The Walking Dead (2011 - 2012)


Season 2
The Walking Dead

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The second season of The Walking Dead fleshes out the characters while maintaining the grueling tension and gore that made the show a hit.

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Critic Ratings: 203

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 16, 2011

Rick leads the group out of Atlanta; the group is stopped by a threat unlike anything anyone has seen before; the search for someone who has gone missing.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2011

Rick discovers a possible safe haven; Shane must go on a dangerous mission to get needed medical supplies.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2011

The group awaits Shane's return; Shane finds himself trapped in a school; Daryl and Andrea search for someone in the woods.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2011

Shane makes a deadly sacrifice that inspires unusual behavior and self-distancing; the rest of the group struggles to find the balance between living to die and dying to live.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2011

Rick and the other survivors continue searching for Sophia; Hershel disagrees with the group's plan and tells them they are only welcome at the farm temporarily.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2011

Glenn knows too much for his comfort level; Daryl finds a sign of life and tries to make it back to the farm alive.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2011

Secrets are told and revealed; Hershel refuses to acknowledge the world's new reality; Andrea comes out of her shell; everything is food for something.

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Air date: Feb 12, 2012

Rick and the others try to restore order after a terrible discovery; Hershel takes up an old habit and disappears.

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Air date: Feb 19, 2012

Enemies trap Rick, Hershel and Glenn, who fight to survive; when everyone realizes she is missing, Shane goes after Lori and finds her in danger.

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Air date: Feb 26, 2012

Rick and Shane are in conflict over the fate of an outsider; Andrea helps Hershel's daughter face a crucial decision.

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Andrew Lincoln
Rick Grimes

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Jon Bernthal
Shane Walsh

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Sarah Wayne Callies
Lori Grimes

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Laurie Holden
Andrea

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Jeffrey DeMunn
Dale

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Steven Yeun
Glenn

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Chandler Riggs
Carl Grimes

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Norman Reedus
Daryl Dixon

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Melissa McBride
Carol Peletier

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Jane McNeill
Patricia

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Madison Lintz
Sophia Peletier

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James Allen McCune
Jimmy

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IronE Singleton
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas

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Scott Wilson
Hershel Greene

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Michael Rooker
Merle Dixon

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Emily Kinney
Beth Greene

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Michael Zegen
Randall Culver

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Pruitt Taylor Vince
Otis

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Lauren Cohan
Maggie Greene

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Frank Darabont
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Robert Kirkman
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Gale Anne Hurd
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David Alpert
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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 2

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 2

  • Nov 21, 2022
    I have no words to describe how good I feel that this has finally ended, relief is the only feeling I can express as I sat through the credits of the final episode of Walking Dead, doesn't even feel real yet. All right let's break this down before leading people into any assumptions, for me this was one of the first TV shows I started to watch in an era where quality TV wasn't as abundant as it is today, and as it went by it also become the first series, I gave up watching on a list of only 2. It started with tons of potential, classic zombie apocalypse story with a pinch of mystery and intrigue, good characters and a genuine all right pace to the story, then around season 5 the event that I consider having tarnished the rest of my Walking Dead experience, happened; Eugene who was introduced as the character who was supposed to have find the cure to the zombie outbreak reveals that he was lying all along... why was this so awful to me, let me explain; most Zombie (or otherwise) apocalypse stories have two things that always bother me, they don't reveal or show to you how the entire collapse of society actually started and how modern society took it and they don't show you how would society adapt after a possible cure is found - they stick to the story during the actual outbreak. To that extend one might argue that's fine and I would say yes if you don't take 12 years to tell that story... if you did it in a handful of seasons, I would've been fine and happy with the show. But no, they got us hooked for 12 years on a plot loop, introducing and killing off new characters, copy and pasting villains, pointless dialogues, predictable outcomes, endless boring zombie killings to end in what an intriguing revelation? A possible cure after all that time? No, it ended in nothing!! Because not only they didn't really end the story since there will be spin offs and sequels to come (yes the insane cash grabbing greed) but if you were to be told what actually relevant happened between the early 2 or 3 seasons and now you would have absolutely no interesting pieces of information to share. And yes as I mentioned I did gave up on watching, I stopped around season 7/8 and was ready to let go but then they mentioned Rick was going to be sent off and I became curious to see what would happen (turns out they can't even kill off the main guy because they had plans for a spin off and money is all that matters) and then I stopped a second time, the only reason I came back was the announcement that season 11 was the last so I just decided since I had gone all this way to get rid of this infectious disease of a show. "You can stop watching at any time" yes but I am one of those persons that once invested I want to see the end result so as I said they got the audiences hook to this snooze fest of a show just to make an open ending for the TWD universe to come... a lot of TV shows and movies are greedy but these guys are on a whole other level....
  • Oct 20, 2022
    Its weakest points are the useless moments of filler, especially towards the middle of the season. However, the second season of "The Walking Dead" continues the world building in elegant fashion and digs deeper into each character. The stakes are also much higher and overall this season has a lot more action and thrills as opposed to the first season. Even so, Season 2 just wasn't quite as good as Season 1, though it does set up future seasons very nicely.
  • Sep 30, 2022
    This will be my favorite season forever. Best character moments and amazing build-ups with nice pay-offs.
  • Sep 19, 2022
    A great second season. Not as good as the first, but very good
  • Aug 21, 2022
    Season 1 was amazing. Season 2 had moments but was drudgingly boring.
  • Jul 29, 2022
    good arc for shane the seasons drags a little towards the middle of it
  • Jul 25, 2022
    Rick vs Shane was my favourite showdown.
  • Jul 25, 2022
    En mi opinión ya Sido la mejor temporada hasta el momento.
  • Jul 09, 2022
    Season 2 continues to carry the quality and freshness of the first season, while also introducing new characters, a new setting, and new conflicts.
  • Jun 24, 2022
    The worst of the early seasons. Spending half the season searching for Sophia, wasted 8 episodes and should have been done in four. The second half has one of the best cliff hanger endings of the entire series and a battle with zombies that leaves a lot of characters dead.

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