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And so ends the first half of The Walking Dead's deadly second season, thankfully not with a whimper but with a whole lot of bangs.
The show is perfectly satisfied with painting Sophia, in very broad strokes, as an ordinary 12-year-old girl. If her disappearance is a dominant arc of a season, the character can't be this underdeveloped for drama to be maintained.
It might be the series's most iconic moment.
We were a little pissed at the show last night for ending the mid-season on such a finely crafted note, because it can't be stated strongly enough that the show is still in a rut.
The tension slowly ratchets up to an almost unbearable level, leading to those amazing final scenes.
I've been underwhelmed by a good chunk of the season so far, but tonight's closing scene was so effective that I think I'm going to remember it far more strongly over the next two-plus months than I will a lot of the dull moments we got.
It was everything you've ever wanted this show to be. Zombies plus no dialogue, such a winning combination!
To me, last night's episode was the show's finest hour since its series premiere, and I think it's because the show has finally decided to stop going for realism and embrace its inner melodrama.
Well... I feel weird saying, "I loved it!", but it certainly worked, didn't it? It was very powerful and succeeded as the sucker punch it was intended as.
The [final] scene allowed the debate about whether the walkers are sick humans or animals to come to a boiling head.