Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 3: Isolation

Everyone at the prison is stressing over the deaths of their buddies, and digging the requisite graves.  Tyrese is super worked up about the two burned people, one of which is his girlfriend.  He implores Rick to use his detective skills to find out who did it.  Then he just starts beating up on everyone, until Rick has to pound his face in until Daryl pulls him off.

Herschel bandages up Rick's bloody knuckles and they chat about the state of the prison.  Herschel compares Rick flipping the fuck out on Tyrese to his previous alcoholism.  Not the greatest analogy but okay.  Tyrese is frantically digging graves and will not get checked by the doctor, OKAY?!?!  Sasha is coughing and woozy, but thinks a visit to the doctor will fix that right up.  Herschel and Glenn look understandably concerned.

Dr. S gives a foreboding message: "It's starting."  Basically, the people who are sick are dying in their cells and then becoming zombies.  Herschel has a plan to check out a vet college that may not have already been raided.  He offers to go with, but Daryl chimes in with, "out there, sooner or later, we have to run."  Herschel decides to draw a map instead.

Carol goes on a stupid mission to fix a water pump or something, but mostly just chats with Rick.  Rick takes off to chat with Tyrese, who is probably still pretty pissed about the beatdown, and his dead girlfriend.  Carl is not only pissed about going to the children's quarantine, but also oddly concerned about how soon he will have to shoot people.  Glenn is sick.  NOOOOOOO.

Tyrese is keeping watch on the isolation block.  Daryl gets ready to make the run.  Herschel makes a run for the woods, while Carl tries to interfere.  I feel bad for these poor people locked up in the cellblock because they're pretty much getting a death sentence.  And I know Carol is coming across as kind of insensitive, but seriously, I would not survive the zombie freakin' apocalypse to be killed by a cold.  Maggie and Beth have a chat through a closed door.  Beth reminds her that they all have jobs, even though Beth's is pretty much chillin with a baby.

Herschel gathers berries while Carl keeps watch.  They come across a tree zombie that is BAD ASS.

They also see another zombie with her leg caught in a bear trap.  And they decide to LEAVE THEM BOTH.  WHY?!  All zombies must die, right?!  I mean even as slow as the one is walking, she could get to the prison eventually.

Tyrese has a sad chat with Sasha, then decides to go on the run.  He also creeps up on Carol, and asked her to take care of people while he's gone.  In a fit of rage, she knocks over the water supply.  Maggie bitches at Herschel for getting out of quarantine.  Herschel is determined to help the patients with elderberry tea and just general assistance.  He lays some fucking knowledge on Rick and Maggie.  They are too stunned to even respond.

Can we just talk for a second about how Maggie's wardrobe this season is very Lara Croft?  I'm loving the boots but isn't it like a billion degrees in Georgia?  Also remember when we first met her at the farm and she was kind of wishy washy and lame?  She has truly made one of the biggest turnarounds on this show in terms of becoming way more awesome.

Meanwhile, Rick investigates the body-burning, while Carol still works on the water project, alone with the zombies.  Rick has to come and save the day OF COURSE. The new chemistry between Rick and Carol is kinda freaking me out.  On the run, Daryl tries to convince Michonne to stop looking for the Governor.  While fooling with the radio, they hear a voice!  But then also run into a GIGANTIC HORDE OF ZOMBIES.  Like this is worse than that time when they were stranded on that highway.  The car gets stuck on a pile of them, and they're all forced to run for the woods.  Tyrese gets kinda trapped, which seems somewhat intentional anyway.  Daryl knows dude is a weak link and the three of them head for cover without him.

But, surprise, surprise, Tyrese emerges just in time to help out!  And all four run along.  Herschel makes himself useful by handing out tea.  He and Glenn have a heart to heart.  Herschel is really quite the inspirational speaker on this ep.  Carol returns with the stupid water she almost died over.  Rick calls her to task on her little solo adventure.  I hope they don't bang because I'm not really prepared for that.

Rick asks Carol straight up if she killed Carol and David, and shocker!  She did.  Until next week!