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The Walking Dead Season 8, Ep #3 Recap | Monsters

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The Walking Dead Season 8, Episode 3 Recap of “Monsters”

Rob Cesternino and Jessica Liese recap Season 8, Episode 3 of “The Walking Dead”, “Monsters”.

  • Morty

    The guns are M2 .50 caliber heavy machine guns. They’re belt-fed, weigh over 100lbs with a tripod and fire a round nearly 6 inches long that weighs about 1/4lb. About 5 times the energy of a high-powered deer rifle round. So, bad news for Ezekiel and the Kingdom fighters.

    • Pink Pearl

      I was trying to remember which belt-fed machine gun I’d fired on vacation a couple of years ago and it was the M249 SAW, which is like 1/5 the size and that was terrifying enough. The M2 is kind of hard to conceptualize!

      • TrentC

        “I was trying to remember which belt-fed machine gun I’d fired on vacation..”

        They all kinda blend together after a few vacations? lol! Sorry PP, that statement hit my funny bone.

        I thought your Indiana Jones scene comparison was spot on. I was starting to get sucked into Morales’ monologue, then I thought – He’s attempting to make Rick feel bad about being a Survivor. Have to think anyone who’s made it this far has probably had to do some sort of killing.

        I know why Daryl is doing the quick kills. Each death removes one line of that horrible earworm Easy Street from his head.

        • Pink Pearl

          I realized after the fact what a weird sentence that is out of context! (FYI, the shooting range where this happened is called Lock and Load Miami. It was both terrifying and fun.)

          Yeah, this “everyone’s had to kill to stay alive” theme has been a recurring one, from Carl putting a bullet in zombie Shane to Rick and friends teaching the Alexandreans how to fight to Glenn and Heath having to kill Saviors at Negan’s satellite station. It seems like pretty much everyone has to do it at some point, and nowadays if you find someone who never has, it’s getting weirder and weirder that they haven’t.

      • Andiamo

        Lol. I feel like I’ve been vacationing all wrong.

      • Agent__Zigzag

        If I remember correctly the M249 SAW fires the 5.56mm/.223 caliber round which the military M-16 & civilian AR-15 also fire. SAW was a replacement for the M-60 which fired 7.62mm/.308 caliber round. Additionally there is a single shot bolt action .50 caliber rifle usually used as a sniper rifle that is purchaseable by civilians. .308 caliber rifles are a regular type of hunting rifles for deer, elk, bear, etc.

        • Morty

          Yeah, SAW is 5.56 NATO, probably around 1/10 the ft.lbf energy of a .50. My 1/5 comparison to a standard high-powered deer round had in mind what you cited, a .308, or something similar like a 30.06, a 7mm Mag, etc.

          Rick and the boys should go find themselves a few SAW’s; quite handy for their current purposes…especially given their Stormtrooper shooting “skills!”

      • Morty

        Wow, shooting SAW’s on vacation!
        I usually just stick to boring pics of the World’s Largest Ball of Twine or something.

  • TrentC

    *the baby’s name was Gracie spelled out on the wall

    Overall I liked the episode. They’re revealing more about their plan and Daryl making his lightning fast decisions was impressive.

    I still didn’t like the 1.5 episode shoot out. Even if they have a trunk full of ammo, what about tomorrow?

    They’re really hitting us hard about the mercy/wrath choice in almost every scene, so I imagine it will come down to one heartbreaking event where a character (Rick) has to make the tough decision.

    Will we see an Eric-walker? I’ll bet Daryl encounters him and then mutters the sad tag-line – Thanks for the spaghetti…before killing him.

  • Found myself last night after that Sorghum pancakes joke wondering if there’s a lot of other sorghum joking going on online or has the Walking Dead actually listened to this podcast? Haven’t seen much but I’m not on Reddit. Either way I choose to believe they are listening. 😉

  • Charles Bikle

    Not a fan of you guys bringing up comic book spoilers in the recaps; makes it impossible to participate in the comments section without getting spoiled. Really, you guys shouldn’t do this at all, but if you’re going to, it should be at the very end of the podcast.

    • TrentC

      Second this please and thanks. I know the character life expectancy varies wildly at times between the comics and the show, but just knowing a certain character has already died in the comic kind of puts a weird timer on them.

      • J-me not Hi-me

        Really? Even though there are characters still alive in the show who are long dead in the comics, and vice versa?

        • TrentC


  • Andiamo

    How did the Saviors know to move the guns? Did Dwight get caught? How else could they know to move them the day before Rick shows up?

  • Matthew Murphy

    So we’ve seen Tyson’s doppelganger and now Mike Bloom’s. Wonder which RHAP look alike will appear on the show next.

    • TrentC

      Okay I gotta know. Does Dwight = Tyson?

      Who is Mike Bloom?

      • Matthew Murphy

        Facially I think he has some similarities to Eric.

        • TrentC

          Yes, I can see it.

  • homertownie

    Speaking of TV show crossovers, I never realized that Glenn from the Walking Dead used to live with Physicist Sheldon Cooper of the Big Bang Theory before the zombie apocalypse …..