The Walking Dead

Episode 11: Is killing a person as easy as killing a walker?

It's time to decide what to do with Randall.

Dale

The survivors face a moral dilemma this week: what do they do with Randall?

Daryl tortures Randall and is told some horrific stories about the group he came from, heavily armed savages who are doing whatever they can (and want) to survive, but professes that he isn’t like them. Is Randall really unlike the rest of his group? Or is he just trying to deceive Daryl?

Rick and Shane both agree that the only solution is to kill Randall, much to Dale’s horror. Dale sets about trying to convince the group to let Randall live, but Andrea is the only one who seems to agree that letting Randall live is the right thing to do. Is killing Randall the right decision?

Carl, meanwhile, finds a gun hidden in the panniers of Daryl’s bike and takes it into the woods. He stumbles across a walker that is stuck in the mud and takes aim, but the walker manages to free itself and smack the gun out of Carl’s hand, at which point he flees, arriving at the farm just in time to discover that Rick is on his way to kill Randall. Should Carl have raised the alarm about the walker?

Rick, Shane and Daryl take Randall to the barn, blindfold him and put him against the wall. Rick draws his gun and holds it up to Randall, but realises Carl is watching. Shane takes Carl out of the barn, but Rick decides to postpone Randall’s execution. Will Rick regret keeping Randall alive?

Disgusted by the group’s lack of respect for Randall’s life, Dale takes a walk through the fields, where he encounters a dying cow. Realising that the cow has been gutted, Dale turns to run, but is attacked by a walker. Dale’s screams are heard by the group, who immediately run to his aid, killing the walker, but Dale’s abdomen has been ripped open. Hershel tells Rick that there’s nothing he can do, Dale won’t survive.

Carl arrives at the scene and is devastated to see that the walker that has mortally wounded Dale was the one he failed to kill earlier. He clings tight to Lori as Rick aims his gun towards Dale’s head, but once again hesitates; causing Daryl to step forward and end his friend’s suffering.

We know how the group felt about whether or not Randall should be executed, but there are other questions that remain unanswered:

  • Will Randall be spared out of respect for Dale?
  • Will Carl end up getting himself killed?
  • Apart from Stuck in the Mud, what other schoolyard games do walkers enjoy?
  • Will the group fall apart without Dale’s moral guidance?

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Comments (8)

  • Rash

    over 1 year ago

    Rash

    Dale copped it in the Novel too, so no shocks really. Although he's gone in a slightly different fashion here!

  • Jack

    over 1 year ago

    Jack

    I'm with the majority on this one... kill Randall he ain't trust worthy and someone sort Carl out! Way too big for his boots! But obviously Randall will live to everyones regret. It's only time before another tragedy besets Carl and the group has been destined to split for about the last four episodes!! On a final note... Walkers do enjoy other playground games like playing join the crew... Unfortunatly it's a lifetime membership to their crew, and there's no Christmas Bonus!!

  • Acd

    almost 2 years ago

    Acd

    Gutted about Dale, as was he! Great series though

  • Shakok

    almost 2 years ago

    Shakok

    It was a shock to see a respected character Dale to go out after been gutted by a zombie. The group is getting smaller and not getting any better so any more are on the way out before the end of the series? Carl on the other hand need his ear boxed as lately he's getting disrepectful, cocky and think he's tough besides he is responsible for Dale's death for letting a walker on the loose. Randall, I do not trust him big time and may be dangerous...

  • Anna

    almost 2 years ago

    Anna

    Whoever writes these episode blogs; a huge pat on the back. I enjoy coming and reading them after watching last night's episode; esp the funny parts. Am devastated about poor Dale- his eyebrows, esp, will be heavily missed.

  • eddie mack

    almost 2 years ago

    eddie mack

    the show is fantastic, please keep this going, its much better than corrination street.

  • phil

    almost 2 years ago

    phil

    forgot to answer that question. no zombies, don't enjoy anything because they are quite clearly DEAD. yeah going with land of the dead (awesome film) zombies evolve. but my theory is the brain is dead apart from the pulses to feed. so they won't and will not think which means they won't haver the emotion of enjoying themselves. so in conclusion they don't think just eat.

  • phil riggs

    almost 2 years ago

    phil riggs

    it's a sad, sad night. the thought of dale no being round about, made a tear in my eye. peace be with him (fingers crossed daryl miss his target). and i have got to say the people from channel 5 please stop asking the one stupid questions in each blog, for each episode i.e. apart from stuck in the mud, what other schoolyard games do walkers enjoy?. it makes me laugh every time i read ONE of those questions. please stop it.

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