The Walking Dead

Season 2 Episode 7

Pretty Much Dead Already

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 27, 2011 on AMC
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Episode Summary

The secret of the Walkers in the barn is fully exposed and Shane forces a decision to be made about them. Herschel has given Rick an ultimatum that his group must leave.

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  • ITS SO

    Its so slow its funny. Another episode about the barn, how they are dragging it out. give me a break.

    i mean why not guys? her scene was totally epic!!
  • And So It Goes

    Been so long I'd forgotten what she looked like. By time it was clear they'd be raiding the barn, it was obvious who they'd find inside. They were that close to sanctuary and then Shane goes and ruins it with his holier-than-thou ideals. He's really past his prime as a character, but with this climax, we're going to have to wait for the tension to build again before he's dealt and done away with. This was a really good episode about personal ideals and interpersonal relationships.moreless
  • Dead!

    Wow! What an ending. Finally we get to see Sophia. It was nice to see Rick step up to kill her. They were all so focused on killing the other walkers, they didn't consider the possibility that Sophia could be among them. So Rick took responsibility and killed her. GO RICK!

    I hope we get to see where Sophia has been the whole time and how she got bitten.

    Shane is getting from bad to worse real quick. He's gonna get people killed. A cop should keep his standards, even in a zombie apocolyps. :p

    I really feel sorry for Hershell. In his mind he was trying to save his family.

    The first time I saw Darryl, I thought he was an asshole. But seeing him so compassionate and willing to find Sophia, my love for him is growing with every minute. Darryl, I have misjudged you.moreless
  • 2x7 - Pretty Much Dead Already

    For a show with zombies, the lack of action really puts me to sleep. I don't hate drama, but I like drama which catches my attention, which makes me feel something for the characters, not just drama for the sake of drama which makes my eyes roll. Hershel's denial about everything just made me snort. The only drama that I cared about was the revelation of Sophia's fate because in a show about zombies, that's what should be the drama.moreless
Madison Lintz

Madison Lintz

Sophia Peletier

Recurring Role

Lauren Cohan

Lauren Cohan

Maggie Greene

Recurring Role

IronE Singleton

IronE Singleton


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Glenn: I had to tell them.
      Maggie: You did not!
      Glenn: No. I did! Okay? I wanted to! You see, I forgot. Okay? I forgot or I stopped thinking about it or maybe I didn't wannna think about it. I let them lower me into that well like it was fun. Like I was playing Portal. Eh, that's a video game.
      Maggie: Of course it's a video game.
      Glenn: And then the pharmacy happened yesterday and I realized something. I forgot that they're dangerous. I don't care if they're sick people or dead people. They're dangerous. And then I realized something else. That I don't want you in danger ever. So, I hate to blow your dad's big secret, but I'm sick of secrets. Secrets get you killed. And I'd rather have you pissed off at me and alive than liking me and dead. So that's why I told him.
      (Glenn walks away)
      Maggie: Hey, walker bait.
      Glenn: Don't call me that.
      (Maggie walks up to Glenn)
      Maggie: Okay, Glenn.
      (Maggie smiles; they kiss)

    • Shane: These things ain't sick. They're not people. They're dead. Ain't gonna feel nothing for them 'cause all they do, they kill! These things right here, they're the things that killed Amy. They killed Otis. They're gonna kill all of us.
      (pulls out gun)
      Shane: Hey, Hershel, man, let me ask you something. Can a living breathing person, could they walk away from this?
      (shoots walker in chest)
      Rick: No! Stop it!
      Shane: That's three rounds in the chest. Could someone who's alive, can they just take that? Why is it still coming?
      (shoots walker in chest again)
      Shane: That's its heart, its lungs. Why is it still coming?
      (shoots it more)
      Rick: Shane, enough!
      Shane: Yeah, you're right, man. That is enough.
      (shoots walker in the head, killing it)

    • Dale: This is where you belong, Shane.
      Shane: How's that, Dale?
      Dale: This world, what it is now, this is where you belong. And I may not have what it takes to last for long, but that's okay. 'Cause at least I can say when the world goes to s***, I didn't let it take me down with it.
      Shane: Fair enough.

    • Shane: Dale, shut up. Just shut up and give me the guns.
      Dale: Am I gonna have to shoot you? Do I have to kill you? Is that what it's gonna take?
      Shane: Eh. Yeah. That's what it's gonna take.

    • Rick: (to Herschel) You and I have our differences, the way we look at walkers. Those people; they may be dead, they may be alive, but my people? Us? We are alive, right now, right in front of you.

    • Shane: (to Daryl) Let me tell you something else, man; If she was alive out there and saw you coming, all miffed out with your buck knife and geek ears around your neck, she'd run in the other direction!

    • Maggie: Give me your hat.
      Glenn: (gives Maggie his hat and she puts an egg in it and smashes it on his head) Why would you waste an egg like that?
      Maggie: I figure it was rotten.

    • Rick: The first time I saw a walker, it was just half a body, snapping at me from the ground and my first inclination wasn't to kill it. But what the world is out there isn't what you saw on T.V. It is much, much worse and it changes you. Either into one of them, or something a lot less than the person you were.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Viewership: 6.6 million (top cable show for November 27th)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Portugal: November 29, 2011 on Fox/Fox HD
      United Kingdom: December 2, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Sweden: December 18, 2011 on Kanal 11
      Finland: July 15, 2012 on Fox
      Slovakia: August 1, 2012 on JOJ Plus
      Czech Republic: November 5, 2012 on Prima COOL
      Turkey: November 18, 2012 on CNBC-e


    • Maggie: (to Herschel) A new command I give to you: Love one another, as I have loved you.
      Maggie is quoting from the Book of St. John 13:34