November 8th, 2010
09:35 AM ET
Editor's Note: If you don't like spoilers of any kind, you should probably stop reading now.
It didn't quite have the artistry or the slow-building dread of the Frank Darabont-directed premiere episode, but Sunday night's "The Walking Dead" certainly had plenty of pulse-pounding moments.
We first got another glimpse of the camp where Rick's family is staying (and where his wife Lori has started a relationship with Shane). So far, I'm really not that interested in what happens there. It took a little too long to get back to Rick in that tank.
When we finally did, we saw a pretty ingenious escape engineered by Glenn, who had been hiding out in an abandoned store with another group of survivors. Among them was Andrea, whose sister Emma was in the other camp, and Merle, whose leadership quickly came to an end after he was revealed as a racist bully.
Glenn, however, is the fan favorite here - and for good reason, since he made smart decisions most people in a horror film don't make, like refusing to allow others to come down to the sewers behind him so as not to block his path of escape.
Since zombies had also decided to hang out in the sewers, Rick and Glenn had to make the difficult decision to chop up a zombie body in order to drape themselves with his guts, in the hopes that they would go unnoticed among the other zombies (hey, at least he was an organ donor!). If you made it this far into the show, you were committed.
Despite a rain storm - which caused them to be discovered - Rick and the others got away (except for Merle, who was left handcuffed on the store building's roof). After a momentary fear that Glenn didn't make it out, we saw him speeding down the empty interstate - going the opposite direction - in a sports car.
Here's hoping things pick up at that camp, because that's where the story seems to be headed next. What will happen when Rick reunites with his wife? Awkward.
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