The Walking Dead: Season 2 is the critically acclaimed original series from AMC, based on the successful comic book series, written by Robert Kirkman. The Walking Dead series from AMC was created by three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont and stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sara Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Dale Horvath, Steven Yeun, IronE Singleton, Norman Reedus, and Melissa Suzanne McBride. The series is about a police officer named Rick Grimes (Lincoln) who leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.
The kids. It’s always about the kids. In the last scene of the season premiere last week, Rick’s son Carl (Chandler Riggs) was shot at a serene moment of the show, as he watched a buck deer in the thick of the during his search for Sophia (Madison Lintz), who should have stayed put like Rick told her to in the first place. Here we are now, with Rick making a mad dash through a field, carrying a wounded Carl. In the meantime, Shane and Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince), the hunter who accidentally shot Carl, are headed to the home of Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson). Hershel is a veterinarian who, if you remember from The Walking Dead comic, allowed Otis and his girlfriend to stay with him on the farm after narrowly escaping Wiltshire Estates.
When they first arrive to the house, Hershel instantly asks if Carl is bit. Because as we all know, being bitten by a zombie is a sure way to find yourself among the walking dead, that is, unless someone takes care of you straight away. Since Otis shot Carl, everyone in the house, impressively, springs into action, taking care of the gunshot wound. Of course, the show did not spare the “zombie autopsy” in the season’s premiere, so why not show Dr. Greene digging for bullet fragments in Carl’s stomach? All the while Rick had to give blood to his son twice. He is was only able to remove 1 of the 6 bullet fragments during the makeshift surgery and in order for him to remove the rest, he needed some supplies. While Dr. Greene’s daughter goes out to find Lori to let her know about her son, Shane and Otis has to go out and find medical supplies. One way to get supplies on short notice is to loot them from the local high school FEMA camp, that happens to be overrun with zombies–not only high schoolers, but FEMA zombies as well.
Backtrack to the RV where T-Dog is delirious from fever–his wound is festering and in need of medical care. He starts talking about how he and Dale are the weakest of the group, then throws in a little bit about being the only black guy, and starts talking about ditching the rest of the group. Which of course, if T-Dog were in his right mind, he would not have been going on about all that nonsense. Then the scene shifts annoyingly back to the rest of the crew who are still searching the woods for Sophia.
I want to point out that Daryl (Norman Reedus) is one of the main reasons I watch The Walking Dead. He is season 2′s Good Guy and Bad Guy. At one moment, he is beating the shit out of T-Dog for trapping his brother on the roof–the next moment, he is tossing him a bottle of pain pills and antibiotics to help with his injuries. Dale is awesome, and I hope that he remains a permanent survivalist on the show. The guy can kick zombie ass and won’t waste time worrying about all the “social” animosities between his seemingly constant bickering companions that surround him; and the team is better off with Dale around–hell, the show itself is better with Dale around. Actually, all of the actors in The Walking Dead series are phenomenal.
It is in these times when a good military presence would come in handy when you have a few hundred zombies wiped out. How unfortunate for Grimes and his crew to not have this luxury. It might also help if the CDC were working on the source of the outbreak–but the building blew-up, in an effort to find a cure for these walking nasties. Well, thanks to Robert Kirkman, we are spared a happy ending. But should I be ashamed for feeling “right” about seeing people almost eaten alive by zombies in almost every episode? Of course, not! The more people being eaten and zombies getting their brains blasted out the merrier.
After all, it is survival of the fittest, eh?
Source: AMC – The Walking Dead
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