The Walking Dead Chow Down – Crossroads

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Welcome to another segment of the Weekly Chow Down.  The plot twists are getting interesting as the dynamics between characters change.  Last week we discussed survival.

This week there was a crossroads for a lot of characters.  There was even a scene with an actual crossroads in it, which got me thinking there is always a little more under each episode than what I am watching.

This week Maggie’s little sister attempted suicide.  It was definitely not a legitimate attempt.  Andrea (my favorite character in the apocalypse) knew inside of herself that the girl wanted to live.  Well, she didn’t know… she had a hunch and her hunch paid off.  I got two things from this storyline:

1) Andrea has no time for bull.

2) Andrea at some point in her life was in a dark place and felt like this little girl.

Of course, the drama queen of the show, Lori, doesn’t see it this way.  She seems to have  a notion in her head that one day the world is going to wake up and this whole thing will be a giant misunderstanding.  Her unborn baby will live a life of love and butterflies and all the inhumanity will be swept away.

Lori annoys the hell out of me.

So after all the hoopla settled, Maggie told Andrea to get out of the house.  Andrea tried to reason, but Maggie didn’t want to hear any of it. Lori stood there with that spineless look on her face.  It is difficult to reason with someone who has lost hope.

Let’s flash over to the other side of town where Rick and Shane are having a moral battle about how to get rid of people they don’t particularly know.  Rick at this point is a mad man.  He is all about saving himself and whoever is strong enough to be saved along with him.  The punk kid who came into it after the scene at the bar is still around and is a small pawn in the episode with Rick and Shane.  The two of them get into a fist fight and take out all the rage and betrayal they remember on each other.

Shane is not playing with a full deck, true. But when Shane is trapped in the school bus with school bus with Walkers pounding on the door and glass, he sees Rick running away with the kid.  Rick then happens upon a dead sheriff and deputy lying side by side.  It gets to him and he goes back (it has to – Rick is one of the more humane of the group).

I honestly think Shane will be forbidden from the house.  Andrea is kicked out. These two are going to team up together and make a go of it.  I think they’ll snatch whatever weapons they can find and be gone.  Neither of them have any family or loved ones to hold them to the house.

What do you see in the future for Shane and Andrea?  If you need to get caught up on any episodes check out

Thanks for stopping by and remember  – it’s always a good idea to have a limitless supply of water and Twinkies!

Author: D. A. M. Steelman

I could get through life just fine quoting heavy metal lyrics.

6 thoughts on “The Walking Dead Chow Down – Crossroads”

  1. It was an intense episode! I almost have to wonder if they aren’t going to surprise us with Shane somehow… It seems like they’ve been pointing us in this direction with Shane for so long that it would almost disappoint if he lived up to our expectations. I’d like to see them bring him back a little from the Dark Side and see what happens if they push Andrea further over the edge. I think she has it in her to be the darkest character of them all…


  2. I love the Walking Dead too! We’re actually a bit opposite because Andrea annoys me, although I can appreciate that she’s a strong woman who doesn’t want to fit into a stereotype, I just think she’s short-sighted about a lot of things. I think the character development on the show is great, in any case.


  3. I am so with you about Lori. When I saw her car crash in the previews, I was so excited! I thought “Sweet! They’re gonna kill her offf!” Oh, well. All it takes is one more episode and a hungry dead person… Crossing my fingers.
    Nice post.


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