A Look Back at Save the Last One (TWD Epx203)

the-walking-dead-save-the-last-one_featured_photo_galleryA Look Back at Save the Last One  (TWD Epx203)

BG Blogger takes a look back at the ninth episode of The Walking Dead

What’s up TWD Family? It’s time to take a look back at the third episode of Season 2 of The Walking Dead, Save the Last One. I wrote a lot about the themes of this episode in a TWD TBT post. If you missed it, check it out here. Since I’ve already discussed this one at length in the not-so-distant past, this well be a shorter flashback than some of my others.

Favorite Lines

There are a few lines in this episode that are so powerful to me. The first comes early in the episode when Shane asks Otis if he has a death wish and he says:

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While I find it hard to take Lori’s side in any argument with Rick, I do feel for her when she says:

203 4The conversation with Glenn and Maggie on the porch is a great one. I particularly love the line:

203 9And then, of course, there’s the moment when Rick finally figures out the answer to Lori’s question, making the case for fighting for his survival.

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But all of the lines in the episode, my absolute favorite isn’t serious at all. It’s when Patricia says to T-Dog

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I laugh every time I watch this episode. It’s a dose of much needed humor in an otherwise very dark episode

Favorite Moment

Jon Bernthal’s performance when Shane is shaving his head is my favorite part of this episode. He conveys so much without saying anything:

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Favorite Shot

I love the image of Rick sitting in the light and Lori sitting in the shadows outside Carl’s room. It’s so symbolic and such a beautifully composed shot.

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Random Somethings

I talk about this image in my  piece I wrote about the episode, but I want to mention this image again briefly. What I love most about The Walking Dead is how much thought is put into every single thing that we see, even pictures on the wall.

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I’d also be remiss not to mention this suicide note. Zombie apocalypse poetry at its finest:

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Goodbyes

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This is, of course, the episode where we say goodbye to Otis. RIP, Buddy.

So there’s my look back at Episode 203! Now it’s your turn to tell me what you remember, love, hate or wonder about the episode. Let me know in the “Comments” section or tweet me!

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