The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 13

Beside the Dying Fire (18 Mar. 2012)

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As the farm is overrun by walkers, the group fights to escape.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Shane Walsh (credit only)
Dale Horvath (credit only)


Rick and Carl return to the farm but quickly realize that that they are being followed by by a large group of walkers. Mayhem ensues as the humans try to save the farm but they are eventually forced to flee realizing that the it is lost. Several of them do not survive the onslaught and others are separated into small groups. Some are reunited but fed up with the constant bickering and complaints about his leadership, Rick lets it be known that people will now do as they are told. Andrea meanwhile, on her own and separated from the others, is rescued by a hooded stranger. Written by garykmcd

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Carol Peletier: We're not safe with him - keeping something like from us. Why do you need him? He's just gonna pull you down.
Daryl Dixon: No, Rick's done right by me.
Carol Peletier: You're his henchmen and I'm a burden. You deserve better.
Daryl Dixon: What do you want?
Carol Peletier: A man of honor.
Daryl Dixon: Rick has honor.
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Written by Bear McCreary
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Jump the Shark Anyone?
6 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For me, this is about where the show jumped the shark.

Firstly it's revealed that they are "all" infected and that causes a tizzy!!

Why? It's doesn't make a bit of difference if they know that or not. Not one shred of difference.

They all see that once bitten the dead always rise, so this bit of knowledge does nothing and you have to wonder why it is even mentioned. The CDC should have said something else to him.

Next, the show becomes fragmented after this episode. Too many story lines too many characters to be following. It might work a little better if your marathon watching but when they skip so many months between seasons it doesn't.

And finally, they start to get way too dramatic introducing new characters -- uh the hooded one ???

Come on.

The show was so well written in the beginning. Things really took a wrong turn with the series after this episode.

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