The Walking Dead: 15 greatest Rick Grimes moments of all-time

Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) - The Walking Dead _ Season 2 _ Gallery - Photo Credit: Matthew Welch/AMC
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) - The Walking Dead _ Season 2 _ Gallery - Photo Credit: Matthew Welch/AMC /
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Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) – The Walking Dead – Season 2, Episode 7 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

No. 14 – The Death of Sophia

Season 2, Episode 7: “Pretty Much Dead Already”

Do you remember the moment Sophia stumbled out of the barn in season 2? It was so unexpected and heartbreaking, and one of those things that replay in our mind to this day. The group was on the Greene farm, and Carol’s daughter was missing. Shane wasn’t so interested in looking for her, but our dear ‘ol Rick Grimes wasn’t willing to give up.

Let’s not forget that this is the episode that everyone found out the barn was full of walkers. The logical thing to do was to get rid of them, but Hershel refused to let them do so. For reasons beyond our understanding, Hershel didn’t view the walkers as dangerous things, and he wanted to keep them safe. Also, the Greene family kept their turned loved ones inside and didn’t want to let them go. Yah, it was a weird thought process, but it’s okay, we went on to love Hershel.

A lot unfolded in this episode including Rick telling Shane that Lori was pregnant. We now know this baby as Judith and presumably as Shane’s little girl. This is an iconic moment for the series because it became one of the biggest mysteries and questions. Poor Rick Grimes.

As we got closer to the end of the episode, Shane eventually goes against Hershel’s wishes and breaks open the barn doors. The walkers come stumbling out in a horde and at first, we don’t pay much attention to it. That is until one of those walkers turns out to be Sophia. Do you all remember the look on Carol’s face when this happens?

It is still one of the most shocking moments of The Walking Dead and once again, in a moment of need, Rick Grimes stepped up to do what had to be done. As an undead Sophia limped towards the group, Rick was the only to come forward and shoot her. It takes guts to do something like that, and its the kind of guts only Rick Grimes could have.