There appear to be two different schools of thought as to what drove the transformation we viewers have witnessed in the character of Shane Walsh between seasons 1 and 2. While I don't think anybody can debate his status as a certified badass, there is disagreement on whether Shane was adapting to his new post-apocalyptic environment in an effort to survive, or was simply losing his sanity.
SPOILER ALERT - The following contains references to episodes including and after "Pretty Much Dead Already".
Personally, I was a subscriber to the first theory right up until the scene in "Pretty Much Dead Already" when Shane broke open the barn full of Walkers.
I don't think I've ever done a 180 on my opinion of a character quite so fast. Right up …Read more >