Bloodletting, the second episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead premiered last night. It had a great opening and ending, but started to drag a little in the middle with all the talking going on. However, they made up for the slow second act by throwing in some action and a budding bromance between Rick and Shane. Unlike the padded-out, extra long season premiere, this one kept the pace up pretty well and managed to be a pretty interesting episode. So, fans of bromance, look no further because this episode has plenty. Fans of little kids and/or Carl, this episode will be a nail biter, cause that little dude’s prognosis goes from bad to worse. Let’s go to Dale to see how he thinks things are going with the survivors. Dale?
Well keep holding down the fort, Dale. Time to check out what happened this week:
Rick (Andrew Lincoln) gathers up Carl (Chandler Riggs), who had just been shot by a hunter called Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince), and runs him to the hunter’s house where there’s a doctor. The doctor digs one of the bullet fragments out of Carl but the others are too deep. They then discover that Carl has internal bleeding, and they need stuff they don’t have to fix it. So Shane (Jon Bernthal) and Otis go off to a nearby school that has the supplies they need.
Meanwhile, the rest of the group is still in the woods looking for the little girl and are unaware that any of the rest is happening until a girl from the doctor’s house comes riding up on a horse finds them. She grabs Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and takes her back to the house and tells the other how to find them. She takes Lori to meet up with Rick and Carl and that’s when they find out that the doctor isn’t a people doctor- he’s a veterinarian! Ahhh! Beggars can’t be choosers.
The rest of the group in the woods meet back up with Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) and T-Dog (IronE Singleton) on the highway. T-Dog’s arm is greatly infected and needs antibiotics. Daryl (Norman Reedus) is all kinds of useful by coming up with a plan to make a sign and leave supplies for Sophia on the road in case she comes back and then reveals his stash of his brother’s drugs, which happened to include antibiotics!
Shane and Otis devise a plan to get into the school, but forgot one important thing…an exit strategy! So after they’ve gotten the medical supplies, they walk out into the herd of zombies. Well, the zombies notice them so they run away until they’re surrounded and break into the school closing a gate on the door. The episode ends there with them trapped in the school with the medical supplies surrounded by a ton of zombies, and Carl rapidly dying five miles away.
- The return of The Dale face!
- Bloody car seat!
- Norman Reedus has been working out! Keep your guns, Rick. Norman’s already got two! POW POW!
- The flashback at the beginning of the episode, Lost style.
- Rick and Shane bromantic moments. Time to start writing my Rick X Shane slash fiction.
- Too few zombies in the beginning
- Too much talking in the middle
- Not enough Darryl in the end.
This is the Action Flick Chick, and you’ve just been kicked in the ass!
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