The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale Preview: Beside the Dying Fire

Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Chandler Riggs and IronE Singleton in THE WALKING DEAD - Episode 2.13 - Beside the Dying Fire

As the kids say, “Oh hell yeah, shit’s about to get real in this here mutha!” (The kids still say that, right?)

With its Season 2 coming to a close with next week’s episode, “The Walking Dead” has (literally) eliminated a lot of potential problems, and from the looks of the previews, looks like it’ll be changing locales for Season 3. We now know who that “Frank Darabont loyalist” that wanted out was — he/she got their wish last week. This week, we saw another major character get discharged from the show. This one was expected, as she/she had already gotten a new gig elsewhere.

Meanwhile, the rest of the cast continue on with next week’s “Beside the Dying Fire”, which would seem to spell doom for Hershel’s beloved farm. God knows how all those walkers got in the area, but being the only farm brimming with tasty livestock for miles must have a little something to do with it. Convenient that the walkers only noticed now, though, am I right? Ahem.

Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus in THE WALKING DEAD - Episode 2.13 - Beside the Dying Fire

Anyways, no use in nitpicking, especially since the show has been so good all season long. Yes, I love the human drama. Even the ridiculous soap opera-inspired “Who’s the baby’s daddy?” plot. The acting has remained excellent, and the show’s willingness to take a bite out of its cast, new and old, is impressive. Aside from poor IronE Singleton (T-Dog), who gets absolutely no love from the writers, all the characters have grown and improved from when we last saw them. Glenn has gone from virgin to stud to self-doubting dummy to, now, a grown man, but definitely not one against shedding a tear or two over a lost friend. Andrea remains one of my favorite characters, but then, I’ve always had a soft spot for a tough lady with with a gun.

The season 2 finale promises to be a major gamechanger, as the survivors look like they’ll be on the run once again. These preview pics that AMC released certainly seems to indicate that their time on Hershel’s farm are numbered.

Here’s a preview and sneak peek clip for next week’s “Beside the Dying Fire”, airing next Sunday on AMC.