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Finally, after a long break, classic television character Merle Dixon is back.
I thought we’d go at least two or three more episodes before he would return, bent on vengeance for Rick Grimes and company leaving his racist ass handcuffed on a rooftop, but it turns out, not only is he back right off the bat, in the pre-credits teaser, but Merle is the driving dramatic force for the rest of the season. Yay?
Two episodes in, and I’m really looking forward to the second season of The Walking Dead. Not because I’m enamored of the first season… I am, but that’s not the reason why. It’s that hopefully, next season, this show will stop feeling like a zombie movie, and start feeling like a zombie TV show.
One of the questions I asked Gale Anne Hurd when I interviewed her about this show (an interview that may be sadly lost in the ether due to the restructuring of UGO) was how you get to the heart of what makes The Walking Dead special in comic book form: that it has no end. On TV, and particularly in the format they’re releasing the series in, it’s a six episode mini event. Longer than a movie, sure, but there needs to be a clear beginning, middle and end to where we’re going.