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Well Shane stages a coup, gets fed up with how the things are going. He figures Sophia is dead or “gone” as he say, and goes off the deep end. Wait, let me rewind it a back a few scenes (or episodes). Shane is the new bad guy since Merle is on hiatus and I can’t stand him; I love that I hate his guts. He made a lot of valid points these past few episodes, but episode 7 takes the cake. What really got next to me was when Shane tells Daryl, “As soon alive out there saw you comin’, all meth out with your buck-knife, deek-ears; Rodger neck, she went running in the other direction“. I must say that was messed up. It’s obvious Shane is fed up. After he shot Otis and left him to experience a horrible death, I truly began seeing the evil and dark side of Shane. With his new outlook on life came a new attitude, a new hairstyle, a new reason to live.
To be honest, when he finds out that the man he left in the hospital for dead was alive, that’s when he began this whole different personality change. He thought he was going to save Lori and Carl from the zombie apocalypse and ride off into the sunlight to live a world anew.
Anyway, Shane stages a coup and because of that, the team finally finds Sophia, but not in which they were hoping to find her. Carol, Carl and the rest of the gang is devastated. There’s nothing they can do for Sophia now but to take her out of her misery.
This recent episode really had me sitting on the edge of my seat. As they watched the walker that is Sophia inch towards them, I can feel the pain that everyone was feeling without the camera panning in their direction. It was gut-wrenching and shocking that the writers chose to do it that way. I was truly hoping that they were to find Sophia in her right mind. Hungry, dirty, tired, sore, but alive. Carl lost his sister, Carol lost her daughter. They’ve lost people in this series before but not this way.
When Shane unleashed the walkers and they all came pouring out and they shot them all one by one, I kind of knew in my gut that Sophia was going to be in there. I wanted my gut to be wrong though. When that camera panned back to the barn and Sophia came walking out, I have to admit that I was a bit relieved for it to be over. They’ve spent majority of the season looking for poor Sophia and now she was found, and now they can move on.
To be lost and alone in a world where there are things far worst than being lost in the woods — but being lost in the woods filled with blood-thirsty zombies is one hell of a scenario.
The Walking Dead is now my favorite show to look forward to on Monday’s. I have to wait til they put them on the website in order for me to watch them because I don’t watch television. If you’ve missed any episodes you can go to amctv.com and watch any episodes you’ve missed.
I must say that the old veterinarian was really getting on my nerves with all of his “rules” and having Rick go lasso up some of the walkers and stick them in the barn with the rest of them. I wonder how long was Sophia walking around in the state she was in before they found her and put her in the barn? Raises a lot of questions. Also Hershel could have told them that he found a little girl and that he stuck her in the barn with the rest of the “sick” people. Then again, he didn’t want them to carry guns around either, probably because he didn’t want them to kill his family. Well sorry to say but his family was already dead the moment they died, got up and started walking again.
I think if they thought of the possibility of her being a walker as well as alive, the shock factor wouldn’t have been all that bad. Either way, this was one of their best episodes. I was sure they was going to find her alive though, I wanted her to be alive.