Sunday, February 16, 2014

'The Walking Dead' Recap: 'Inmates'

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Poor Beth. One day she’s waking up in her own bed and the next her dad is getting his head chopped off and they’re on the run again. We learn of her fleeting happiness from her journal. It could be worse though. At least she got paired up with Daryl instead of some other useless person.

Beth persuades Daryl to go out and track the rest of the group because she’s convinced they’re alive. When they start their search, they find some foot tracks and human blood scattered on plants. As they push further, they find some walkers eating on some human remains. All that was left was a boot, and I don’t know whose it is!

Lizzie, Mika, Tyreese, and Baby Judith are alive! The blood was Ty’s, but not from a walker injury. Those kids are a pain in the ass. If I were Ty, I wouldn’t want to be stuck with them either. Ty gets the kids set up in the middle of the woods and goes to help some people that he hears screaming off in the distance. Fortunately, no walkers try to attack the kids, but Carol shows up!

There was a moment before Carol showed up when I thought Lizzie might suffocate Judith. Lizzie is a psycho for sure, and she was the one cutting up the rabbits previously this season. She gives me the creeps.

The remains that Beth and Daryl find on the tracks belong to some strangers. I guess they’re strangers anyway. At least I have no clue who they are, but Ty and Carol didn’t put the guy out of his misery after he got bitten by walkers so Daryl and Beth had to deal with him later.

Maggie, Sasha, and Bob are together, and Maggie is hell bent on finding Glenn. She is less so worried about finding Beth. Ehhhhhhhh, she’s just my flesh and blood and last remaining family member, but she can’t give me the D.

They find the bus that left the prison. It looks to be abandoned, but is full of zombies. Maggie won’t leave until she finds out if Glenn is zombiefied, or not. She gets on the bus after Bob, Sasha and she kill them. There is one zombie left on the bus. It’s a male with black hair. Is it Glenn or not?

It’s not because, folks...Glenn is ALIVE! Sadly, he’s still stuck at the prison. I’m not sure how that happened, but at least he’s alive. He wanders his way back to the block where they lived and finds the Polaroid photo that he took of Maggie earlier this season. That gives him the drive to get the hell out of there. He locates the riot gear, and heads out of the prison. You see stupid Tara skulking behind a fence. I would let her rot there, but then again, he didn’t know what all happened at the prison.

Tara tells him that the Governor killed Hershel and that her sister got eaten by walkers, but she has no idea of Maggie’s fate.

Glenn passes out and Tara saves his life. About that time, three rednecks show up. Duhn-Duhn-Duhn.

Smaller Bites:
How long will it take Maggie and Glenn to find each other?
I wonder what’s going to happen when Carol comes clean to Ty about killing Karen.
Has anyone noticed that Lizzie is a psychopath?
Let’s all rejoice! Baby Judith is alive!
How badass was that mullet on those newcomers? Daryl might have a run for his money. Maybe they’re cousins?

The next episode of "The Walking Dead," “Claimed,” airs next Sunday, February 23 at 9:00 P.M. EST. Watch the promo below...