The Walking Dead “30 Days Without an Accident” Review

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Welcome back, Walking Dead.

“30 Days Without an Accident” might not be as shocking as previous season premiere, but the episode is decent regardless.  The main point of this episode is to establish what the survivors are familiar with for the past 6, 7 months, so it’s understandable the episode slows things down a bit for us to refamiliarize with the characters again.  Still, the ending of the episode is crazy!  More on that later.

The episode gives us a run down on how our main characters are doing after the end of previous season.  Beth is desensitized with all the deaths, Tyreese and Karen are dating, Michonne becomes more talkative then before, Glenn and Maggie are still having problems… etc.  However, none of these are as shocking as what Rick has become.  For some reason, Rick becomes “lazy” with the walker problems, and he’s not as proactive as killing them anymore.  In fact, he even stops carrying guns when he’s outside the prison.  He’s almost suicidal.  It’s possible that he’s still getting over Lori’s death or what not, but I’m not sure.  I also have no idea what’s the point to have Rick encounter the ever-so-crazy Clara.  It’s said that her final words to Rick will affect him for the rest of the season, but we will have to wait to find out.

I remember liking the idea of having Rick’s people “adopting” the Woodburry residents, but I change my mind already.  With all the ass-kissing and idol worshiping of our main characters, the red shirts can be really annoying quickly.  Thank god Patrick turning at the end of the episode, we know they’re not going to be around for long anymore.

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Bob Stookey sure in an interesting character though.  He’s eager to prove himself, and it seems like he’s willing to do anything for the group.  It seems like he might be an alcoholic or something the way he’s approaching the wine bottles.  I’m ready to like this character, but it doesn’t seem like a possibility anytime soon.  Also, I have a theory about Bob involving the sickness Patrick contracted.  More on that later.

The “Raining Walkers” scene is one of the coolest thing I’ve seen in the series.  It’s an unique way to remind us how much a threat these walkers are, and how much more experienced our heroes are now.  Tyreese is still the same though, not good with guns at all.

Poor Zach, it seems like everyone who dated Beth becomes zombie chow.

Michonne has bee searching for The Governor this entire time, and she’s going as far as Macon to look for him.  But what would happen if The Governor is closer than she thought?  The final scene of the episode has Patrick succumbed to some disease and died.  He then reanimated as a walker.  It seems like there might be a contamination in the water or something, and that’s why the piggy died too.  It’s a possibility that the water contamination might not be accidental at all, but someone actually poisoned it.  Now the problem is who and why?  I think the person might be the new character Bob Stookey and he’s working for The Governor.  The reason I think this is because Bob’s comic counterpart is originally from Woodburry, working for The Governor.  I’ve been wondering why the producers decide to bring Bob Stookey to the series at such a strange time, but if he’s actually an undercover agent for The Governor, then everything makes sense here.  Of course, this is just a wild theory, there isn’t necessary any truth behind it.

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This might not be an eventful episode, but it sure paints us a picture of what’s to come in season 4.  Also, we’re sure to see some actions next week, so that’s exciting.

8.2/10

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