Need I say “SPOILER ALERT?”
He had a way with keeping things under control, don’t you think? He saved Andrea from herself, even though she was completely ungrateful. And he kept a close eye on Shane, knowing very well something was “off” about him. Poor Dale. What a way to go.
Okay, so he was an enormous pain in the ass, what with his testosterone-heavy, aggressive and impulsive ways, but did it not melt your heart to see the love between him and Daryl? And he did show Michonne some mercy. He was scary at first, but we sure got to see his softer side before he turned.
A true representation of “survival of the fittest,” until his death that is. It was obvious Shane would do whatever he had to do to survive–Otis learned that the hard way–and to protect the ones he loved, such as Lori and her (and his?) baby. Yes, after a while, it became really easy to hate him. He was out of control, and he would’ve probably turned into a major threat… Oh, but that body! How could you not miss that? And now that the Governor has proven to be such an evil villain, I can’t help but wonder if Shane would’ve proven to be more of an ally than an enemy to our group of survivors.