The BEST episodes of The Walking Dead season 2

Every episode of The Walking Dead season 2, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Walking Dead season 2!

The world we knew is gone. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living.

Last Updated: 4/26/2024Network: AMCStatus: Ended
Beside the Dying Fire
11172 votes

#1 - Beside the Dying Fire

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/18/2012

Rick and Carl find the farm in jeopardy; the group is split up in the chaos; Rick's leadership is questioned.

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Pretty Much Dead Already
12694 votes

#2 - Pretty Much Dead Already

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/27/2011

Hershel sets a deadline. All secrets are out in the open. Glenn stands up for himself and Shane takes charge.

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Better Angels
11598 votes

#3 - Better Angels

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/11/2012

Someone dangerous may be loose near the farm; Rick, Shane, Daryl and Glenn keep the group safe.

Directors: Guy Ferland
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12454 votes

#4 - Nebraska

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/12/2012

Rick and the others try to restore order in the aftermath of a terrible discovery. Hershel takes up an old habit and disappears, Rick and Glenn must follow him into town.

Directors: Clark Johnson
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18 Miles Out
12049 votes

#5 - 18 Miles Out

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/26/2012

Rick and Shane are in conflict over the fate of an outsider; Andrea helps Hershel's daughter face a crucial decision.

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What Lies Ahead
13737 votes

#6 - What Lies Ahead

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/16/2011

Rick and the group leave Atlanta and encounter a threat on the highway the likes of which they've never seen. Elsewhere, the group search for a missing person.

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Judge, Jury, Executioner
11245 votes

#7 - Judge, Jury, Executioner

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/4/2012

Rick sides with Shane causing Dale to worry that the group is losing its humanity; Carl's actions have unintended consequences.

Directors: Gregory Nicotero
Writer: Angela Kang
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Save the Last One
12897 votes

#8 - Save the Last One

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/30/2011

The group desperately awaits Shane's return. Shane finds himself trapped in a school, surrounded by the undead. Daryl and Andrea search for someone in the woods.

Directors: Phil Abraham
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11473 votes

#9 - Triggerfinger

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/19/2012

Rick, Hershel and Glen are trapped and fight to survive; Shane finds Lori in danger.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
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12845 votes

#10 - Bloodletting

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/23/2011

Rick discovers a possible safe haven. Shane must go on a dangerous mission to get needed medical supplies.

Writer: Glen Mazzara
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12119 votes

#11 - Chupacabra

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/13/2011

Concerned for their safety, the group makes a plan – one that Hershel disagrees with adamantly. He makes it clear the group is fine to stay for now, but not indefinitely.

Directors: Guy Ferland
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Cherokee Rose
12325 votes

#12 - Cherokee Rose

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/6/2011

Shane makes a deadly sacrifice which leads to unusual behavior and self-distancing. The rest of the group tries to hang on somewhere between living to die and dying to live.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
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12104 votes

#13 - Secrets

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/20/2011

Secrets are told and secrets are revealed. Hershel refuses to acknowledge the world’s new reality. Andrea comes out of her shell. Everyone is becoming more and more aware that “everything is food for something.”

Directors: David Boyd
Writer: Angela Kang
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