The Best Scenes from ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 2, Part 1 – Our Top 6 [VIDEOS] [SPOILERS]
The first half of the second season of the AMC thriller 'The Walking Dead' came to an end Sunday night with an explosive mid-season finale. Tensions run high both within the group and with Hershel and climax with a zombiefied version of the OK Corral.
'The Walking Dead' goes on hiatus until February so here's a look back at the best scenes from the second season, so far.
The search for Sophia begins in episode one of this season of 'The Walking Dead' after she flees from the group fearing attack from a walker. One of the first places searched for her is an abandoned church where walkers are holding a bizarrely solemn service.
Daryl as fast become a fan-favorite this season. He's grown to be a deeper character than the sterotypical redneck he's first portrayed as. One of the moments that his humanity truly shines through is in the 'Cherokee Rose' scene with Carol. Distraught over her missing daughter, Carol finds surprising warmth from Daryl as he shares a flower and a story.
Message boards, Twitter and the blogosphere in general blew up after the revelation that Shane escaped the school with critical medicine for Carl not by Otis sacrificing himself, but rather being shot in the knee and left for zombie bait by Shane.
The general consensus was that Shane is a terrible person. I contented this is exactly what a survivor is a post-apocalyptic world needs to do - sacrifice an uncertainally you barely know to save you and yours.
It's a little more than what a Britta filter could handle - the group reveals a zombie in one of the wells on Hershel's property. Due to the 'no-shoot' policy on the farm, they decide to lure the waterlogged walker up to the surface for a proper bludgeoning. The zombie's girth proves too much for the tug-of-war and the dead man is dissected in one of the grosses kills ever on this series that relishes in gruesome kills.
Turns out Hershel's farm is not the bucolic Little House on the Zombie Prairie it first appears. Glenn stumbles on to a coven of walkers locked away in a barn on the property. We later learn that these zombies are family and neighbors including Hershel's wife and son.
Now we know Sophia's fate, and it makes for a gut wrenching finale.