Season Finale! It was a hum-dinger!
The definitive comic moment tonight, and the one that’s a BIG, crazy moment from the comics, is the attempted rape of Carl by bandits. The players and situation have changed a bit, but a lot of the action and the fall out is the same.
In the comic (issue 57, Volume 10: What We Become), Rick, Abraham, and Carl take a side trip to Rick and Carl’s hometown to check for supplies at the police station and the check on Morgan and Duane. Their first night out, they’re held at gunpoint by a small group of men.
When Carl is endangered, Rick fights back, but ends up in a bear hug, his arms trapped at his sides.
Rick goes full savage, ripping Joe’s throat out like a walker.
With just Carl’s attempted rapist left, Rick insists on killing him himself, and it’s not pleasant.
You can see that in the show, Rick’s actions are almost identical. Granted, this time it’s “The Claimers” (as the fans have been calling Daryl’s group) and not some nameless bandits. Also, it’s Michonne who Rick is with, not Abraham (whom he has yet to meet).
It changes Rick in both cases, but in the comic, Abraham is the one who ends up confessing a troubled history of his own ruthlessness. In the show, Rick confesses his fears about his humanity to an understanding Daryl. In both cases, Carl listens in.
The last big thing that we’re able to show you is the very end of the show, which hopefully was VERY familiar to comic readers, even if the setting and situation isn’t exactly the same. This is from the final panel of issue 64 from Volume 11: Fear the Hunters.
What did we miss, or what do you THINK we missed? We can’t give everything away, you know. 😉
The man near the beginning of the episode getting overwhelmed by the walkers is from the comics. You missed that.
I noticed that.
Not gonna be surprised if Gareth chops off Rick’s hand in season 5. It would only make sense. Also, it would be badass if Rick in the show pays homage to Dale’s leg incident in the comic, claiming that he got infected as Gareth or the other Terminus residents gnaw on his hand. Great way to end season 4 by the way, looking forward to season 5 😀
That would be awesome!!
I slightly agree but the have to pay homage to famous “tainted meat” line, and I dont think rick is going to get bit anytime soon.
….I think the “tainted meat” line is going to come from someone other than Rick.
It was Dale in the comics, right? Tyreese is killed by the Governor at the Prison in the comics and it’s Herschel on the show. Dale’s already gone on the show, so one could speculate that Tyreese gets bit and captured by The Hunters and is the one that delivers the tainted meat line. It could happen.
RIGHT ON MAN, I agree with you 110%
Kirkman still regrets cutting off Rick’s hand. And if it was annoying for him in the comic it will be worse in the show.
He does regret it in the sense that he always has to write around it but he mentioned in the Reddit AMA that he thinks crippling him like that was still a great move for the comics.
i agree with ya to a point, but i dont think they would cut off ricks hand. if ya think about it, to pay homage to everything in regards to the comics, wouldn’t make more sense to have them kill bob and eat him, and find out that he actually was infected when he was bitten on the shoulder in the woods?
He’s made it clear he won’t do that. In the comic it’s great but it’s easy to draw stills. In a show with constant motion (and AMC’s lackluster budget) Kirkman has said it would be far too much of a constant pain to do that.
….I don’t think they’ll cut off RIck’s hand in this TWD universe, at least not anytime soon. Just echoing what Jamie already mentioned, Kirkman has said he regrets doing that. It also adds production costs.
The producers said it would be to hard without ricks hand so they decided not to cut it off
Freakin’ awesome. Good to see that BAMF Rick is back! Sucks to wait until October though. Rick ripping that guy’s throat out is one of my favorite scenes from the book. As a father, I totally feel where he’s coming from. The only thing that would have made it better in the show was a dramatic slo-mo of the bite (imho). Cannot wait to see how they resolve this.
It would be funny if they are still standing there and the door opens to reveal Carol, who has gone through and eliminated everyone at Terminus. Just saying.
And I am especially glad that Joe wasn’t Negan. The whole “rules” thing had me worried that they were going to rush into the Saviors storyline. But awesome turning Terminus into the Hunters… onward to Alexandria!
You missed one thing that I’m not sure if people caught on to, Carl now has Andrea’s scar. The odds he loses his eye are probably low now.
I think that’s a large scrape, buddy. Chances are he won’t be keeping it.
Large scrape that was focused on when he was laying in the car conveniently in the same location as Andrea’s? Yeah, I don’t think so.
Yeah, I think so.
Freaking amazing. LOVED that they went there, if only Rick could have used the REAL last line *sigh* if only. They can show him ripping out a throat but can’t say the f word?
Yep, sad, but true. We can have as much blood and violence as we want but if one curse word or bit of nudity gets through the FCC is all over you.
The fcc has no control over cable tv. Its self rated to keep sponsors and advertising companies happy.
Its weird, I never really noticed that absence of bad language until someone pointed it out to me. In the uk no matter what station a show is on, if its after a certain time the programe can use profanity.
No, what’s weird is that the frequency of the F-bomb is considered crossing the line but everything else can be used in greater moderation. There IS moderation, despite what Mark Sambola Jr said, and it does lessen according to the time of day, although I’ve heard some pretty colorful things at 8 PM.
So whats the difference between AMC and HBO which people have mentioned? why can HBO use Profanity but AMC can’t, am not really up on the network complications in the US?
HBO’s a premium. You get AMC on the regular cable lineup, but you have to pay extra for HBO.
Ok so a bit like freeview and Sky over here, forgive my ignorance 🙂
Nothing to forgive, mate! I couldn’t tell anybody a thing about freeview and Sky!
Huh… yeah, good point. I hadn’t actually thought of that and as someone else has pointed out why is it ok for HBO and not AMC? I live in the states and I don’t understand how it works. But regardless, one f bomb certainly should have been allowed in this context…
breaking bad was allowed one f bomb per season, so why not TWD?
yes it is just not the same effect
Probably just saving the f word for when Negan comes around.
Its going to be intresting to see how they handel Negan, if and when he shows up.
He’s probably going to say screw a lot
Love the panel comparisons! Having a fan of the comic function as show runner paid off big time this season. Now let’s get together and build a time machine- October is too far away.
We knew Terminus was going to have cannibals but no idea that the community of hunters was as large as seen on tv.
I can’t believe Rick and his entire group fell for that trap. What suckers; they were so dump they deserved to get caught. Since it was so easy to get in, they should have infiltrated Terminus at night and OBSERVED and LISTENED from a hidden position.
Don’t ever think when watching TV, it ruins every show!
This was done remarkably I was so hype this episode to see all this play out the way it did was just awesome.
Agreed, I might have had to wait a bit longer to watch, but there was some think for everyone here, weather you read the comics or not, now beings the long wait to season 5, time to pick up the game, me thinks.
Have you read the novels?
funny you should mention that, I picked up the first one last night, they had it on sale for a couple of £ in my local supermarket, you would recommend them then? a guess i have the advantage that all four are out now so I don’t have to wait around for the next part to come out.
I really liked them once I warmed up to his style of writing.
well I think the 4 novels, the Telltale Game and the comics should be enough to give me my Walking Dead fix till October, hopefully we get a few Webisodes between now and then, too.
Can show intense amounts of gore and Rick biting someone’s throat out.
Can’t say “fucking” and use “screwing” instead.
where was Tyrese, Carol and “little ass-kicker Judith” ????
will they be the ones to save the group?
I have not read the comics but they do look great may have to pick some up. I thought reading them might ruin the shows for me but the comparrison will be interesting
the comics don’t ruin the show by any means. there are a lot of differences as far as what characters are still alive so really the comics, to me, make the show even better because you get to look for the similarities and anticipate comic panels ect. and yet the show will surprise you still and the surprise is just that much better when you have an expectation that seems to have gone undone in the show and then it happens but with a twist. You get what I’m sayin?
I agree with you & I’m also loving your profile name, “Mr. Bob Dobalina”! Ol Skool rocks!
The one guy at the beginning who got swarmed was taken down and bitten EXACTLY like he was in the comics. Even Rick and Carls reactions are the same.
This sort of works, too.
is this the last Season?
There is no “last” season, unless your talking about the previous one!
Loving the page to screen this week, great to see the pages come to life like it has. these were big moments for Rick, a real shift in his TV persona.
Gareth looks a fucking lot like Chris
I will pick up the comics as now that we have to wait until fall I need more walking dead. I would even like the soundtrack on my phone and beth songs I love her voice when she is singing in the prison.. Most of the music rocks and that song that plays when they get to terminus keeps going thru my head but cannot find out what it is yet, does anyone know? Walking dead just cannot get enough lol
The name of the guy that welcomed Rick and the others into this bbq place is Alex. In the comics there’s also an Alex, but he’s not on the bad side of Ricks’ fury.
So awesome that they are so close.. however I have to say that when I read the comic I remember thinking that Carl looks hardened by the experience… he seems pissed off and is glad to watch Rick dispense justice.. when you look at the TV screen shot Riggs just looks traumatized.. he does’nt have that hard look that Carl has in the comic book.
Sure hope the DVD has the f bomb version that Andrew confirmed was shot on Talking Dead! I was hoping they would just let him say it but cut it out like Breaking Bad used to, it would’ve been legendary!!
Anyone know when the new season starts?
Ohhh yeah…that’s what I’m talking about!!! I’m sooo down with Bad Ass Rick. Two things that will definitely get your throat bit the F out is messing with my kids and my money….holla