This is a review for the second season of “The Walking Dead”. If you haven’t read the recap for the first season click here.
The Walking Dead Season 2 (2011-2012)
The Walking Dead second season has 13 episodes, premiered on 16th of October 2011. It begins with the group heading to Fort Benning. They encounter a traffic jam and are forced to hide while a large troop of walkers approach. Sofia, Carol’s daughter is chased in the woods by two lingering walkers. On the rescue mission, Carl is accidentally shot. In this time, the spirits are flamed. Otis, the guy who shot Carl leads Rick and Shane to a hidden farm owned by Hershel Greene. The group decides to move there while Carl recovers, but soon disagreements and secrets surfaces. Daryl steps in and decides to search for Sofia. By doing this, he and Carol become closer. Gleen is attracted to Hershel’s daughter, Maggie and he discovered that the family barn if full with relatives, now zombies. While Shane forces them to leave the barn, the group opens fire. Among them is Sofia, now a walker and Rick doesn’t flinch when he shots her.
The group is now left to face the after-effects of the clash. Carol and Daryl decide to abandon them and Hershel command the rest of them to leave the property before he vanishes to mourn his deaths. Rick and Shane find him at the local tavern, drinking his memories. During their talking, two men from another group enter the bar and try to convince Rick to let them stay at Hershel’s farm. When Rick repeatedly refuses, the situation turns violent and those two men end up dead. The dead men’s former group finds them and open fire at Rick, Glenn and Hershel. The fire sound attracts the walkers and the other group leaves Randall behind in their desperation of getting away from the hoard. Rick doesn’t have the heart to abandon him and he blindfolds him and takes him to the farm.
He then decides to abandon him far away from the farm, but a disagreement with Shane causes a change on their plans, so they decide to execute him. Carl is discovered watching as Rick prepares the execution. Carol is now done with mourning and tries to bring Daryl back. Dale is wounded by a walker at the farm and Daryl kills him out of mercy. After Dale’s burial, the group become aware of their humanity and the dangerous path they have taken. So, they decide to organize a search for Randall, whom Shane secretly took him away and killed him. Daryl and Glenn, after examining Randall’s body, come to the conclusion that somebody can come back to life without previous exposure to zombies. Shane turns against Rick, who is forced to kill him. And when Shane comes back to life, is killed again by Carl.
The sound of gunshots attracts a large group of walkers and Rick and Carl are forced to back down and lock themselves in the barn. They develop a plan to attract the zombies into the barn and set it on fire. In the snowballing fight, Jimmy and Patricia are killed, while Andrea is left behind. Andrea is later rescued by a stranger with a sword.
Rick, Daryl, Carl, Glenn, T-Dog, Beth, Lori, Carol, Maggie and Hershel camp on the highway, where Rick reveals the secret of what Dr. Jenner whispered to him and the reason behind Shane’s death: they all carry the plague and they will reanimate even if they hadn’t had contact with a zombie.
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