In last night's episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead", it looked to me that maybe Shane and Rick might be able to find their way back to the friendship that I know they both missed. I was wrong.
I won't recap the entire show, but Shane got pretty twitchy as he sat there and just stared at Randall in silence. He seemed to be battling some serious demons... or insanity.. or maybe infection? What would drive him to lead Randall out into the woods in an elaborate ruse to kill Rick? Jealousy? Shane was the leader of the survivors with an instant family he genuinely cared for until Rick showed up alive and took it all away.
I'll miss Shane. Not psycho Shane, the OLD Shane. I'll miss his and Rick's friendship. I think had he kept it together, the group would have been nearly invincible. But it is what it is... Shane's gone now, and from the looks of it, just when they need him the most!
Some might think that it's dumb to kill off major characters, but, personally, I think it's brilliant. Think back to every other show. No matter the level of danger, you KNOW they will be ok because they're the "stars" of the show. "The Walking Dead" has removed that confidence. Now we don't know if ANYone will survive. It's real... it's frightening... and it's fan-bloody-tastic.
Now...a BIG question that, I'm sure, is on everyone's mind: "Why did Randall and Shane turn?" Neither was bitten... neither was scratched. Is the virus airborne? Or are we just at the point where the dead rise, whether they're bitten or not?
Next week is the big season finale, and it's sure to not answer any of of those questions...BUT it does look to be a massive throwdown/shootout of epic proportions! Will we lose more survivors?
Here's a recap of last night's epiode:
Aim high. Run fast. For crying out loud, watch this show!!!
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