IGN: The Walking Dead: "Better Angels" Review

In the wake of a recent loss, the issue of what to do with Randall leads to a major turning point.

Another week, another major character death on The Walking Dead! As Season 2 comes to an end, the core cast certainly aren't doing so hot, huh?

And so goes Shane. The Rick vs. Shane battle had been building through the entire series, bubbling to the surface in "18 Miles Out." But a more final confrontation between the two was likely inevitable and I think played out in a suitably satisfying manner in "Better Angels."

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alycakes2595d ago

This was another hell of an episode and one I could have predicted myself. I had known this was coming for a while. If you haven't seen it, I won't spoil it but I myself was not surprised. The only thing that is a surprise is....when did people start turning just from dying without getting bitten by a walker?

Tsuru2594d ago

You may want to go back and watch a couple episodes, especially the one where he shaves his head. You may have overlooked something.

Soldierone2594d ago

What is there? I've watched it several times pretty sure nothing noting he was bit or anything....

Blacktric2594d ago (Edited 2594d ago )


Remember back in the final episode of Season 1 when that scientist at CDC said something to Rick? He says that everyone is actually a carrier and when they die, they WILL turn into walkers except for the ones who die because of serious head trauma. And also, that's why the show is titled The Walking Dead. It's a reference to that, not to zombies.

Tsuru2593d ago

Im gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you on the whole "And also, that's why the show is titled The Walking Dead. It's a reference to that, not to zombies. "

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eak32594d ago

Thats looking like the big secret that Rick learned at the end of season 1 from the CDC guy. Apparently everyone has the infection and some people automatically turn when they die regardless of being bit or not. Not everyone turns though which answers the question of all the dead people in their cars when they were on the highway.

DeadManMcCarthy2594d ago


If you read the comics, you will find out that when people die they turn into zombies even if they haven't been touched by a zombie. I'm assuming it's the same for the TV show.

DeadManMcCarthy2594d ago


As I said in my previous comment, all the survivors are infected so when they die it triggers something in them that turns them into a zombie.

Smokeeye1232594d ago

If you die, you become a zombie. Everyone has the virus, but only turn into zombies outright if they are bitten or scratched. If someone dies without direct zombie contact they still eventually turn.

Just look at that guy who hanged himself earlier in the season, or the 2 cops at that place that were zombies but weren't bitten.

Soldierone2593d ago

The guy that hung himself wrote a note that said "I was bitten so I quit" and then zombies also ate his legs. However the cops are a good example.

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alycakes2594d ago

I guess I just didnt' get that. I watched all that but I must have just not paid attention.

Bathyj2594d ago

After a slow start (I thought the show stalled a bit staying on the farm for so long, and spending so long searching for the girl), this season is finishing strong.

The last two episodes have been awesome.



I wonder if Rick is going to deal with his son pulling a gun on him, or if thats just going to get swept under the carpet because he shot Shane, (even though thats not why he drew in the first place.)

alycakes2594d ago

I think he'll know he did what he had to do.

ScubaSam212594d ago

Can't wait till next week.

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