The Walking Dead Pretty Much Dead Already Review. The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 7: Pretty Much Dead Already had the best ending of the series those far. Fantastic writing and a heart-wrenching ending. Jesus, I never saw that coming. SOPHIA! The group had been looking for Sophia Peletier (Madison Lintz) for six episodes this season and it turns out she was in one place almost the entire time. From watching the Talking Dead, I found that Otis knew a little girl (Sophia) was in the barn because he put her there. If he had lived and found out the group was looking for a little girl, he would have been able to tell them he had recently put one in the barn. Since Shane killed him, that never happened.
Dale Horvath (Jeffrey DeMunn) and Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal)’s scene in the swamp was very telling, especially when Dale said Shane belongs in this (the zombie) world and that he would rather die than be corrupted by it like he has.
Shane taking charge was absolutely crazy but it had been heading that way for the last three episodes. Shane wants to kill every Walker in site. He seems to lose all reason when they are around except the need to eradicate them. The others in the group, sheep, veterans of Walker combat, all fall in line.
Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson), his daughter Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan), and the others from the farm are the only ones that see the Walkers as human, as people that can be cured one day. The viewer saw that is his eyes and on his face when the Barn Walker massacre began. Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) screamed at Hershel to take the rope lasso, wanting to intercede but not being able to. The tension was excellent, Hershel on his knees as the group shot his Walker wife and his step-son, and people that he knew that had been turned. It was tragic (Dale saw it coming, which was why he tried to hide the guns) but not as tragic as the last Walker to emerge from the barn. That was a complete and utter surprise. When I saw that it was a girl, I thought it was just the girl in the barn I had seen previously. When I saw that it was Sophia, my jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe it. I am guessing many felt the same as well. Christ that was well-planned and executed.
No one could pull the trigger on her but Rick, Rick who takes charge when the need arises.
I can’t believe we have to wait until February 2012 to see the second half of the season 2. Very cruel but I can’t wait…though there is the comic book.
What did you think of the episode and its big surprise?
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