15 Worst Plot Holes You Missed In The Walking Dead
When Rick Grimes woke from his coma the world that he once knew no longer existed. He found himself in a post-apocalyptic world filled with deadly flesh eating zombies. He also found himself in a world filled with plot holes that infuriate their most loyal fans. The Walking Dead is a horror series that is based on the comic book of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. Frank Darabont developed the series for television and it first premiered on October 31, 2010. The Walking Dead stars an outstanding ensemble cast that includes Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christian Serratos and Lauren Cohan. The Walking Dead has been both widely critically and commercially acclaimed. The series has been a major ratings success for AMC and often scores the highest ratings for a TV series. Additionally, the series has been nominated for several awards, including Golden Globes, People’s Choice and the Emmys. In fact, the series has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup.
The show is in its 7th season and has a fiercely loyal fanbase that catches every little mistake. The series has many glaring plot holes that infuriate many of their fans. These can range from very minor errors to huge plot holes that just don’t make any sense. Regardless, their fans still love the series. Here is a look at 15 Shocking Plot Holes in The Walking Dead.
- The Zombies’ Sixth Sense
It’s established early on that the zombies, known as walkers in the series, distinguish humans and other zombies by their sense of smell. Rick and the other survivors figure this out in season 1 and cover themselves in zombie guts and blood. This confuses the zombies’ sense of smell and the survivors are able to walk among the walkers. However, many fans have pointed out that it’s a bit strange that zombies retained their sense of smell. The zombies appear to only have a somewhat functioning brain. Most fans feel that they shouldn’t still have a sense of smell. In many cases, the zombies are missing a nose or a majority of their face and don’t appear to be able to breathe. So, how is it possible that they can still smell when nothing else functions? Fans of the series also point out that if covering yourself in zombie blood and guts confuses the zombies, then the survivors should do it more often. However, they’ve only covered themselves in blood and guts a few times.
- Why Can’t Anyone Hear The Zombies Coming?
The zombies are slow moving, loud monsters constantly craving human flesh. The zombies make a great deal of noise when approaching their prey. Fans online have noted that often the survivors never hear the zombies coming and are always caught by surprise. One would assume that the survivors would be able to hear the zombies coming from a mile away, especially when it’s a hoard. It appears that sometimes the zombies can suddenly switch to stealth mode and catch the humans off guard. One Reddit user believes they solved the mystery of the survivors never hearing the zombies. The theory they proposed is that everyone is deaf from the gun use and can no longer hear. This is actually shown in the first season when Rick fires off his gun in the tank and he temporally loses his hearing. Fans believe that at one point each character had that moment of losing their hearing.
- Defenceless Cities Should Be Easy To Defend
Rick and the other survivors have had many homes, including the woods, the Greene Farm, the prison and Alexandria. They have spent a lot of their time hiding out in the countryside in the south. No matter where they go they’re constantly dealing with the threat of zombies and other dangerous humans. However, it might actually make more sense to live in the city in a high-rise building. Rick arrived in Atlanta in the first season to find it overrun by zombies and abandoned by all humans. Fans online have noted that it would likely be easier to defend and live in the city as opposed to the suburbs. In the city, the survivors would be able to take out the zombies from a high vantage point. Also, it would be easier to trap the zombies in a staircase and pick them off one by one. It would likely make living much easier and reduce the various threats that exist.
- Perfectly Cut Prison Lawn
In a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies, one would assume that most people wouldn’t have time to mow their lawn or to take care to their flower garden. However, it seems that somebody found the time to cut the grass of a prison. Rumors suggest that before filming a location, the production crew pays homeowners $150 not to mow their lawn for three weeks so it can appear run down and abandoned. However, in season 3 the survivors stumble upon a fortified prison and it appears somebody might have forgotten the $150. Rick and his group soon discover that only a few people are living at the prison and they’ve been inside for most of the time. When Rick and his group arrive at the prison the lawn has clearly been cut and whoever did it, did a pretty fantastic job. The question becomes, who in the series mowed the lawn? Perhaps it was a group of nice people who decided to do some yard work, or it might have been a horde of hard working zombies.
- The Governor and The Prison
The Governor is one of the most iconic, violent and evil characters in both the comic book and TV series. However, the comic book and TV versions of The Governor have different motivations. In the comic book, Woodbury is depicted as being an unsafe environment with the threat of zombies around every corner. The sick and twisted Governor discovers the prison, which is a safe utopia protected from the zombies. The Governor’s motivation is to take over the safer environment, the prison. However, in the TV series Woodbury is actually depicted as the safer environment and zombies constantly overrun the prison. For fans of both the comic book and TV series, The Governor lacked motivation in the TV series. He still wanted to take over the prison despite Woodbury having fortified walls, guards and a plethora of guns. Also, the living conditions at Woodbury are excellent as everyone lives in a house while the survivors are living in prison cells. It makes little sense that The Governor wants to abandon Woodbury and move into the prison.