AMC's The Walking Dead, you know that the crew finally, FINALLY found poor little Sophia in last night's episode. Unfortunately, Rick had to put a bullet in her head as she was UNDEAD. Anyone see that coming? I sure didn't.
This show is amazing to me. Every episode ends with something that makes me gasp, but NEVER so much as last night. And what exactly did the death of zombified Sophia mean for the program? It means NO ONE is safe, which is exactly how it would be in that situation, and I applaud the show's willingness to be that real.
We all know that Shane has been saying a lot of things lately... that he's the only one that knows what it takes to exist in that world... that Rick's line of thinking is pre-apocalypse and, therefore, outdated and dangerous... that he's the true leader of the group... but who was it that stepped up when necessary, and did the impossible job of putting down undead Sophia? Rick. In that moment, I believe he solidified himself as the true leader of the group.
Shane has been going down a dark path for quite some time now, and I honestly didn't know what would happen in the "swamp confrontation" between he and Dale. Shane has threatened him once already... I honestly thought at the very least, Dale was going to get punched in the face. Now we see (if you've watched the previews for the Feb. 12 episode) that Dale is sharing his thoughts on Shane's character with Lori. How much longer can Shane last before completely blowing a gasket and "going Otis" on one of the group? How much longer will it be before Rick and Shane come to blows? They have such a strong bond of friendship, but can it survive their rivalry over who is the alpha male? What do you think? Feel free to comment your opinion below!
And watch THIS CLIP for a great reflection on last nights episode from the mouths of the actors themselves... and for crying out loud....PLEASE WATCH THIS SHOW!
Aim high. Run fast.