The Walking Dead – “Sick”

Scoring another bullseye with the second episode of the season, Rick and company might have cleared out a little slice of prison-heaven to now call home, but some things can be more dangerous than zombies–convicted felons.

Lori: “What are your options?”

Rick: “I can kill ’em…”

After de-legging Hershel to save him from a zombified fate, they find a small group of prisoners who are still alive and after a couple of tense exchanges agree to help them clear out another cellblock as trade for half of the commissary food.  Forgetting that prisoners are usually in prison for a reason, it doesn’t take too long for them to show their true colors and Rick to need to make some decisions on how to handle them.

There were some great scenes showing the contrast of exactly what Rick would do to save his people versus the erosion of his marriage to Lori.  Another great scene had Lori making a split-second decision to save Hershel’s life with CPR when he stopped breathing.  Keep in mind that if any one of them dies they become a walker.  No hate to Lori, but I think that calls for the newfangled “hands only” CPR.  So not only do we need to question if Hershel will still turn into a walker or not, but the situation of Laurie’s pregnancy can threaten her life in more than one way.

I was partly upset that there was no further development on Michonne and Andrea, but we will see them again next week.

Not quite as pulse-pounding as ep. 1, but still every bit as good.

2 Comments on The Walking Dead – “Sick”

  1. Although there wasn’t anything on Michonne and Andrea I feel that the episode stayed on point by moving further into the rest of the groups story. We are getting better glimpses of how Rick’s character has changed from season one to how he’s acting now. Perfect example is handcuffing Merle Dixon to the roof in season one compared to what happened to Tomas last night. To be honest, I really don’t care much about Andrea but Michonne I’d like to see more of. Samurai swords + zombies = awesome.

    • Midwest Mark // October 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm //

      You’re right on point with Rick… he’s by far my favorite character on the show now that Carl blew away Shane. He’s a kind-but-vengeful guy who was shaped perfectly by necessity and can take care of business when he needs to. I might have missed something of why he’s still pissed at Lori after 5 months (you would imagine there are more important things to worry about), but him feeding the runaway prisoner to that group of walkers really showed how cold he can be.

      Looking forward to the rest of the season!

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