TV Korner: The Walking Dead 3.15 – “This Sorrowful Life”

By kastor417 - March 25, 2013

TWD 315 Kastors KornerWhat seemed like a slower episode, turned out to be one of the best of the entire series. Find out why the week before the the finale The Walking Dead showed just why it’s one of the best shows on TV.

Just like last year, the week before the finale was just as important as the finale.  One of the most popular and hated characters met his end not once but twice this week.

Throughout the series Merle has been one of the most controversial characters. Both he and his brother Daryl were created for the TV show, never being part of the original comic book.  They both gave another dimension to the cast. The survivalists, or as some may say the rednecks, of the show proved early they are able to survive in almost an situation. Daryl has proven to be one of the most import members of our survivors, but he has been torn having loyalty to his brother. Merle while alive caused a lot of angst for his brother, more than once making him choose between blood and his new family.

Merle went out like a hero, the person his brother always knew he was, but few in the series ever got to know. Merle was going to do what no one would do– hand over Michonne to end the war with the Governor. But in the end he knew the Governor would never let the group live.  He decided to let the loner go, and do what any good solider in an unwinnable situation would do… take out as many of the enemy as you can before you go down.

He headed to a bar got some whiskey and blast some tunes, getting a good crowd of walkers to follow him in the process. He led them off to the meeting spot with the Governor and let them free, then taking on good spot to snipe some of the soldiers from Woodbury.

He took out a few but missed his main target, the Governor. He was attacked and killed by the Governor but left to turn, so when his brother came to the scene of the massacre he found his brother snacking on one of the fallen Woodbury men. Merle’s lifeless eyes and Daryl’s break down were enough to make even the toughest of us get all teary eyed.

With a big kill and reveal in the episode I hope the the finale can live up to the hype this season has created.

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