The Walking Dead Rewatch – Season 2, Episode 6 (Secrets)

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.

Once again, The Walking Dead suffers from a slow pace and storylines that weren’t what we signed up for. Sure, the show has to have a story to it, but make that story click and tick to improve how things all come together. The arguement as Carl (Chandler Riggs) wants to join gun practice for example goes on far too long.

Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) is torn between having her baby or not and after taking a morning-after pill, decides she actually wants it so throws it up. It’s a difficult decision to make, bringing a baby into this world and one that Lori shouldn’t be making alone. The problem with this is we don’t particularity like Lori, so her anguish and turmoil doesn’t give the right resonation.

In the search for Sophia, Andrea (Laurie Holden) and Shane (Jon Bernthal) encounter some walkers. Shane uses it as a way to test Andrea’s shooting skills after she did so well on the basic training but choked on the advanced. She manages to get some kills in, and enjoys it. She enjoys it a little too much! On their way back to camp Andrea decides she wants to be the second person at camp to have sex with Shane. Ew.

Glenn (Steven Yeun) tells Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) about the walkers in the barn who then goes to talk to Hershel (Scott Wilson). Hershel is resolute in his decision to leave those walkers be, he thinks they’re still living people under all that death. The constant questions and being bugged about it only appears to drive Hershel to the choice that these visitors need to leave.

Nothing happens. Rick (Andrew Lincoln) finds out about Lori’s baby and she admits to him that she and Shane did the bad thing, Rick admits he knew. This should be a big moment and give us feels, but Lori just…ugh.

Overall Rating: 5