Season 2; episode 12
Episode 12: Better Angels (March 11, 2012)
Wow, how is this even possible? After last week’s episode with the death of Dale we’re getting yet another death?
The episode continues with the group trying to decide what to do with Randall and once gain Rick decides that he should be cut loose. Shane doesn’t agree but is told by Rick to accept it and move on. Which he doesn’t. He releases Randall and tricks him into thinking he wants to join his group. Randall then reveals that his group was very close by when he left them.
Shane kills Randall, tricks everyone into believing that he escaped, gets alone with Rick with the excuse that they are looking for Randall and when he does pulls his gun on him. As you could see for yourself the scene is pretty emotional and even though I don’t really think Rick meant that everything could be forgotten maybe Shane did. Up until the second Rick kills him that is.
What can we learn from this episode then? A lot! It’s a very important episode in the series.
1) The first thing we learn is that Lori is very manipulative. I don’t believe for a second that she meant what she told Shane. I think she did it to get him to confront Rick with the hopes that it would end in a way that meant Shane was no more.
2) We learn that no one is safe in the series, just like Glen Mazzara said in my interview with him. Everyone can die, and does.
3) We learn that you don’t need to be bit by a Zombie to become one. Judging from the return of Randall and Shane (as well as the cops we saw in an earlier episode) everyone who dies will come back as a Zombie.
Now it’s just the season finale left before season 2 is over and I don’t even dare guess what that one will have in store for us…