Say good night, John Boy!
Last night, Herschel's farm was abandoned as the survivors were completely overrun by a SEA of undead that had wandered their way in from the city!!
Before Rick can even get back in the house from killing his best-friend-turned-psycho Shane, the undead emerged from the woods as if to say "THERE you guys are!" Low on ammo and resources, and probably a little sleepy, the group was surprised, but quickly kicked into their walker disposing selves and began kicking butt!
Rick and Carl led a large group of walkers into the barn and promptly set it on fire! A risky move that paid off and basically took out 20 or so in that one shot. Jimmy pulled up in Dale's RV in time to rescue Rick and Carl, but wound up getting ripped to shreds by the horde.
And did you notice Herschel?? That guy was rooted in one spot blasting away with an intensity that I've never seen in him before. This guy went from believing the undead could be cured and wanting to keep them in his barn until such a fix could be found, to standing his ground ("This is my farm. I'll die here.") and steadily putting walker after walker after walker back into the grave. And for that, he gets the B'hold Designs MVP for the night.
During the chaos, everyone got split apart... Andrea by herself on foot; Herschel, Rick, and Carl; T-Dogg, Lori and Maggie's little sister (name escapes me); Glenn and Maggie; and Darryl and Carol (who I'm hoping will eventually hook up).
Somehow everyone thought to go back to the highway where it all started when little Sophia ran off into the woods, never to be seen again.
Rick owned up to killing Shane to his loving and supporting wife who told him she understood why he did it and loved him anyway... NOT! She completely pulled away from him as if he had done something that she WASN'T hoping he would do. And now the rest of the group is acting a little afraid of Rick... even Carol was bad-mouthing him to Darryl, who was the only one to stand up for him saying "Rick's always done right by me."
And where was Andrea? On foot...running ALL night from a group of walkers that wouldn't give up. In true Shane-like spirit, she used trees, rocks and her knife to continue kicking walker butt, until the last one looked to be her downfall. Oh, if only some mysterious character from the comics could step up and save her!
TA-DA! The long awaited appearance of MICHONNE...And a million girlish squeals rang out as comic fanboys around the nation high-fived each other and cheered in unison. Now, I have never read the Walking Dead comic series, but from my investigations online have discovered this Michonne character to be a butt-kicking favorite among super fans. You might be asking "what's the story with the walkers she keeps on a leash?" I have no idea. But I'm really hoping it's not some kind of supernatural element they're trying to introduce. I love this show for it's realistic portrayal of life in a zombie apocalypse, so I'm not sure what to think of Michonne yet. Most likely I'll think she's awesome, but I'm reserving my official opinion until next season.
And by the way! We FINALLY got the answer to the question we've been wondering about since the finale of season one! What did Jenner say to Rick at the CDC??? So now, we know that everyone is infected. Apparently it won't matter if you're bitten or not. You could live to a ripe old age, die of natural causes and you're STILL going to come back with a taste for gray matter. The survivors were pissed at Rick about holding this back, too. But really, I can understand it. He didn't know that Jenner was right and didn't want to panic everyone needlessly.
So as we sit back and wait for season three, we have to worry about Rick's relationship with the rest of the group (including his wife and son)... Andrea's survival... how Michonne fits into the world of the undead... and the prison complex just beyond the trees where I understand the group will hunker down for a while.
Only 7 months or so until the Season Three premiere, so use the potty and run to the convenience store to stock up on snacks....and it wouldn't hurt to hit the showers either.
Here's a look at the final episode and the actors take on their characters and what lies ahead...
Aim high. Run fast. You may breathe now.
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