Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Walking Dead season 2 finale

The Walking Dead season 2 finale Sunday night was awesome. Wow, what a finale. Now we have to wait until October for season 3 to start. Season 3 will have 16 episodes, 8 episodes and then a break and then the final 8 episodes. Don't read anymore if you haven't seen it yet as there are spoilers.

The show starts by showing how the herd of zombies comes together before they reach the farm. A chopper passes by, the walkers hear it and head in the direction of the noise. Robert Kirkman said that was the same chopper that Rick saw back in season 1, so this was a flashback. The herd merges with another herd as they walk across farm land. The herd walks through the forest and hears the gunshot and they turn in that direction. Daryl and Glenn return to the farm house and tell everyone that they found Randall as a walker. Rick and Carl see the walkers behind them heading towards them so they run to the barn and lock themselves in. Rick pours gasoline on the ground setting a trap. Rick gives Carl a lighter and he climbs up to safety as Rick unlocks the door letting the walkers in. After Rick climbs up, Carl drops the lighter and the walkers burn but it also sets the barn on fire.

Some of the others come out to try and take out as many walkers as they can and to try and lead them away from the house. Jimmy drives Dale's RV over to the barn to help Rick and Carl get out of there. Walkers break into the RV (did Jimmy not lock the door?) and kill Jimmy. Andrea shoots at walkers as T-Dog drives in one vehicle, while Glenn shoots at walkers while Maggie drives another vehicle. Daryl is also shooting walkers while on his motorcycle. Hersehl is shooting walkers from the front of his house. Rick and Carl get away from the barn and run away from walkers. Lori, Carol, Patricia and Beth try to escape but Patricia gets killed. Andrea saves Carol but T-Dog, Lori and Beth in the blue truck see a walker fall on top of Andrea thinking she got killed so they drive off. But Andrea is fine and Carol runs off in the forest. Glenn and Maggie get out of there. Rick saves Hershel as a walker was behind him. Rick, Carl and Hershel drive off as Andrea tries to wave down Rick from behind but they don't see her. She's left behind so she grabs the bag of guns and runs into the forest as walkers chase her. Daryl saves Carol from walkers chasing her.

They all reunite (except Andrea) at the highway where they left supplies for Sophia. They then drive off together leaving the blue truck behind. On a country road, the red truck runs out of the gas so Rick says they'll camp there for the night and they'll scavenge in the morning but the others aren't feeling that idea. Daryl brings up Randall, saying that he turned without a bite. Rick then tells everyone what Dr Jenner told him at the end of season 1, "We're all infected. At the CDC, Jenner told me. Whatever it is, we all carry it." The others are mad that Rick didn't tell them, but Rick says he had no way of knowing if it was true so he didn't say anything.

Rick walks away from the group and Lori follows him. Lori holds Rick, and he tells her that he killed Shane, he had no choice and that he wanted him dead. He tells Lori that Shane turned/re-animated and that's how he knew that Jenner was right, and that Carl put down walker Shane. Lori bends over in pain or horror or whatever and backs up when Rick tries to console her.

Andrea is exhausted as she's been running through the forest from walkers and killing some when she could. She runs out of ammo and a walker gets her down on the ground. Just when it looks like she will get bit, the walker is sliced by a katana sword by someone wearing a hood. This is the new character, Michonne. She is seen with two walkers chained to her, missing their arms and lower jaws.

The survivors with Rick build a camp fire and Carol and Maggie want to leave but Daryl and Hershel disagree.

Last part of the show shows a new Rick (source): A noise echoes in the distance. Still, Rick refuses to let anyone investigate. Carol urges Rick to take action and he snaps, saying he never asked to be put in charge. "I killed my best friend for you people," he snarls. The others stare at Rick in horror; Carl buries his head in Lori's shoulder, crying. "Maybe you people are better off without me," Rick continues, encouraging them to leave. "I say there's a place for us, but maybe it's another pipe dream." The others stare back in stunned silence. "No takers?" Rick asks. Then he issues a final warning: "If you're staying, this isn't a democracy any more."

The camera zooms out showing up the road is a big prison.

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This was a really good episode and I can't wait for season 3 in October.

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