With the advent of the third season of Walking Dead coming to a close as it was aired October 14, fans all over the world have been excited with what’s coming in the next 16 episodes of the said season. Aside from new characters to see and more zombies to kill, there are more things to anticipate with this latest offering from AMC. Take it from the fans… They just love this series! And in order for you to get the Walking Dead fever flowing through you, despite being a late bloomer, you can watch these top 10 Walking Dead episdes that helps you catch up for season 3. Viewing the said parts assure that you will never miss most of the fun and doesn’t make you feel left out.
10. What Lies Ahead
There is so much to expect in the first episode of the new season, after you have seen Rick Grimes, Shane Walsh, and the rest of the group escaping from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the last episode of the first season, TS-19. “What Lies Ahead” is indeed a question, not just for the characters playing their roles within the amazing zombie series, but also to the viewers who just cannot get enough of what can be anticipated as the plot goes on. With such a title, even claiming commendations from critics and fans alike, you get a gripping idea of what lies ahead. For a season starter, you can be surprised that Carl was shot in the stomach, Sophia was separated from the rest of the group, T-Dog sliced his arm for dear life, and Dale’s RV finally gave up.
After much of the killings, the running, and all the hiding from walkers, the team was able to find refuge at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters, making it a perfect place to not experience the infestation of zombies that have scattered all over the place. Dr. Jenner, the sole survivor of the medical team that studied on defeating the walker illness, accommodated everyone on the condition that their blood would be tested and checked. Within, they have seen how Test Subject 19 turned out from normal human being bitten by walkers, into being one of them. This episode gave a perfect punch as the person who seemed to be the only hope for eradicating the walker disease killed himself together with the explosion of the treatment facility. It also gives you the perception of how the walkers have became such beings.
Attackers are everywhere and the situation has never been worse for the survivors where they are faced with three gunmen that did not want to go with the same cause of Rick. Although he negotiated with the group, the response was a couple of gunshots, giving a hint of displeasement. However, at the end of everything they had against for each other, Randall, one of the attackers, was forced to go with Rick and others as a result of his life being saved, even though one leg took the risk. While everything was action-packed between the groups, the real tension happened within the team. Rick has been labeled as an incompetent leader, Lori gets the pressure for carrying their baby in the womb, and Shane thinks that he and Lori had created a child out of the delusional affair.
It was all about Latino guys in this eposide, who are also under the same predicament as Rick Grimes and others. The sheriff actually lost his bag of guns, which also became the center of attention by one Latino man. Due to fear, the said Latino called other guys to help him. Rick and T-Dog also came to Daryl’s aid, but he was taken hostage and was interrogated. Thanks to his brother’s recently found severed hand, Daryl put up a grave threat that actually scared the other group. At the exchange of prisoners, the leader’s group insisted on getting the bag of guns instead. And to their surprise, they found out that the Latinos have been protecting a nursing home where Glenn, whom Rick was looking for, was also sheltered safe.
People may have called Rick and Glenn to be gutsy as they are, soaking themselves in the blood of a walker, just to get past by the zombies and reach the Dodge Challenger as their ticket for escape. This is the episode where Rick was able to meet much of the survivors such as T-Dog and Merle, and was able to get together with wife Lori, son Carl, and former partner, Shane. All of them were able to escape the city riding the truck, while leaving Merle behind.
5. 18 Miles Out
This episode was all about the man and woman fights among the characters. Rick and Shane settled their misunderstandings about Otis, Shane’s attraction to Rick’s wife, Lori, and also decisions of preserving the life of family and loved ones. Lori and Andrea had issues when it comes to protecting the safety of Beth, Maggie’s sister, when it comes to making decisions and choices. Beth had a suicidal tendency but it was avoided before things became all too serious. Andrea explained that what she did was to awaken Beth’s personal conviction, but it turned out for the worse as Maggie scolded her younger sister for thinking of slashing her wrist. Andrea was forbidden to come into the house ever again.
4. Better Angels
Dale died in the previous episode, and the rest of the group felt broken as assessed by the recently died member of the team. Carl shared his part in Dale’s death, and Lori expressed all her good and bad feelings to Shane. While everyone was busy, Shane found his way in the barn and found a way to kill Randall in the woods. He broke Randall’s neck and banged his face on the bark, creating wounds that could justify his lies and stories. Later that day, Glenn and Daryl found Randall as a walker, and noticed that he was inflicted of the disease although he was not bitten. Shane also continued his evil plot against Rick, but failed when Shane was stabbed and died. Everything could have been good but even Shane also turned as a walker without direct infestation, where Carl shot Shane dead; even attracting the attention of all the walkers nearby.
3. Days Gone Bye
Episode one of the series and you become excited with how undeads in this show looks like. However, at the start, you see Rick Grimes and Shane Walsh running down on two men in a high speed pursuit. Rick was shot in the chest, wakes up in a hospital, and finds a group of zombies in a locked room. Worried as he is, he continued his journey on looking for his wife and son, which he did not have an idea on where to look for them. He encountered father and son, Morgan and Duane Jones where he learned that most survivors may have gone to Atlanta, in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As he reached the place while riding a horse, he faced the zombies and found himself cornered inside a tank.
2. Beside the Dying Fire
With Carl shooting down Shane after being turned into an undead, the rest of the zombie pack have heard the gunshot and have gone through gathering together where the alarming noise came from. While the rest have been puzzled with how Randall and Shane became walkers with no bite inflicted, Lori, Daryl, Glenn, and barn owner Hershel, gathered their ammo and weapons, and killed as much walkers as they could slay. However, due to the huge number of the zombies involved, even finding themselves inside the barn, Rick and Carl did not have much choice but to burn the barn altogether. T-Dog, Lori, Beth, Hershel, Daryl, the father and son tandem, gathered together after the event and reported on what has happened so far. As a season ender, this has lots of loopholes, which makes season three worth watching. One of such open-ended scenes has to do with Andrea encountering a hooded figure that saved her, having two unarmed walker pets, and wielding a katana.
1. Pretty Much Dead Already
Known to be the best episode in any of the seasons for Walking Dead, “Pretty Much Dead Already” gives a shock that has never been felt in the rest of the episodes because of the drama and the emotion felt from the characters. Although they have felt better knowing that walkers can be killed by a shot at the brain, everything turned out worse as they found that Carol’s daughter, Sophia, became an undead herself. Unexpected as it is, T-Dog, Daryl, Glenn, Carl, Carol, Andrea, and even Shane calmed down when they saw the once lovely girl, now an infested being that will feed on flesh. Rick’s reaction to the moment was epic, where he walked slowly towards Sophia, and shot her in the head with benevolence and sorrow.