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There sure are a lot of amputations on television this season. The trend started with Arizona on Grey's Anatomy, who lost her left leg above the knee after a plane crash — and while she's healing just fine physically, psychologically she's a mess. Then on The Walking Dead, Hershel's fellow survivors had to crudely cut his right leg off following a zombie attack. His condition was pretty touch-and-go there for a while, but he has since recovered enough to whack a zombie with one of his crutches. Finally, on American Horror Story, Shelley had both her legs amputated above the knee by the psycho, evil Dr. Arden as some kind of sadistic punishment for sexuality. (Or something?) Cutting legs off! It's the hottest trend around.The most important part of any dramatic amputation is that there be a screaming blonde woman involved somehow. Grey's and Ahs covered this by having the »


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