As I was watching the Season 2 marathon of The Walking Dead, I discovered there were some parts of a few episodes that caused me to do a rewind. Here they are.
Episode 2 – Bloodletting – Maggie rides up on the horse right when Andrea has fallen to the ground trying to get away from a walker. Maggie is there to get Lori and take her to the farm. It’s the first time anyone from that group has seen her. Maggie kerthumps the walker with a bat. Glenn falls in love with Maggie at first sight (it’s actually the first time I noticed it). Lori jumps on the back of the horse. Right about then the walker sits up and Daryl shoots him in the head with an arrow and says “shut up.”
Other things I noticed in this episode was the superb acting of Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes). This is the episode where Carl has been shot and the group en masse discover the farm. Once Maggie delivers Lori to the farm, Rick meets her outside and the two share a parent moment over Carl. Lori goes to see how Carl is doing and her acting has you believing Carl is HER SON. She lays down next to Carl, draws Rick in around her and draws the audience in as well.
Episode 6 – Secrets – When Andrea finally learns to “focus” when shooting and becomes a full fledged, card carrying Amazon warrior and jumps Shane’s bones in the car on the way back to camp.
Episode 7 – Pretty Much Dead Already – The load of responsibility is really getting too much to bear on Rick when after the shoot out of the walkers at Hershel’s barn, Carol’s daughter Sophia shuffles out at the very end. No one but Rick has the compassion to raise his gun and do what desperately needs to be done.
Episode 10 – 18 Miles Out – Rick and Shane fighting in the yard where they take Randall to drop him off. This was almost like a Laurel and Hardy moment only with the threat of zombies in the mix.