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- Episode: Internment (Season 4, Episode 4)
- Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Danai Gurira
- Written By: Frank Darabont (developer), Robert Kirkman (series of graphic novels),
- Directed By: David Boyd
- Network: AMC
- Studio: American Movie Classics (AMC), Circle of Confusion, Valhalla Motion Pictures
The Walking Dead: Indifference Review
Lonely Nights Ahead
November 04, 2013
Good news everyone, Mania has heard your cries and decided that The Walking Dead will be covered after all. The bad news is they decided I would cover it. Please send all your hate mail to Robert Trate. Now before we start, lets do a quick recap of the two most important things from the episode prior to this one:
(1) It’s flu season in The Walking Dead and because the Obamacare website is not functioning correctly, Daryl, Michonne, Tyreese and Bob had to go on a medicine run. While on the run they encountered a zombie horde, so they ditched the car and were last seen running in the woods, and (2) Carol burned Tyreese’s chick and another insignificant character alive. Rick found out about it using his Sheriff powers, and he is conflicted about the whole situation.
So this week’s episode has two storylines going on. The first one deals with Tyreese and the gang roaming the countryside trying to find the vet clinic. Hanging around with Tyreese these days is no fun cause he’s angry all the time. Poor bastard got his ass whooped by Rick and his girl was burned alive. But what’s got him really mad is that with his girl dead it means its back to sad lonely nights of masturbating in a cell. Cheer up Tyreese, Michonne is there for you. (Side note, I’m not digging what they are doing with Tyreese, wish he was more like the comics.) On their trek to the clinic they stop to find a ride and we get some backstory on Bob (spoiler alert, he’s a raging alcoholic). The group reaches the clinic and is able to gather the needed supplies but before they head on back they find out that Bob likes to get his booze on. Darryl doesn’t like this but he’s going to like even less what Rick’s going to do on his side of the story.
The second storyline deals with Rick and Carol who have gone off to find additional supplies. While on the journey, they find two new characters hiding in a house. Don’t bother learning their names; none of them make it past this episode. They all decide to scavenge what they can from the nearby houses and meet in two hours. Rick and Carol stick together and talk uninteresting crap like how Lori sucks at making Sunday pancakes. Sunday pancakes? Everyone knows you do scramble eggs and bacon for Sunday breakfast.
In between the uninteresting crap, we see the main conflict of the episode, which is Carol’s actions and justifications of killing in cold blood and Rick coming to terms with it or not. Carol is no longer scared, the past few seasons have turned her into a girl that does what needs to be done and doesn’t think twice about it. She’s the only one with balls left in prison and understands tough decisions have to be made for the greater good, something that Farmer Rick has forgotten. After two hours of Rick seeing Carol has gone full blown cold stone killer and is fine with it, they head back to the meet point but as expected the other two survivors don’t. It’s only Rick and Carol now, and Rick decides that he don’t want Psycho Carol around his kids so he makes the decision for everyone in the prison that Carol can’t come back. That’s right Rick kicks Carol out. Such a shame too, she was actually starting to become interesting after being a crappy character in the previous episode. Darryl definitely won’t be happy about this, cause that was his potential girl that Rick just kicked out. Looks like he’ll be joining Tyreese on those lonely nights, but in different cells of course.