The Walking Dead

Episode 7: Can peace exist between man and walker?

The group find out the secret of the barn. But how will they react?

Episode 7: Can peace exist between man and walker?

At the start of this week’s episode, Glenn chooses to tell the group about the barn, which goes about as well as you might expect. Thankfully Dale had the sense to make off with the group’s guns. No guns would mean no walkers in the barn would come to any harm and Hershel would have no reason to kick the group off his farm.

Unfortunately for Dale, Shane realises that both he and the guns are missing, so makes an attempt to track him down. Shane manages to find Dale deep in the swampland that surrounds the farm and forces him to relinquish the group’s weapons, which he does, begrudgingly. Should Dale kill Shane when he has the chance?

While Shane was searching for Dale, Rick, who had attempted to convince Hershel to let the group stay on his land, is recruited by Hershel to help him transport two walkers, who have become stuck in the swamp, to the barn.

Rick agrees to help Hershel and agrees not to let the walkers in the barn come to any harm if he and the rest of the survivors are allowed to stay. Will the truce last?

As Rick and Hershel take the walkers to the farm, Shane hands out the guns to Daryl, Andrea, Glenn and T-Dog, as well as attempting to give one to Carl.

Hershel and Rick emerge from the tree line with their walkers in tow and are immediately spotted by the, now armed, group. Shane charges toward them in a rage, demanding to know why, if the walkers are sick and not dead, can they survive being repeatedly shot in the chest.

In his rage Shane breaks open the barn door, allowing the walkers to escape, but the group form a line in front of the barn and gun each one of them down without mercy. Does Shane overreact? Was the barn as the Greene’s maintained?

…Until Sophia steps out. The girl they have been searching for this whole time is now a walker. The sight of Sophia causes despair amongst the group and it’s left to Rick to put her out of her misery. How long was she in the barn? And did Hershel know?

This certainly is an exciting episode, but a few questions are still troubling us:

What will the group do now they have ‘found’ Sophia?

  • Did Hershel know Sophia was in the barn?
  • By killing all the walkers, does Shane inadvertently increase the resale price of the farm?
  • How will Hershel react to his family and friends being gunned down so mercilessly?
  • Leave any comments or thoughts you had about this week’s episode of The Walking Dead below:

Comments (10)

  • Lourdes

    almost 2 years ago


    Wait until you see the whole season?. Already seen it, amazing don't miss it

  • Evangelis

    almost 2 years ago


    Very clever to use Sophia as the final walker, as it just goes to show how easy it was for them to gun down Hershels loved ones but when it came to one of their own none of them except Rick could take the shot.

  • gemz

    almost 2 years ago


    what a way to go poor sophia what will they do know

  • Cambo

    almost 2 years ago


    I wonder if Hershel did know she was there or if she had snuck in looking for some shelter and maybe fell. Brilliant episode.

  • Justincampbell

    almost 2 years ago


    They all needs toget their asses to Alaska, might be a bit safer apart from the grizzly bears. Well done Shane, he was only doing what the others were thinking! I'd leave Hershel to rot with the corpses, he must have known Sophia was there & wasted everybodies time. Rick was a brave man, that was a serious shot to take & the real man stood up. Would have been good to see Andrea do it though in a compassionate way knowing she had lost a loved one.

  • Sharkbait

    almost 2 years ago


    Although inevitable that Sophia would either be dead or undead after such a long time missing, it was still quite sad to see her emerge from the barn. Wouldn't it have taken 2 people to get her into the barn?!

  • Shakok

    almost 2 years ago


    One more last thing... Poor T-Dog doesn't get much mention or attention in this series than the other survivors, apart when he got his arm cut and infected. Will he be next to be killed off?

  • Shakok

    almost 2 years ago


    A very sad ending to the story and it's a shame Sophia never made it. I wonder what her mother will do next now since she lost all her family? Commit suicide? Hershel must know the girl in the barn is the one the group been searching for days and he think of them as sick people? What planet is he from eh? For Shane... Well, he gone too far now isn't he?

  • Bristol Guy

    almost 2 years ago

    Bristol Guy

    Well I thought that was a humdinger of an episode. And seeing Egg, as I shall always think of him, blowing the brains out of an 11 year old girl, was disturbing to say the least (I guess most of the US audience won't have been quite as shocked, having never seen Andrew Lincoln in anything before.) Ps I hate captchas, they're so 2007

  • Splashboy

    almost 2 years ago


    Boo hooooo, I now know what happened to Sophia. They will just have to round up some more walkers, say two every three months as rent to stay on.