Since I have no one to talk about this right now and I don’t want Facebook to know how much TV I watch, I’ll record my multitude of thoughts while watching this episode.
- At the beginning of the episode, before Milton re-turned her: I am so sick of Andrea and her bullshit. I really would have thought she would have had more sense than to stick around Woodbury so long and act all neutral in its conflict with the prison group.
- Milton, the scientist who doesn’t know jack about how the world actually works. Were I still in academia, this character would haunt me.
- The Governor is torturing her, trying to scare her as he looks for her, rattling his shovel on the chain link fence and otherwise making noise. He is a bully, through and through. There must be a stronger word for this that I am forgetting — sadist? He has a gun and shovel, she’s probably run about 10 miles, and as far as he knows, she’s totally unarmed.
- I feel like The Walking Dead is a morality play, that’s what I love most about it (that and its amazing ability to build suspense). The contrast between the strong black guy with a conscience and the off-seeming white guy who wanted to kill people back at the prison and to side with the Governor now … I feel like it’s just such a vivid portrait of good versus of evil, of people who try to do right by others even when it means giving up something or taking a risk, and the lawless, violent impulses that in polite society are usually masked.
- Love the confrontation scene between Andrea and the Governor! The ominous pulsing of electronic music, the slightly down and to the side angles from which their faces are shot, the way their faces are almost spotlit in the darkened room, the resigned / noble / mysterious look on Andrea’s face, and of course the way she escapes him.
- Don’t know if this was intentional, but the Gov’s face totally looked like Jason through the windshield as he was driving back to Woodbury