[TV] Next On “The Walking Dead” Ep. 3×02 “Sick”, Season 3 Premiere Talkback!

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It’s no secret that AMC’s road to the third season of their record-breaking zombie drama The Walking Dead has been a rocky one. Us horror fans have been giving the series a major pass because, well, we’re just excited to have something to call “ours” on the small screen. While I’ve been one of the more vocal naysayers, it should be clarified that Robert Kirman’s comic series is one of my all-time favorites, and I expected a bit more from the team behind this adaptation (Season 2 spoiler: the fact that Carl doesn’t actually kill Shane obliterates his character and devolves him from becoming a broken young “man”). The behind-the-scenes chaos last season between showrunner Frank Darabont and AMC became got ugly when it became public – but to be fair, you can’t repair two seasons of damage overnight.

With that I lead into tonight’s Season 3 premiere. A new start. A new beginning. This is the first time AMC and the filmmaking team are on the same page. Early word has been incredibly strong. Thus, it’s hard to imagine that anyone here isn’t excited to see the undead rise back on their televisions (unless, of course, you have Dish).

As I write this, Rick and co. should be arriving to the prison complex and setting up what should be the definitive turning point in this franchise. With the introduction of Michonne and The Governor there’s a lot to look forward to. But let’s just start right here, right now. Take it one day at a time. Talk back below and get a conversation going with other Bloody readers regarding the premiere episode. You can also cement your thoughts in BD history by writing your own review in our database. We’re dying to know what you think!

Update: We’ve add the promo for episode 2, along with two behind-the-scenes looks at the making of episode 03.01 “Seed” inside!

“The Walking Dead” 3×02 Promo/Preview “Sick”.

(CONTAINS SPOILERS) Inside Episode 301 “The Walking Dead” “Seed”See how the group has become a fortified unit as they struggle to survive in the Season 3 premiere.

(CONTAINS SPOILERS) The Making of Episode 301, “Seed”: Inside “The Walking Dead”The cast and crew talk about set design, cleaning house and trying to find safety within the prison walls in the making of the Season 3 premiere.

  • Samhain2010

    I actually like the premiere. Less talk more action. Rick hates Lorie! Glad they are trying to rectify the mistake of last season where everyone, including Lorie, blamed Rick for killing Shane. Maybe now we can start to sympathize with her now that she has taken some responsibility. Great that they had some time pass between last season and now. Carl doesn’t talk much and it’s fantastic. Weak ending, but the season has started off nicely.

    • slayer20

      I wouldn’t say the ending was weak, I just wished it didn’t deviate so much from the original story line. I think that it it show’s Ricks fall into his madness which is cool, wish we also had a bit more of Michonne and Andrea, but it looks to be a pretty stellar season.

  • thegodthatfailed

    Great freaking episode. Best of the series so far. Interesting to see how many branching story lines they have going all at once. Also interested in what happens to Lori, as even though ( And I have read they comics) Rick seems to now vehemently hate her, it seems the survival of the group hinges on her survival. Pretty sure the old man doesn’t survive his leg amputation, and LOVE that Carl is no longer just a nuisance and hindrance to the group, constantly wandering off, and drawing herds of zombies.

    • slayer20

      I love all the sudden branching story lines. And kudos to Carl for not screwing things up for once.

      • gordongirl_18

        I agree. I’m so happy to not hear Lori telling Carl to get in the house.

  • flesheater24

    That was fuckin amazing, great acting as always, solid opening. And I loved they stuck to their promise more balls to wall no fuckin around and much gorier. And they surly pushed that :0) can’t wait for this season its going to be a good one for sure. Just kill off the fuckin wife already shes pissing me off. If I was your husband I wouldn’t forgive you for cheating on me even if you thought I was dead. Fuck that noise.

  • djblack1313

    pretty good ep tonight! more zombie kills in one ep than in all of season 2! lol.

    i love that they have now written and established on the show that Carol has become a good shot (w/ guns). i adore Melissa McBride’s Carol and i wanted her to toughen up a bit. they did just that with her. i also find her & Daryl’s friendship/flirting to be very sweet.

    Maggie is also pretty cool.

    i’m devestated about SPOILER!!!!!!

    Hershell. i hope they were able to stop the infection (even though everyone is already infected) from spreading.

    and i’m totally loving Michonne & Andrea’s friendship (even though they didn’t get much screentime).

  • Scream1210

    I have Dish and I just want to say 1st off they are idiots for getting rid of AMC! When I found out I freaked but I got the season pass on Itunes and and getting every episode with no commercials and its not filling up my DVR. Fuck you fuckers at Dish if you think your going to stop me from watching my Walking Dead. Love the show! Love season 3! Excited. and again FUCK DISH!

    • gordongirl_18

      So what I hear you saying is that you hate Dish Network, right? :)

  • K-Dogg

    AWESOME ! ! I must say that this was my fave episode of the series so far.

  • SuperKilla

    Awesome and off to a great start. All the zombie deaths were done well plus the armored zombies were a nice twist.Hope Hershel and his beard can hop on one leg good.

  • TheZombieLovers

    The Season Premier was awesoooome! Definitely worth the wait! Sooo excited for the 2nd ep! :)))

  • ThunderDragoon

    The first episode of this season alone is better than all of season 2. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store.

  • Taboo

    Great first episode for this season. And poor Hershall, hope infection doesn’t get him lol

  • Scream1210

    Amazing premier! Best episode so far I think. Great action and story. Not to mention some really nasty zombie kills. This season will redefine the show. And awesome ending!