Season 2; episode 8
Episode 8: Nebraska (February 12, 2012)
This episode is the wakeup call for most of the survivors. They wake up to different things though. Some wake up to the face that Shane isn’t all that wrong in what he says when he keeps telling them they need to stop looking for Sophia and start planning their future. It’s a wakeup call that Sophia is actually dead and it’s a wakeup call that Rick might not be the best leader. I would like to see Shane and Rick go head to head but I don’t want the buildup to it to be too long.
And no matter what wakeup call the slaughter of the Zombies in the barn was to the series characters we get to follow them all in the aftermath of that wakeup call. And it’s nasty. Hershel wants them of his land and his way of looking at this as something passing changes here. And at the end of the episode we’ll get to see a new side of Rick as well. I’m off course referring to Rick shooting the two fellows they meet. That shows how important the safety of the farm is to Rick. I do wonder where they came from though…
This is, from what I hear, the first episode without Frank Darabont at the series show runner but I must say that it still works really well and I really don’t see any difference between this episode and the previous one when it comes to its style. I think this second part of season 2 will be great.