Just caught the mid-season finale. Wow, it delivered a gut punch ending. I was wondering why they were taking so long with the Sophia subplot, but the way it came together made it worth it. I also like how they are showing Shane slowly unravel. I thought he was a goner by the end of the first season, but they are making good use of him here, contrasting his Darwinian philosophy against the more moderate Rick and then totally opposite direction Herschel. Though if I were him I would stop pining over Lori, Andrea is way hotter. I do think Rick's group was totally out of bounds though in not respecting Herschel's rules. The walkers were pretty secure, and even if they didn't like it, hey, they didn't have to stay there. I think they had a point, but the way they went about it was wrong. Other observations: -I also didn't get why Dale chose to hide the guns, taking that self-defense choice away from everyone, not just Shane. He's a bit too controlling. And he is a bit of a busybody. -At least they let T-Dog have a gun and he actually connected on his shots. He is generally portrayed as a bumbler, if he's shown doing anything at all. I hope T-Dog gets more development in the second half of the season. He's certainly no Tyrese (from the comics). And step one, stop calling him "T-Dog". -Glad Maggie finally checked Herschel on calling Glenn that "Asian boy" all the time. And I like how she checked him on a being a hypocrite.