Things aren't what they seem on 'Walking Dead'
October 15th, 2012
10:15 AM ET

Things aren't what they seem on 'Walking Dead'

[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the third season premiere of "The Walking Dead" - you've been warned!]

The "more zombies, less talk" crowd should be pleased.

On Sunday's premiere of "The Walking Dead," the very first shot (with apologies, one presumes, to "Lost") zoomed out of a Walker's eyeball, giving us their point of view as a home they'd infested was infiltrated by our group of survivors.

It was the first of many action sequences in the premiere, each one gorier and more gripping than the last.

We also got a look from a Walker's point of view in an incredible scene that first introduced the sword-wielding Michonne, as played by Danai Gurira. We caught a quick glimpse of her rescuing Andrea at the end of last season, but this time we really got to see her in action. She's a fan favorite in the comics, and it's easy to see why. She'll be a great addition to the cast.

As for Andrea, she was still with Michonne but not exactly doing her best - at one point it seemed she wanted to be left to die.

But let's talk about the main group: they discovered the infamous prison we saw in the very last shot of season two. They managed to make their way inside the fenced-in yard, and eventually into the prison building itself.

Enough time has passed that Lori's pregnancy is now more apparent, and she ended up bunking with Carol - she's all but estranged from Rick after the events of last season. She turned to Hershel for comfort, as she's paranoid that the Walkers have already, or will, infect her unborn child.

As for everyone else: Daryl is still Daryl, and that's a very good thing (and he's way ahead of Katniss, Hawkeye and "Arrow" in the crossbow trend, so big points there). And hopefully they'll give T-Dog something more to do soon.

Carl, meanwhile, actually thought he might share a cell with Beth before Hershel caught him. There's something of an Anakin-and-Amidala-in-"Phantom Menace" vibe going on between Carl and Beth. Carl certainly seems to think he's all grown-up now, which is understandable.

The romance to watch, however, is still Maggie and Glenn. Never mind the caked zombie blood, they still have little moments of affection.

We almost lost them, though, as the group went down to the prison's basement. The couple ducked into a closet as they were all cornered by a horde of Walkers.

But it was Hershel (whose character was marked for death once before) who had an unlucky run-in with a Walker, and part of his ankle became lunch.

As the group found an empty room to examine Hershel, Rick made the split-second decision to amputate. Yep, I told you this one was particularly gory.

Moments later, Daryl prepared to shoot what he thought was a group of Walkers behind a window - but they're very much alive.

And that's how you start a season! Plus, we haven't even met the Governor yet.

What do you hope to see happen this season? Did you enjoy the premiere as much as I did? Share your thoughts on video or comment below.

soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. la redoute solde

    It could be that The almighty desires our company to meet up with only a few incorrectly folk when appointment a good choice, in order for whenever we subsequently meet the woman / man, deal with aren't able to sometimes be gracious.
    la redoute solde

    December 12, 2012 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Daryl's Hair

    Man..have you seen my pics even when we are not acting? I mean come on...WASH AND COMB ME!!!!!!.

    October 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Vasya Bricklyn

    This show is incredibly out of touch. They live in an apocalyptic world and the primary focus in the "The Walking Drama" is their insignificant self serving personal issues. All of them should have been dead by now.

    October 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      I've seen people say this too many times. DO you realize that in a zombie apocalypse there is gonna be drama? probably more drama than in real life. People they care about are dying! All the issues I've seen displayed in this show are very realistic to the conditions they are in. THere are still people that that don't provoke more drama like Daryl, he's not the smartest you must realize; he just has the best survival skills. He couldn't sort out their controversy and keep the group together but he does put in great input from his perspective, rick on the other hand has to deal with the drama. He has to show them that they need to work as a team and know they can trust each other. The show needs balance and it has that, without drama we might as well play a zombie video game. Drama is emotion! You can't have a TV show with out drama, some things may sound weird and not something you'd do but that's because they aren't you. Their character development will only makes the action more epic.

      November 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Oblivious

    Look at all that none zombia land behind them.... Why not just run?

    October 25, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • justin

      Your an observer, you have an advantage to see all the angles. They are scared out of their minds, hungry, sad, depressed, hopeful but have little faith in whats left. If they saw what you saw they'd be a lot happier sure but it's not that easy.

      November 25, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mammy Patinkin

    I gots me a crush on T-Dog!

    October 19, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. fory06

    Who has been mowing all the lawns in this series??? I always laugh when the group wanders into a subdivision with cut grass. And who mowed the prison yard?

    October 19, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Mammy Patinkin

      My boy Tyrones be mowin' dem lawns. Zombies don't be botherin' him 'cause he smell like grape Nehi and collard greens. Everyone know zombies don't be likin' that combinayshun.

      October 19, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. Johnny Cage

    Hopefully they can keep in line with the comics. Aputations, rape, torture, sport killing, and shocking major cast members getting killed off are a few things they need to keep close to the comics. If they do, the govenor will be the worst baddie on tv!

    October 19, 2012 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
    • justin

      some things will need to be different otherwise we know everything already, but we also have some different characters in the mix. besides comics don't always translate well but they do provide rich topics and events. That's why shane lived so long his issue needed to feel more realistic. I think a lot of those things will show up still though so don't worry the governor will still be the baddest villain on TV. they haven't screwed up yet.

      November 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. refry

    Finally a good episode. The only time I needed to fastforward was through the long drawn out bourgeois conversation between Hersh and Lori and then didn't have to pick up the remote again!! Ahhh how nice for a Zombie show to be about zombies for once.

    October 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chad

    Also Elvis, the time period between the ending of season two and the start of season 3 is a good 3-5 they have been together longer than just the time on the farm.

    October 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. LIsa

    Does anyone else find the characters look desperate and hungry this season? Of course, which is realistic and makes perfect sense considering the story line. However, because of that, they could have made Lori's pregnant belly a little smaller? BUT seriously, I am not picking apart the show. It's my absolute favorite series and I am addicted to it.

    October 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      Actually, she looks so big because she is so thin....pretty much all she is is skin and bones so her stomach is actually going to protrude a lot more than a woman who is at a healthy weight and pregnant.Hope that helps...

      October 17, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LIsa

    This show is so brilliantly done: the locations, makeup, effects, story lines, and actors. I am addicted, my grown kids are addicted and some of my friends are addicted. Absolutely can't get enough of it and haven't ever been so drawn to a show. Its so unpredictable and captivating!!!!

    October 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. zombie vessell


    October 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. zombie vessell

    ;-)best show ever if yall didnt leave the kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidddddddddddddssssssssssss u pile of poop but still the best sho ever

    October 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. zombie vessell

    i love this show and im only 13

    October 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JustCallMeAnAmerican

    Sorry Elvis, but Hershel did not say that; Carol was the one who said Rick got us further...

    October 17, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  16. bad show

    show wants to see some dead bitc* all day

    October 17, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  17. deadbattery

    you dealing with a zombie who is controlled by head zombies

    October 17, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  18. Zombie Lunch

    Why must the comment section of any article have to go all political. It's a damn television show meant to entertain. Nothing at all to do with the POTUS or his Opponent. Would love to read a simple, fun article and not be drawn back to politics. I will be so glad when this election is over. In other news. I LOVED the season opener of The Walking Dead, they did not disappoint. 😀

    October 17, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  19. lordnimrond

    He's eating all the dog food they find when Rick isn't looking....

    October 17, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  20. sean

    They are still act like idiots. Go Zombies!!

    October 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • lordnimrond

      Heh... "They are still act like idiots".....???

      Do all their base belong to us too?

      October 17, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  21. mark

    Watching the scenes where they were in the bowels of the prison, in the dark, surrounded by dead bodies and walkers, was probably the baddest footage I've ever seen on TV. It doesn't get better than that! Great show and cast, superb production crew, and even scenes like Carl trying to eat dog food and Rick throwing it away is deep....very deep indeed. I spent all day watching all the episodes, and can truly say that the series pilot "Days gone by" is the best pilot I've seen in 55 years of watching TV

    October 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      @ Elvis....BB and TWD are two totally different shows – but they are both equally well produced, directed and filmed. Breaking bad has a smaller cast, so they win by a point or two as far as character development goes. I love both of them and don't see the need to compare them.

      October 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elvis

      It is your opinion that Breaking Bad is superior, I have watched the show and find it depressing and dull. Don't get the hype and after watching five episodes of season one, gave up. That is why there are tons of different shows on TV because not everyone likes the same shows.

      October 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Penn Eckert

    How about we just drop the insults and Trolling and get back to talking about the show...Walking Dead seaon 3.

    I tell you it is different from the comic series, although I did not read/see all of them either. I like to see that they found some prisoners alive and can't wait to see how they deal with them. My guess is one of them is most likely some medic training/skill and will take over for the dieing Vet. We might get some cool new characters here, ones that are useful to the plot or ones that are "Red Shirts" for dieing in real bad ways....!

    Either way this looks to be a awesome season, and I look forward to watching it myself. Heck my own wife whom is not a SciFi fan even likes watching this show so that says something for the show for me.

    October 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Sokman

    Hey Mitt Zombie, if you have to tell people you're a hacker, it probably means you're not that good at it. And unless they reinstate the draft, the "47%" will continue to sit on their couches being supported by the government.

    October 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pee Wee Morris

      Sokman – I pity people like you. Apparently you have no life outside of politics. What a sad human being you must be, filled with such hate.

      October 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  24. DinDin

    after work?

    October 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Blogging is not real

    its a fake...its not know what i mean?

    October 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  26. your not real

    you nothing but a screen

    October 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  27. stop living

    through blogging...its not real

    October 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  28. release you diareer

    on a hacker

    October 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jaisailyn

    I love this show. I don't like the black and white films. It was wierd when the little boy got shot and sad.

    October 16, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  30. Return Patient

    The "2% IQ'ers who make some of the most statements" was obviously a quote from a post by mark. Will the REAL idiot now step forward?
    Mitt Zombie, that's your cue!

    October 16, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  31. Sokman

    2% IQ'ers who make some of the most statements... Wow. Anyway, this was the highest rated season premier on basic cable ever for the male demographic. Thats awesome considering many fans lost access to AMC due to Dish Network being a Dick.

    October 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  32. F.D.Taylor

    D@m Ray you're old,old and stupid.

    October 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Name

    This sure is a dumb show. I think Nucky is a made up name. I don't think anyone likes this Boardwalk Empires show.

    October 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  34. now we'll see paragraphs...

    of intelligence all afternoon...

    October 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Penn Eckert

    I liked the 1st show for season three. Honestly if I was standing there and saw the prisoners I would inform them all what has happened to the world and how bad life is really become. I would then ask them what each one did to get into prison. Then I would explain to them that if they do not work with them that we will all die, but if we work together we can survive and they have a second chance to make a new future for themselves. The past is gone and if they want a second chance and are willing to fight to survive and work together with all of them that they can join the team. Then ask for their help in cleaning out the prison as they would know where everything is and etc. Many times if priisoners are treated with respect and given a real second chance they will do the right thing.

    October 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  36. mark

    All of the above "idiots" and their comments should be ashamed. Why are you on this website saying stupid moronic things?
    This is a blog for Walking Dead fans, not 2% IQ'ers who make some of the most statements. WARNING- Get off the site, go do whatever you do, and leave this blog to fans of this amazing show

    October 15, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |


    October 15, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  38. 10lbs

    you dont' the guts to approach.

    October 15, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  39. why why why

    why are her hips from here to albany?

    October 15, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • 10lbs--

      you don't have the guts to approach don't have the don't have the guts...
      you don't have the guts....

      October 15, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  40. I Spy

    scared of what the season could bring?

    October 15, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  41. Trey Peterson

    We love David Band Esquire of Sarasota Florida!

    October 15, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  42. Kirk Douglas

    Keep the cards and letters comming.

    October 15, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  43. Chipper Wolfington

    this is a great group of stars

    October 15, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  44. Dr. Debbie Netsky

    I love and adore Abe Miller!

    October 15, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  45. donna

    your a putz

    October 15, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  46. Peter Supnickky

    I agree with Jack bee bop Clauss

    October 15, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  47. Jack Bee Bop Clauss

    we LUV this show!

    October 15, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  48. Thomas R. Clauss (in daipers)

    Hello to all!

    October 15, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |

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