The Walking Dead

Episode 13: Who will survive the season finale?

It's the last episode of the season, and our survivors are running for their lives!

The Walking Dead

It’s the last episode of The Walking Dead, season 2, and Rick and Carl don’t have much time to rest after the death of Shane, as they’re descended upon by a massive herd of walkers. They decide to make a break for it and flee back to the farm.

Daryl and Glenn have already made it back to the farm and inform the others about Randall’s return from the dead, as well as the curious fact that they found no signs of a bite. Lori begins to worry about Shane and Rick, so begs Daryl to go back out and find them, but before he can, the herd break through the tree line and attack the farm.

The group flee the farm, taking as many weapons and vehicles as they can, but Jimmy and Patricia are killed by walkers and Andrea is missing, presumed dead. The group all decide to head to the highway, where they left supplies for Sophia, knowing that the others are likely to have headed there too. Is the group stronger as a whole, or should they take the chance to go their separate ways?

Andrea, having escaped the farm, is attacked by walkers in the woods and, just as all looks lost, she is rescued by a hooded figure carrying a large sword and keeping two armless walkers on leashes. Who is this hooded figure? And why do they have walkers on leashes?

Finally reunited, the group decides to leave Andrea behind and go off in search of shelter, but they’re quickly running out of fuel and decide to make camp for the night instead.

While discussing the fates of Randall and Shane, Rick is forced to confess what Jenner had whispered to him back in the CDC, that the group is all infected with the virus and every one of them will become a walker when they die, regardless of whether they get bitten or not. Rick then has to admit that it was him that killed Shane, and that he did it in order to protect the group. Will the group see Shane’s death as a good thing?

Armed with this knowledge, the survivors begin to turn on Rick, claiming that he’s not fit to lead them, but Rick calls their bluff, he tells the group that anyone who wants to walk away is welcome to do so, if they think they can survive. No one takes him up on the offer and Rick tells them that, from now on, they take their orders from him, it isn’t a democracy anymore. Is Rick fit enough to lead the group, or does he need Shane to challenge him so he knows what decision to make?

In the final shot, the camera cranes back and we see a prison in the distance. Will our Sheriff have to act as a warden for the group in the next series?

The second season of The Walking Dead may be over, but we still have a few questions for when it returns:

  • Can the group trust Rick anymore?
  • Who is the hooded figure?
  • Why did Hershel make his fences from foam instead of wood?
  • Is this hooded figure some sort of ‘walker whisperer?’
  • What does next season hold in store for our survivors?

If you have any questions or thoughts about this episode, or about season 3, leave them here (and don't forget to check out the episode blogs for Person of Interest, starting Tuesday 14th of August):

Comments (58)

  • AndreSkarzynski

    10 months ago

    AndreSkarzynski

    Season 3 already started, 30 June on Channel 5 at 23:00 and then Sunday at 22:00 on 5* (star).

  • SJC

    10 months ago

    SJC

    so does anyone actually have a proper starting date for season 3 starting on 5

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  • watom1

    10 months ago

    watom1

    me to i have order it to on amazon can channel 5 start puting on soon

  • watom1

    10 months ago

    watom1

    looking forword to season 3

  • Melanie

    10 months ago

    Melanie

    Why is it taking so long to get The Walking Dead season 3 on Channel 5? I've already had email from Amazon asking me to pre-order the dvd when its out in September. So frustrating!!!

  • skunk940

    11 months ago

    skunk940

    It will be on soon, in June. I saw it in a newspaper advert.

  • watom1

    11 months ago

    watom1

    when does the season 3 of walking dead start

  • Official news

    11 months ago

    Official news

    It will start in June it said in a poster near my house it said the walking dead season 3 premieres in June only on channel 5

  • donna

    11 months ago

    donna

    When does season 3 start??????????????

  • donna bruce

    11 months ago

    donna bruce

    Any dates for season 3 yet???????? Or is channel 5 not. Showing the walking dead any more?????

  • Lalapoopoo

    12 months ago

    Lalapoopoo

    When does Season 3 start please?

  • Vic

    1 year ago

    Vic

    If u want to watch series 3 then its all on stream-tv.me absoloutely brilliant!

  • Maria

    1 year ago

    Maria

    Any updates yet on when season 3 starts? I missed the term first one of season 1 and dont want to miss the new season.

  • walkerbehindu

    1 year ago

    walkerbehindu

    it will be starting about april/may because season2 starts in april cause they always repeat the last season just before the next season to recap

  • Mary

    1 year ago

    Mary

    When does The Walking Dead return to Channel 5 please?... I miss it terribly :(

  • tempo...

    1 year ago

    tempo...

    so season 3 on chnnl 5 late spring... is it spring now? still feels like winter

  • David

    1 year ago

    David

    Hi. When can we expect to see season 3 on Channel 5 ? We loves it !!!!!

  • cherry mann

    1 year ago

    cherry mann

    when is channel 5 bringing back the walking dead......just love it

  • good man dave

    1 year ago

    good man dave

    thank you sooo much for that info i killman zombie.I have watched most of the new season 3 episodes it is really good and you will love every second of this amazing, action packed,thriller.I LOVE THE WALKING DEAD

  • i killman zombie

    1 year ago

    i killman zombie

    guys the walking dead will return in the next 4 months it is really good already seen it up to episode 11

  • Hugh Smith

    1 year ago

    Hugh Smith

    when is season 3 of the walking dead going to start on Ch5

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  • Billy

    1 year ago

    Billy

    Is channel 5 going to play season 3 of walking dead later in the year

  • Mamakin69

    over 1 year ago

    Mamakin69

    From what I've read Channel 5 have "free to air" rights for the third season, but cannot show it until late spring 2013 as FX (on Sky - which I don't have), have paid for the rights to screen it first, starting back in October 2012...

  • channel5 hater

    over 1 year ago

    channel5 hater

    I think its annoying how they switched it over to FX, I don't have FX on my TV so I can now no longer watch it :( this is a DISGRACE channel 5, you no longer have my support.........

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  • Shakok

    over 1 year ago

    Shakok

    Seen the preview of Season 3 and it's looking good, hopefully there will be more actions, dilemmas and zombies than in Season 2. Got all the DVDs so I can watch them over again and wait patiently till the new season come back on 5 in the middle of next year.

  • Linda Linda

    over 1 year ago

    Linda Linda

    They have announced that the FX channel is starting series 3 of The Walking Dead tomorrow night 18/10/12 does this mean that Channel 5 is not going show the series?? I hope this is not the case, this is exactly what happened with Breaking Bad (another great series) It cheeses me off they get you interested and then drop the rest of the series, they owe it to their viewers to continue right thru to the end of any series once they start showing it

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  • I Am A Zombie

    over 1 year ago

    I Am A Zombie

    release on channel 5 on internation day oct 14th apparently according to every other source...

  • paul joynson

    over 1 year ago

    paul joynson

    when does it start bck on chanel five

  • MateiIonescu

    over 1 year ago

    MateiIonescu

    when the next series out??!!??

  • walker stalker

    over 1 year ago

    walker stalker

    they are the next series is starting next year they have just finished filming

  • marcus

    over 1 year ago

    marcus

    come on people you have a wicked show and the one thing i was looking forward to on a boring Monday night and the season is over typical this is why i buy the box series instead of watching it on tv. im not happy i only watch channel 5 for that show. p.s let me know when its back on!

  • sally

    over 1 year ago

    sally

    love this walkind dead ,keep up the good work ,can not wait for the next series .

  • hazel

    over 1 year ago

    hazel

    so far why would Rick not be trusted?..and Rob, what's your evidence for comparing him to a dictator..Shane (a great character) was going to kill him!! and.. Lawri is definately not sticking to her character by taking the moral highground or maybe she really did prefer shane which i dont think so, personally I think she is the most shallow of them all...after all she did'nt grieve for rick very long did she? among all that grief and killing she found time for baby making session with shane!! Andrea has more of a conscience than her so I really hope they develop her character more positively than Lawri I just think Lawri is a big pain in the????. but who knows what the script writers want to achieve...anyways I am really loving this and not too bothered how long it takes to show cause it's always something to look forward to...and I'm rooting for Rick to stick to form

  • Marty

    over 1 year ago

    Marty

    cant wait 4 no 3, really enjoyed all so far, when will season 3 start ?

  • lastkrystallos

    over 1 year ago

    lastkrystallos

    Connie, you can buy the episode for from Blinkbox if you missed it £1.89, I missed it and couldn't get it on demand 5! Glad I saw it in the end!

  • amy

    over 1 year ago

    amy

    Whens the nxt one on anyone know :'(

  • fan

    over 1 year ago

    fan

    Llike sari asked, does anyone know when season 3 os scheduled for channel 5?

  • Susan Cheyne

    over 1 year ago

    Susan Cheyne

    Will miss this so much!!!best prog on tv can't wait for season 3 wish on now.

  • Jack

    over 1 year ago

    Jack

    Awesome finale! Great base for the next series to start, but why are they making us wait so long?!!! (I know, so we go and spend out on the DVD's!) So do you recon the hooded samurai chick fly's solo or part of a clan? I think Andrea will probably fit right in! I recon that the zombies are dragged on the chain so that other walkers don't pick up on her scent. Allowing her to move freely and... thinking about it you don't think they're her pets that she wants to feed? Oh so many possibilities! The group will probably split soon guessing on how Lowri was looking at Rick after the little confession session... All the same looking forward to it!

  • Shakok

    over 1 year ago

    Shakok

    End of Season 2 went out with a bang did it? Thought Andrea was going to get it but luckily she got saved by the mysterious woman, I don't know how she got the energy to keep ahead of the walkers and dispatching them. Shame two people from Hershel's group didn't make it but didn't expect the whole group to make it. Pity Dale's RV is wasted as it would make an ideal temporary mobile home for the survivors. Will be getting the DVDs shortly to pass the time till Season 3 hit our screens again next year.

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  • alex

    over 1 year ago

    alex

    Season 3 gonna be so good. Not out till next year though aaaaah! Disappointed shane died. Wanted him to come through his differences

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  • Rob

    over 1 year ago

    Rob

    guys check out the walking dead graphic novels for info on the prison and the mysterious samurai sword weilding hoodie, really looking forward to seeing how the series goes from here. Sad in a way to see Shane go, such a great character but it seems that Rick is turning into something of a brutal dictator, although I think series three will see some pretty dark characters that will make Shane look positively gentle! I don't know about anyone else but would love to know what else is happening in the wider walking dead world outside of the main cast survivors, where did that helicopter come from at the start of the episode?

  • deborah

    over 1 year ago

    deborah

    The eposide in which you are asking about the last one is on tuesday night.

  • Joe

    over 1 year ago

    Joe

    I just think the scenes where two of Herschel's group were killed during the escape from the farm were a little lame. They appeared to dither about while the walkers just seemed to want it more. You'd think they'd be more competent by now, but then minor characters usually get dropped for the new series in most shows.

  • Sari

    over 1 year ago

    Sari

    Anyone knows when does Channel 5 shows season 3? Alison, you can buy season 1 and 2 already :-)

  • Sari

    over 1 year ago

    Sari

    Dear Alison, you can buy season one and season two on DVD already. I did :-)

  • faramarz

    over 1 year ago

    faramarz

    thanks

  • connie davies

    over 1 year ago

    connie davies

    Does it repeat through the week cos my telly told me it waa on at 5 to 11 nd it was on at 10 nd i missed it im tampin :( someone plz let me know

  • alison378458

    over 1 year ago

    alison378458

    I hope that they are going to make another series of The Walking Dead because I am loving every minute of this last season even though I am watching in with no lights on curtains closed trying not to be sick Wow I really didn't expect this to be so exciting and I wonder if this is going to be released on DVD from Alison Howard

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