Monday, February 11, 2013

Dead Lines

Selected dialogic gems from last night's mid-season premiere, "The Suicide King":

The Governor: It's not up to me anymore.  The people have spoken.  [To Merle}  I asked you where your loyalties lie, and you said here.  Well, prove it.  Prove it to us all.  Brother against brother.  Winner goes free.  Fight to the death!

Tyreese: Man, you people have been through the mill.
Hershel: Haven't we all.
Tyreese: It's only getting worse out there.  Dead are everywhere.  It's only making the living, less like the living.

Rick: There's no way Merle's gonna live there without putting everyone at each other's throats.
Daryl: [gesturing toward Michonne]: So you're gonna cut Merle loose and bring the Last Samurai home with us?

Carol: It's easy to forget how loud the world used to be.  [laughs]  I used to complain about it all the time.  Traffic, construction, car alarms, noise pollution.  Oh.  What I wouldn't give for the sweet sound of a jumbo jet.
Carl: It'd be even sweeter if we all were on it.

Andrea: Those people won't last a day.
The Governor:  Those people have had it easy.  Barbecues and picnics, that ends now.

Andrea: You're right, Karen.  You're right.  Every one of us has suffered.  We don't even have funerals anymore because the death never stops.  We're never going to be the same.  Ever.  So what do we do?  We dig deep and we find the strength to carry on.  We work together and we rebuild.  Not just the fences, the gates, the community, but ourselves.  Our hearts and minds.  And years from now, when they write about this plague in the history books, they will write about Woodbury: We persevered.

Beth: I'm pissed at him for leaving.
Carol: Don't be.  Daryl has his code.  This world needs men like that.

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