Blick Tolkien reviews The Walking Dead – Episode 042 – Dead Weight

The Walking Dead - Episode 042 - Dead Weight 45 min., 2013
Written by Curtis Gwinn
Directed by Jeremy Podeswa
Language: English
My rating: ★★★★★

Even Atlas shrugged…

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The following review is rated FM (Fresh Meat) for kickass walker related goodness and strong story lines featuring men with revolvers and crossbows. The views here do not reflect the thoughts of a completely sane person. They are being presented by a person that has grown up in a rather unseemly portion of town, taken recreational narcotics, and has been molested by a clown. Don’t feel compelled to read it all, hell I know I don’t. Albino, Mormon, and Republican reader discretion is advised.


The Governor is the main focus again people and this will be epic!

It’s not clear whether or not Martinez keeps his mouth closed about who exactly Brian used to be out of respect for the man he may have changed into or fear of the man he once was but in any case he acknowledges to the group leaders that he knows Brian and Val just for him but doesn’t tell them anything more about the past they share. It seems the Brian can leave his life of being a leader behind and simply become a part of the group, keeping his newly adopted daughter and is nearly new wife safe.

At some point though since on the show nothing lasts forever Brian is forced to take Martinez out in the end and take his place. As well as several other low down dirty deeds to eventually assume control of this group and have them march on the prison for better shelter.

This entire episode is filled with twists turns emotional highs and lows and it literally takes you on the journey of a man not only seeking Redemption but finding out that he may not be better than the actions he performs to keep the people he cares about safe. Watching the governor actually be a human being and have feelings is one hell of a mind fuck. This isn’t the man we knew last season that only cared about having power for the sake of being in charge a man who didn’t want to be defied simply because he was who he was m at change doesn’t keep him from doing the things you used to do it just keeps him doing them for the right reasons.

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About Blick Tolkien

About Blick Tolkien: The bastard half brother of Zeb Carter, he grew up in Chicago's urban jungle, forced to be the victim of racial injustice and daily bullying until the day he saw Night of the Living Dead. the immersion into violence on film gave him the tools to externalize his hate and make the world a horror show for all his enemies. A card carrying member of the Black Panther party, he hates whitey and all forms of coonery including any and all Tyler Perry films. You have been warned. About Zeb Carter: The younger brother of Blick Tolkien, he used horror films as a way to open him self up to the social and story telling aspects of cinematic fear as well as his love of the silver screen. After seeing Gremlins at the drive in he was hooked. He also writes short fiction, has 2 daughters and a pack of animals that he is currently serves as the alpha male over. You can read his fiction at
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