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2:48 pm - 11/26/2012

The Walking Dead 3x08 "Made to Suffer" Sneak Peeks







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chaylay23 26th-Nov-2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah but she knew Merle's character since he started off with their group. She knew what he was like and the fact that the governor had to have seen some of his shitty qualities by now and trusted him anyway is questionable. At least to me.

Also, even when Merle was in her group, the group didn't trust/like him. I'm quite positive they put up with him bc of Daryl and that at the time, they were able to stick to themselves a bit more.

And I would've acted the same way Michonne did. Rick treated her with caution and distrust and she gave it right back to him. he seemed to be helping her solely for the info about Glenn and Maggie. He offered her medical help in a less than generous way imo and I don't blame either of them for acting the way they did.
bagelsvswaffles 26th-Nov-2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
Lets be real, Merle was different then. Before he was mostly just racist white trash. Now he's killing and torturing people. He hasn't really said anything racist this season, so I could see Andrea thinking The Governor keeps him on a tight leash. The original group didn't really have a leader, did they? Merle could do what he wanted then. Now he can't. Or maybe she things that, like Daryl, he's changed?

Honestly, I imagine Daryl being super quiet around Merle. I don't picture him ever challenging Merle, he probably just did what Merle did because that's seems to be how their relationship worked. I don't think it was until after Merle was gone that Daryl became his own man. So because of that, I can't imagine them putting up with Merle just because Daryl because they most likely looked at Daryl the way they looked a Merle.
idreaminargyle 26th-Nov-2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
he called t-dog a "SPEAR CHUCKER" that is pretty racist
myblackass 26th-Nov-2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Don't forget the comment to Glen about the zombie being hungry again an hour after eating him.
idreaminargyle 27th-Nov-2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
:(

to be fair if I had a piece of Glenn I'd be hungry a hour later too

...sexually hungry that is.
bagelsvswaffles 26th-Nov-2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
I mean, he's still a racist, but in the first two episodes, every other word he said was offensive. They've toned that down a lot this season.

But my point was, in Season 1, he was just a racist. While that's gross, and I'm sure it caused some drama and arguments, but at the end of the day, I don't think they would of kicked him out because of it. They didn't know how to control him then. Especially since the group was kind of broken. It wasn't what it is now.

Now The Governor keeps him on a leash, so he watches what he says a little bit more. He's Merle, but I don't think he has as much freedom to say whatever he wants.

So I don't think Andrea knows just how dangerous he is. She sees him as a redneck who likes to run his mouth. She doesn't know it's worse than that. So from her POV, he's gotten better and grown.
chaylay23 26th-Nov-2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I do see your point. I think when we first saw Daryl he was hunting (which is useful) but I think it may have just been for himself.

Then maybe the group just kept Merle around out of compassion for their fellow man
bagelsvswaffles 26th-Nov-2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
I don't really think the group was much of a group back than. I think they were just people who stuck together because it was easier. There wasn't really a clear leader. I think they mostly did what they wanted to do. If Daryl wanted to go on a hunting trip for a few days, he did. Or if Andrea wanted to go into the city, she did. It wasn't until Rick got there that someone was like, "Look, it's a zombie apocalypse, we can't just go running off like that."

So while Merle was a dick, I don't think they had anyone willing to keep him in line. Or tell him that he had to go if he didn't stop.
mana_runigha 26th-Nov-2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
Rick had every right to be cautious with her. Here's a stranger woman approaching the prison with baby formula. How would she know they needed that? And considering that they've just had a man create all kinds of hell for them that caused the death of two people, one in which was his wife, he should be suspicious. Michonne came to them for a reason and while I think being guarded isn't unreasonable, she should have relayed more information on who took Glenn and Maggie.
chaylay23 26th-Nov-2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Idk if I made it clear that I do completely understand Rick being cautious. It wouldn't have made sense if he hadn't been given the predicament they're in.

I think Michonne wanted to tell the group about what happened to Glenn in Maggie to help them and to maybe in the long run help Andrea and stop the governor. She also didn't want to let go of the only currency she had at the time: information. If she gave them all the info on Glenn and Maggie, she would've been no real use to them other than maybe helping to find Woodbury, which they could've eventually found on their own.

She was guarded bc she didn't want to lose the only thing that made Rick think twice about killing her/leaving her behind.
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