November 29th, 2010
10:00 AM ET
As the first season of "The Walking Dead" winds down, the constant struggle for survival has taken its toll among those camped out near Atlanta, as seen in Sunday night's episode.
Picking up where we left off last week, Andrea was still in shock, unable to leave the side of her dead sister. When Amy started to stir as a zombie, Andrea told her she was sorry before shooting her in the head (once again, an incredible performance by Laurie Holden).
While other members of the camp were forced to make sure that their loved ones were gone for good, Jim was found to have been bitten by a walker.
Not long after the group left for the CDC (aside from one family who decided to go their own way), seeking a possible cure, Jim told them to leave him. After much hesitation (to say the least), Rick and the rest agreed to his wishes, and Jim even refused to take one of Rick's guns.
This episode had one scene after another like this - including Shane's momentary temptation to kill Rick in the woods - and each one of them was played perfectly, making it the best episode since the pilot.
The group struggling to make the right decisions in the face of such a horrific situation has made for a compelling series so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing what lies beyond the open doors of the CDC (what an amazing closing shot that was, by the way), where, evidently, only one suicidal man has survived.
What did you think of this week's episode, and what are your hopes for next week's season finale? Would you make some of the same decisions Rick's group has made? Share your thoughts on an iReport video, or comment below.
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