October 31st, 2011
10:05 AM ET
Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead" featured plenty of zombies in the first 15 minutes, for those who have been complaining that so far this season we're not seeing enough of them.
It didn't quite pick up where we left off, with Shane and Otis (the man who accidentally shot Carl) cornered at a high school by a mob of walkers. Instead, we got Shane shaving his head in the bathroom, which might have been seen as a flashback if only because we've started with flashbacks in each episode this season. But then, it was a head shaving scene, so maybe not.
All would be revealed in time as Shane and Otis continued to fight off the horde and attempted to get vital medical supplies back to Carl, whose condition continued to worsen.
In the meantime, Carl's mother, Lori, started to wonder if death wasn't preferable to their current situation, and Andrea and Daryl pondered the ethics of putting a walker who was hanging from a noose out of his misery, or allowing him to "make his choice" (Andrea finally chose the former, before being awarded her own gun by Dale).
On the other hand, you had Glenn, who may just have one more reason to continue surviving after meeting Maggie at the farm where Carl was being treated.
When Shane arrived with the medical supplies alone, there was a sinking feeling as to what happened to Otis, and before long we discovered that the head shaving scene was taking place as he recalled shooting Otis, and leaving him for the walkers.
Shane may have done what he felt like he needed to do to survive, and perhaps he felt this was payback to Otis for Carl, but this decision is sure to stir debate among fans.
Now, I think Shane has gone to the point of no return, and I have a feeling the repercussions of this will be felt as the season progresses. I've been a fan of this season, but I know there are plenty out there who aren't.
What did you think of Shane's actions? For those of you who have been down on the season so far, did this one turn things around for you? Share your view on iReport or comment below.
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