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Do you think the Mullet Man and Abraham are legit? How does he know DC is still around? Was he at the CDC and making his way to Washington DC? Why didn't our doctor at the CDC now about him?

I don't think he is legit. I keep going to back to season two when them two guys from Philadelphia said DC was overrun. I'm not sure what his angle is but it doesn't seem right.

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I don't think Mullet Man is legit. He has Abraham fooled though.

If they are going to stay anywhere near non-rediculous, Eugene has to be a liar, crazy or both. No way a guy like that would know how to start a chemical war program that would wipe out the US.

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Isn't everybody already infect though so what harm would it be to eat meat from someone who is bleeding or cut from a walker?

Not to restart a very long debate from previous seasons, but the general theory is that everyone has the virus/bacteria/whatever in their system, but a normal, healthy person can manage to keep it in check or that the "airborne" version of the virus is weaker. Either way a normal person can still live with the virus and have no real issues. Of course, once they die the virus takes over because the person's immune system stop working (obviously).

When a zombie bites/scratches a normal healthy individual one of do things happen. Either the person get an overload of the virus flooding into their system from the zombie such that it overwhelms and kills person (kinda like if a 10 year old tried to beat you up... no big deal. But if 50 or 100 10-year olds attacked you, eventually they'd probably win). Or, in the weak airborne virus theory, you get contaminated by stronger version that can only be transmitted by contact.

Either way you look at it, the biology involved doesn't make a lot of sense, so you just sorta gotta accept it in order to enjoy the show.

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Most of y'all covered what I was gonna say, so I don't have too much to add, but:

My guess on the damage to the floor in the building: Rain was dripping in, making noise, which made zombies congregate there more, which weakened the floor more. It's a stretch, but plausible... I think.

But while we're on the topic of the building... why in the heck didn't they just kill the zombies BEFORE going down in there?

I'm in the camp that though Bob was bite and that's why he was outside crying. He acted too cool when he first came up from the water. I think most of us would be going: "Holy **** I almost died there!"

I also think it's entirely possible that the Terminus group didn't know/see/find that he got bite and so might be eating tainted meat. That said, I'd also think properly cooking the meat would kill the virus sufficiently that it wouldn't kill them.

And while we're on this subject... the fact that Gareth and company know to use the plan of killing a person slowly to preserve the meat, does this bolster the idea that they has some means of preserve meat back at Terminus?

Finally... they did a really great job with the zombie makeup this episode. I liked the bearded guy especially. Well done there!

Oh, and while we're on this topic, anyone else notice the picture of the priest and organist(?) at the end of the episode? Clearly that woman was the same zombie in the water that caused him to lose it and bolt for the stairs.

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Oh, and while we're on this topic, anyone else notice the picture of the priest and organist(?) at the end of the episode? Clearly that woman was the same zombie in the water that caused him to lose it and bolt for the stairs.

Yes and Rick said something to him about her when they were talking back from the food pantry, implying that he had a relationship with her. HE said something about confessing his sins to God....

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I don't think he is legit. I keep going to back to season two when them two guys from Philadelphia said DC was overrun. I'm not sure what his angle is but it doesn't seem right.

Yeah, but what would two guys know if there is some sort of underground government bunker or base?

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I can't believe how slow these stories go when they're released in real time. I had never seen either this show or Breaking Bad until I got Netflix about a year ago. I haven't had cable for ages. So I basically got to binge watch the entire history Breaking Bad for two months or so last year (filling in the latest season with Amazon). I don't think I could have waited 5 years for it to play out. I didn't start watching Walking Dead until about February of this year. I hear they have plans for like 12 seasons. The thought of waiting another 7 years to hear the end boggles my mind. I thought season 4 sort of got tired and played out, and I was thinking that they were going to end it soon, because they were running out of ideas. This season has been a lot better so far.

The ultimate folly of being able to watch entire seasons of TV streaming online is House of Cards. They release the entire season at once, and then you have 11 months of nothing.

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I can't believe how slow these stories go when they're released in real time. I had never seen either this show or Breaking Bad until I got Netflix about a year ago. I haven't had cable for ages. So I basically got to binge watch the entire history Breaking Bad for two months or so last year (filling in the latest season with Amazon). I don't think I could have waited 5 years for it to play out. I didn't start watching Walking Dead until about February of this year. I hear they have plans for like 12 seasons. The thought of waiting another 7 years to hear the end boggles my mind. I thought season 4 sort of got tired and played out, and I was thinking that they were going to end it soon, because they were running out of ideas. This season has been a lot better so far.

The ultimate folly of being able to watch entire seasons of TV streaming online is House of Cards. They release the entire season at once, and then you have 11 months of nothing.

The thing about shows like these is that there really isn't an "end." Sure, there will be a final episode, but they consistently end various overlapping storylines, so it really doesn't matter where they finally end up. By then, it's just a matter of putting a bow on whatever story happens to be occurring.

It's the same reason comic book series have been going on for decades without ever ending.

It's also why I feel like I could start watching the show again and not feel like I missed much.

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It's also why I feel like I could start watching the show again and not feel like I missed much.

It peaked at season 3. Season 4 was like when record companies sign rock bands to like "5 albums" before they're free, and they always release the 5th album right after the fourth, and it's usually an uninspired rush-job.

Season 5 is like the first album after the oppressive contract is up. Like Radiohead's "In Rainbows." You didn't miss anything.

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I can't believe how slow these stories go when they're released in real time.

You kids these days! Why, when I was kid, we waited a full week between shows and we LIKED IT! There wasn't none of this fiddly steamy stuff or any new fangled deeveeare thingie-ma-gigs. When our show was on, we, by golly, watched it! When it wasn't one, we sat back and waited.

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You kids these days! Why, when I was kid, we waited a full week between shows and we LIKED IT! There wasn't none of this fiddly steamy stuff or any new fangled deeveeare thingie-ma-gigs. When our show was on, we, by golly, watched it! When it wasn't one, we sat back and waited.

I remember trying to set the VCR to record shows. I actually have every game of the 2006 ALCS on VHS. Problem is, I have nothing to play it with.

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I remember trying to set the VCR to record shows. I actually have every game of the 2006 ALCS on VHS. Problem is, I have nothing to play it with.

I've actually got two yet! One is the old TV/VCR combo we've got in the back corner of the basement, though to be 100% honest, I don't know if the VCR part still works or not. It's been a very long time since I tried to use it.

Then I also have one in a cupboard in my basement. My wife is a school teacher and occasionally she still gets Video Tapes that she needs/wants to show in class and needs to preview them at home, so I kept an old cheap unit around for those rare occasions. I used to have a TV-in for my computer so I could actually convert those over to DVDs for her, but I don't think I've got that around anymore.

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But while we're on the topic of the building... why in the heck didn't they just kill the zombies BEFORE going down in there?

I'm in the camp that though Bob was bite and that's why he was outside crying. He acted too cool when he first came up from the water. I think most of us would be going: "Holy **** I almost died there!"

They might have been conserving ammo, and/or didn't want to attract more walkers to that location with the noise. Once you are committed to hand to hand combat, you have to go down there. Well, I guess if Daryl had been there, he could have used his crossbow. Was Daryl in that scene, I can't remember, but I think he was off with Carol?

Maybe you are right about Bob. But these guys go through near-death situations pretty regularly. I'd guess that this walker battle wasn't all that terrible when compared to being bound and gagged next to the trough in Terminus. But maybe I'm wrong about that.

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The think that kind of dawned on me yesterday, and this is really going back to episode one, but Terminus was using two-way radios to talk to their "fireworks" outposts. I don't remember anyone else finding a way to generate power. Did the Governor's group have power in their town? I don't remember, but I don't think so.

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The think that kind of dawned on me yesterday, and this is really going back to episode one, but Terminus was using two-way radios to talk to their "fireworks" outposts. I don't remember anyone else finding a way to generate power. Did the Governor's group have power in their town? I don't remember, but I don't think so.

Well, we know they had propane. So a propane generator is not an unrealistic possibilty considering they were in a rail yard.

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The think that kind of dawned on me yesterday, and this is really going back to episode one, but Terminus was using two-way radios to talk to their "fireworks" outposts. I don't remember anyone else finding a way to generate power. Did the Governor's group have power in their town? I don't remember, but I don't think so.

The governors town had electricity. You could see solar panels in the main road.

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They might have been conserving ammo, and/or didn't want to attract more walkers to that location with the noise. Once you are committed to hand to hand combat, you have to go down there. Well, I guess if Daryl had been there, he could have used his crossbow. Was Daryl in that scene, I can't remember, but I think he was off with Carol?

Maybe you are right about Bob. But these guys go through near-death situations pretty regularly. I'd guess that this walker battle wasn't all that terrible when compared to being bound and gagged next to the trough in Terminus. But maybe I'm wrong about that.

Bob must have gone outside just to let it out and have closure with the trough event.

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