November 14th, 2011
09:35 AM ET
As if having a missing child, another shot and a baby on the way in the midst of a zombie apocalypse wasn't enough for our group of survivors to deal with, Sunday night's episode made the situation that much worse.
First, you had the aforementioned pregnancy, which Lori has yet to tell Rick about (though Glenn knows, having picked up the pregnancy test for her, and is sworn to secrecy).
Then, the tension between Rick and Shane nearly came to a head as the two argued while searching for Sophia, as Shane is ready to call off the search.
Daryl was still looking, though, and he ended up falling off one of Hershel's horses, eventually hallucinating that his (possibly still alive) brother Merle was taunting him. It was a pretty disturbing effect to see that his first vision of Merle was actually a walker getting ready to feast on him.
There were some incredible scenes for Norman Reedus here, as he struggled to climb up a ravine despite the imaginary Merle's insults while wounded and fighting off walkers.
If that wasn't enough, fans who don't like Andrea have a bigger reason to not like her now, since she ended up shooting Daryl after confusing him for a walker. However, it looks like he'll make it (to the relief of many a viewer).
In the meantime, Glenn carried on his fling with Maggie, heading towards the barn to rendezvous with her. Before she could stop him, he discovered a sizable number of walkers staying there. Looks like Hershel and company have some explaining to do.
Of course, I would be remiss not to mention the gangbusters opening minutes of this episode, the best flashback of the season so far, where it's revealed that the military was apparently napalming cities in the early days of the pandemic.
This was the strongest episode so far this season, due again in large part to Reedus' performance, and that stunning plot twist at the end.
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