The Walking Dead Season 4 Recap – Episode 11: Claimed

Michonne (Danai Gurira), Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) star in Season 4, Episode 11 of AMC's The Walking Dead

Claimed

Straight up I am going to say I both loved and hated Season 4, Episode 11 (entitled Claimed) of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The bits with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) mostly scared the crap out of me, yet there were moments where I just found myself questioning if the writers really know their characters at all. Oh, and the realisation occurred in this episode that AMC are just going to draw out the reunion of all the characters until – bare minimum – the Season 4 finale, if not, the start of Season 5.

How Episode 11 of AMC's The Walking dead made me feel meme

So, this is what went down…

We start Episode 11 with Tara (Alanna Masterson) making notes on where Abraham’s (Michael Cudlitz) crew are taking them – wonder where she found a working pen this far into the zombie apocalypse? Especially on the back of an army truck…

Rick, Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) are playing happy families, which makes me wonder how long it is before Rick and Michonne actually hook up. But, as with all good things on this show, AMC have to throw a spanner in the works. In this case it is Michonne and Carl leaving Rick behind to rest while they go and wrangle up some supplies.

This is when it goes all horror movie on us.

While Rick is sleeping, other apocalypse survivors enter the house and make themselves right at home! We see an awful lot of Rick under a bed, dust bunnies and near misses on the stairs after this.

Rick (Andrew Lincoln) hides under the bed in Season 4, Episode 11 of AMC's The Walking Dead

” Carl, is that you? Who am I kidding – Carl wouldn’t be in the house…”

So Carl and Michonne chance upon a ‘happy’ home while Rick is hiding for his life. Carl manages to get some more backstory out of Michonne – gotta know about your new mummy, after all! So, of course, during this Q & A session, Michonne comes across the gruesome scene of familicide. When Carl questions why Michonne is all pouty faced, she tells him it’s a dead dog in the room. Carl, for once, is mature enough to work out he doesn’t really want to see it.

Rick, meanwhile is still trapped under the bed. Nasty 1 is sleeping while Nasty 2 is passed out on the floor. Yeah, this is where I really got shitty with the episode. So N1 and N2 fight over who gets to sleep in poppa bear’s bed. N1 obviously wins, but not before he nearly strangles N2 (who glances a view of Rick under the bed before it’s nighty-nite for him). Seriously, it looks like he’s dead – but he can’t be, because wouldn’t N1 be worried about N2 turning while he sleeps? So we are back to this weird coma thing that AMC seem to be fond of in Season 4. *sigh* This guy remains passed out for the rest of the episode…

Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Tara (Alanna Masterson) star in Season 4, Episode 11 of AMC's The Walking Dead

That awkward moment when Glenn realises he’s with the Maggie look-a-like…

Now Glenn (Steven Yeun) is waking up in the back of the army truck. Tara tries to assure him it’s all okay but Glenn is not planning on staying put, not even the fact that they have driven THREE HOURS past the prison van will make him give up on Maggie (Lauren Cohan). While Glenn, Tara and Abraham fight like kids in a school yard discuss the fact that Glenn has no choice but to stay with they, Rosita (Christian Serratos) does the only thing she seems to know how to do and that is to stand there a la Lara Croft and look pretty menacing. Mr. I’m-Going-To-Save-The-World Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) just waits for the children of the corn to arrive and manages to kill an army issue truck when they do…

Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos) stands around and looks pretty in Season 4, Episode 11 of AMC's The Walking Dead

Rick is now actively trying to escape his house of horrors. After finally getting to a room that has a window that opens, he meets Nasty 3 on the crapper. There is no questioning whether N3 is in a coma or not once Rick is finished with him.

Thinking that Rick is finally free of the house, we are drawn into yet another horror movie cliché: the ha-ha you thought you were free move. Rick nearly comes face to face with (who I am assuming is) N1. Quickly ducking down behind the porch, Rick makes the decision to kill this guy too – especially since he has just seen Carl and Michonne walk up IN PLAIN SIGHT. Seriously how fucktarded are these group of nasties that they can’t hear Rick running about on the stairs, or the scuffle that occurred in the bathroom when N3 was killed and now they can’t see two strangers approaching the house?! So, just as Rick is about to blow this guy’s head off, N3 reanimates in the bathroom and at the shouts of another nasty (is it N2 waking up from his ‘sleep’ or is there yet another person in the house?) N1 runs off to investigate. Rick Michonne and Carl make a clean getaway.

Rick (Andrew Lincoln) realises he's in a bad horror movie instead of Season 4, Episode 11 of AMC's The Walking Dead

Glenn and Tara start the loooooong walk back to the prison in search of Maggie. Abraham tries to mess with Tara’s head.

Rick, Carl and Michonne come across the Terminus sign and decide that even though they have just fought off one crazed nutter who claimed his town was a safe haven, they don’t even discuss it, but just decide to go there.

What the fucked up fuck AMC?

Really?

Did we forget about Woodbury already guys? Season 4, Episode 11 of AMC's The Walking Dead

The Governor (David Morrissey) and Woodbury did not even cross their minds?

And why are they not actively wondering where everyone else is? They seem to be the only group who have left the rest for dead and are just moving on…

So what did you think of AMC’s Season 4, Episode 11, entitled Claimed? Were you are disappointed as I was? Let me know in the comments below.

You can read my Episode 12 recap here.

(Photo Credits: AMC)

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25 Responses to The Walking Dead Season 4 Recap – Episode 11: Claimed

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  2. I said the same thing to my husband: the show tears people apart, only to spend a whole season putting them back together? So reminiscent of others that have jumped the shark. Think: Lost, any season after 1. Sigh.

    • mrszoomby says:

      Absolutely agree Mohana 😦

      • My question: how does Michonne walk around with zombies chained and still not have her scent picked up?” I mean if anyone watched season one while everyone was stuck in Atlanta it was made known that they smelled alive and needed to smell dead. Michonne doesn’t have any zombie blood on her and just because she walks with two chained zombies she goes undetected? I think not. Love the show but that really urks me. Also the fact that Glenn was sick as the dickens if we all recall, yet he’s strong enough to fight through a sea of zombies at the start of this season? I mean come on! He was too weak to do anything at the end of last season. Loved reading your post!

      • mrszoomby says:

        I was thinking EXACTLY the same things – especially with Michonne. The logic behind blocking your scent with zombies only works (in my opinion) if you smear zombie guts like Rick and Glenn did in season 1. As for Glenn suddenly having enough strength to wear all that heavy gear AND get through the zombies, I guess AMC are either hoping the audience assume Glenn has passed out long enough to recover or he is literally ‘running on adrenilin’?

      • I can see that but the only problem is that he was running on adrenaline at the end of last season but too he was too weak to do anything. Hate to nitpick but I also have a qualm with Daryl’s cross bow. I have a good friend who is a season bow hunter, he also hints with other weapons depending on the season. He laughed when I asked him about Daryl and the bow. He said: first off he ain’t pullin no arrow out that quick, not even out of rotting flesh. Second as many zombies that are around him at times he ain’t gettin those arrows back. And lastly he is messin up his bow when he strikes them zombies” lol. But like I said still love the show and the comics. Someone got mad at me when I was talking about the bow and what I’d learned and they said: ease up it’s just a show!” So instead I came across an article and posted it instead.

      • mrszoomby says:

        Lol. There definitely seems to be two camps when it comes to Daryl’s crossbow use. I must admit, I cringe everytime Daryl hits something with his crossbow for that reason :-/

    • mrszoomby says:

      I kind of get the feeling the writers are not sure what to do now they’ve killed off the Gov. :-/

      • They have plenty of material from the comic though. And now are into making a spin off of The Walking Dead with totally new characters. The creator said he was excited and feels it will be even better than this series.

      • mrszoomby says:

        I can’t wait for the spinoff! Looks like it’s going to be more about the outbreak and what caused it which will be fascinating 🙂

      • Did they verify for sure? The creators said they wanted to keep it secret until it was time to show. But yea I’m pretty excited too!

      • mrszoomby says:

        Not sure if that info was verified actuallt :-/ Man, I will be bummed if it’s not about the outbreak now!

      • It will be something interesting according the the creators. They teasingly gave hints like “It could be following a character before the outbreak going in like Rick, or it could be a character who is trying to survive right after, or better yet years into the outbreak!” So yea there’s many options. Fans of the Walking Dead game were pleading for it to be the main Character Lee. There were arguments against this of course because everyone saw the outcome of what happened to Lee via the game. But… The Walking Dead series is based off of a comic book, so who knows really.

      • mrszoomby says:

        Oh, actually, any of those options will keep me happy! 😀

      • Oh.. How do I comment on a thread without having to reply to a comment? I can’t find a comment button anywhere.

  3. mrszoomby says:

    If you are on a smartphone, there is a little talking balloon under the comments. Not sure about the pc though, I will have to check next time I am on 🙂

  4. mrszoomby says:

    Okay, I think once you have commented a few times WordPress allows you to post without me having to approve the posts. After this point there should be a ‘Leave a Reply’ option at the bottom of the comments 🙂

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  6. marctom1 says:

    I think sergeant smarty pants will be the new gov in whatever new ‘resort’ they all meet up in.

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