For those keeping count, the newest episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead is episode 6 of searching for Sophia. It is also the sixth episode of the season. Hmmm. To be fair though, this episode, “Secrets,” was not solely focused on searching for the freakin’ kid. Actually, a couple of things actually happened plot-wise. A couple of secrets (gasp, that’s the name of the episode!) came out so that the people who really need to know about them are all caught up with what the audience has known for a while.
Some of the characters toughened up a little bit this time, including Carl and Andrea. It’s so nice to see innocence fly out the window and leave an empty, cold-hearted kid. I’m also loving Andrea’s new direction of being more aggressive with what she wants. And Dale! He’s there to know everything and use his psychic old person sense to uncover everyone’s secrets. I believe this episode holds the record for most number of Dale faces because he found out a lot of crap and talked to a lot of people about the crap. Dale, what do you have to say about that?
Thanks for the update, Dale. Now if only Rick and Lori would do something besides talk everything to death we’d be set. On a side not, I missed Daryl in this episode. I guess since the last episode was basically the Daryl show they toned down his part in this one to give the others a chance to do something besides talk…except that’s still mostly what they did. Ah well, it’s no Sarah Connor Chronicles but it’s still been a pretty good show.
Beware spoilers below!
Here’s what happened:
Glenn (Steven Yeun) becomes the secret man. He’s asked to keep the pregnancy and the barn full of walkers a secret; however, he sucks at keeping secrets so he immediately tells Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn), which results in a Dale face!!! Dale, being the Nosy Nelly that he is, goes to talk with Herschel (Scott Wilson). Herschel says they’re people, not walkers, and won’t kill them because it isn’t right to kill people. His wife and step-son are also in the barn and might be influencing his point of view just a hair. So then Dale goes to talk to give his two cents to Lori about the pregnancy.
Andrea (Laurie Holden) apologizes to Daryl (Norman Reedus) for shooting him. He says, “Fine, but shoot me again and best pray I’m dead.” And that’s all you see of Daryl. Boo! More Daryl!
Carl (Chandler Riggs) says some grown up things and wants to learn how to shoot a gun. There’s a long discussion about should he shouldn’t he. Then Shane (Jon Bernthal) takes Carl, Andrea, and some of the Hershel’s family out to learn how to shoot. Andrea is a star shooter so Shane decides to give her advanced lessons alone.
Andrea and Shane then partner up and go look for Sophia. They don’t find anything except a bunch of zombies (surprise, surprise). Andrea finds her groove with her gun and starts pumping out some head shots. On the way back to the house the best sex initiation scene happens. Andrea grabs Shane’s dick, he immediately stops in the middle of the road, and says “Well, come on then.” And then they start porkin’ like two high-schoolers under the bleachers.
Glenn goes into town for Lori. Maggie (Lauren Cohan) goes with him and they talk about whether zombies are people or not. Then Maggie gets attacked by one and Glenn has to kill it. She gets all pissy and reveals that Lori asked for the morning after pills, and tells Glenn that he is only walker bait to the group and they don’t appreciate him.
Herschel tells Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) he expects them to be moving on. Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Lori talk a lot more about the situation. Later, she downs a handful of morning after pills then immediately goes out and pukes them up. Make up your mind, woman. Rick finds the pills and confronts Lori and they talk some more. She also tells him about her sleeping with Shane while he was “dead,” which he knew about but tried to sweep under the mental rug.
So now we’re back to Dale. He suddenly can look at someone and know everything that’s going on thanks to, apparently, his aforementioned Old Person Sense, which is kind of like a Spider-sense only you might poo yourself. He tells Lori that he knows about her and Shane. He immediately catches on that Andrea and Shane had sex so he tells Shane to get lost. He reveals that he saw Shane almost shoot Rick in the first season (the origin of the Dale face) and he knows something bad happened to Otis. Shane then threatens him. I don’t think Dale really thought that all the way through.
The best secret that’s not really a secret that came out was Shane saying out loud that he loves Rick! He said it in a macho, friendship kind of way, but we all know what he really means. Rick X Shane bromantic slash fiction hooooO!
- Wooo! Glenn’s zombie kill by a big shelf!
- Walker carnage! Looked disgusting!
- The action at the end!
- Andrea turning Rambo and getting some good head shots.
- Best sex scene!
- Multiple Dale Faces!
- Lori and Rick doing nothing but talk.
- Almost no Daryl
- Herschel’s a dope and kind of a wang.
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