized to human feelings and kindness. That's why I love the characters Loray and William. Loray was wonderfully portrayed by the fabulous Octavia Spencer. She is a hardened woman of the Sunset Strip that is an ironic performer. However, upon meeting Lamb, almost reluctantly she becomes Lamb's tour guide of Las Vegas and leads Lamb to the "real Vegas". She further explains how people go to Las Vegas, but it is really called Paradise, the real Las Vegas is a few miles away.
Enter the mysterious William, played by Russell Brand. I'm a sucker for the English accent. William is a bartender and is one of the first encounters of the naive Lamb upon her arrival. He explains that Lamb is like waking up and experiencing that fresh morning snow, untouched and beautiful. While you would think he would be the 'love interest' and Lamb has those 'tingling' feelings for him. He is a pure gentlemen - which I admire - he shows her respect; which let's face it - doesn't happen anymore in life. 

The Napkin of Sin
Lamb had denounced her faith in front of her entire congregation at a church service. She was mad and questioned why this happened to her. So, she decided enough is enough and that she wanted to experience and live life. So, she jet sets from Montana to Nevada in the hope of committing some sins and finally tasting the sweetness of life. While she is on the prowl for fun in Las Vegas, a bar full of people write down on a napkin what they think she should do. This included smoking, ink, and porn. I thought it was really cute the innocence of it all. When she got her tramp stamp, it was just a tiny dot. This sequence was great though and brought a smile to my face (in a time that I needed one). 

Julianne, Holly, and Nick playing
The Mannerheim's
After Lamb gets her fill of Sin City, she heads home to her loyal and loving parents, the Mannerheim's, portrayed by Nick Offerman and the legendary Holly Hunter (who I absolutely adore). It would only be a short visit, Lamb had more exploring to do, she wants to travel. In the end of the movie we see that Lamb is traveling all over, because William displays his postcards that he receives from her up on the bar wall where he works. I would have liked to see Lamb and William reconnect, but life doesn't always work out that way and why should movies continually feed those fantasies - entertainment, that's why! 

Overall I gave this movie 8 out of 10 stars on It felt real and was personal for me since I have physical scars and deal with chronic pain myself. I could relate to a lot of what Lamb was going through. While Lamb has an amazing ending to her movie, many people left with physical scars for life do not get that big settlement check. Which Lamb addresses in the movie as well - she refers to it as a miracle - that she was able to obtain a settlement check and that she had people that love her and take care of her. Not everyone has that and it makes the process much more difficult. The movie addresses Lamb's human struggles, short, sweet, and to the point. Loved it.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Movies In Review: Man of Steel

Entertainment That Delivers

We all know the story of Superman by now. Growing up, having watched the other movies, I wasn't sure how I would perceive this one to be. It seems today that the 'remake' is starting to get old. But, I have to say - this was a very watchable and enjoyable movie. It does contain the main theme, but what I liked about this depiction was Jor-El, Superman's (Kal-El/Clark Kent) father. I really loved the sequence in the beginning of the collapse of Krypton and how it all unfolded.

Michael Shannon
(Boardwalk Empire)
Plays General Zod
The film is packed with great actors including Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, and Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman/Kal-El. I think this helped depict the characters in different ways. I also helped -me- to invest myself in the characters and the plots. The only character I wasn't sure about was Amy Adams. Having watched her in Enchanted and The Muppet's I didn't know if she could be the callous Lois Lane. After my sister assured me she did a fabulous job, we rented the flick and I was pleasantly surprised. Did you know that Heny Cavill was originally the muse for Stephenie Meyers in the Twilight Series as Edward Cullen?

Iconic Superman and Lois Lane

Overall I would recommend this movie, especially if you liked the 1980 Superman II. The 2013 remake still is entertainment that delivers and goes further into the El family, which was fascinating to me. Granted, I'm not an avid Superman fan or comic reader, so as to the validity of the series and the information I cannot contest to. I hope that these actors continue to portray their given characters and continue in the series.

Seductive Series

With the sleepless nights, unaccomplished tasks, and vegetative state; I have helplessly fallen victim for the following series - hook, line and sinker. Thanks to programs like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime Instant Video, it has given people an option in the enjoyment and access of series and movies alike. On the down-side with the streaming series all in one nice package, once you get started you have to exercise discipline.

Downton Abbey

This series was a real eye-opener for me in the traditions and way of life that existed pre-WWII. This series follows the Crawley family and their servants. Currently, it is in it's fourth season. The first three seasons are available on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Quickly you become intrigued with this different lifestyles and the lives the different characters lead. One of my favorite characters is the matriarch of the family, Ms. Crawley, The Dowager Countess of Grantham. You experience their heartaches, their challenges, as well as their joy. The first episode aired in September, 2010 and has acquired quite the gathering. It is a British period drama on ITV created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Materpiece and Carnival Films.  Downton Abbey on

Lark Rise to Candleford 

Recently I found this gem when browsing through Amazon's Prime Instant Video. This follows the living of Laura, a small town (Lark Rise) girl from poor means, that has gone to live and work for her Aunt who owns and operates Candleford's post office. It is full of great actors who do a fantastic job of drawing you into their different towns and their dilemmas. It is another British dramatic series, adapted y the BBC from Thompson's trilogy (semi-autobiographical novels) depicting the lives of the English countryside around 1940. The first episode aired in January, 2008. The only thing I regret is that I feel the series ended too open-handedly. Meaning, we know change is coming and we want to see the towns through this change. But, I guess all good things have to come to an end eventually.  Lark Rise to Candleford on


Follow the Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, as they travel the US in search of the different, bizarre and other-worldly. First aired on the WB in September, 2005 it is now on it's 9th season with the CW! Created by Eric Kripke. This is a great drama series for Fantasy and Science Fiction lovers. It doesn't hurt either that both brothers (while they do not resemble one another - at all) they're both equally HOT and definitely, after the episode you have your fill of eye-candy. Sam is the younger brother, smart and has a conscious that he battles with. Where his older brother, Dean is more buoyant and takes time to enjoy life's pleasures. They both have a gift though - they find trouble where ever they may be. Supernatural on

Other Popular Series

While these are some of the series that have contributed to the countless nights of unrest, there are other noteworthy series available as well that people love. Such as Lost, Heroes, and Doctor Who - just to name a few. These tend to be my fallback plans - I know they are there and I want to watch them. I just hesitate starting it because then it is a vicious beast until you finish... and then you don't want them to end either - especially because you have invested so much emotion and time into the characters and series.

So - what have been your addictive series that you can't get enough of?

The Walking Dead 4.7

Dead Weight

"I'm surviving"
The episode opens just where it left off last week. The Governor a.k.a "Brian" is in the pit post-barbaric slaughtering of walkers with his new pseudo-daughter. He's holding her for dear life when his old henchman Martinez peeking over the pit's edge. Martinez helps the little girl up and with some trepidation, Brian climbs up out of the pit as well. Martinez later tells his old friend that he would not have let him out of the pit if it wasn't for the little girl.

Coming face-to-face with the past
Running the camp, Martinez quickly lets Brian (The Governor) know where he ranks in the scheme of things. This episode really focuses in the beginning on Brain suggesting that he is changed and wants to move on and forget the past. Then the past comes full-force back to the picture. On a run, they come across a cabin. Inside, the past hits home because the person that had been in charge there had walker-heads and his loved ones as walkers. This was mirrored of what The Governor had done last season.  

The calm before the storm
We knew "Brian" wasn't going to be able to subdue The Governor inside the psychopath. While hitting some balls on the roof of a camper, Martinez had been drinking (not a good move), then he directed "Brian" to be his caddy. This didn't last long - when Martinez suggested that Brian help him with the role of leader, The Governor comes out and uses Martinez's head as a golf ball. He then kicks him off of the roof and drags him to a walker pit... yikes!

Bad recipe - The Governor and a tank
Another, Pete, steps up to the plate and declares his leadership of the encampment. It is soon evident that, in this world, his morals are too much in the past to survive. The Governor pays him a visit, with a knife. More shockingly, The Governor goes to Pete's brother and tells him the sad news that he killed his brother. "There will be no thinking what's wrong and right, only what needs to be done" The Governor to Pete's brother. I personally do not like Pete's brother - I think he's an ass - perfect henchman for The Governor and his twisted deeds. Meanwhile, The Governor also shackles something to Pete's ankle and throws him in pond. Later we see that Pete is now a walker and in the water trying to claw his way to the onlooking Governor - his new bigger and better fish tank collection might be starting up again - uh oh!

The Governor domesticated as "Brian"
The end of this episode we see the Governor at the prison, he watches Rick and Carl in the fields working. Then, he comes across Michonne and Hershel, and he draws his gun... The look on Michonne's face is of peace. She's happily enjoying her conversation with Hershel. They are oblivious of the Governor who is lurking only a few feet away with his gun pointed at them and ready.

Sneak Peek 

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Walking Dead 4.6

Live Bait

The episode picks up where the Governor left off last season. He had just shot most of his town people that trusted him, then took off with two of his henchmen. Then we see them camping, the Governor is just staring into the fire before him as we see a walker coming toward him. The walker walks right into the fire and proceeds for the Governor - who is still just starring into the fire. One of the other guys that were with him shot the walker. The next scene the Governor is emerging from his tiny tent and the other two he had been are no where to be found. He is alone. He drives to his old town and sets fire to it while watching the town fill with walkers.

We see the Governor walking like he is in shock or something, he's dragging his feet and stumbling around. Then, he sees a girl in the window. He goes to investigate and finds a family secure within their apartment building. Two women, their daughter and their feeble father. You meet the one sister, who proclaims that she is Atlanta City Police and that if he steps out of line she has enough ammo to shot him for a couple days - but, I don't buy it. What I find interesting about her claim was her inexperience with the gun - meaning, she leaves it too many times - someone could have robbed it from her and then where would they be??

The family agrees to let the stranger (as we know him, the Governor) stay the night, that they'll hold his gun while he is there for the night and return it to him when he leaves. In the meantime he does a couple favors for him and they discover that he use to have a family. You don't know if he's trying to reclaim some humanity by helping them, or if there are ulterior motives. Either way - you're left waiting for the ball to drop. In teaching the girl chess, he is keeping a close eye on the sisters caring for their father. He explains strategy for chess and you know there is foreshadowing in his words. The father dies and traumatically for the family the Governor uses an air tank to bash the father's head. The Governor buries the deceased. The sisters are grateful and he burns the picture that he had of his previous family that he had been carrying around with him. He tries to leave and the one sister tells him no, basically that they need him. His bang drops and insinuates that he will stay.

They hit the road. The one sister and the Governor (who they know as Brian) get hot and heavy while the other sister and her daughter are asleep right next to them. The truck that they had been using dies and now they are on foot. Tara, the other sister trips and gets hurt. They come up to a herd and need to run. The daughter freezes but runs to the Governor for help. They escape into the woods and are trying to get away from the herd. The Governor is carrying the daughter (Megan) when they fall ito a pit that has a couple walkers in it. He has to end them with his bare hands. Then, the Governor's henchmen that had left him deserted before comes to look into the pit... the end! Arg'

On The Next Episode...


Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Walking Dead 4.5


Walker on the side of the road
Episode begins just where last week's episode ended; Rick driving down the highway contemplating his decision, Carol's watch in the passenger seat. Interesting shot as Rick was driving down the highway there was a walker, incompasitated on the side of the road... there were dogs eating at the body. This turned my stomach and made me wonder - will the dogs turn now? Then I had the zombie dogs mental pictures from Resident Evil *sigh* what ramifications will this have on society?

Hershel tends to the sick Glenn
Meanwhile, in the prison, Hershel, Glenn and Sasha are trying intibation on one of the sick in the quarantine ward. You can see how sick Glenn and Sasha are. When it is just Hershel and Glenn, they're disposing of a dead body, Glenn comments to Hershel in a desperate plea "What if I'm gone", he sees what is happening to the sick, he think he'll turn. Without hesitation and with authority Hershel tells him to "shut-up" - it's one of my favorite scenes between the two of them.

Maggie - No Holds Bar
Outside of the prison, Maggie is hard at work trying to stay ahead of the walker herd that keeps trying to push down the fense when Rick arrives back. He immediately asks about Carl and Judith. Maggie asks about Carol - twice. He explains to her that she had killed the two that were first sick.

Carl - The Good Son
Rick rushes in the prison to Carl's hallway and calls out for him, he asks about his daughter too and Carl explains that Judith is with Beth. Carl tries to make a plea with Rick to let him help. He explains how he's been exposed and that he's fine "You can't keep it from me". Rick, walking away replies "Yeah, but I'd like to think it's my job to try."

The Hero Hershel

"We can hold" Hershel to the Doctor
Further into the prison, in the quarantined area, Hershel and Dr. Caleb. The Doctor is trying to tell Hershel that they're all going to turn, he was trying to warn him. Hershel, holding onto his hope desperately "we can hold on". It was a great scene shot when the Doctor holds his head toward the light and shows Hershel that hope is lost, blood oozing from his eyes.

Hershel talks to Dr. Caleb
You could see the internal fight within Hershel, having the task of disposing of the bodies, including to end them after they have turned. When it is just him and the body that he has to take care of, his poor conscious, he placed the shoot over his face and with raised hands, brought them down with the mission. Behind him, Rick is (I think) shocked to see that Hershel has just done the deed. Hershel explained how they have had to dispose of three bodies. Rick comes to terms and is more understanding.
"I need to talk to you about Carol" - cut scene

Everyone Has A Job

Hershel has his hands full!
Hershel continues to attempt to close the wards cell doors when all hell breaks loose again. The build was perfectly done. When Hershel was closing the doors, he sees that someone is in distress, they have passed out - it's Sasha. He goes to her side and tells her she's a fighter and begins to work on her. Meanwhile, in the next cell there is a lady that has obviously passed (coughed up blood that she had been chocking on, was all over her face), she opens her eyes. Then they cut to commercial!

Zombies At The Fence
Outside the prison, Maggie & Rick are at the fence when they heard a gunshot. Rick tells Maggie that he has this (meaning that he can hold the fence). Maggie takes off for the prison, fearing her father and husband's well being.  Meanwhile back inside Hershel and Sasha are talking and she is saying how she thought he was a fool for volunteering his services within the ward. But, now she understands how heroic he really is. And Mr. Scott (the actor portraying Hershel) is brilliant with his scenes, really showing us the hero inside of Hershel.  Down the way, in cell 100, Glenn notices that the person he had been working on, stopped breathing. He tries desperately what he can with CPR to no avail. He tries to call out for Hershel, but his lungs start to seize and he starts coughing up blood! Glenn - Glenn coughing up blood - NO NO NO NO NO!!

Walkers Strike Back

Lizzie coaxing Henry
Another intense "walkers on the loose" scene. Hershel is trying to tell a father that is watching over his sick son (who's not breathing or moving by the way) if he'd like him to look at his son, but the father refuses and states that he'll stay with his son (in the zombie apocalypse it's customary for the people that know you to end you when it happens). However, when the walkers start their descent from their cells that Hershel didn't get to, the dad comes out of the cell to try to help Hershel but his son follows him out and bites his arm - this results in the shot firing into a normal woman who was trying to help rid the walkers. The son now feeds on his father. The walker in Glenns cell is coaxed out by Lizzie (the crazy girl) and she is walking backward trying to get him to follow her somewhere. It's a crazy scene because he still has the medical equipment in his throat and mouth, just hanging out "here Henry... a little closer". Down the hall, Hershel looks around confused and bewildered, Glenn's laying on the floor in a puddle of his own blood.

Attack On The Quarantine Ward

"If she saw me there would
be no keeping her out"
I literally was in tears when Glenn is choking on his own fluids. Maggie rushes into the ward, breaking through windows and barriers to her family. It seems Glenn is dying. Hershel goes to Henry (the intibated walker) because he needs the medical intibation bag hanging from his dead throat.  He is battling with this Walker when Maggie rushes into a scene. The dead father comes out from nowhere in front of her, without a thought she put a gun underneath his chin and pulled the trigger. She also saves her father. They are able to retrieve the bag and get air to Glenn's lungs.

"You Shoot or you run" Rick to Carl
Outside - Rick and Carl are bonding over reinforcing the fence, when the wood starts to give-way and breaks - letting the herd into the prison. Rick and Carl make a break for it. They regroup and gather themselves with a plan. Rick gives Carl an automatic gun and a very quick 101. I think Rick realizes, yes - Carl might have lost his childhood in this crazy world, but he's proud of his son that he's been able to adapt. I think he know understands the consequences, where Carl had been on the verge of something else before, he seems much more balanced now.

Daryl checking the scene out
Just as the tensions lower, Rick and Carl are finishing the herd off and we see Daryl and his crew driving into the prison. Immediately, I'm on the edge of my seat in anticipation to what Daryl is going to do, how is he going to react when he finds out about Carol! Tyreese rushes to Sasha's side as Bob, Hershel and Maggie work on Glenn. They arrive in-time to save Glenn and Sasha - deep breaths. Maggie tells Hershel to go rest, but he goes to Caleb's cell and tries to pray, it's as if he's drowning in his despair, the camera pans out and you see Hershel begin to cry.

Herd Break Through

Glenn's Stable!

Rick has to tell Daryl - eventually
Hershel walks outside where they (Michonne) has the bodies on a trailer to dispose of them. She asks Hershel if he wants to go "hell yeah" he states and they're off in the truck. Beforehand, Daryl asks Hershel how everyone is, he explains briefly that everyone's o.k. but there were a lot of deaths. Daryl asks about Carol... I wouldn't want to be the one to give him the news either! Hershel directs Daryl to talk to Rick, "she's o.k., just talk to Rick about her."

Rick is on his way to talk to Daryl to tell him about Carol when Carl stops him. Rick chickens out and they go to the field where they share w pea pod. As the camera pans out, you think that maybe it's Daryl that is watching Rick and Carl walking back up to the prison from the fields... BUT - IT'S THE GOVERNOR!!! 

On The Next The Walking Dead

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Walking Dead 4.4


This episode picks up after Rick confronts Carol about killing two people in their community that had become sick. What do you think, did she make the right call?

Through out this episode it focuses on two man groups, Rick and Carol going for a supply run and the original group that had left for the veterinary college for medications for the sick; Michonne, Bob, Tyreese and Daryl. Last week we were left reeling because they had just survived a herd and now they're trying to desperately make it to the college to save the people that are sick and dying at the prison.

Hammer Time

Tyreese is still battling with his rage about Karens death, plus his sister is sick at the prison. He feels that every second that he's not there, she could die, and then he would be alone with his rage. When the group comes upon walkers entangled in some brush, Tyreese had a little mental break, within his psychosis he couldn't let go of a walker. Later, Michonne confronts Tyreese about his anger. She plainly tells him that anger equals stupid, and stupid gets you killed.

Last Man Standing

Meanwhile, Daryl and Bob are looking around the store they came upon and they chit-chat about a couple things and then Bob opens up. He explains about his drinking, how before he felt like when he picks up a drink everyone around him dies (take a hint dude!). Comedically though, Daryl tells him to shut-up basically, that he was beating himself up over nothing.

In Other News...

While on their run Rick and Carol run into two new people. They seem like easy going characters. They decide to split up to raid the houses. Rick gives them each a gun and tells them to fire a shot if they get into any trouble. Rick also gives him his watch and tells them to meet back at a certain time. I always question when new characters are introduced in the show, my instinct is "fresh meat" they are dispensable. While on this run, Rick and Carol talk a lot. Rick might not have been flat-out saying anything pertaining to the incident, but she was on trial for her actions. Just when they had collected some veggies, they find a dismembered leg, the leg of the girl they had just befriended... but where is the guy she was with?

What About Bob?

Daryl's group makes it to the college and are getting their supplies. It's too good to be true though - right? While they are on the way out, they run into walkers, a lot of them. I haven't trusted Bob since the store incident and here again, he gives me this bizarre vibe. Let's just say, if I was in the group and found out the real reason he didn't want to let go of the bag, I probably would have thrown him over to the walkers. When he wouldn't give up the bag (he's dangling off of a semi roof hanging on to this bag) I thought he was fighting for the meds to save people in the prison. But then, when the bag gets thrown and Daryl sees that he was fighting for the bag because of the alcohol in the bag. THEN - when Daryl picks up the bottle to throw it, Bob dares to reach for his gun. The scene that ensues is INTENSE. Daryl, without talking, dares him to draw his gun (HOT). Then when Daryl does speak he tells Bob that if he takes a drink he will beat him into the ground.

The episode closes as Rick and Carol are waiting for the guy that they had befriended. When he doesn't show Carol plainly points out that they've given him time, that it's time to go and "it was a nice watch."
Rick explains to Carol that when Tyreese finds out that she killed Karen, he's going to kill her and that he can't have her around his children. Carol retorts that she's invested in the children. Rick states that he'll keep them safe. My first thought was like he kept Sophia safe?
The shocker is that Rick makes the decision to send Carol away! I was even more surprised that Carol didn't put up more of a fight, she more or less excepts this. It's almost like she's on auto pilot. She pulls out a watch that her abusive ex-husband had given her for their anniversary and she gives it to Rick, he takes it and she coldly states "I should have given it away a long time ago."

Lingering Questions

Do you think Carol did the right thing?
Would you have sent Carol away?
Who's feeding the walkers the rats down at the fence?

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