'The Walking Dead': Shane's dead -- two times!


There is something almost Shakespearean about "The Walking Dead's" Season 2 penultimate episode, "Better Angels." A father (Rick) kills a man, once his best friend, who he knows to be a threat to his family's safety (Shane). Then, his son arrives and sees that his father has killed the man who he viewed as a second dad. Conflicted, he points his gun at his father, takes aim and... shoots Shane, his second father who had reanimated as a zombie while all of this was unfolding, and was about to chow down on Rick. It just doesn't get more tragic than that. Or maybe it will since the show's been renewed for a third season and what keeps us coming back for more is, well, tragedy. Also, we've read the comic books and know the depths to which Robert Kirkman -- who also co-executive produces the show -- will go to create ever more tragic scenarios.So...



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