Day 1: Favourite Male Character: Shane Walsh
Everything in me is telling me to put Martinez or Daryl but I can’t. Shane was my favourite from day 1. I’ve watched the show from the moment it came out, I remembering reading about it in an article a year before when it was announced and as soon as I watched it, I loved Shane.
That doesn’t however mean I condone his actions like what he did to Lori, to Rick, Dale, Randall etc etc. I don’t, not at all.
I just felt for him. He didn’t leave Rick in the hospital so he could have Lori and Carl to himself. No matter what people say, Shane loved Rick and would’ve died for him… hell, he almost did by trying to save him. As a brother, he looked out for Lori and Carl. He did everything to keep them safe when he could’ve fucked off and done his own thing. He saved their lives countable times and I think people forget that no matter what shit he’s done, he cared a hell of a lot. Probably too much.
He definitely got lost somewhere, he fell for Lori and his judgement was clouded. Rick came back when he was sure as hell that he was dead and Lori just stopped giving a shit about him after everything. That would send anyone mad. He was hurt, no it doesn’t justify his actions whatsoever but I think people forget what Lori did and that she had a big part of his mental decline. She just ripped Carl away from him when those two were the only things left he had left to care about.
I also believe he had the potential to be a good leader. He had the balls to make some of the tough decisions and most of the time he was right about them (just my opinion).
So yes, I fucking love Shane. I always have and I always will.