If you clicked on this story by reading the headline then you’re here because you know what you want. You want to know exactly what happens in AMC‘s The Walking Dead before it airs. If you don’t and you clicked her by mistake. Leave. Sorry, don’t want to sound rude but I feel really confident in this spoilery tid bit and I don’t want to be responsible for ruining your enjoyment of what is, my griping about changes from the source material aside, a pretty damn good television show.
Okay, so I think I’ve wasted enough space I can stop speaking in such vague terms. This spoiler comes from Comic Book Movie user, Avalanche731 who was apparently totally correct in predicting last week’s episode. And after reading the below paragraphs I can confirm it’s right in line with an earlier spoiler we shared. Then there was that slip-up from AMC Shop which also sort of confirmed this. Oh, and there’s pictorial evidence after the text, sooo, I think this is real guys.
Lori starts a dramatic war in Better Angels where she tries to convince Rick to kill Shane. Rick thinks about it but shrugs it off. After Lori sees that Rick is still not acting, she has a talk with Shane and puts into his head that if Rick wasn’t around they would still be together. This makes Shane change AGAIN, (he had finally made peace and Lori [frick]s him up again). Lori warns Rick that Shane will probably attempt to kill him, Rick denies it and says they’ve made peace. Anyway Shane decides to kill Rick and lures him into the forest chasing after Randall. Of course Rick isn’t stupid he realizes nothing is adding up and tries to give Shane a chance to abandon his plans. Believe it or not Rick loves Shane like a brother, anyway he finally calls Shane on it and says he knows what he’s trying to do.
So it starts with Rick standing off with Shane, they’re kinda on plain land I guess outside the barn (I mean far from it, like just outside a forest, and it’s moonlight). Rick says something like “so this is where you planned to do it”.
Shane says something I can’t quite make out, I think he was acting oblivious and playing stupid because Rick says something like “at least have the balls to call this what it is….murder” so I can assume that Shane was playing dumb.
Rick circles Shane talking about how you think if you go back to the farm alone they’ll believe whatever [frick]ing story you cooked up (not exact quote, cept the [frick]ing part) and Shane tells him to hush up and the group will believe him.
Rick doesn’t buy a word that Shane says.
Shane finally admits “it ain’t goin to be easy, but Lori and Carl will get over you” and you can tell by the look on Rick’s face that he’s starting to lose his patience. Shane adds “they done it before, they just gone have to” and pulls out his gun to aim at Rick’s face. Rick asks why? Why now? He then says “I thought we tried to work this out”. Shane laughs and says “we tried to kill each other!” (referring to the fight in 18 Miles Out) with his gun still on Rick.
Shane continues to mock by saying “ya think we’re just gonna forget about it and run into the sunset together?” Rick asks him “are you gonna kill me in cold blood? Screw my wife? Have my children… my children! Call you daddy? Is that what you want?”
Shane talks about how Rick has no idea what he had to, and still has to live with. Shane dares Rick to raise his gun, but Rick refuses. Shane taunts him by saying “what happened Rick, I thought you said you weren’t the good guy anymore?” He continues to mock, saying that he’s a better father than Rick and that he’s better for Lori than Rick because he’s a better man than Rick and he’ll actually fight for Lori (the stuff that Rick basically told him in ’18 Miles Out’ Shane is twisting his words against him, and this pisses off Rick.)
Shane says that Rick came back and destroyed everything. Pause. He continues by saying Rick has a broken wife and a weak boy. He also adds that Rick doesn’t even know how to fix it, he then pushes his gun closer to Rick and tells him to raise his gun.
Rick asks are you gonna shoot an unarmed man? Rick slowly goes for his gun and then pulls it out as if to drop it. Shane keeps his gun trained on Rick. Rick tries to negotiate saying “there’s a way back from this, nothing happened here, we gonna lay down our guns and walk back to the farm.”
Shane looks conflicted, not knowing that Rick has drawn his knife (the one you see him use in ’18 Miles Out’), finally when Shane doesn’t expect it, Rick lunges his knife into Shane’s chest.
Shane comes back as a zombie – Carl shoots him.
18 Miles out teased the audience with the idea that scratches are not reason that brings out Walkers.
So, yeah. I’m still pissed they pussy out and don’t have Carl shoot Shane, while he’s still alive, as they do in the comics. Having this 8 year old boy kill a man kind of blew my mind when I first read the comic. That was shocking. This sounds predictable. And no, not only because I already knew Shane would die, but because go figure they couldn’t have a kid kill someone on the TV show. I don’t know, I’m mostly just a bitter crank who loves her comics and gets angry when scenes I thought were important are changed. Carl becomes this really screwed up kid growing up in a really screwed up world and it starts with him killing Shane. Not zombie Shane. Which is who you see pictured all blurry-like, above.
Well, you know where I stand. What do you think?