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Pretty Much Dead Already 

Glenn tells the rest of the group about the walkers in the barn, dividing them on what to do. Meanwhile, Hershel sets a deadline for the group to leave, unless Rick does a difficult task.



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Glenn tells everyone about the walkers in the barn which adds to the tension among the group. Shane is still arguing they should give up any hope of ever finding Sophia while others refuse to leave. With Carl now healthy, Hershel tells Rick that they are to leave by the end of the week. Dale takes action to make their stay safer but it leads to a confrontation with Shane. While Rick helps Hershel rescue two walkers trapped in a bog, Shane prepares to storm the barn and dispatch the walkers. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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27 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The two zombies that Rick, Hershel and Jimmy removed from the swamp and brought back to the farm and shot by Shane were played by father and daughter stunt performers. See more »


At the beginning of the barn scene, just after the walkers come out of the barn, Andrea can be seen running from the group to Shane twice. See more »


[first lines]
Lori Grimes: [Lori puts her hand in Rick's hair as he stares off quietly] Hey. Where'd you go?
Rick Grimes: I'm here.
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Sophia's Return
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Did Not See This Coming!
4 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is the seventh episode of the second season of Walking Dead and it is by far, the best episode of the series. It's incredibly tense and is full of many surprises. I also must credit for acting mainly Jon Bernthal. Shane is slowly losing his humanity, and Bernthal does an incredible job in portraying that. If you're looking for action, well there is plenty of it here. There is less character development, and more action here and this will surely please folks who are tired from the previous slower episodes.

In this episode, "Pretty Much Dead Already," Glenn tells the entire group about the walkers in the barn which infuriates the group, but none more so than Shane. Meanwhile, Herschel doesn't want anything more to do with the group, so he tells Rick to be gone within the week.

Overall, this is an excellent episode and rather depressing, which I mean in a good way. It's action-packed and it's full of surprises. I was entertained, but I also got a little emotional. It's the best episode yet. I rate this episode 10/10.

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