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Season 2, Episode 2.8
General Information
Series The Walking Dead
Air date 12 Feb 2012
Written by Evan T. Reilly
Directed by Clark Johnson
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Rick and the others try to restore order after a terrible discovery; Hershel takes up an old habit and disappears.

Plot Summary

After the massacre of the walkers in the barn, the group gathers up the bodies of their love ones and bury them; they burn the rest of the bodies. Hershel becomes infuriated with the group of survivors and demands that they leave his land while Shane accuses him of knowing that Sophia was in the barn the whole time. Shortly after, Beth begins to suffer from fever and falls into what appears to be a state of shock. The group looks for Hershel, but he is no where to be found. The only clue as to where he is is a flask of alcohol which hints that he is at a bar in town. Rick decides to go into town and Glenn volunteers to show him where it is. When Beth's condition worsens, Lori asks Daryl to help her, but he is still angry that he had struggled to find Sophia in vain. Lori tails Rick in a car. She crashes the car when she runs into a lone walker on the road.

Glenn and Rick find Hershel in a bar in town. Hershel confesses that he was being delusional. He explains that he had given himself and his daughters false hope when he told them that their mother could be cured after they become a walker. He berates himself for taking away their chance for grieve for their mother normally. Rick argues that the situation has not changed and that their people still need them to stand strong. The two are interrupted when two men appear at the door, They introduce themselves as Dave and Tony. At first, they have a friendly conversation, but tension rises when the two men asks to stay at the Greene farm. When Dave reaches for his gun, Rick shoots him and his partner without hesitation.

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