The Walking Dead

Episode 12: In memory of Dale

What impact will Dale's death have on the group?

Randall

Dale’s death has had a massive impact on the group and the rifts that were starting to form have been smoothed over, for now at least.

Hershel decides to let everyone move into the house and Rick decides to spare Randall’s life, going back to the original plan of driving him a long way from the farm and leaving him to fend for himself.

Shane obviously doesn’t agree with keeping Randall alive and so sneaks into the barn without attracting the attention of the rest of the group. He marches Randall into the woods, under the pretense of setting him free and asks if Randall knows where his group is, and whether Shane can join them. Would Shane ever really abandon Lori and Carl?

Randall admits that he may know where the group he was travelling with are and begins to lead Shane through the woods.

As they walk through the empty woods, Shane breaks Randall’s neck and begins to head back to the farm. Seeing that the group have discovered Randall is missing, Shane concocts a story about Randall escaping and stealing his gun, so Rick, Shane, Daryl and Glenn head into the woods to track him down.

Daryl and Glenn find Randall’s trail and discover he wasn’t alone, but before they can examine the tracks any further they are attacked by a walker. Glenn kills the walker and they are both shocked to discover that it is Randall, who shows no sign of being bitten. But, if Randall wasn’t bitten, how did he become a walker?

Meanwhile, Shane leads Rick into a clearing a long way from the farm. Rick realises what Shane is planning and confronts him about the fact that he’s planning to murder him. After a tense stand-off, Rick convinces Shane to put down his gun, and then stabs him through the heart. Did Rick have any other choice?

Rick, covered in Shane’s blood, begins to scream with grief, cursing Shane for forcing him to kill him. At that moment, Carl arrives and takes aim. Rick, thinking Carl will shoot him for what he did to Shane, tells Carl it’s not what he thinks, but Carl pulls the trigger, killing the walker Shane turned into. Like Randall, we know that Shane was never bitten, so how come he too turned into a walker?

Rick and Carl stand over Shane’s body, as a massive horde of walkers, who heard Carl’s gunshot, begin to make their way towards them...

Rick may have ended up winning his war with Shane, but there are still some things we don’t know the ending to:

  • How were Randall and Shane able to turn into walkers without being bitten?
  • How will the group react to Shane’s death?
  • How is it possible that Rick’s hat fits Carl’s head so well, does Rick have the tiny head of a child?
  • What will the season 2 finale have in store for our remaining survivors?

We’re only one episode from the end of series 2, so leave your comments and questions here:

Comments (31)

  • Steve

    12 months ago

    Steve

    Oh please have you even been watching???? When they went to the centre for disease control Rick was told by the doctor that they all had the virus, they are already infected. Everyone that has come into contact with the dead is infected. Anyone that dies will turn into a walker.

  • jun rubin

    1 year ago

    jun rubin

    when the firm tv series completely gone i only focused in walking dead tv series and i like it very much hope that there's coming many many season's on this and hoping that there's an antidote for this walkers...

  • ALEX

    1 year ago

    ALEX

    when is it back on channel 5 2013 ????

  • kacey

    over 1 year ago

    kacey

    how can they kill dale

  • Pop

    over 1 year ago

    Pop

    Season 3 in 2013, i live in the uk and im up to episode 6 of season 3? It all gets abit too unrealistic and falls in the category of every other zombie apocalyptic series out there anyway.

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  • BryanMurillo

    over 1 year ago

    BryanMurillo

    the best movie

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  • Mackenzie.

    over 1 year ago

    Mackenzie.

    Brilliant show can't wait for season 3 in 2013 :)

  • Von

    over 1 year ago

    Von

    damn ... I missed this episode and can't even watch it on demand 5 .. bugger.

  • Angharad

    over 1 year ago

    Angharad

    yes guys there's gonna be a 3rd series which is out in the usa in october...will be on sky here first then hopefully (love you channel 5) will bring it back next year <3 cant wait to fnd out what happens tonight battle royale!!! it's bound to be an airbourne virus by now as it will have developed and evolved as the virus will only 'live' in each host for as long as it's feeding...once a host has stopped feeding or hasnt been fed on how would the virus otherwise survive????

  • bobby

    over 1 year ago

    bobby

    shane isnt dead the bullet that carl shot didnt hit his brain so hes still a walker, i dont think many people will survive this onslought thats coming in this finale episode and by series 3 there will be lots new and exiting caracters with new storys and twists its looking good that the virus is in fact airborne but will we ever know!

  • n00b

    over 1 year ago

    n00b

    It's good that they've stayed true to the story line of the comic but put their own twist on it. Shane's death was inevitable....we knew it was coming it was just a matter of when and how, as he dies so early on in the comic version. Well played! Looking forward to see how it plays out from here :)

  • n00b

    over 1 year ago

    n00b

    It's good that they've stayed true to the story line of the comic but put their own twist on it. Shane's death was inevitable....we knew it was coming it was just a matter of when and how, as he dies so early on in the comic version. Well played! Looking forward to see how it plays out from here :)

  • Liam Healey

    over 1 year ago

    Liam Healey

    Yeah cant believe Shane is dead! Big character and a handy guy to have around in a fight (unless you're Otis!). I was thinking too that Rick's infected knife would have caused shane to become a walker but Randall?? Hmm food for thought. If it was airborne and that when you die you become a walker then what was the cause of death for the two police officers when they tried to release Randall? Hope it's not that as it would majorly suck to try to defeat! Amazing tv series and hope it's back on channel 5 soon, please let us know!!! :)

  • shams

    over 1 year ago

    shams

    cant believe they killed off one of the main characters in the series

  • Steve

    over 1 year ago

    Steve

    Just had a fantastic 2 weeks in Senoia, GA where series 3 is being filmed. (I have family who live in the town) Took a few photos of the sets - Woodbury City Hall, bank, welcome centre, Travel agents???? At the bottom of Main Street is a compound where all the vehicles are kept including some of the cast cars and the buses used as barriers. Liked the signs around the Main Street area asking residents not to cut the grass

  • Kerry

    over 1 year ago

    Kerry

    What a fantastic series! I've been hooked from the beginning. So many questions remain unanswered - how are the non bitten turning into walkers? Is it airbourne or have they been drinking contaminated water? Afetr all, one was found in the well! Pity about Shane - very complex character who was apt to act on impulse. Still a bit shocked that Rick could kill him. Is this the leader we know? Can't wait to find out what happens next and really hope there is a series 3!

  • dawn

    over 1 year ago

    dawn

    i cant believe you guys have killed off shane he was the best character in the show is there going to be a series 3?? (Dallas brang bobby back from the dead!!!anything can happen in tv land..right!!)bring back shane

  • dawn

    over 1 year ago

    dawn

    i cant believe you have killed shane off he is the best character in the show is there going to be a serious 3? if so think of a way to bring back shane (if DALLAS can bring Bobby back from the dead !!!!anything can happen in TV land right????

  • dawn

    over 1 year ago

    dawn

    OMG shane was my favourite character i cant beleive you guys have killed him off...what a mistake is there going to be a serious 3 ? if so think of a storey line to bring shane back to life it wont be the same without him(if dallas can bring bobby back from the dead anything is possible in tv land right?)

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  • Becca Hodge

    over 1 year ago

    Becca Hodge

    I believe my Theory is correct... In the last episode on season 1 at the end the CDC agent told Rick something, we found out what he said? I reckon he said that the disease is air born so everyone is carrying it, when they die they then come back, it doesn't affect you when you're alive. Proof is a few episodes back when rick and Shane arrive at a destination to drop off Randall they see those two police men as walkers, they do damage their brains and kill them but then find out they were never bitten.

  • Blossom

    over 1 year ago

    Blossom

    I was thinking, Shane might become a walker,because the knife was infected,what Rick used. But still,what about Randall?

  • GARRY NOTYCE

    over 1 year ago

    GARRY NOTYCE

    This series is cool man,I love every part of it so far.Shane was a main character that kept the thrills going on , I will miss him . I can't wait for season two finally . Thanks guys for a wonderful zombie series , can't wait for season three . Big up nuff respect .nice one . To all the cast and crew ONE LOVE

  • liam9715

    over 1 year ago

    liam9715

    glad shane is dead i hated him as a character

  • linzi

    over 1 year ago

    linzi

    I keep reading all the spoilers! I can't help myself:( I'm hooked, and gutted its the last episode next week. Ive read its back on in usa in October. Does anyone know the date its back on in England? And is it coming back to channel 5? ........ anyone know?

  • Nic

    over 1 year ago

    Nic

    Fantastic series, can't believe Shane is a goner. Brilliant series.

  • Nic

    over 1 year ago

    Nic

    OMG, can't believe Shane is dead - this is the best programme ever!!!!

  • Stephen Brooks, Exeter

    over 1 year ago

    Stephen Brooks, Exeter

    Wow...!!!! I can't wait for this! Shane is a massive part of this show..... and now he is a walker!?

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