The Walking Dead

Episode 8: A walker walks into a bar...

The incident at the barn is enough to drive Hershel to drink.

Episode 8: A walker walks into a bar...

After the discovery that Sophia was in the barn all along and the subsequent execution of all the walkers the Greene family had held captive, Hershel demands that the entire group get off his land (as they have more than outstayed their welcome) then goes missing.

Rick and Glenn surmise that they will find Hershel in his former local bar and go off in search of him.

As Rick and Glenn search, Dale confronts Shane about why he was so trigger happy at the barn and once again infers that he suspects Shane killed Otis during their bungled run for medical supplies. Following this confrontation, Dale goes to both Andrea and Lori to voice his concerns over how dangerous Shane is. Will Shane prove Dale right? Or will Andrea and Lori heed Dale’s warnings about him?

Rick and Glenn find Hershel in the bar, drowning his sorrows after decades of sobriety, finally coming to the realisation that there is no cure and no hope. Rick and Glenn manage to talk Hershel down, convincing him to return home, but two strangers enter the bar, seeking refuge at Hershel’s farm. Who are these men? And where is the rest of their group?

The men explain that wherever they have travelled, rumours of safe havens have proven to be false; including the place the group were originally going to seek refuge, Fort Benning. When Rick denies them shelter, one of them draws his gun, but Rick is quicker on the draw and kills both men. If Fort Benning really is overrun with walkers, is there any hope left?

While Hershel is at the bar, Beth suddenly falls unconscious and with Glenn and Rick having already left to find Hershel, Lori takes a car and tries to track them down herself, but along the way she hits a walker and we’re left to wonder her fate. Does Lori survive the crash? And will the baby be okay?

Even though we now know what became of Sophia, a load of new questions were raised in this episode:

  • Who were the two men that came into the bar?
  • Is Fort Benning just another dead end?
  • Do drink driving laws still apply after the end of the world?
  • Did Lori survive the crash?

Leave your comments and thoughts about this week’s episode of The Walking Dead below:

Comments (8)

  • C. Kay

    almost 2 years ago

    C. Kay

    This show is dire and is just a soap opera with a few zombies thrown in. Depressed people sitting around whining that' there is no hope. I thought it would be about ZOMBIES and killing zombies, but at the moment you are lucky to see even one ZOMBIE in one episode? If all the characters committed suicide I wouldn't give a damn. George A.Romero must be wondering why the genre he gave life to has become so very bad?

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  • Shakok

    almost 2 years ago

    Shakok

    Still on the farm.... AGAIN! At least there are new problems developing into this story but WHY do Lori have to do a stupid idea? Driving off on her own without anyone knowing and not familiar with the area with only a lously map to help her? Thought we've got fresh faces to the group but Ricky blown them away, yet they are suspicious characters alright. What's next?

  • Justincampbell

    almost 2 years ago

    Justincampbell

    on positive note 5 player actually worked fine for me tonight after it had warmed up for 5 minutes. yippee

  • Justincampbell

    almost 2 years ago

    Justincampbell

    Woohoo go gunslinger rick, he nailed the bad guys!

  • Blair

    almost 2 years ago

    Blair

    this series just isn't doing it for me, too many flaws - a shot zombie springs into life and grabs someone, yet a short time later someone is getting in the back a pickup with shot zombies ...d'oh! No gloves either. And why still no axes!! Lori's car crash was awful - she looks at the map as she is driving down the straight road at speed... i'm beginning to think the zombies are the wise ones.

  • Kian

    almost 2 years ago

    Kian

    From the sound of it I think this is going to be a good episode!

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