Episode 4: Killer Within
Now, I know the image above contains the words ‘No Profanity’, but this ain’t going to be the case for this recap. No, sir-ee! If your sensitive ears can’t handle the F-bomb, please walk away now, otherwise Maggie really will have to shoot you.
So, we open this weeks episode with someone baiting zombies. Now it’s interesting to note here that the zombies are quite happy to eat deer guts – WTF?! Aren’t they only supposed to eat BRAINS?! But, anyway, some mysterious person is seriously messing with the Ricktatorship gang by doing this as we find out a little later on when masses of zombies appear everywhere – it seems the baiter is also opening up all the gates in the prison too!
The last two inmates are starting to get cabin fever and try damn hard to wheedle their way into the cool gang. Using ‘chief’ and ‘bro’ in every sentence apparently isn’t the way to go about it – who would have thought that wouldn’t work?
While last week was all about the Governor’s (David Morrissey) group, this week is split between the two compounds and we find Andrea (Laurie Holden) having second thoughts about leaving his little ‘uptopia’. Michonne (Danai Girira) is all pissy about this, but then again what else do you expect from Michohh-my-god-can’t-that-woman-ever-smile?
Andrea is also very helpful to Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) by giving him a map with the location of Hershel’s (Scott Wilson) farm. Who else thinks this will end badly? It seems the Governor is not happy about this and doesn’t allow Merle to go looking for his brother, Daryl (Norman Reedus). Although, let me say, the Governor is a fine shot with a golf cub and a walker… He seems mighty happy with Andrea though – can any one say ‘fifty shades of creepy relationship’ here?
So the baited zombies appear (Who let the walkers in? Who? Who? – Go on, I know you’re singing it…) and it all goes to hell in a hand basket pretty quickly after that. Pregnant Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) puts up a real good fight, but goes into labour in the process. With only her son Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Glenn’s (Steven Yuen) girlfriend Maggie (Lauren Cohan) for support, the odds don’t look good.
While Lori struggles with keeping quiet during her contractions, we come across another shock – T-Dog (IronE Singleton) gets bitten by a zombie. It doesn’t look good either, since it’s a shoulder bite, but he soldiers on with Carol (Melissa McBride) in tow as they try to find a safe haven. Unfortunately for T-Dog there is no safe haven, but at least he saves Carol by being a human snack-o when they are overrun by zombies. While it appears Carol escapes, later on, when T-Dog’s body is found, they also find Carol’s head scarf.
During the zombie kerfuffle, sirens start going off. It’s another WTF moment. Is it the same person who baited the zombies? Rick (Andrew Lincoln) heads out to find the generator room inside the prison and is confronted by another human. This guy attacks Rick and the others, but thanks to one of the inmates, he is killed and Rick now knows his crew will grow by at least one more.
Okay, now we come to the pure guts of this episode – Lori giving birth. Now, what pissed me off the most about this scene was not the fact that Lori dies (yeah, sorry, SPOILER ALERT) or the fact that her own son Carl has to shoot his mum IN THE HEAD after she dies. It’s not even the fact that Maggie has to slice the poor woman open without pain killers to get the baby out. What messes with my head the most is when Lori pulls up her top so that Maggie can perform a C-Section AND REVEALS AN OLD C-SECTION SCAR! What the FUCKING fuck?! Right from the start Lori knew she should have gotten rid of that baby. But, no, selfishly she chooses to leave behind an husband and a son in a world that has already claimed so many.
And then we have to deal with this scene:
Who else cried hardcore at the end of this episode?
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