I'm interested in seeing if Rick goes off on Shane come the second half of the season. He had just negotiated a compromise with Hershel (the group stays away from the barn and lets Hershel deal with the walkers, and the group gets to stay on the farm) only for Shane to flip and blow the whole thing. I liked that for all his talk of doing what needed to be done, Shane wasn't able to put Sophia out of her misery but Rick -- the guy Shane said wasn't built for this new world -- did.
Suddenly we have a very complicated dynamic; Rick has both done what needed to be done AND gone against the deal he'd just worked out with Hershel, Shane is in the uncomfortable position of perhaps realizing that despite all his talk about shutting off his emotions and getting the job done, he was completely unable to do so and -- according to snippets revealed of next season -- now that he's seen the truth, Hershel seems to take the stance that there is no hope, period. So there's no telling how he's going to act.
For all the complaints of "slowness" this first half of the season, so far it's accomplished more and set up more interpersonal conflict than the entirety of the fantastic first season.
I can't wait 'til February.
Last edited by LoudLon (2011-12-03 14:55:14)