Now, comic fans knew that Shane wasn’t long for this post-apocalyptic world, and TV viewers had to have picked up on that fact as well, as the hard-nosed bastard was basically the show’s first Big Bad in terms of villains. And while Rick wasn’t quite the screw-loose leader he would later become after countless tragedies, it was clear that he wasn’t meant to be fucked with forever. Still, it seemed like the show would continue to build up the tense quadrangle between Shane and Rick’s family (or pentagon, if you considered Lori’s pregnancy), but Rick couldn’t have it, and he surprisingly murdered Shane in cold blood near the end of Season 2. We didn’t even have to wait long to see Walker Shane try and get revenge, but he died too.
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