The Walking Dead plays the race card in uncomfortable preview clip

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Dec 15, 2012

Part of the suspense of The Walking Dead is waiting to see how long it takes for the characters to crack under the apocalyptic pressure. In a new clip from the upcoming episode 202, "Bloodletting," the character who's cracking is T-Dog, and it's not the zombies he's worried about. It's the other survivors.

[Spoilers ahead!]

Rick, Shane, Lori and the rest of the bunch are apparently still out looking for young Sophia, who disappeared in the season premiere. This leaves Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) and T-Dog (IronE Singleton) back at the RV to gather supplies and wait for the group to be made whole again.

While they're there, T-Dog starts to get worried that the reason they've been left behind is that they're "the weakest," and he even goes so far as to start worrying that because he's the one black guy in the pack, he might even end up getting "lynched."

Of course, we're talking about a guy who, like the rest of his fellow survivors, is running on inadequate sleep, living in oppressive heat and dealing with flesh-hungry zombies at every turn, so it would be easy to chalk this up to paranoia. Then again, it is a show about society breaking down, and about a microcosm of society building back up under extreme conditions, so what might this say about where the show's characters—particularly T-Dog—are headed?

We'll have to check out "Bloodletting" Sunday to know for sure.

(via Comic Book Movie)

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