So ends another week of The Walking Dead and so begins the search for more answers. In my predictions article, I was hoping that we would have a few answers this week, and while a few loose ends are tied up, we are left with even more questions than last week.
Right off the bat, this episode starts of pretty crazily, when we see that the Governor is keeping his daughter at home. Oh, and did I mention that his daughter is a zombie? Because she is, and that seems ill advised. We also catch up with the prison group members, who all seem to still be in shock from last week. Rick finally snaps out of his delirium only to go on a zombie killing rampage throughout the prison. It finally seems like Michonne has some reasons to be skeptical about the little town and she takes back her sword and kills some captive zombies. Daryl and Maggie go on a beer run for baby formula, Michonne leaves the settlement while Andrea stays, Rick continues to go crazy, and there is a pretty cool zombie gladiator session. But what am I telling you for? You saw the episode. Let’s get on to the good stuff.
One thing I was hoping to get from this episode was a bit more character development from the new characters at the prison. I say “new characters at the prison” because I can’t even remember their names. We didn’t get too much of that because there was a lot of other stuff going on, but it seems like the two former prisoners are doing all they can to fit in and they don’t seem like they’ll be a problem. As the season goes on, we’re sure to learn more about them.
Over at the Governor’s town, Michonne is still very suspicious of the Governor and she finally has a reason to be. This was one thing that bothered me in the past few episodes. I understand a bit of skepticism, but to be so anxious to get out of the safest, most comfortable place they’ve been in since the zombie apocalypse started? That seems a bit excessive. Meanwhile, Andrea is getting more comfortable, as anyone would. Even if the Governor is harboring some walkers for the towns enjoyment, it still seems like they would be better off staying in the village over being on the run. At the very least, I would have like to see Michonne and Andrea formulate some sort of game plan before deciding that they need to leave this place right this instant.
The most concerning aspect of this episode has to be Rick’s story. It makes sense that he is upset, and I personally think going on a zombie demolition spree is a badass way to let off some steam. But then he continued to spiral into insanity; almost kicking Glenn’s ass and then continuously stabbing a dead walker in the stomach. My question is, was he looking for something? I first thought he was in the room where Lori died in childbirth and perhaps he was looking for the body. Then it seemed like he was looking for something inside the zombie, so I thought maybe Lori’s body was eaten. But I ended up being left confused.
One more question that I had was, did they find Carol’s body? All three graves that were dug were shown filled in at the end of the episode and one had a “C” on it, but it was never shown that they found her. Also, who is on the phone at the end?
Like I said, a lot of questions stemming from this episode. If you have any theories, answers, or even more questions let us know at the forum. And be sure to stay tuned to CPT for all your favorite TV show updates.