The Walking Dead season 2 continues with episode 8, "Nebraska," on February 12, and there's already a sneak peek out about what comes next. There's going to be more yelling, more arguing, and more demands on Hershel's farm when the series returns.
Walking Dead season 2 episode 8 "Nebraska" sneak peek
In addition to the promo that's out, there's also a sneak peek out already from the February 12 episode, "Nebraska." Hershel has just watched his barn of walkers be put down by Shane and the others, ending in Rick shooting the final walkerÂ—SophiaÂ—to close out the first half of the second season in "Pretty Much Dead Already" (recap here). In the clip (below), Hershel tells them to get off his landÂ—no surprise there after what Shane did. Glenn walks off, leaving Rick and Shane to fight it out. Poor Glenn. He's in a tough position; he didn't join in shooting the walkers until the nod from Maggie, but Hershel is her father. They had just gotten some happiness when Shane showed up with the guns and the final scene of the episode began.
Once upon a time, before the walker apocalypse, Rick and Shane were best friends. Unfortunately, that was only briefly seen in the Walking Dead series premiere, and now, they're just at each other's throats. It doesn't help that now Shane knows about Lori's pregnancy, congratulated Rick, then went to tell Lori he knows it's his. Oh, the drama continues, and it wouldn't be surprising if they start exchanging blows one of these days.
Both of them have good points in their latest argument, but knowing how Shane is now, it's hard not to side with Rick. Shane can go off at any moment, and who knows who will be the next one dead? In this disagreement, Shane points out that Daryl almost died looking for SophiaÂ—as could have any of themÂ—when she was right there in the barn and Hershel knew it. Did Hershel know he had Sophia in his barn? Rick doesn't think so, and Hershel had told him Otis had been the one in charge of wrestling the walkers into the barn. It's very possible Otis had put her in there and was killed before telling anyone she was there.
Shane is also right to point out that everyone was in danger with the barn of walkers, but Rick's argument that Shane didn't go about it the right way is sound. Hershel doesn't see the walkers like they do. He sees them as people, as family and friends, who could possibly be cured one day. So he therefore sees what Shane did as outright murder right before his eyes on his property when he gave them shelter. You can argue that Shane started off things the right wayÂ—showing that they don't go down when shot in the heartÂ—but opening up the barn and taking out every single one of them in the next heartbeat was not the way to do it.
The argument ends with Rick insisting he's handling things, while Shane tells him he had everyone looking for a girl they knew was dead, calling him just as delusional as Hershel before walking away. Is it possible for those two to ever get their friendship back to how it was before the walkers? Is this all because of Shane and Lori's affair, or would Shane have changed like he did anyway even if that never happened? As Dale pointed out in "Pretty Much Dead Already," Shane belongs in the world as it is now. Would that be true if some circumstances were different, or was he going to be like this all along once the world changed?
What do you think of the sneak peek from "Nebraska" on The Walking Dead?
Â© Meredith Jacobs 2011