Finally, The Walking Dead delivers unto us an epic zombie episode. Complaints about the slow pace of season two’s start are almost forgotten in the wake of tonight’s incredibly goretastic hour. Of course it wouldn’t be top level Walking Dead without intense explorations of character within the confines of a hellish new world order.
The tone is set as the episode begins with Lori out cold in the wrecked car as a zombie gnaws and claws at the vehicle. Then a zombie gets inspired by Terminator 2 and does a T-1000 through the window. Except with a lot more skin and flesh tearing, and far creepier as well. Back at the farm it’s dinner time and Shane insists that Rick, Glen, and Hershel will be fine until morning. Then he learns Lori is not around and goes out to find her. At this point there’s no question that Shane is motivated solely by his love for Carl, Lori, and what he believes to be his unborn child. Group be damned, this man has no remorse for the trials and tribulations of his fellow man.