Based on how everything is shaping up for next season, if you want to avoid spoilers for the TV show and you haven't read the comics yet, now would not be the time to start. Season 2 veered pretty far from the version of the story in the books, but the end of this season makes it look like they're veering right back toward it. I have to say, though, if they're going to be stuck in one location all season again, the prison should be a little more dynamic than Herschel's farm was.
Thanks for the warning. I will stay away for now.
Don't answer this, because I'm sure it's dealt with in the comics, but... How would they expect to get into the prison? Wouldn't it be crawling with walkers? Or is this a disused prison? And isn't it unlikely that the prison is unclaimed by any of the various roaming bands of Others, especially given the ridiculous amount of time they spent on the farm?
Enjoyed the season finale. Although I still completely hate Lori. Lori who knew she was pregnant but crashed a car going after Rick which I still don't understand why she did that. Lori who has no idea where her son is have the time. Lori who is pregnant but still threatens to jump out of a moving truck to go back to a overrun farm. Lori who once hears how Shane tries to kill Rick turns on Rick when only a few episodes ago she was the one warning Rick how Shane had lost it. Forgetting Lori. I had always thought that Rick and Shane were two extremes. The best leader for the group was the leader being somewhere in the middle. It seems that Rick killing Shane has gotten him closer to the leader he needs to be or the group needs although right now he seems uncomfortable in the situation. I liked what they set up for the next season meaning both the base or what ever the last shot was and the hooded figure that saved Andrea. The hooded figure seemed well adapted to the situation.
Even though it was kind of a weirdly structured transition episode, I also enjoyed it.
I'm really annoyed by Lori's completely unreasonable response to Rick's revelation. Even (or especially?) after his explanation, she's somehow horrified by him? I seriously expected her to give him a hug or something, for what he just went through, having to kill his best friend, but no. I'm sorry... Rick acted mostly in self defense against a psychopath (with rapey tendencies, Lori should be reminded) who wanted to murder him. Did he not shed a sufficient volume of tears atop Shane's corpse?
Even when I agree with Carl, he's still a little twerp that needs to keep his mouth shut and not do anything. They could keep him in the trunk.
One of Hershel's ambiguous blonde daughters was eliminated, so that's helpful. (The walkers got the non-suicidal one.)
I almost booed when Carol was saved. I hate myself.
I see the "bicker over anything and everything" directive is still in effect. It's as if the writers don't believe a scene is complete until there's a disagreement between two or more characters.
Oh and I have some nitpicking to do. At the end of the previous episode, there were two gunshots. The first was Shane's, as Rick knifed him. And yet the zombie POV opener showed only one gunshot, which was supposedly Carl's. Shouldn't we blame Shane for that first gunshot?