In Milton’s presence, Andrea suddenly reverts to being a take-charge woman. You can’t be the Gov’s lackey friend with benefits one second, and then a bad-ass, independent woman the next. Pick an identity, Andrea, and go with it, for the love of god.
Glenn and Maggie finally speak about their ordeal in E. Berlin, and she tells Glenn she was not raped – does that make him feel better? I think the trauma of captivity and the shocking reminder of what pieces of shit people can be has given girlfriend some PTSD. She is having trouble dealing with having made the choice between undressing (which certainly seemed like it was going to lead to rape) or her boyfriend’s hand. Homegirl’s allowed some PTSD downtime, but given the circumstances they live in, she’s going to need to snap out of it if she wants to survive.
Since many areas of Shawshank have been overrun by walkers (something to do with that gigantic hole in the prison facade), the most pressing issue for the Rickettes is to patch that shit up. Inexplicably, Carol and Axel amass a collection of wooden pallets to reinforce their fortress. Those should help with the 1000 ft hole in the prison’s concrete walls. Or are they doing some type of DIY project they saw on Pinterest? I’ve seen some amazing coffee tables, planters, and bookshelves made from similar pallets.
Pallet playhouse…awesome! And also more secure than Shawshank.
Axel tells the story of how he got to Shawshank, something about robbing a CVS with a toy gun. Carol gives him an extremely brief lesson in gun use (“it’s loaded”), prompting Axel to marvel at her very existence. Just several episodes ago, he thought she was a lesbian, but now I’m sensing a little love connection happening. And how quickly we’ve forgotten Daryl!
Speaking of D-money, the Dixons are still trudging through the woods. Nothing particularly fascinating is going on, despite some brotherly bickering and Merle being his usual douche self. Daryl hears a baby cry and they come across some peeps on a bridge tying to fight off walkers. Merle doesn’t want to waste bullets on strangers while I say MORE NEW PEOPLE?
Approach with extreme caution as I cannot keep track of any additional cast members.
These people are fighting walkers on the bridge, and a mom/baby are hiding out in the car. I notice the baby is accessorized with a flower headband — a better dressed baby than Judith Light, who doesn’t even care about her appearance and hangs out in a dirty mailbox.
Daryl starts taking out walkers, while Merle just struts around being a general sociopath. If nothing else, an apocalypse really lets you let your inner sociopath flag fly. My vote for best kill of the episode goes to Daryl, who brings down a trunk on a walker’s head. So gross, yet so awesome.