‘The Walking Dead’ recap: Episode 6, ‘Secrets’

Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) finds out Lori’s (Sarah Wayne Callies) secret on “The Walking Dead.”

Who is this all-knowing Dale we meet in “Secrets,” Episode 6 in the second season of “The Walking Dead”? He’s not the Dale we’ve seen all season.

Instead, he’s the guy who knows something’s wrong with the twitchy “I can’t keep a secret to save my life” Glenn, who fumbles with words until he just spits out two bombshells: “There’s walkers in the barn and Lori’s pregnant.”

So all-knowing Dale sidles up to Hershel and casually slips into conversation, “Hey, so what’s up with the flesh-eating monsters you’re keeping comfy right next to where I’ve parked my RV?” (We’re paraphrasing here.) Turns out they’re just “sick” (Hershel’s actual words). The good doc seems to think that maybe one day there will be a cure for walkeritis, that one day his wife and stepson and friends and neighbors — all of whom are undead barn dwellers — will be “well.”

Well. Good thing that’s solved. (This is not going to have a happy ending.)

Next up on Dale’s list of “people with problems to stick my nose into” is Lori. While he’s cooking meat, she walks by and nearly vomits. He gives her some story about how his wife used to get nauseous at the smell of cooking meat before she miscarried. Lori realizes Glenn told Dale she’s pregnant.

Lori says she “can’t” tell Rick she’s pregnant, which is super juicy because it insinuates the kid is Shane’s, right? Wrong. Lori insists the baby is Rick’s and gives reasons for staying mum that are overacted and too melodramatic for us to actually care about — “My well of good memories is drying up!” “My baby won’t ever have good memories!”.

Oh, but that’s not the only problem the all-knowing Dale seems to think he can solve. After Shane gives Andrea an “advanced” shooting class — because everyone, even little Carl, is arming themselves in this episode — the pair end up in a walker shooting spree while looking for Sophia in a housing development down the road from the farm. Andrea — who is suddenly a sharpshooter with total bloodlust after blowing out a few zombie brains — is so turned on by their escape that she grabs Shane’s crotch on the ride back to the farm. They do it, or so we assume they do, because she straddles him in the passenger seat and the horn honks.

Back at the farm, Dale asks Shane and Andrea what happened. Andrea seems too caught up in the afterglow of killing walkers and sex to answer coherently. Dale seems to realize this, and when Andrea walks away, he confronts Shane. Dale comments on Shane’s shiny ride full of gas and suggests he leave the group, saying he knows Shane’s been contemplating it. Really? He knew this?

Dale also seems to think Shane has been vague about the night Otis was killed — again, with no previous clues that would lead the viewer to think this. The confrontation ends with Shane threatening Dale for throwing around accusations that he killed Otis. Which, of course, he did.

So what do you think? Do you like the all-knowing Dale, or would you rather just see the other characters tell him to mind his own damn business?

Best zombie moments of the night:
One of Hershel’s farm folk breaks the leg of a chicken to feed it to the hungry walkers he’s boarding in the barn. That way it’s still alive but it can’t fly away, get it?

Andrea becomes a sharpshooter after Shane lets a walker come thisclose to her after they searched the abandoned housing development and woke all the neighbors — the zombie neighbors. She shoots it in the head and knocks out the next advancing walkers like she’s playing a carnival game.

A zombie attacks Maggie in the pharmacy when she accompanies Glenn on a run to get Lori morning-after pills (Later, Lori makes herself throw up said morning-after pills. She proceeds to get into a huge fight/philosophical “what is the meaning of life if everyone is a zombie” exchange with Rick after he finds her empty morning-after pill packages.) Finally, sheltered little farm girl Maggie, who’s been helping to house walkers, sees the horrors that zombies can bring to humans.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

Boston Marathon 2014 on high alert, Red Sox…

One year on from the horrific Boston Marathon bombings a ring of steel has been thrown around today's race, and a city stands defiant against…

News

Boston Strong: One year on from Boston Marathon…

  For more than a century the Boston Marathon has been an even centred around sportsmanship, endurance and athleticism, but there's no denying the face…

Local

Best nature spots for kids in New York…

When it comes to kids and nature, most U.S. parents agree: children should be spending more time outdoors. According to a recent survey by The…

Local

Easter 2014: The year's best bonnets

It's Easter, and that means it's time for Fifth Avenue to turn into a veritable catwalk of bonnet-wearers. The annual march, which kicks off at…

Television

‘Mad Men’ recap: Season 7, Episode 2, ‘A…

Peggy and Lou are horrible, Bert's racist, Don is honest(ish) and Roger and Pete are frustrated. "A Day's Work" not quite worthy of "This Will Be Our Year."

Television

'Game of Thrones' recap: Season 4, Episode 3,…

The problem with the devil you know is that ignoring them doesn’t mean they simply lie in wait. It allows them time to do things…

Television

Discovery cancels 'Everest Jump Live' special in wake…

The Discovery Channel has indicated it will not be moving forward with "Everest Jump Live," a planned special about mountain climber Joby Ogwyn's effort to…

The Word

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer drama continues

  News broke late last week that "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested…

NHL

Rangers let chance at victory slip away in…

All the Rangers had to do was hold serve in a raucous Madison Square Garden — roaring in anticipation of putting a hated rival in a 2-0 series hole.

MLB

Yankees place Ivan Nova on DL with partially…

Yankees starter Ivan Nova was diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his throwing elbow Sunday.

NHL

Rangers never thought opening round would be 'an…

You might have thought the Metropolitan Division semifinal series was going to be a rout after watching Game 1 Thursday night. The Rangers did not.

NHL

Rangers blow two-goal lead in Game 2 loss…

The Rangers got out to an early 2-0 lead in Game 2 and the Garden was rocking. But it went downhill quickly from there.

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.