The Walking Dead – Season 2, Episode 7

Episode  7, Nebraska

Summary:

The episode starts up right where teh last one ended. The walkers in the barn have flooded out and the fighting between Rick and Shane starts right back up. Shane is pissed that Hershel may have known, and Rick is forced to keep the peace.

The farm families are struggling with the reality of the walkers being dead, and not sick. Some new fellows happen on Rick and learn to regret threatening his people.

The waiting is full of suspense. When are the walkers coming?  Who is the next person to get bit?

Overall the episode was going to be a 3 out 5 right up until the last scene in the bar. But that bumped it up a notch.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • “We bury the ones we love, and burn the rest.” – Andrea
  • Arms falling out of pick-ups.
  • Rick realizes he needs Hershel for the baby.  I can’t even imagine giving birth without meds and medical help, and all I had to do was watch the birth.
  • Dale telling Lori that Shane may have killed Ottis.
  • Glenn confused over Maggie’s love, trying to rationalize his own feelings for her.
  • Hershel’s realization that he was wrong. It was very powerful. And sad. He was wrong, and it causes him to lose his faith and lose hope.
  • Women drivers. Goddamn it Lori, keep your eyes on the road!!!
  • A few new fellows bump into Rick, Glen, and Hershel, and they are trying to figure out to figure out where their supplies and women are. Rick takes care of business.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Come on, if you’ve survived the walkers so far, are you going to run up to a body?  I know it was one of the “farm people” but still. Haven’t they watched Zombieland?  Double tap!!!
  • Rick appears to be mad at himself for wasting time looking for Sophia while she was in the barn the whole time.  Shouldn’t he be mad at Hershel? Maybe Shane had it right on that one.
  • I get wanting to bury your dead, but I plan on going viking once the undead start walking. Burn them where they lie if you have.
  • Anyone heard of rubber gloves? Moving walker bodies with bare hands?
  • Someone falls out and you don’t do a skin check?  Make sure they weren’t bit? Especially when she was the girl who ran to the body at the barn.