The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 12

Better Angels (11 Mar. 2012)

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Shane's antagonistic behaviour reaches new heights, while Carl suffers the consequences of his actions.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dale Horvath (credit only)


The group of survivors is organizing the preparation for the winter following the instructions of Rick. Carl is uncomfortable, feeling responsible for the death of Dale and he talks to Shane about what had happened in the swamp. He asks Shane to give the weapon back to Daryl and Shane talks to Rick about the problem. While Rick and Carl are having a conversation, Shane works hard and Lori tells to him that she is not sure whether the baby is his or Rick's. Shane releases Randall and walks with him on the field. Out of the blue, he breaks Randall's neck, hides his body and simulates that Randall has beaten him up. Daryl and T-Dog and Rick and Shane seek Randall in the real estate. When Daryl and Glen find Randall's body, Shane threatens Rick with his weapon, forcing him to defend himself. Carl arrives and draws the gun that his father gave to him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror


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'Jeffery DeMunn' made a surprise visit by flying down from New York where he lives to watch filming. See more »


When Rick and Shane are in the middle of the field where Shane yells at Rick saying, "Right here, right now, you're not even gonna fight for 'em?" there are Emergency units flashing their red, white and blue lights behind Rick's left shoulder. See more »


Rick Grimes: [after stabbing Shane] Damn you for making me do this, Shane! This was you, not me! You did this to us! This was you! Not me! Not me! Not me!...
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I see that coming actually.
11 July 2012 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

After previous episode, to prove Dale wrong that group is "broken", they are working very hard to secure themselves for upcoming winter:improving fences, killing nearby walkers etc.

Lori have a conversation with Shane to keep him stationed to group, but it will have very bad consequences.

Shane have a sinister plot, and soon he sees the results of his plans.

Meanwhile, Glenn and Daryl make a shocking discovery in woods.

Actually, I see this ending coming. They kept us waiting for two seasons, and I actually sense this ending in first season, episode two, where we learn Shane's secret.

Apart from the sad ending, the cliffhanger is perfect, and I think this season finale will be better than previous season finale.

Very good acting, story progression and character improvements.

My vote is 9/10.

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