“The Walking Dead’s” “Cherokee Rose” episode had one of the best graphic zombie kills on this show to date. Now with Carl on the mend, the major point of angst is the missing girl Sophie, who still has not turned up either dead or alive. This missing child story-line is bound to have a climatic end to it when she’s finally found.
While people worry that Sophie was a victim of the zombies, no one has given a thought to maybe she was abducted by a bad human being. This possible scenario was part of the dangerous world long before the zombie pandemic. The hunt for Sophie continues, but with each passing day hope is diminishing as to finding her at all.
Lori is pregnant, and announces this to the group, but is it Shane or Rick’s baby? This is another soap opera type sub-plot simmering in “The Walking Dead” pot this week.
Shane is paying penance, as he’s walking around in Otis’s oversized clothes. He had no choice, these were the only clean ones available. He is wearing the clothes of the man he sacrificed to the zombies to save his own skin and then is asked to share Otis’s last words at his memorial service. He’s winding up inside and having a hard time with this.
These words need to be fabricated of course, because if he repeated Otis’s true last words everyone would know that he turned Otis into a super-sized happy meal for the walking dead so that he could safely get away.
The zombie in the well’s extraction was one of those scenes that bordered on stupidity. So no blood would contaminate the well, the zombie needed to be pulled out alive. They first used Glenn as live bait, dangling him over the zombie in the well, but this very predictable scene had Glenn fall too far into the well when the rope slipped after the post they secured it to fell over. They got him out before he was snacked on, but it was a close call.
Finally the zombie is lassoed and as they bring him to the surface he splits in half and the water fall of body fluids was enough to make water an undesirable drink for anyone. The well needed to be sealed off after that toxic and very graphic spill.
Watching the cast of “The Walking Dead” settling down around the farmhouse has provided some comfort to the viewers, but this is about to end. The country vet turned people doctor has made it clear as soon as Carl is better, they’re expected to leave. He tells Rick that they don’t take in strangers as a rule. The kindness seemed to drain from the grandfatherly man’s face. Will new dark secrets of the farm come to light next week?
Young love, or lust, was in bloom on Sunday night’s “The Walking Dead,” as Glenn and Maggie have sex in the pharmacy. It was Maggie’s suggestion, a type of modern thinking on sex in the post-zombie era. It wasn’t about love and maybe not even like, just loneliness and get it while you can as every day is a danger. They’ll need to coin a term for this, like friends with benefits, but a few times removed, as these two were barely on speaking terms!
Reference: “The Walking Dead” Season 2 episode 4