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: Dale coud - could get under your skin. He sure got under mine, because he wasn't afraid to say what he thought, how he felt. That kind of honest is rare and brave. Whenever I'd make a decision, I'd look at Dale. He'd be looking back at me with that look he had. We've all seen it one time or another. I couldn't always read him, but he could read us. He saw people for who they were. He knew things about us - the truth who we really are. In the end, he was talking about losing our humanity. He ...
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Tension Builds Towards Season Climax
25 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yay T-Dog gets some dialogue. So I'll expect him to bite the dust in the final episode.

Plot In A Paragraph: As Carl suffers due to feeling the consequences of his actions. Shane's behaviour becomes more and more dangerous.

Jon Bernthall gives his best performance as Shane, He does a lot of wrong things in this episode, but he actually was right in saying Rick needed to talk to Carl. Scott Wilson is once again excellent as Hershell and Andrew Lincoln is as brilliant as always Rick who wants to honour Dale by trying to cling to humanity, but also will do what is needed to, to protect his family.

Bring on the season finale.

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