The Walking Dead Season 2



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"Triggerfinger" picks up its pace considerably, offering new adversaries, moral quandaries, and gruesome thrills, even if it doesn't finish as strong as it begins.

Episode Info

Rick, Glenn and Hershel find themselves trapped and facing a battle for survival against a new army of foes, both dead and alive; Lori encounters danger on the road and Shane attempts to rescue her and return her to the farm.

Cast & Crew

Andrew Lincoln
Rick Grimes
Jon Bernthal
Shane Walsh
Norman Reedus
Daryl Dixon
Melissa McBride
Carol Peletier
Scott Wilson
Hershel Greene
Michael Zegen
Randall Culver
Emily Kinney
Beth Greene
Lauren Cohan
Maggie Greene
Irone Singleton
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas
Frank Darabont
Executive Producer
Robert Kirkman
Executive Producer
Gale Anne Hurd
Executive Producer
David Alpert
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Triggerfinger

Unless a star-crossed Korean couple and an Iraqi torturer parachute into Hershel's farm, we're stuck with these squabbling zeroes for the foreseeable future. And as long as that's the case it will lead to all sorts of character-based confusion.

Jul 28, 2015 | Full Review…

That is how I felt watching the second half of Walking Dead last night, like I just couldn't understand why it was acting so rudely when just half an hour before it had been my friend. In my heart, I knew it was better than that.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

This is the sort of thing we should be seeing every episode, more or less, and it's a promising sign that the show has managed to keep the screws tight for two weeks running now.

Jul 27, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

We should know and care enough about the main characters that time spent on letting them talk and argue should be as compelling as the moments when the walkers are coming and the guns have come out.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

The pacing picked up, yes, but this new wild west mentality opened up a whole new possibility for brutal imagery and ethical pitfalls around every corner.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Move over, Shane. The Walking Dead has a new cast of villains.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

People were finally talking about something new; about things that have relatable consequences and understandable emotional fallout.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

"Triggerfinger" brought back to life the intensity and pulse-pounding thrills that seemed to have taken a nap on much of the early half of season 2.

Jul 27, 2015 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

At this point in the series, the walkers have become more of a pervasive problem than a scream-inducing mystery for the characters, and Lori dispatches two of them rather quickly, earning a few points for style in the case of the windshield zombie.

May 1, 2015 | Full Review…

While not quite as strong as midseason premiere 'Nebraska', it's combination of high tension, gruesome imagery and outstanding performances make for a heady cocktail.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

The second half couldn't match the first, but still, overall, there was a lot to like here and the pace seems to definitely be picking up.

Jul 27, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

We need to suspend a little more disbelief about the specialness of Hershel's farm. It's a useful narrative device, though, as it leads to one more example of the difference between Rick and Shane-the main tension unfolding this season.

Jul 27, 2015 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…