Glenn’s Announcement: “You guys, so…the barn is full of walkers”. After Glenn made this announcement – with the first dialogue of the eppy – I knew we were in for a good ol’ fashioned debate and scuffle. Of course Shane is spearheading the movement to eliminate all the walkers while Rick wants to abide by the rules of his host. Honestly, I agreed with Shane immediately. Why would I want to go to sleep every night in such close proximity to death – or something like it. We know that Hershel thinks that the walkers are still human and all but, let’s face it, they’re not. Shoot ’em in the head!
Plea Deal: Rick goes to Hershel to ask that his group is able to stay on the farm. He knows that Hershel knows about what is going on only through what he had seen on the news and Rick assures him that it is much worse actually living on the road the whole time. Rick even tells Hershel that Lori is pregnant but it doesn’t drastically change Hershel’s stance. Maggie overhears the conversation. Maggie reminds Hershel of something she had been taught by him “Love one another as I have loved you”. I can understand why Hershel is hesitant to let a group of outsiders stay with him but I also see how the pros outweigh the cons. Security and safety are top priority and with Rick’s group there he has more opportunity to protect everyone.
Shane: Shane goes to Lori and tells him that he doesn’t think Rick is able to live in “this world”. He mentions all the times that he has saved Lori, and everyone else in the group’s, lives on multiple occasions and how Rick has had the opposite affect. He also believes that Lori is pregnant with HIS child. Lori shuts all of Shane’s ideas down. Shane then goes on a hunt for Dale who has taken all the group’s guns. Shane catches Dale in the woods as he is trying to hide the guns. After a heated debate that included Dale pointing his gun at Shane, Shane gets the guns back. I don’t see how taking the group’s guns are going to help the situation at all. I think it was just Dale trying to upset Shane. Scumbag Dale is relentless and as jealous as a 16-year-old girl.
Walker Wrangling: Hershel takes Rick out to capture some walkers that are stuck in a swamp. Hershel asks Rick if he can stop killing walkers in order for him to stay on the farm. It would seem as though Rick agrees as he helps lead the zombie back to the barn instead of immediately killing it.
When The Cat Is Away…Shane hands out guns to everyone while Hershel is still out and demands that they kill all the walkers in the barn. The only people who disagree with him are Lori and Maggie. But we don’t have to wait for long until the wranglers come back with their captives. Shane blows it and gives a gruesome demonstration about how unhuman the walkers are, ultimately killing one of the newly acquired walkers. He then opens the barn so he, Glenn, T-Dog, Andrea, and Daryl can kill all the undead inside…until Rick has to kill the final one…
Sophia: The group has spent the entire season so far searching for Carol’s daughter after she got separated from the group in the first episode and to have to find her this way had to have been crushing. I will admit that I felt pretty horrible about the situation but Rick did what had to be done. My real question is did Hershel and his group know she was in there the entire time. They told Hershel they were searching for a little girl and he had to know that he recently rounded one up in his barn. I think that will cause huge problems when the season returns.