With season 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead off to a thrilling start, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the shocking moments of the series. This list is by no means exhaustive; there are many such moments and these are just a few.
Lizzie brought us so many gasp! moments. My personal favorites are when she killed her own sister to turn her into a Walker, and when Carol killed Lizzie for killing her sister. “Look at the flowers,” Carol had said. Goosebumps. Every time.
I’ll never be able to think of the Fox show Bob’s Burgers now without thinking of the Bob-B-Q with Gareth. To add insult to Bob’s injury, Gareth even tells Bob that he “tastes better than the expected.” Of course, Bob gets his revenge by screaming “tainted meat” in the following episode….
Rick’s transformation was complete as soon as he bit into that guy’s neck to save Carl. While he made good on his promise to kill Gareth with the machete, this was not so much a shock so much as confirmation that Rick is back. It took that moment of complete desperation to trigger the transformation.
When Lori died it was up to Carl to keep her from turning. As hard as it was for him, he knew he had to do it. I believe that this led to the sense of duty he has now.
What are some of your favorite shocking moments from The Walking Dead?