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Judge, Jury, Executioner 

Dale fears the group is losing its humanity as Rick and the others vote to execute Randall.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Beth Greene


Daryl interrogates Randall about his group and he learns that they are formed by thirty dangerous men capable to rape two teenage daughters in front of their father. Rick and Shane decide to kill Randall, who is considered a threat to the survivors, but Dale opposes to their decision and Rick summons the group that is supportive to the execution to vote. Dale tries to convince each survivor that they must not lose their humanity. Carl is affected by the situation and has strange actions: first he sneaks to talk to Randall; then he disrespects Carol with an offensive comment about her beliefs; then he teases a walker that is trapped in the swamp; then he decides to participate in the meeting that will judge of Randall; and finally when Rick is ready to shoot Randall in the head, Carl arrives in the barn affecting Rick. Meanwhile Dale wonders on the field and is surprised by the walker that Carl had made fun of. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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4 March 2012 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Randall Culver: [Daryl interrogates Randall for the location of his group] I told you...
Daryl Dixon: You told me shit!
Randall Culver: [Daryl slams Randall against the shed wall] I barely knew those guys. I met 'em on the road.
Daryl Dixon: How many in your group?
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Sorry Brother
25 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

After the last action packed episode, this weeks is a much slower pace

Plot In A Paragraph: After Randall reveals that he was with is heavily armed and violent, Rick decides that they have little choice but to kill him. Dale disagrees feeling that this is a question about keeping their humanity. Shane is fed up with Rick and Hershel and is thinking of staging a takeover. Carl begins to rebel against his parents authority but there are consequences and there is a terrible price to pay.

Jeffrey DeMunn is the star of this episode as Dale desperately tries to stop the group from losing it's humanity, by pleading with each member of the group individually not to vote to kill Randall. Carl is in need of a good slap, and his actions cost a camp member their life.

Last episode I said which two characters I would happily see die, it was neither of them, but one of the characters I liked instead. So add Carl to the list of Lori and Andrea.

T-Dog has been relegated to the background so much I thought I'd missed an episode where he'd died till he turned up at the end of this episode. Even then he doesn't even speak. Someone wrote this guy some dialogue.

There is a nice scene where Herschel has a man to man talk with Glen.

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