The Walking Dead Rewatch – Season 2, Episode 2 (Bloodletting)

Because The Walking Dead season 10 finale has been delayed thanks to the real-world virus, I have decided that to fill the void left in the schedule, to start a re-watch of the series. I live tweeted the episode as if it were playing live in the regular 9pm GMT slot on FOX TV UK. You can see all the tweets here or embedded below.

There isn’t a great deal to say about this episode. It moves our characters to a new location, Hershel’s (Scott Wilson) Farm as some continue the search for Sophia (Madison Lintz), Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) learns about Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Shane (Jon Bernthal) goes on a mission with Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince) to try and get medical supplies to save Carl.

There isn’t so much in terms of character development as much as character introduction as there are a few new faces to get acquainted too. The big two of these are Hershel, who seems to know a lot about surgery and medicine only to reveal later he is a veterinarian, not a surgeon. The other is Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Hershel’s daughter, who saves Andrea (Laurie Holden) in super slow mo, riding in on horseback and slaying a walker. Good stuff.

Meanwhile, Shane and Otis find the medical supplies but they are surrounded by walkers. They use what distraction methods they can but ultimately end up getting trapped. The clock is ticking on their mission as Carl continues to slip back at the farm. The pair are very good in leaving medical supplies for others in need, but really, they should have stockpiled.

It’s a standard character introduction episode that has a risk element of Carl’s live and the walkers at the school, but ultimately, feels otherwise empty.

Overall Rating: 6