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ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 7, Abra Cadaver

Abra Cadaver opens with Major’s dog on the floor, listening as Liv and Major, well, kind of go at it.

Heavy Petting

This leas to Liv asking if Major is really okay. They can’t have sex because of the Zombie Virus, but clearly they can do other things which are left to our own imaginations. This leads to Liv asking Major if he’s really okay with the limitations on their physical relationship as well as the fact that her personality changes a little with every meal.

Are We Going To Be Okay?

We then cut to a hotel and get introduced to our victim, Syd Wicked, who had been murdered with a playing card. Prestofest is in town, meaning the hotel is full of magicians and entertainers.

Syd’s brains get turned into some type of bacon and brains treat.

Tasty Brains

Back at Ravi’s house he’s sharing his relationship woes with Peyton who isn’t that sympathetic. Ravi feels like his new girlfriend is moving too fast while Major and Peyton are both a little freaked out by Liv being a Zombie still. For Peyton that makes sense, but for Major, it seems like a reversal as him and Liv just had some bedtime talk about the very same.

Back on the investigation front, we find out that Syd was not a well liked magician. His fellow magicians hated that he would give up their secrets, and his death isn’t apparently being mourned so much as celebrated.

Unfortunately for Ravi’s girl, she’s moving too fast for Ravi, and when he comes back to his house and finds the living room in full British get up and she is dressed as a sexy Bobby, he doesn’t look so happy about it. Ravi does however sleep with her and wait until the morning to tell her they can’t see each other anymore. As she puts it, “real classy”.

Going Full English

While all this is going on, Liv is helping Blaine find whoever is killing the Zombies. They think Agent Bozzio might know something about it, but when they stake her out all they see is Clive coming over for a lovely evening. When they break in the next morning, they do find all the evidence that Agent Bozzio has, but it doesn’t really help them as she doesn’t have any information they don’t already know. They do however find a result coming from the FBI lab confirming the brains in Lieutenant Suzuki’s fridge were human – which forces Liv to falsify them to throw the FBI off the trail.

Peyton then ends up at Blaine’s to share that Mr. Boss visited her, and they bond over how scary Mr. Boss is. Blaine gives Peyton his number, and she takes it, just in case she gets “scared” again.

Meanwhile Liv has solved the crime, which had a nice little twist. I won’t lay out out as I don’t want to spoil it.

Ravi then misunderstands Peyton when she asks to watch a movie and she shoots him down when he goes in for a kiss.

Abra Cadaver ends with Major slipping out after finding Liv high on Syd’s death obsessed brains, not able to handle this bit of brains induced manis.

I’m giving Abra Cadaver an 85/100 as this was a great episode that is Worth Your Time. The twist was well done and the story was compelling.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 6, Max Wager

Max Wager opens with Major being in a very good mood. The reason why is explained a half second after he enters the kitchen, as Liv follows him, wearing just a long button down that barely covers her ass..ets.

Omelette You Finish

We then cut over to Detective Babineaux as he leaves court, his convict gloating in a plea deal that got him into a minimum security unit. The gloating doesn’t last long however, as someone shows up to take care of business.

Witness To A Witness Murder

Back in the lab, Ravi is questing Liv as they pick bullets out of the victim. He’s alarmed that if Major and Liv have sex, she might give him Zombism. Luckily for Liv, Ravi cares enough to make her promise not to do just assume condoms will protect Major until he does some tests.

With Clive wanting Liv’s “Psychic” help, she goes to town by making some victim clam treats.

Victim Clam Surprise

Out on the beat, Clive is chatting with his FBI girlfriend when Liv and Major walk up. Liv’s new brain has her betting on little things while Major learns why the FBI agent, Dale Bozzio, is there. The news doesn’t make him feel any better. Agent Bozzio is there to investigate the missing people. The very same missing people that Major abducted and murdered because they were on the Max Rager Zombie hit list.

While Blaine is getting his business taken over by his Zombie Dad, Liv is losing every bet she makes, which triggers a memory of the victim losing big bucks to his bookie, which brings the bookie into focus.

This leads Liv to Stacy Boss, who just happens to also be the target of Peyton’s investigation, which bring her face to face with her target, who just happens to be in her office, and willing to threaten her.

Back at the police station Clive, Liv and Agent Bozzio discover what the victim had hiding in his turtle tank. This leads Liv and Clive (eventually) back to the basketball star, who killed his friend for fear he’d leak their college cheating scam from years gone by.

While Liv and Major are getting hot and heavy, Ravi is discovering that the Zombie Virus passes through latex, making Liv and Major’s passionate plans potentially fatal. Ravi gets to the house just in time to ruin Liv’s plans.

Max Wager ends with Major taking care of Blaine’s problems by kidnapping Blaine’s Zombie Dad.

I’m going to give Max Wager a 75/100. It was a solid episode with some laughs and decent twists, making it Worth Your Time.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 5, Love & Basketball

Love & Backetball opens with Liv and Major making out. Major wants to do more, but Liv is scared that making out may turn him into a Zombie again – much less if they had gone further.

Make Out The Zombie

Major wakes up on the couch, still human, and even after he makes it clear to Liv that he wants more, she tells him they have to settle for being friends. She won’t risk him being a Zombie, and she won’t date him until there is a cure.

Our victim for this episode if Mike, a security guard who ends up getting shot after he turns off the cameras that might have recorded his murder. Once in the morgue, Liv makes a nice omelet out of the security guards brains, yum…

Brains Omelet

We then learn that zombies who aren’t fed deteriorate into something horrifying, and the researchers at Max Rager want a fresh sample of Zombie blood to figure out what is going on.

Mike was a basketball coach, and he clearly loved basketball, because Liv is not an expert on B-ball. We then find out that one of Mike’s kids father’s is abusive and violent. Clive, bless his heart, goes back later that night to make sure the abusive father knows he better not touch his kid again, and then beats his face down nicely.

Liv then plays coach match maker before dropping the bomb on Rita Du Clark that she was recently kissing major. This gives Rita the opportunity to stab Liv with a skewer and get that sample of Zombie blood she was looking for.

Rita is also pushing Major to continue to do his job but when he goes to meet his next target his doubts continue to grow when his business man target’s family, including his young son run to him for hugs.

With another body found, Clive and Liv are led to an expensive attorney’s office where they find the baseball bat he likely used to kill the 2nd victim, as well as blood on the blinds. Live and Clive have found their man.

Major then goes back to Max Rager and tells Rita that none of the people on her list are Zombies. She doesn’t believe him, but for the moment all she can is tell him the odds are low.

Major tells Rita they can’t continue to do whatever they were doing, and later in the evening tells Liv that he doesn’t care if she’s a Zombie, he wants to be with her.

Love & Backetball ends with Lieutenant Suzuki’s widow coming to Clive and bringing him a plastic container that has a chunk of blains in it. Why would his old boss have had brains in his beer fridge?

Love & Backetball scored an 81/100. It was fast paced and had lots of twists and turns and is Worth Your Time.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 4, Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues

Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues opens with a bunch of underage kids drinking what appears to be beer while bragging about their exploits with girls, at least until a car pulls up and throws a gun out the window. Boys being boys, what are they to do but to throw a bottle in the air and try to shoot it?

Weapon Of Glass Destruction

We then get to see Peyton as Dance Class where she and Liv make up before quickly jumping over to Major’s hotel room where he and Red Headed Assistant are in bed together.

Clive and Team then catch a body. A woman has been found in a bungalow. Liv decides that Brain Fritters are the perfect way to eat her lunch.

Brain Fritters

As soon as Liv eats the brains, the deceased starts to take effect, and clearly she was country, a lot of country.

Clive and Liv focus on the dead woman’s ex boyfriend who just got out of jail, but he tells the detectives that they should may visit his ex best friend who was also banging the deceased.

Liv’s first vision of of the deceased being approached by the bar manager, trying to get her to exchange sex for an advance on her paycheck. Clive now has a new top suspect.

Meanwhile on the Blaine front, he’s tracked down the dealer who cut the original Utopium that created Zombies – because Blaine wants to make more.

The bar manager has decided to spin his own tail, but Liv knows details that no one should, and after the bar owner’s pregnant fiancé takes back her alibi claim.

Cheaters Always Get Caught

Clive thinks he might have his killer, but the pregnant fiancé is just out for revenge.

While Clive is refocusing on the original ex boyfriend Liv is letting her meal take her onto stage at the country music bar. With country music singer/waitress flowing through her, Liv decides she needs to go talk to Major and tell him that while she knows it can never be, she will always love him. Major basically shuts the door in her face, which should let her know that he agrees. Instead she crashes through the door and Major tells her again that he just wants space, for like the 100th time.

Back in Blaine’s basement he still can’t get the Zombie Utopium recipe from the dealer, and falls back on making him into a Zombie in the hopes that being a Zombie will make him talk.

We then switch over to Peyton, who has been striking out on her search to go after the Utopium dealer Mr. Boss. At least until Blaine comes in and gives her the breakdown of how Mr. Boss moves the drugs. Of course Blaine turns on all his charm, and Peyton is smitten.

Sadly, Major is struggling with his reality, using Utopium to suppress the guilt of being Vaughn Du Clark Zombie hitman.

The episodes conclusion comes down to bad luck. Our victim was just in a bad place at a bad time.

Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues ends with Major showing up at Liv’s door, asking for help. When in need, we always go back to the people who truly love us.

Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues scored a 70/100. This might have had an emotionally satisfying ending, but there wasn’t a lot of action or a huge twist on who did the killing.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 3, Real Dead Housewife of Seattle

Real Dead Housewife of Seattle as the name implies, centers around a group of catty women in a “friend” group. As our victim is telling a friend on the phone how she told off another of their group, a man shows up at the door, offering a ten million dollar cash payment for their beautiful waterside home – which of course gets him in the door.

Our victim takes the realtor out to the deck only to get attacked. In the struggle they both go crashing through the glass guardrail to fall to their deaths. Well, she dies, but the realtor ends up in a coma in the hospital.

We then cut to the morgue, where Ravi is explaining the fall had a lot of energy because it exploded one of the woman’s breast implants.

Implans vs. Zombies

Clive has found the victims schedule on a printed stash of papers from the murderers pocket. He’s not a realtor, he’s a petty criminal, and with the woman’s schedule in his possession, Clive is convinced this is a murder for hire – and that puts the husband squarely in Clive’s scope as the most likely suspect.

For this meal, Liv makes some nice Tuna and Brain salad, delicious.

Tuna & Brains

We then cut over to Major getting squeezed. Almost literally. Vaughn Du Clark has sent his red headed assistant to remind Major they want results – and in this case results mean dead Zombies.

Red Headed Be-Otch

While Liv and Clive discover a link between the murdered woman and Vaughn Du Clark, Major has taken his next Zombie target, and gained a dog in the process.

The next day Live and Clive go to visit Vaughn Du Clark, and Liv gets a flash of Vaughn and her lunches brain having sex. Clearly they knew each other – biblically. Liv and Clive are leaving when two worlds come crashing together. Liv and Major came face to face at Vaughn Du Clark’s door.

Major Rajor

Clive and Liv aren’t being to discrete, and talk about Liv’s vision right there in Vaughn Du Clark’s office. They think they are alone, but the Red Headed assistant has heard every word.

When Clive and Liv get the chance to interview the victims husband, he doesn’t help his rankings on the suspect list at all. Liv asks him if he was aware that Vaughn Du Clark was banging his wife, and the husband punches his hand through a glass table top – so I’m guessing he didn’t?

We then get to see Vaughn Du Clark confronted about his indiscretions as well, by his Red Headed Assistant, and we also find out in the process that she’s his daughter, and the product of one of the previous indiscretions to boot.

For some reason, Red Headed Assistant decides to set her sights on Major, and proceeded to seduce him in the gym. The why isn’t clear. Is it to get even with Daddy? To piss Liv off? Is it just a ploy to get more information?

Liv then goes on a Birthday shopping spree, which lines up perfectly with Clive discovering that the very same personal shopper that Liv is hanging out with, is Clive’s new top suspect. When the suspect tries to run, Liv goes full Zombie, and smacks her around a bit.

Liv is having a sad birthday, at least until she discovers the cake in the fridge. Peyton dropped by while Liv was out, and the fact that Peyton still cares, makes Liv smile.

Real Dead Housewife of Seattle ends with Vaughn Du Clark facing off with the husband of the woman he was sleeping with – who also just happens to be on the board of Max Rager. Vaughn doesn’t react well when he’s told the board is about to vote him out, and he reacts by introducing his opponent to a Zombie.

Real Dead Housewife of Seattle scored an 85/100. There were a lot of great twists and turns, including Peyton coming back as the DA to go after the Utopium trade.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 2, Zombie Bro

Zombie Bro has Liv transitioning from a Grumpy Old Man brain to a murdered fraternity brother while Major struggles with the guilt of his new role as Zombie Assassin.

Do Zombie Assassins Have Guilt?

With a dead frat brother on the floor, Clive is keen on getting the case solved as fast as possible, and asks Liv to let him know the moment she gets a psychic tingle. What’s a Hot Zombie pretending to be a crime solving psychic to do but make some brain nachos, right.

Brain Nachos Anyone?

Our fallen frat brother was a real douche. Our first potential murderer is a fellow frat brother who’s life was destroyed by a streaking prank.

Poor Clive doesn’t know why Liv is so different from case to case, he just sees her behavior as strange quirks but he’s willing to put up with it because her “psychic” powers help him solve crimes.

Box Of Chocolates

Major still doesn’t want anything to do with Liv, and Liv is falling hard on the Frat Douche brains, going so far as to take her new spy roomie to a frat party/wake.

While Liv is playing frat party detective, Major and Ravi decide to experiment with Utopian, which leads to Liv being called to rescue them from the club after they got totally messed up on Utopium.

Back on the case Clive leads an innocent college girl on a voyage of pain and embarrassment as they investigate if she new she was the ugliest girl at the frat party. Twisted and sad and hit too close too home. I’m pretty sure I helped a girl win that award at a college party years ago.

Clive then finds the only costume rental that matches the murderer, but the two kids they bring in are sweet – even if they are into some kinky stuff.

Meanwhile Blaine decides he wants to get back into the Utopian drug trade, and picks a fight with the cities crime boss – who is literally named Mr. Boss.

Back on the case, Clive cracks this one with old fashioned detective work. The reason he couldn’t find any links between the murdered frat brother and the young man who rented the costume was because there wasn’t one. The connection was between the other kid with the frat brothers same name.

It was all a case of mistaken identity.

Zombie Bro ends with Major rejecting Liv’s request to see him before he takes a hit of Utopium.

I’m giving Zombie Bro an 80/100 as it had a great twist and loved getting to meet “Princess Sparkles”.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 1, GRUMPY OLD LIV

Grumpy Old Liv is the season premiere and jumps right back in where Season 1 left off. Liv’s mom is pissed that she refused to give blood when her brother life depended on it – but how do you explain to your family that you’re a Zombie who craves brains?

Grumpy Old Liv

Ravi and Liv then end up at a crime scene where an older gentleman has been crushed.

Crushed By His Car Crush

Our victim’s brains then get turned into meatballs, sharing its memories and attitude with Liv.

Brain Meatballs

While Liv struggles with her Zombiehood, Blaine is a human, working as a mortician.

When Clive comes to collect Liv her Grumpy Old Man brains are in control and she’s not in a great mood, but all Clive is interested in is trying to understand what happened to Suzuki and how Major may or may not have been involved. Clive knows something isn’t right, he just doesn’t know what it is.

While questioning a tip line witness we get to see exactly who Liv’s Grumpy Old Man brains are impacting her, and I for won love it.

The witness gives them a bit of info, but things get more interesting when Liv realizes who the mortician about to clean her body is. Liv and Blaine have a heart to heart, and Blaine accuses Liv of liking the thrill of being a “crime solving zombie” before striking on the truth that Liv doesn’t have anymore of the cure that she used on Blaine. Liv begs Blaine for more of the tainted Utopium, but he doesn’t really care until she tells him that the cure may not be permanent, and she needs more Utopium to make more.

With few job options, Major is forced to act as a personal trainer. He doesn’t have any interest in chatting with Liv, but she does have him when she warns him that Clive is suspcious that Major had something to do with all the deaths at Meat Cute in Blaine’s World.

Meanwhile, the source of the Zombie plague is still interested in their next energy drink, Super Max.

Major then has a Zombie moment when he goes to meet his next personal training client – who just happens to be a Zombie.

Clive and Liv then close out there case, figuring out who killed their old man, which turns out horribly sad. A local man killed the old man after he thought the old man had killed his dog. I have to say I totally get it. If you hurt my dogs or cats I’d worry about the consequences later as well.

Grumpy Old Liv ends with Major being pitched by Vaughn Du Clark, the CEO of Max Rager. They both know there are Zombies out there, and Major needs to do something about it.

Worst of all, Major also gets to hear Ravi on the phone, confirming that what Major is experiencing, is real.

This is all overlaid by Major in his new customers house, killing him.

We then get a bomb dropped on us as we realize that Liv’s new roommate is Vaughn Du Clark’s right hand.

Grumpy Old Liv scores an 80/100. It sets the stage for some exciting follow ups, and had some awesome double-entendres splashed about, making this episode Worth Your Time.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – THE WALKING DEAD, SEASON 2, EPISODE 13, Beside the Dying Fire

Beside the Dying Fire is the Season 2 season finale and opens with a feasting horde getting distracted by the noise of a helicopter above them.

Hello Copter

Unfortunately for Team Rick, the copter appears to be drawing the ever growing horde towards Hershel’s farm, and a few fences aren’t going to stop them.

Zombies Vs Fences – Zombies Win

Even worse, the next shot is of the horde pivoting when they hear the gunshot that kills Shane, and we then see Rick and Carl walking back to the farm as the horde approaches in the dark.

Carl & Rick Walking Back To The Farm

When we come back from the break Daryl and Glen have just come back into the house and everyone is worried. Shane and Rick haven’t come back yet, and no one appears to even realize that Carl’s not in the house – because Lori’s such a great mom? Come on people, keep track of your kids in the Apocalypse.

It’s not long before everyone realizes what is about to hit them. Rick and Carl hear the horde behind them, and when Daryl comes out onto the front porch he can see what’s bearing down on them in the distance.

The Horde Approaches

Rick and Carl don’t have an easy path to the house, the horde is too large and is between them and safety. Just as Rick and Carl reach the barn, Lori realizes that Carl’s not in the main house with her.

Carl and Rick light the barn on fire to stage an escape while Daryl leads the others on a car ride to try and lead the horde away from the house. The setting the barn on fire strategy seems really questionable as Rick and Carl only escape the 2nd floor because the RV shows up (and the driver gets eaten in the process).

It doesn’t take long for the majority of the survivors to realize they need to flee, even as Hershel is wasting shotgun shells, trying to hold off a horde he could never defeat.

Hershel Wasting Ammunition

People are dying as the survivors are overwhelmed by the horde.

Hershel would have been bitten as well, but Rick is there to save him and force Hershel to realize the farm is lost. The Zombie horde is just too big. Everyone flees, stranding Andrea and Carol. Thankfully Daryll is there to save Carol after he hears her screams.

The farm is lost.

As the sun rises, Glen and Maggie are alone in a vehicle and Glen tells Maggie that he loves her as she breaks down, not knowing if her father and sister are still alive.

The survivors are all split up and dealing with the shock of losing the farm as they slowly regroup right back where everything started, on the highway where they lost Sophia.

As the now much smaller Team Rick drives off we cut over to Andrea, fleeing through the woods, pursued by Zombies as she runs through the trees.

Team Rick is forced to pull over so they can try and organize a resupply mission. As they are planning, Rick is forced to tell the other survivors that they all carry the virus. If you die, you turn. Rick then tells Lori that he was forced to kill Shane after Shane lured him out in the woods to ambush him. Lori, being Lori, reacts with anger, instead of compassion. It has to suck when your husband kills your baby daddy right?

Back in the woods, Andrea is out of ammo and exhausted, and is about to get bit after getting pulled to the ground when we are introduced to another epic character – Michonne.

Michonne

Team Rick is sitting by their fire when they hear something moving in the dark. People are panicking, afraid and unsure, which leads to Rick losing his cool, raging at the other survivors that he killed his best friend to protect them all, so get off his back.

After Rick is finished bringing the survivors back to reality, the camera slowly pans away until we see the Prison in the distance.

The Prison

Beside the Dying Fire was not just the Season 2 finale, but was also an amazingly powerful episode with tons of action, as well as giving us a taste of what is to come in Season 3 to keep us hooked. Beside the Dying Fire scores a 100/100, and is Worth Your Time.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Days Gone Bye100
12Guts100
13Tell It To The Frogs95
14Vatos94
15Wildfire95
16TS-1999
21What Lies Ahead95
22Bloodletting91
23Save The Last One83
24Cherokee Rose94
25Chupacabra97
26Secrets85
27Pretty Much Dead Already100
28Nebraska88
29Triggerfinger76
210Miles Out90
211Judge, Jury, Executioner70
212Better Angels75
213Beside the Dying Fire100

ZOMBIE SERIES – THE WALKING DEAD, SEASON 2, EPISODE 12, Better Angels

Better Angels opens with Rick  eulogizing Dale in a voice over as the team is out in the fields taking their rage out on some Zombies.

Shane’s Shovel Kill

When we come back from the first break Hershel has rethought his decision and Team Rick is moving into the house, which is safer and more defensible.

Carl then does something smart (for a change) and gives the .45 he took from Daryl’s motorcycle to Shane, along with a dose of self blame for Dale’s death.

Back at the house, Maggie invites Glen to put his stuff in her room, but he declines, saying its because of Hershel, but both Maggie and Glen look unhappy about it.

Out in the field Lori approaches Shane, and admits that the baby could be his or Rick’s. Sorry, if you screw around so much there could be multiple baby daddies, that’s not good. Sorry, I guess I’m old fashioned like that.

Who’s The Daddy?

Lori then has an emotional moment with Shane, but why not screw with the unstable dudes head a little bit? Shane then goes back to the house and gives Rick a guilt trip over the prisoner drop versus talking to Carl about Dale’s death. It was effective though. Rick goes to comfort Carl.

Shane uses the distraction to go collect the prisoner and lead him off into the woods all so he can stage a fake jail break and claim the kid stole his gun. The plan works, as Daryl get’s exactly what he wants. Team Rick is now out for blood, not willing to let the kid go, especially if he’s armed.

I do love the fact that Daryl’s not buying what Shane is selling. He can smell the BS from a mile away.

Daryl Not Buying Shane’s BS

Shane eventually loops back to the start of the trail and finds the dual tracks of Shane and the prisoner. Something isn’t quite making sense. The two of them then find the prisoner, or rather, the Zombie Prisoner finds them, and Daryl can tell the kid had his neck broken – and has no bites.

Just about when Daryl is realizing Shane might be up to something really bad, Shane and Rick are walking in the dark, and Shane is telling him to walk in front of him. Rick’s years as a cop are telling him something is off as they walk and talk. He knows that Shane is leading him out to ambush him.

Rick Calling Shane Out

Rick asks Shane why, and Shane tells him the truth, did he really think they were just going to make friends after everything that happened? Rick is such an idiot here. Come on, the guy f*cked your wife, and is willing to kill you to keep doing it. Put a bullet in Shane and be done with it.

Rick finally does something right. After luring Shane into a sense of security by putting his gun down he puts a knife into Shane’s belly. Good for you Rick.

Then things get a little silly, as Carl somehow finds Rick over Shane’s body, just in time for Shane to reanimate and save Rick.

Unfortunately for everyone, the shot rings out through the woods, and we see lots of Zombies turning towards the noise, setting us up for the season finale.

Better Angels scored a 75/100, making it Worth Your Time. The last few minutes are intense and awesome, but the lead up is a little slow, which cost the episode some points.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Days Gone Bye100
12Guts100
13Tell It To The Frogs95
14Vatos94
15Wildfire95
16TS-1999
21What Lies Ahead95
22Bloodletting91
23Save The Last One83
24Cherokee Rose94
25Chupacabra97
26Secrets85
27Pretty Much Dead Already100
28Nebraska88
29Triggerfinger76
210Miles Out90
211Judge, Jury, Executioner70
212Better Angels75
213Beside the Dying Fire100

ZOMBIE SERIES – THE WALKING DEAD, SEASON 2, EPISODE 11, Judge, Jury, Executioner

Judge, Jury, Executioner opens with Daryl playing hardball, beating the snot out of a prisoner, forcing the man to give him details on his group. How many, types of weapons, details that will give Team Rick a chance to survive. For some reason the prisoner then tells Daryl about his groups raping two girls in front of their father, then tries to say he wasn’t part of it. Daryl, rightfully, began to kick the snot out of the guy.

When Daryl goes to report to the group, Rick does something logical, and says they have to kill the kid. Dale, being the moral compass of the group, disagrees.

Dale Arguing That They Can’t Put People To Death

This is one of those times when Rick made a solid decision, and while I love Dale’s morality, the world they live in is one that would require some harsh responses to survive.

As Dale tries to rally support to his view of the world, Andrea agrees to watch the prisoner, even though she agrees with Rick’s viewpoint, she agrees to help Dale for the short term. Shane then goes right back to questioning the decisions – even though I think Rick is doing what Shane would have done here right?

Inside the barn we then see Carl making not so great decision again when he goes to chat with the prisoner. Shane saves him before anything bad could happen, but still.

Dale then goes to find Daryl, hoping to sway him, but instead gets a little shock when Daryl shows him just how smart he is, and that he already knew that Shane killed Otis.

Daryl Showing His SMRTs

Carl then shows what a d*ck he can be when he tells Carol that heaven doesn’t’ exist. Rick tries to talk some reason to Carl, telling him to apologize and make things right with Carol. Instead of going to find Carol, Carl makes another questionable decision, and steals a 45 from Daryl’s motorcycle. Carl then goes into the woods and almost gets bit when he tries to site in on a Zombie stuck in the mud.

Back at the farm we see a touching scene between Hershel and Beth before Hershel shares a few bits of wisdom with Glen, then gives him two gifts. The first is Hershel’s family heirloom watch, and the second is the fact that he’s telling Glen that he blesses his relationship with Maggie.

The group then has a meeting about the death penalty, which basically turns into Dale vs everyone else, at least until Andrea chimes in to support Dale a little bit. With the decision, made Rick, Shane, and Daryl take the prisoner out to the barn.

Please Don’t

Rick is just about to pull the trigger when Carl shows up and tells Rick to do it – which makes Rick falter, unable to do it after Carl’s words. Isn’t Carl the reason that Rick is doing this? To keep his son safe? On another note – is the kid just free range? Does anyone actually watch the kid? Lori banged her husband’s partner while his body wasn’t cold, and she let’s the kid just wander around in the post apocalypse world? Rick’s to blame too, but at least in this case he had a priority task, which is why I’m wondering what Lori was thinking?

While Rick is chickening out, Dale has gone for a walk to clear his head, and finds a wounded cow, and then a Zombie that surprises him, taking him to the ground and ripping open his chest in the process.

Dale Falls

First of all, this sucks. Dale was one of my favorite characters. Secondly, this really highlights why basic survival rules are so important. No one goes out alone. Always at least two people. It also highlights just how strong the Zombies are. Tearing someone’s chest open takes a lot of strength.

Judge, Jury, Executioner ends with Daryl being forced to put Dale, who is mortally injured and in excruciating pain, down. Thus, the story of Dale comes to an end, you will be missed.

I’m giving Judge, Jury, Executioner a 70/100, mostly due to its focus on the death penalty drama, and because they killed of Dale, who I really liked.

Carl’s Questionable Decisions

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Days Gone Bye100
12Guts100
13Tell It To The Frogs95
14Vatos94
15Wildfire95
16TS-1999
21What Lies Ahead95
22Bloodletting91
23Save The Last One83
24Cherokee Rose94
25Chupacabra97
26Secrets85
27Pretty Much Dead Already100
28Nebraska88
29Triggerfinger76
210Miles Out90
211Judge, Jury, Executioner70
212Better Angels75
213Beside the Dying Fire100