The Walking Dead season 2 continues on February 12 with episode 8, "Nebraska," and it will be picking up right where episode 7, "Pretty Much Dead Already," ended. Where will Carol go next after losing Sophia? What will happen to the group?
Walking Dead season 2 second half spoilers
According to Collider, Melissa McBride has said that the aftermath of the barn massacre caused "divisions among the group," as "they will be re-thinking and re-evaluating everybody, for themselves and each other." The tension between Rick and Shane is going to continue, and that's going to be something else that divides the group. There had already been some divisions, which became very evident when Shane took the guns and opened up on the barn walkers. While the others joined him and it was Rick who ultimately shot Sophia, it's impossible not to acknowledge that he has gone off the deep end. Dale sees that more than anybody, but it doesn't look like anyone, especially Lori, wants to acknowledge that he could kill one of them. Dale knows it's possible, but will anyone listen? Could that be another source of divisions among the group?
Meanwhile, Carol's going to have to deal with losing her daughter, and Daryl's going to have to deal with the fact that he wasn't able to bring Sophia home safe after trying his hardest to find her. He was the one out there looking in the woods and doing the most for herÂ—more than her father ever did, as Carol expressedÂ—but now the hope is completely gone. Norman Reedus did say that "Carol and Daryl are a lot alike, in that we were abused and put down for so long. Now that those elements have left us, whether we wanted them to or not, there's something kindred that we see in each other. We look after each other."
McBride added, "There is a little division that comes between the two of them, too, because of what's happened. Carol's reaction is to remember Sophia the way she was and move forward. In her heart, she's come to terms with the fact that she's not going to see Sophia again. But, it's different for Daryl. He pulls away a little bit, to do what he needs to do, and I just don't want him to go far. I'm concerned with him and I'm looking out for him now." It has been entertaining to see the interactions between Daryl and Carol this season, as Daryl's not one to let others look after him, but Carol's not letting him push her away.
Finally, Reedus also talked about Merle returning: "Yeah, you'll see him. He'll come back, eventually, and he'll probably be super-pissed. That's going to be interesting. Is blood thicker than these new bonds he's made? There's going to be a lot of confrontation going on, for sure." One of the new promos out for the second half of The Walking Dead season 2 (here) does show Daryl standing over someone with a gun saying, "Sorry, brother," and since that hit, there's been plenty of speculation that he's talking to his brother. Could Daryl have to do something extreme to subdue a "super-pissed" Merle, or could he be a walker? It's very possible he got bit in the time he's been missing and going around with one handÂ—all that blood was sure to be a trail for the walkers. Whatever does happen there, you can't help but be excited for some Dixon brother scenes and you just hope it's not going to be a farewell from Daryl to Merle.
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