Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale

Michonne in the comics
Is it Fall yet?

Season 2 of AMC's The Walking Dead ended with a bang, filled with tons of gore, zombies and fire. However, the best parts were the setups for Season 3. We see Rick (Andrew Lincoln) reach his final straw, putting his foot down and becoming a total badass who won't take any shit. Andrea (Laurie Holden), who got separated from the group, makes her way through the woods kicking zombie ass. But out of breath and pinned by a zombie, we see a mysterious sword-wielding & hooded woman save her by slicing said zombies head off. Not only that, but she does it with two arm-less zombies chained behind her. Looks like Andrea might have a new friend to kick some ass with, now that Shane (Jon Bernthal) is gone.

Danai Gurira
This mysterious woman is the heroine character Michonne from the comics. Fans have been waiting for her to appear, and she will play a huge role in Season 3. Michonne will be played by actress Danai Gurira, who was also in HBO's Treme. The character is like a cross between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Milla Jovovich's Alice from the Resident Evil films, but with no superpowers of course. She becomes an ally to the group in the comics in order to take down "The Governor", who will also be in Season 3. We will find out this fall how its all handled on screen. The reason for the two chained zombies she walks with is because the smell keeps the others away, as we learned in Season 1. And she cut off their teeth in addition to their arms. Genius! Michonne is the ultimate survivor.

The end of the episode also pans out and shows a massive and highly protected prison near where our favorite survivors are stopped, which will also play a role.

Season 3 will premiere in the Fall and most likely will debut to more record breaking viewership. The Walking Dead has quickly become the most watched show on cable television. Take that Jersey Shore. Now we must wait until fall...summer is overrated anyway.

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