View Full Version : Better to remain

10-18-2012, 03:04 PM
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” A great man once said that — a vampire hunter by trade, I believe. But the wise words apply to those beset upon by all manner of monsters, especially the straggly survivors on The Walking Dead. After a massively troubled second season, one drowned in hokum and horseshit, the highly rated show returned last night with a burst of megaviolence and a deafeningly welcome blast of silence. The sight of a suddenly decisive Rick and his heavily armed compadres silently swarming a house like the military unit they’ve become (and without a trace of the squabbling, back-and-front-stabbing family they’d been) was both a self-referential wink from replacement showrunner Glen Mazzara and smart strategy on both sides of the camera. From the beginning Th