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Jesus man. Awesome finale but the wife Lori is an idiot. Good that Shane died, and I don't know why she was so upset. She told rick herself "he's dangerous". She can't even keep track of her own kid. He got in trouble like 3 or 4 times already. By now she should know that he don't listen to her.
Shane deserves to die because he was the one in the first place trying to get Rick killed. (twice). He thinks that Rick stole Lori and Carl from him. He also faked Rick's death and killed Otis (poor Otis) And Lori, i don't really like her because she's always on Shane's side even though she knows that Shane is wrong or something. Besides, she can't even keep Carl safe and blamed Rick for not showing Carl a good example as a parent. lol. What's worst, she's the one who wants Shane to be killed but get so shocked when Rick told her that he killed Shane. WTF???? I hope Lori will die or something in Season 3. I hope Rick will survive till the end of the show and also Daryl.
I have to respectfully go against those who favored shane as the leader and a likable character. His head was a mess. He had no leadership qualities and his attitude was not to protect the people he was grouped with. It was all about satisfying his anger issues he had about losing a woman who was never his to begin with...he lied about Ricks death...you dont tell someone there spouse died if you didnt witness it and you don't lie to a wife to get her to come home when their husband is missing...He wanted lori for himself and was selfish. A selfish liar is someone who definately will not turn out to be a great leader...what a loser of a character. I have to admit the infadelity pissed me off and kept me watching the episode. This series is anything but boring
The kid should lose that damn hat.
First of all they need to stop all this standing out in the open, zombie sneaking up on you garbage. At some point people would learn to watch thier backs at all times. When Dale sees the mauled cow, he would have ducked low and spun round and round looking out for the walker responsible. Also, little Carl shoots a gun and we all know by now that attracts the walkers but instead of hauling ass back to the farm to look out for them, they stroll home calmly in the night air!? WTF
When the crap hit the fan on the farm, I found myself rooting for Daryll the most. I said to myself "If they get Darryl, I'm done!" Now that he has survived I think he will emerge as the new leader as Rick follows in Shane's footsteps. (Sidebar: I kind of liked Shane and Andrea hooking up and hoped they would develop as a couple. Shane is HOTTTTT stufff!!!)
Rick is a mess. I dont like the way he treated thier young hostage. He saved him only to have him tortured and killed? The right thing to do was leave hi
I will miss Shane. Shane was the most reasonable person besides Andrea. It's really easy for Rick to be self-righteous with Shane doing all the moral and physical heavy lifting. Rick flip-flops too much, unable to take a stand when it comes down to making the tough decisions without wavering, saying what needs to be said (or not). But he wrested control from the two true leaders - Shane and Darryl and you could see them chafing under Rick's collar.
The irony of Dale getting ripped to shreds last episode - it IS survival of the fittest; they were not in some ivory tower. But others still want their knight in shining armor, and that what Rick represents; the last vestige of what was, not what is in that world. Wonder what next season holds (since it is diverging more and more from the comics, er, graphic novels).
Hershel: I can't profess to understand God's plan; but Christ promised the resurrection of the dead. I just thought he had something ... a little different in mind.
Haha, I think Shane is a psychopath, but I like it. You need a loose coannn in a group, he makes this season interesting.But I think the only reason Rick had to shoot Sophia was because he felt guilty. I don't think he is now one to make the tough decisions.I have to say, Sophia coming out from the barn caught me by surprise. First I thought the last walker would be Hershel's wife, but that was the one Shane shot the cheek off. Sophia wasn't a fleshed out character, so I could not feel too bad for her, but for all the other characters, her mom, Daryl and Rick especially. Side notes:-Hershel tells Rick, that Otis was the one who brought the walkers to the barn. If Shane hadn't killed Otis, he could've told them, he catched a girl walker who looked like the girl they were looking for. So one more thing Shane to blame for.-Andrea wasn't that prominent this episode, but I was immeditely angry again when they were shooting the barn walkers and she joins the firefight with an exaggeratedly
Lori needs to get killed off. seriously she basically told rick to kill shane! so why the hell is she acting all shocked now.
im surprised everyone thinks season 2 wasnt as good as season 1... season 1 started strong but i thought the later episodes were pretty weak
anyways. overall season 2 was fckn awesome. although they lingered at the farm for way too long and many of the characters were useless ie. token black guy who's only line in an episode was 'aw hell nah'. also how the hell did carl find rick & shane after they were hiking through the woods for so long?
im glad they separated Andrea from the group, i think the show will feel a lot faster with two completely separate plots. & i rly like the direction her character is going
also; disappointed they didn't kill ricks wife, or sophia's mom. and disappointed there arent more nudity scenes involving maggie.
but otherwise, awesome, giving game of thrones a run for its money
Lori may have freaked when she learned her son killed a zombified shane, but if anyone is to blame it is her. Why in God's name can't she keep track of him? My mom knew more about my whereabouts as a kid (even as a teenager) than this woman ever does. And my neighborhood wasn't teeming with zombies! Rick also has to have some responsibility, but in this case he was doing something else and Lori had the reigns.
What really blows is how the kid just magically showed up at exactly the right moment, somehow finding dad and shane after tey racked through the woods for hours. And why, after tracking through the woods all that time, would shane wait to kill rick in an open clearing where anyone could have seen? Even at night?
The writing is decent, but it's in these details where it falls down. and frankly these details are at is keeping this show from approaching the level of a BrBa. The show has actors with talent - except the kid - who is a little stiff.
.....It's pretty obvious that Dale died because Jeffrey DeMunn was a friend of Frank Darabont, and I think his firing not only hurt the direction of the show but rattled everyone involved to the core. Lesson for creative people: don't start a show that the network will also own. Sony's owning Breaking Bad apparently gave Vince Gilligan the leverage he needed to curb AMC's asinine demands. The first season of this show was pretty close to BrBa, and that's saying a lot. I'm still looking forward to the next season, and to be honest, am going to have more "wow" moments by expecting good instead of great.
You summed up this season perfectly:
"...there was plenty that left me scratching my head and wondering what or even where the story was headed after the complacency of the farm forced the characters into making inane choices for the sake of creating the danger the show desperately needed."
And as far as the finale, what a bore. More like an epilogue, a necessary tidying-up. Of course those two minor characters were going to die. I'm psyched no one else did, and I'm not saying that it would have been a better finale if they had killed someone who mattered. It's OK to have your arc peak earlier and then wind down, but this was just too predictable. It left a bad taste in my mouth and brought into focus the problems you discuss. Finale fail! I'm still a fan, but the show has gone from a solid 5/5 to a hope-it-doesn't-get-worse 4.
It's pretty obvious that Dale died because Jeffrey DeMunn was a friend of Frank Darabont, and I think his firing not only hurt the
why is every single person commenting on lori's reaction, forgetting that what made her about puke was not the fact that he killed shane but when he raised up from the dead it was the little boy carl that had to put him down, in my honest opinion thats where i think she looks upset and mad because her little boy had to do a horrible act, that guy was like a second father uncle towards that little guy, and i see her react from that more than the news of shane, or is it just me!!!!!!!!
Gimme a gun!I'll kill Lori!Stupid bitch gets mad at Rick for killing that psycho Shane who she was banging!!I'd divorce the dumb c---!!!
In resume, second season wasn't half as good as the first one which was a true masterpiece in american tv.
The first episodes were too dramatic, jumping all over the place with lame dialogues and plot. Shane's descent to hell, though completely necessary, turned to a point to which we were just hoping he would die on the next episode. Sophia's zombification was also a turn down (at least for me).
But the other half felt almost like season one. The action and good drama returned, the characters evolved so much more than the other pointless episodes. I especially praise Dale's last episode. The way he stood up alone to his ethic, the only who could do that in the worst possible scenario. I didn't like him being killed so soon but it makes sense as it will serve (like I said before) for Rick's future episodes. And Shane's death was incredibly well-written and performed by both Andrew and Jon.
And Carol... is it weird that I find her even more annoying than Lori? Again the writers don't seem to make up their mind what they want to do with her. The endless drama and the hints at a relationship between her and Daryl... make want to throw up, seriously. If they don't do something about her, she needs to go as well.
Beth will be probably like Andrea's sis. Meaning: killed in one of the action scenes of next season. That if the writers don't decide to develope her character more.
And T-Dog is T-Dog. I have no comments about him.
Oh, I'm missing Carl. It's obvious that Carl will stay for a very long time (it would be a shock if he gets killed or something). So, he's annoying and got Dale killed. But he's just a confused kid, imagine having to deal with all that. But after shooting Shane, we can expect a major twist on his character.
In resume, second season wasn't half as good as the first one which was a true masterpiece in american tv.
The first episodes were too
So, imo the good/interesting characters are: 1) Our girl in the riding hood. 2) Andrea. 3) Rick and 4)Daryl, the most centered and mysterious among the group.
As for the rest of the characters, I'll start with the oldest. Hershel was never a character I liked, so I found it surprising that I really wanted him to live for next season. I think he has accepted his reality and will become a tough character, possibly even a replacement for Dale in keeping Rick on the right track.
Glenn was my favourite during season 1. Now he has dealt with a lot of drama including the fact that he's now in love. I find that very interesting. As for Maggie, I have mixed feelings about her. I believe she has the potential for becoming a strong, well developed character but the writers had her going up and down half the season. I still hope Maggie's character surprises us next season.
So everyone agrees on the poor portrayal of women during these two seasons. Seems like the only one who can take care of herself is Andrea and I really hope we get to see her character evolve more in this next season (certainly looks like it from the season finale).
Also, if you pay attention, Lori got upset at Rick until the moment she heard him say Carl shot Shane. She can stand her husband killing his best friend (after all, that's what she wanted, didn't she?) but I suppose she still hasn't realized that her little boy is growing up fast and that he will need to make hard decisions to survive. Anyway, I hope Lori's character will be written off by next season.
Another interesting twist continues to be Dale's death. Having been the one who really kept the group together and Rick sanner (better job than his wife or kid), it is through his death and Shane's that Rick finally will become the protagonist in all sense of the series.
So, imo the good/interesting characters are: 1
Although Jenner did whisper something to Rick, he was a mad man.......so who really knows..........I guess I have missed something but I still just do not see how they'd all be infected............
Has anyone been talking about the slow, creeping insanity that took hold of Shane and how it might be tied to the infection? When Shane was stabbed, there were fast flashes of horrific zombie images, and one of the shows creators said in The Talking Dead post-show that they were trying to show the mindset of Shane at that moment. I think Rick is keeping another secret imparted to him by Jenner at the CDC: That the infected living are doom to sink into violent, unrelenting demonic dementia. Also, was it just me, or did Rick's speaking cadence and tone at the end sound a little like Shane's?
I loved it and I can not wait for Season 3
If you regret it why do you post about it so someones else can see it? at least put a spoilers alert
I loved the finale. One thing I regret is reading a summary of the books. Because of that I knew who Michonne was and I knew that they'd end up in a prison. If I never read that, I would have been totally stunned by both of those additions. I also know more and where they go after the prison because of what I read. Not sure if its a good idea to read the books as it ruins the show for you. Anyways, I loved all the action in the first 15 minutes of the finale. I think Lori's reaction was obnoxious but the only way I can understand it is that she was in love with Shane. She finally admitted that when she apologized to him in the prior episode. She obviously loved him, it wasn't just some fling. So even though she wanted him gone, she was suddenly faced with the reality that her husband, and son, killed him. Plus she just found out she's infected and so is her baby, so she had a lot to deal with in a short amount of time.
Rick seems to have completely lost it. Any amount of integrity is
I am totally hooked on this show............Welcome to the RICKTATORSHIP!!!!!!!!!! I loved it when he stood up to EVERYONE after reveling they were all infected.......
I have to now catch up on season 2..........
Still can't stand Lori and I too didn't realize who Patricia and Jimmy were........
I haven't read all the replies here ....will catch up later......I also haven't read the graphic novels or comics.....don't want to as I think it would ruin it for me............
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