Originally Posted by BenderB
Say what you will about the writing and various characters, the last 10 minutes or so were incredibly entertaining to watch, obvious or not.
+1 to this.
Thank heavens for Michelle MacLaren. She is such a ****ing great director. Not only did she direct the "One Minute" episode of Breaking Bad, which also ended up in a 10-minute climactic action scene that was an epic showstopper, but she managed to take a show that actually sucks (it's probably harder to direct a crappy show and make it look good than a great show) and give it an equally epic climactic action scene.
Although Dominic is right that the script should have included Hershel's wife and son among the dead walkers (or recognition of them), he's wrong that "they blew it." That was about as well-made a sequence as I've seen in 2 seasons of this wet stain of a show. And it started with Shane's ENOUGH! tirade, built the tension and energy, exploded with the massacre, then finished with the gut-punch of Zombie Sophia. Great 3-act mini-structure, beautifully directed.
Too bad the other 40 minutes was Retard Land. Dale sucks.