The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 5

Chupacabra (13 Nov. 2011)

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Daryl becomes injured and stranded in the middle of the woods whilst searching for Sophia. Shane urges Rick to call off the search party. Hershel remains wary of the group.



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Tensions are rising at the Greene farm. Shane thinks they've spent way too much time looking for Sophia and thinks they should abandon the search. Hershel Greene thinks the visitors are becoming too familiar and taking his hospitality for granted. He particularly warns his daughter Maggie not to get involved with n. Daryl sets off on his own to search for Sophia but an unexpected encounter leaves him seriously injured. Lori has confirmed that she is pregnant but hasn't told anyone. Glenn can't quite figure out what Maggie's feelings are and tries to get advice about women from Dale. Glen manages to get Maggie to meet him in the barn late that night but isn't prepared for what he finds. Written by garykmcd

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At one point during the scene in which the injured Daryl, played by Norman Reedus, is lying on the ground hallucinating a conversation with his brother Merle, a pained expression crosses Daryl's face. Actor Michael Rooker (Merle) later explained that while filming, a large carpenter ant bit Reedus on the neck at that moment and he simply incorporated the pain into the scene. See more »


21 minutes into this episode, Darryl has fallen down a cliff and envisions his brother(Merle)telling him to get up, act like a man etc. But as they're switching back and forth from Merle's face to Darryl's, Darryl has dirt on his chin and lip, then he doesn't. Then he does again. Then he doesn't. This happens several times in this scene and is very obvious. See more »


Glenn: You know, we still have eleven condoms.
Maggie Greene: Yeah, you see eleven condoms; I see eleven minutes of my life I'm never getting back.
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Incredible Episode!
2 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the fifth episode of the second season of Walking Dead and I was impressed once again. It's still relatively light on the walker action, but human tensions begin to mount big time and it will be interesting to see how all of this is sorted out. This episode focuses on the characterization of Daryl and we there is a surprise in store here that has something to do with Daryl.

In this episode, "Chupacabra," tensions begin to increase as Herschel believes his guests are taking him for granted and he even warns his daughter not to associate with Glenn. Rick and Shane argues whether or not it's the right thing to keep searching for Sophia. Lori is deciding whether to tell Rick about her pregnancy. Finally, Daryl gets injured while searching for Sophia and suffers from hallucinations.

Overall, this is a very dramatic episode that is only intensified by this cliffhanger that came out of nowhere. It's clear now that the second season is better than the first season. Another excellent episode. I rate this episode 9/10.

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