The episode begins and it's dawn at the Hershel farm. The survivors meanwhile, are eating lunch in a camp outside the main house. Suddenly, Glenn stands up after an encouraging nod from Dale. "Um, guys, so, the barn is full of walkers," Glenn discloses, much to everyone’s shock and horror. Shane, then on hearing this, peeks into the barn. Sure enough, there are more than a dozen hungry, drooling zombies inside. Shane becomes angry, at this revelation. He wants to leave, immediately. Daryl, Rick and Carol argue in the meanwhile. They then discuss about Sophia. Shane though is sick of hearing about Sophia.
In fact, the former deputy strongly suspects that Sophia is dead. "Let me talk to Hershel" Rick insists. "This is his land" he then adds, trying to make his case. Later, Glenn tries to talk to Maggie in order to explain to her as to why he did what he did, but she breaks an egg over his head. Hershel's daughter, it turns out is angry that, Glenn spilled the big secret. Carl, meanwhile, declares that he is not leaving until the group finds Sophia. "She's going to like it here, this place," Carl says of Hershel's farm. Lori then gives her optimistic boy a big hug. Meanwhile, Daryl is still recovering from being shot. Nevertheless, he prepares a horse to go searching, just then Carol approaches and gauging Daryl’s intentions, urges Daryl to take it easy, as he still doesn’t seem completely fine. "Can't lose you, too," Carol then cries.
That as it turns out, doesn't sit well with Daryl, who throws a saddle and storms out of the barn. Dale meanwhile, confronts Andrea about Shane. "Is that what you want to be?" Dale asks. "Like him?" Andrea though retorts that Shane isn't a victim and she likes that about him. Meanwhile, inside the farm house, Rick approaches Hershel. "We found the barn," Rick says. "I'd like to talk about it" he then tells Hershel. Hershel though doesn't want a debate regarding the whole issue. "I need you and your group gone by the end of the week," Hershel then says. "I've given you safe harbor. My conscience is clear" he adds with an air of resignation. Rick though pleads his case, explaining that Lori is pregnant, hence it isn’t a good time for them to leave. Hershel though remains stubborn, in the light of recent events.
Later, Rick reveals to Shane the fact that Lori is pregnant. "We need to stay," Rick then explains. Shane meanwhile tries to be thrilled, but seemingly isn’t. Meanwhile, in the Hershel kitchen, Maggie tells her father to practice what he preaches and let the survivors stay. Suddenly, Jimmy enters the kitchen. "It happened again," Jimmy says. Hershel then immediately goes to Rick to ask for help. Shane, in the meanwhile, confronts Lori about her pregnancy and Rick. Shane then claims to have saved Lori's life four more times than Rick. He then voices his opinion that, Rick is weak and not equipped for this new world. Shane also believes the unborn baby to be his. Lori though on hearing all this, becomes visibly angry and defiant.
"Even if it's yours, it's not going to be yours," she then spits back in anger. Shane is visibly hurt and angry, at receiving this kind of a reaction from Lori. He then storms into the RV, looking for something. He though, is unable to find whatever it is he is searching for, then later in frustration he demands to know where Dale went. Glenn though isn't sure. "I don't get it," Glenn says. Shane then tells him "No, man, you don't," and sets off to track Dale. Meanwhile, Hershel leads Rick to the edge of the river where two walkers await, as they are immobilized in muck. Hershel then challenges Rick to catch and subdue the zombies and not kill them.
He then says that if Rick and his group are to stay, they will need to abide by Hershel's rules for capturing any and all walkers, instead of killing them. Rick reluctantly agrees, seeing no other option available. Back at the farm, Glenn tries to speak with Maggie, but is rebuffed once again. Glenn then steps in front of his would-be girlfriend, to make his point. "I don't care if they're sick people or dead people, they're dangerous," he tells her. "I don't want you in danger, secrets get you killed" he adds visibly concerned about her well-being. Maggie though apparently seems to understand and demonstrates her understanding by kissing Glenn, much to his surprise.
Meanwhile, Shane approaches Dale in the woods where he is about to secretly cache the group's firearms. "How bout you give me that bag?" Shane asks. Dale though aggressively retorts "What? Are you going to shoot me like Otis?" Shane though pays no heed to this comment of his, and demands the bag of guns. Dale then raises his weapon at Shane in visible anger and then lowers it, after pointing it at him for some time. "At least I can say when the world went to shit, I didn't let it take me down with it," Dale then taunts Shane. Not appearing to hear or understand or rather paying no heed to what Dale has to say, Shane takes back the weapons. Shane then comes storming back to the farm, visibly angry.
He then hands out guns to all the survivors, telling them that they are not only going to stay, but that they are also going to take out all the zombies in the barn. "This is not your decision to make" Lori yells in apparent anger, on hearing Shane’s instructions. But a visibly furious Shane isn't in any mood to listen. Just then, the survivors see Rick and Hershel emerge from the woods with walkers at the end of long sticks, much to their shock. Shane on seeing this goes ballistic. Then ranting and screaming, Shane shoots one of the captured walkers several times in the body to make the point that real people are injured when that happens, and then he shoots the walker in the head.
Everyone is visibly shocked at this extreme reaction of Shane’s. He then tells the group that he has had enough of looking for a little girl who according to him is surely dead and also, putting up with Hershel's plan to corral the zombies until a cure can be found. "If you want to survive, you gotta fight for it" he then screams. Shane then breaks open the barn door. The zombies then come lurching out and Shane immediately opens fire on them. Meanwhile, Daryl, Andrea, T-Dog and Glenn after getting a reluctant "go ahead" nod from Maggie also open fire. Rick though does not.
Hershel watches in horror and shock, as his friends, neighbors and relatives die for a second time. It is a massacre, from the looks of it. Then, much to everyone’s horror, the final walker to stumble out of the barn is Sophia. Carol on seeing this, runs toward her little girl, who snarls. Daryl then holds back Carol. No one shoots. Finally, Rick steps forward. He then draws his gun and shoots Sophia in the head. The episode ends at this point. Share this article with your friends