November 21st, 2011
09:55 AM ET
It's got to be awfully tough for Dale and Glenn. These two not only have to keep track of all the secrets on the farm, but also have to be the voices of reason (at least in their view).
A lot of these secrets were revealed on Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead," so let's go over all of the various developments:
1. Hershel has a group of friends and family members-turned-zombies in the barn. When Glenn found out about this, he was sworn to secrecy by Maggie, but didn't know why there were a group of zombies being given chickens to eat in the barn.
When Glenn blurted out the truth to Dale, the character who seems to be the farm's keeper-of-gossip, he found out that Hershel believes the walkers to be the same people, only sick with a disease. Oh, how misguided he is.
2. Glenn should never be told a secret, because he also spilled to Dale about Lori's pregnancy.
This led her to send him into town to get a morning-after pill, which eventually led to Lori telling Rick the truth - not just about that, but about her relationship with Shane. If you thought Rick and Shane had blow-ups before, you ain't seen nothing yet.
3. Leaving the farm means getting attacked by walkers: Maggie (who may finally understand the truth about walkers), Shane and Andrea had to fight off walkers when they left the property. Andrea - who had been itching for some firearms training, along with some of the other women on the farm, plus Carl - started to become a really good shot against some of the walkers, which seemed to be quite a rush for her.
4. We kind of saw this coming, but Shane and Andrea ended up getting together in his car on their way back to the farm. These two - Shane, having killed one person from the farm and having threatened both Rick and Dale, and Andrea, wanting revenge on the walkers and resentful of the other survivors - are certainly not the most level-headed couple.
Then, after Maggie was angry at Glenn for nearly getting killed in the drug store, she ended up making out with him, telling him that he was a natural leader but the rest of the survivors didn't want him to know it.
5. Still no sign of Sophia: Shane and Andrea didn't get so much as a clue to Sophia's whereabouts on their excursion. With next week's episode being the last one of 2011, I'm really hoping that we will have at least some idea of what happened to her.
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