Originally Posted by MRM4
Guess you're out after last night's episode? Another bites the dust.
For what it's worth, there was no funeral. They didn't even show whether they buried her somewhere or just left her. However, let me count the many other ways the episode made my eyes roll:
1 - So, apparently, we can seal up foods in mass market cans with Monroe "M's" on them (as seen in the opening scene), but we don't have mechanical devices, bicycles and steam devices (except, apparently, one train...)? Plus, we can't make bullets?
2 - Miles and the rest in town: "Hey, we're close to Danny. We can catch up." Danny and the rest in the armpit of nowhere travel onward to someplace that takes 4 episodes to get there...
3 - Apparently the folks on this show have the same supplier of "everlasting torches" as the ones on "Lost" because apparently nobody thought to bring along an oil lantern. Then they brilliantly toss their only one away to attract the attention of some attack dogs that don't get fed at home. Now, instead of walking quietly away with light to see with, they get to run in the dark. Perhaps that food in the pack might be attracting them...
4 - Apparently, Mr. "I'm the very observant Insurance Adjuster" can't recognize when a really, really bad storm is coming - but he'll take the word of a prisoner over the opinions of his own men.
5 - Doesn't anyone understand that when you tell your captive to "don't move", that's the first thing they're going to do? Let's leave him unguarded just to be certain.
6 - Charlie once again has to stop Miles from killing someone and Miles has to tell her how stupid she is. I mean, she is, but still...it's like constantly observing that the sun is bright...in fact, the sun is bright right now, meaning exactly how close do they think they are to Danny? Perhaps its just an isolate tornado bearing cell...
7 - Apparently, there are abandoned carnivals everywhere. Nothing says "apocalypse" like abandoned carnivals ...
8- "Do you mind finding another large lake somewhere else? I've claimed this one to die next to. I know it's big, but I can't do this anywhere else at all - and I can't wait a minute or two while you fill up those soda bottles.."
9 - "It's the dogs again! They must really hate these cans! Use one of the phone books to fend them off...the pages from 'Johnson to Monroe' should be enough..."
10 - "Let's hide in this basement filled with supplies to ride out the storm and bond with each other."
11 - "I'm going to be dead soon, but not as soon as when I was going to kill myself."
"No, we won't let you."
"OK, stitch me up with no medical experience with a sewing kit I brought instead of a lantern. It's in the bag next to those cans market with big "M's".
12 - Hey, we made it through the storm. Praise the Lord, despite the fact that all my men are likely dead and I'll have to bury them with a garden trowel...***crash***...."help me! You're a good person, so help me!" Of course, after helping him, Neville immediately recaptures Danny. Now we know Charlie being stupid is a family trait.
13 - Wait, the rescue team for Charlie is near. Time to rig up a complicated trap intended to shoot her when they come through the door. There's plenty of time to tie her to a chair and gag her, set up and aim the crossbow, run the wire and rig up the bar to the door handle...then make my slick escape...
14 - "I quieted the dogs all at once with this one syringe. They respect the syringe...just like everyone needs to respect the badge..."
15 - "Wait...my sewing skills didn't save you? Um...who are you reading to? Oh, did you want me to turn the magic gadget on so you could see your kids faces one last time? Here, I think it's in the bag next to the cans...oh, never mind...does this mean you aren't going to return the favor and sew up my dog bite?"
16 - "We specialize in torture that is invisible to the viewers at home. We want everyone to stay purdy-like..."
17 - I'm just going to wander into the militia camp and surrender. I'll also announce myself since no one seems to care I'm there and could have wiped out the entire leadership while their backs were turned. Say, wasn't Joe supposed to be on perimeter guard duty?
....and a one and a two and a three...... "Spiders go awaaaaaay!...."
For what it's worth, at least we'll see a steam train next week according to the previews. Apparently, both Danny and Charlie will be near it, so we might see Miles and Neville face off in the next 4 episodes or so...heck, we might see Danny rescued by the end of the season...