Big Spot — A group in the prison gang, where Sasha is now a significant force, scouted out a grocery store, and we were introduced to Bob Stooky (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.), who may have a crush on Sasha. During the field trip, however, Bob knocked over a shelf of wine bottles and the walkers came calling, crashing in through the ceiling in a thrilling action sequence. Bob, a former Army medic (which should be helpful when it comes to medical treatment on the show) survived the ordeal. Unfortunately, Zach — who saved Bob — did not. No matter: Beth wasn’t too terribly broken up about it, having decided to appreciate the time she has with the living, instead of the time she’s missing with the dead.
Three Questions — Rick, meanwhile, is trying to encourage Carl to act his age, and capture a bit of the childhood he has missed. Carl has taken a leadership role among the children, while Rick has stepped back as leader of the adults. All the same, Rick goes out to look for some food, and runs across Cerena, who is creepy as all hell. She looks enough like a walker to create a layer of tension, in case walkers had somehow gained the ability think and speak. Turns out, however, that she wasn’t a walker; she just wanted to be one, so she could be with her undead husband. After nearly taking out Rick, she decides instead to take her own life, and Rick allows her to transform. WTF? Will we eventually see the walker version for Cerena? Will Rick’s decision not to kill her come back and bite him in the ass? LITERALLY?
Zombie Kill of the Week — This one was totally self-inflicted.
The New Threat — What’s worse than a physical force outside the prison, trying to get inside? How about an invisible force inside the prison? There’s an illness spreading inside the prison — perhaps originating with a pig — that has a fairly short incubation period. Until a cure is found (Bob Stooky?), we can expect people inside the prison to start dropping like flies and returning seconds later as undead flies. The disease’s first human victim? The guy who voices Phineas in Phineas and Ferb? ZOMBIE PHINEAS.
Now, that is a terrifying new threat. I suspect that the threat posed, and the helplessness of the survivors to fight it, is going to create a new layer of internal friction and paranoia.
The calm is over, folks.
(Thanks, as always, to Chet Manley for The Walking Dead GIFs)
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