My thoughts in no particular order:
- That jail interior set has seen quite a bit of use in all manner of movies and shows.
- I agree with spaceviking and alyeska: they were really stupid whenever they entered a (new area of a) building this episode. Rushing in as if they were a SWAT team, when there really was no need to be that reckless. And I fail to see how "let's have one of us run in to potentially be trapped in a guard tower out of our reach or even just be bitten on the way there" achieves anything that "let's just continue stabing the Zeds through this nice chainlink fence that they can neither get through or around" wouldn't have. But it gave Rick a chance to be the awesome hero/leader guy, I guess. The writers even let him push a Zed back with a flying kick that totally wouldn't have ended with Rick lying on the ground in easy reach of any undead hands or mouths. Who needs to use a riot shield? Not Awesome McAwesome.
- They don't care about splatter because they are all infected already. Doesn't make any sense because then why would a bite turn them but it's established in universe. Why they didn't clean the riot gear in the moat right outside the prison or at least take the riot shields with them into the dark and enclosed hallways, is a good question.
- If the baby were dead, it would have killed Lori already, wouldn't it?
edit/ Yeah, it seems like the writers once again had no ideas how to build suspense when the heroes are competent. I mean, it's not like the human race knows any other ways to put people into dangerous situations other than "let's just rush in like Han Solo on the Deathstar."
Thought the set was made for them this season and was part of the increased budget. Agree on the dumb character driven plot still dominating the writers instead of plot driven danger.
- Low on ammo dialogue line right after going on a mad minute shooting spree against low danger walkers, stuff like that keeps happening.
- They go into a new cell block then run at first sighting of walkers, did they not discuss what they would do if they spotted them? They have been clearing houses all winter without speaking and working like a unit then in the prison they all scream and run and get lost after marking each corridor.
- Time jump was real lazy but seems like they don't care, they put in the whole map scene where they have been looting the same area all winter. If they had that much gas why not get to more lucrative areas, how can a few "150 head" herds stop a caravan of trucks and cars on the move?
One of the biggest laughs for me was the riot geared walkers, how they were dumbfounded until Maggie attacks under or through a gap then they all "get" it and start attacking the slow ungainly walkers through armour gaps. Guess it was a way of showing they are a team and learn from each other, but done is such a basic way.
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