Last week, Shane and Rick were trying to help Carl after he was shot, after a doctor (Hershel) and his family (Patricia, Maggie, and Otis) took them in. In order to save Carl's life, Shane and Otis (who lives at the farm) had to go to a local school where there was a FEMA trailer complete with medical supplies. Otis and Shane became overwhelmed by the walkers and trapped themselves in the school.
Once again, this is full of spoilers, and we're not hiding them, so if you haven't seen episode three of this season, turn away now and maybe read one of our other fine articles. Now that you've been warned, let's take a look at what happened on Sunday's episode of Walking Dead.
This week, the show opens up with Shane shaving his head, with any rhyme or reason. He stares at himself in the mirror. After the opening credits, Otis and Shane are running through the school while Rick talks over them. Things look bleak for the two as they try to escape with the medical supplies for Carl, as they are chased by a swarm of walkers. The two seems to have a tough time devising a plan to escape the school.== TEASER ==
Back at the RV, Carol spends her night crying for Sophia, who has been lost. Daryl and Andrea decide to help her by going out into the wilderness to look for her. They let Dale know they're leaving a walk into the woods.
Back at the school,Otis and Shane are trapped above many walkers on some bleachers in a gym, and it seems like all hope is lost. Otis distracts the walkers, by jumping down to ground level and has them chase him. Shane takes the opportunity to find a window, two stories up. As he climbs out, a walker attacks him, and Shane falls out the window and hurts his leg in the fall.
Glenn and T-Dog make it to the farm. They meet everyone in the house, and Glenn and Maggie finally get to truly meet each other. Hershel tells Lori and Rick that he may have to work on Carl without the respirator because Carl simply can't wait anymore. He could die.
Shane is hurt, and he is limping. He bumps back into Otis and the two continue trying to safely leave the school.
Carl wakes back up, for just a moment, and all he can talk about was the deer he saw, seconds before Otis shot him. Carl begins to seizure. Hershel tells Lori and Rick that he needs more blood, but Rick has already given too much and giving anymore could put Rick into a coma. Rick risks his life to give Carl the blood.
While walking through the woods, Daryl and Andrea discover a walker hanging from a tree. The walker was once a man who tried to kill himself by hanging, but didn't realize he'd just turn after death. Daryl tells Andrea that killing him is a waste of an arrow, since he can't go anywhere. After a short talk with Andrea, Daryl puts the walker out of its misery.
Maggie and Patricia fix up T-Dog's arm, which leads to Maggie finding Glenn on the front porch trying to pray for his first time. They have their first heart-to-heart talk about religion and life. Walking Dead fanboys get all giddy.
Inside, Carl is losing blood fast, and Hershel says they have to operate immediately, even without the equipment that Shane and Otis were supposed to pick up. As Hershel is just about to start the operation, the pick-up truck pulls up. It's Shane, but there is no Otis. Shane says that Otis didn't make it.
Daryl and Andrea make it back to the RV, and they didn't find Sophia. Dale approaches Andrea and gives Andrea her gun back and says, "Don't make me regret this." He asks for forgiveness and is ignored.
Shane jumps in the shower and notices a patch of hair removed from his head. Flashback! Shane and Otis are trying to make it to the car, but the walkers are catching up quickly. Otis is out of bullets, and Shane, in a classic Shane move, shoots Otis in the leg. Otis falls but grabs Shane. The two struggle, and Otis rips out a piece of hair from Shane's head. Shane eventually escapes and Otis get eaten alive. The end.
Fantastic episode. For all of you comic book fans, this episode really doesn't follow anything specific in the comic. Sure, Carl does get shot early on and Hershel does heal him, but in the comic, that takes about 3-5 pages. After that, there's two HUGE plot-points that pop up: The barn and the prison.
What this episode does very well, when talking about similarities to the comic, is set-up possible romantic relationships between Dale and Andrea, and then Maggie and Glenn. Great scenes with those characters interacting, and finally, Glenn actually had a role in an episode this week!
Biggest bummer was seeing Otis die before Shane. At least Otis makes it to the prison, in the comic.
What did you guys think of this episode? What did you like/dislike? Anyone else excited for the barn?