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After the barn, there is much conflict among both groups of survivors, Hershel wants Rick and his group to leave immediately and Shane accuses Rick to be just as delusional as Hershel saying that Hershel knew about Sophia the whole time and hid her from the group. Dale tells Andrea to be careful about her relationship with Shane since Dale knows what kind of person Shane is and now wants him gone from the group. He also reveals this to Lori, including the fate of Otis.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x8
Airdate: Sunday February 12th, 2012

Director: Clark Johnson
Writer: Evan Reilly

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Feb 17, 2012
AU (FX) May 06, 2014


Starring Roles
Madison LintzMadison Lintz
As Sophia Peletier (Daughter of Carol Peletier)

Guest Stars
Aaron MunozAaron Munoz
As Tony (Man At Patton's Bar)
Emily KinneyEmily Kinney
As Beth Greene (Hershel Greene's Daughter)
Irone SingletonIrone Singleton
As T-Dog (Survivor)
James Allen McCuneJames Allen McCune
As Jimmy (Survivor at the Farm)
Jane McNeillJane McNeill
As Patricia (Otis' Wife, Survivor at the Farm)
Lauren CohanLauren Cohan
As Maggie Greene (Hershel Greene's Daughter)
Michael Raymond-JamesMichael Raymond-James
As Dave (Man At Patton's Bar)
Scott WilsonScott Wilson
As Hershel Greene (Owner of the Farm, Veterinarian)
Amber ChaneyAmber Chaney
As Hershel's Wife (Walker In The Barn)

Amanda DyarAmanda Dyar
As Walker
Main Cast
Andrew LincolnAndrew Lincoln
As Rick Grimes
Norman ReedusNorman Reedus
As Daryl Dixon
Steven YeunSteven Yeun
As Glenn Rhee
Chandler RiggsChandler Riggs
As Carl Grimes
Jeffrey DeMunnJeffrey DeMunn
As Dale Horvath
Sarah Wayne CalliesSarah Wayne Callies
As Lori Grimes
Jon BernthalJon Bernthal
As Shane Walsh


The episode begins with Rick lowering his gun after shooting, undead Sophia. Carol weeps behind him. Hershel weeps too. Dale meanwhile, is shocked and is staring at the mess of familiar walkers strewn across the ground. Basically, everybody is having a hard time coping, with all that is happening. Suddenly Herschel's Walker wife, Annette, awakens and attacks her own teenage daughter, Beth, much to her shock and horror. Andrea on seeing this grabs a nearby scythe and buries it in the zombie's brain, thus nipping the situation at the bud. Meanwhile, Shane is visibly furious. He blames Hershel for putting them all in danger by hiding Sophia in the barn while the rest of the group combed the woods for her. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 8.10 Million Viewers

Trivia: The total number of walkers that were hidden inside of Herschel's barn was 15: Twelve neighbours, two of Herschel's relations and Sophia.

Location: The scenes inside of the bar where Glenn and Rick are were shot in Sharpsburg, GA.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bear McCrearyThe Walking Dead Main TitleOpening Credits, Closing Credits
ClutchThe RegulatorPlayed during the bar scene at the end.
Michael Raymond-JamesOld MacDonald Had a FarmHe sings this while at the bar.

Episode Quotes
Rick: She was there all the time.
Lori: And you did everything you could.
Rick: Yeah I know, I always do don't I? Went after her, protected her, kill those Walkers but she still got bit. Carl still got shot. People counting on me and I had them chasing a ghost in the forest.

Lori: Listen, Beth's in some catatonic shock. We need Hershel.
Daryl: Yeah. So what?
Lori: So I need you to run in to town real quick and bring him and Rick back. Daryl?
Daryl: Your bitch went window-shopping. You want him? Fetch him yourself. I got better things to do.
Lori: What's the matter with you? Why would you be so selfish?
Daryl: Selfish? Listen to me, Olive Oyl. I was out there looking for that little girl every single day. I took an arrow and a bullet in the process. Don't you me about getting my hands dirty! You want those two idiots? Have a nice ride. I'm done looking for people.

Rick: We don't know anything about you.
Dave: No, that's true. You don't know anything about us. You don't what we had to go through out there, the things we've had to do. I bet you've had to do some of those things yourself. Am I right? 'Cause ain't nobody's hands clean in what's left of this world. We're all the same.

Dave: I'm Dave. That scrawny-looking douche bag is Tony.
Tony: Eat me, Dave.
Dave: Hey, maybe someday I will.

Rick: You thought there was a cure. You can't blame yourself for holding out for hope.
Hershel: Hope? When I first saw you running across my field with your boy in your arms, I had a little hope he would survive.
Rick: But he did.
Hershel: He did. Even though we lost Otis. Your man Shane made it back and we saved your boy. That was the miracle that proved to me miracles do exist. Only it was a sham, a bait and switch. I was a fool, Rick, and you people saw that. My daughters deserve better than that.

Dave: Walkers? That what you call them?
Glenn: Yeah.
Dave: That's good. I like that. I like that better than lamebrains.
Tony: More succinct.
Dave: Okay, Tony went to college.
Tony: Two years.

Lori: We're ready.
Carol: Why?
Daryl: 'Cause that's your little girl.
Carol: That's not my little girl. It's some other... thing. My Sophia was lost in the woods. All this time, I thought. But she didn't go hungry. She didn't cry herself to sleep. She didn't try to find her way back. Sophia died a long time ago.

Dave: Not bad, huh? I got it off a cop.
Rick: I'm a cop.
Dave: This one was already dead.

Episode Goofs

Sophia's body at the beginning of the episode is in a different position than it was at the end of 2x07 "Pretty Much Dead Already".


When Rick is standing at the bar his hands are always on his sides or on his gun, but when you see his reflection in the mirror, his arms are folded across his chest.


When Carol runs away from the barn Andrea turns her head to watch her go. Moments later, Andrea turns around and walks away from Dale. Right after this, the same short of Andrea turning her head to look at Carol is shown again.


When Lori hits the walker with her car she jerks her steering wheel and the walker hits on the front left side of the car. When the camera angle changes, the wind shield on the right side of the car is cracked instead.

Crew or Equipment Visible:

After Maggie slaps Shane you can see a boom microphone in the reflection of the Greenes' front door when she opens it.

Cultural References
Popeye the Sailor Man: Daryl calls Lori "Olive Oyl" while arguing with her about going to get Hershel.

'Olive Oyl' is a fictional character from the comic strip, television and film series' 'Popeye the Sailor Man.'

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 7: Shane opened the barn at the end of 2x07 "Pretty Much Dead Already" and found that Sophia was a walker and inside.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerDenise Huth
Co-ProducerPaul Gadd
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorJeffrey F. January
Second Assistant DirectorVincent G. Gonzales
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
Set DecoratorLynne Mitchell
Location ManagerMike Riley
Transportation CoordinatorKeith Collis
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Production Sound MixerBartek Swiatek
Script CoordinatorSteve Sharlet
Assistant EditorDaniel Liu  |  Liza Cardinale
Post Production SupervisorKenneth Requa
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Story EditorAngela Kang
Production SupervisorJolly Dale
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
Casting AssociateRussell Scott (2)
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Makeup ArtistKevin Wasner  |  Andy Schoneberg  |  Jake Garber
Best Boy GripTom Barrett
Assistant To ProducerAmy Barnes  |  Scott Einbinder
Special Effects Make-upCarey Jones  |  Gregory Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Production ConsultantJess Clark  |  Ben Roberts
Location CastingCraig Fincannon  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon
Key Assistant Location ManagerRyan Taylor (1)
"A" Camera Second AssistantMatthew Mcginn
Best Boy ElectricBrandon Davis (2)
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
ClearancesLaura Sevier
A Camera Dolly GripFranc Boone
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