The Walking Dead

Season 2 Episode 2

Bloodletting

29
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 23, 2011 on AMC
AIRED:
8.0
out of 10
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436 votes
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Episode Summary

Desperate to find help for Carl, Rick heads for Hershel's Farm. Meanwhile, the rest of the group continues to hunt for Sophia in the woods. Finally, Shane and Otis head into the nearby town to scavange supplies in order to save Carl's life.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Divided

    7.0
    So incredibly tedious. Seems we've gotten no where since the premiere. They've really seemed to have forgotten about... about the girl, whose name eludes me now. The show's terrible at giving the viewer a story and seeing it through. I understand that in the situation they're in, issues are going to overlap, and that's fine. But they're not balancing enough to keep both stories going and it makes it feel like the forgotten one (and the time spent watching it) was a complete waste. Why should I invest in the series if it doesn't invest in itself?moreless
  • YES CARL GOT SHOT!

    9.5
    But he no die which is sad.
  • 2x02 - Bloodletting

    7.5
    Ack, Carl getting shot was a shock so seeing that he's not dead yet was a relief. And as always, I'm darned happy to meet more survivors but other than that this episode was kinda on the dull side.
  • When a show leaves me wanting more ...

    8.5


    The episode was slow, and yet all of it was enjoyable in the sense that I couldn't turn away.



    The character development is very good. We get a sense of who these people are, and more so, have to ask ourselves: 'Would I do the same? How would I handle that? What would I do?'.



    All this makes for good TV in my opinion.



    There were several tense moments as well as moments that were all 'talk', and yet each left you with a little more of what the series is about.



    Keep it coming! I can't wait for more!

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  • Time is Ticking

    9.0
    Carl is alive but barely, Rick been giving blood transfusion for his son. Lori made it there and was shocked to learn what happen. Shane and the doctors son went out to get medical supplies for Carl so they can take the remaining bullets out. The writing is stepping up a bit while it's showing the whole team breaking down from all the trouble and misfortune that has put on them is finally reaching it's toll. Still can't believe they haven't found the girl yet, hope she's not dead. As much this much time passing by she should be screaming in the woods right now as fear takes over. So to hear complete silence when they search the woods is not a pretty good sign.moreless
Pruitt Taylor Vince

Pruitt Taylor Vince

Otis

Guest Star

Kelley Davis

Kelley Davis

Paula

Guest Star

Deja Dee

Deja Dee

Mom 1

Guest Star

IronE Singleton

IronE Singleton

T-Dog

Recurring Role

Melissa McBride

Melissa McBride

Carol Peletier

Recurring Role

Lauren Cohan

Lauren Cohan

Maggie Greene

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • T-Dog: (sizing up the situation as he sees it) I'm talking about two good ole' boy cowboy sheriffs and a redneck whose brother cut off his own hand because I dropped a key. Who in that scenario is the first that's gonna be lynched.
      Dale: You can't be serious. Am I missing something? Those two cowboys have done alright by us and if I'm not mistaken that redneck went out of his way to save your ass more than once.

    • Lori: Otis, the idiot who shot my son.
      Herschel: Ma'am, it was an accident.
      Lori: I'll take that under advisement later, for now he is the idiot who shot our son.

    • Glenn: (describing Maggie's introduction to the group) All I know is that this chick rode out of nowhere like Zorro on a horse and took Lori away.

    • Otis: (getting into the truck with the rifle he shot Carl with) It's the only one I got.
      Shane: (looking forward with disbelief) This has turned into a strange day.
      Otis: Didn't it though?

    • Rick: (outside the room Carl is in) Should be me in there.
      Shane: You been there, partner, right? But you pulled through, and so will he.
      Rick: Is that why I got out of that hospital, found my family, for it to end here, like this? Is this some sort of sick joke?

    • Daryl: (frustrated with the group being so negative) It's a waste of time, all this hopin' and prayin'. We're going to locate that little girl, and she's gonna be just fine. Am I the only one Zen around here? Good lord.

    • Dale: Listen, your veins are very discolored. You got a hell of an infection there. You could die from blood poisoning.
      T-Dog: (laughs) Oh, man. Wouldn't that be the way? World gone to hell, the dead risen up to eat the living and Theodore Douglas is done here by a cut on his arm.
      (laughs harder)

    • Daryl: Shut up.
      (shoots a Walker)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Viewership: 6.7 million (top cable show for the weekend of Oct. 21-23)

    • Location: along Highway 185 and Senoia, GA.
      The flashback scene where Shane gave Lori the news about Rick being shot were filmed at Peachtree Elementary School in Peachtree City, Georgia.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Italy: October 24, 2011 on Fox/Fox HD
      Latin America: October 25, 2011 on FOX
      United Kingdom: October 28, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Sweden: November 13, 2011 on TV11
      Slovakia: July 4, 2012 on JOJ Plus
      Czech Republic: October 1, 2012 on Prima COOL
      Turkey: October 14, 2012 on CNBC-e

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The bag of drugs that Daryl has with him is filled with blue colored crystal meth, which is similar to the meth cooked and sold by Walter White on another AMC TV show, Breaking Bad.

    • FEMA and the Zombie Apocalypse
      In 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) along with the CDCput out a pamplet on being prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse. This was to bring about awareness on what a person should have prepared no matter the disaster. To their dismay, Dale and T-dog couldn't find one of the chief items on the list among all the cars; first aid supplies.

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