S’long, Carl

Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. I didn’t catch it. Did you? Back in episode 8-O-something, “The King, the Widow, and Rick,” during that fight with the Walkers and Carl and Siddig, did you realize that Carl had gotten bit? Be honest, now. I didn’t, and I doubt you did, either. I don’t know if anybody did. They were subtle, those bastards. Slick and subtle. Looking back at it, it SHOULD have been obvious from the way he was acting.

Last night’s midseason finale of THE WALKING DEAD saw the setup for the demise of our friend Carl. It’s going to happen. There will be no miracle cure. (Honestly they might as well have killed him off in this episode. The way they’re doing it, it’s like pulling off a band-aid. It hurts a lot less if you do it quickly. They’re pulling it off slowly. Sadists. We now have to wait until February to properly say goodbye to the guy.

Alternately, did you see it coming, the face turn from Dwight? I mean, yeah, we all knew, right, we just didn’t know WHEN. By the way, for the uninitiated, a “face,” short for “babyface,” is a good guy in pro wrestling terminology, while a “heel” is a villain. Dwight was a face pretending to be a heel. And when one transitions from one to the other, heel to face or face to heel, it’s known as a “turn.” We got to see Dwight’s turn last night.