Maggie’s boring sister brings Judith Light to see Maggie. I still have no idea what this girl’s name is, despite some of you kindly reminding me in comments from previous recaps. It just won’t stick. But she’s a dead ringer for Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter films, so she will henceforth be known as Luna. Maggie feeds Judith Light with some helpful tips from Luna. I only mention this scene because I think it’s supposed to show Maggie coming back around, but it (like much of this episode) has seemed like a whole lotta filler.
Rick’s still wandering around the Shawshank city limits. It’s amazing how wandering aimlessly, being drenched in sweat, and having disheveled hair can make you look straight deranged. This is how I look whenever I get within 40 feet of my gym, so it’s no wonder even the front desk staff avoid me like the plague.
Not only has Rick yet to speak one word this entire episode, this is the first we’ve seen of him since the opening scene. I note that the time is now 9:45 and I have enjoyed these 40-ish Rick-free minutes immensely!
Hershel heads on down to the weeds and would like to know know if anyone will be home in Rick’s head anytime soon, because Glenn’s on a warpath and no one can fill Rick’s shoes. Hershel, I love you, but let’s relax with the Rick worship, mmkay? It’s getting borderline creepy. Hershel wants to help Rick, but unless he has access to electroshock treatments and heavy, heavy doses of Seroquel and other anti-psychotics, his efforts are futile.
Rick admits he’s been seeing Lori, and that she and Shane were the ones calling him on the prison phone a while back. Rick adds he knows it’s not really her, but is wandering around like a lunatic anyway because it’s not like he has a newborn baby, emotionally disturbed son, or entire band of Rickettes waiting to hang on his every word to look after. Rick says he’ll continue to do his thang cause he thinks Ghost Lori is going to impart some type of otherworldly wisdom. Seeing how idiotic Living Lori was this seems unlikely. It is now 9:47 and these past 2 minutes with Rick feel like 2 years.
Hershel says Rick should rest, but Rick says he can’t and retreats to a world of insanity, which I’ll admit does beat reality at this point.
Except for the brief comments re: Gov’s walker heads, Mich has spent the entire episode hiding out by a van doing recon on Rick. The rest of the Rickettes are out in the prison yard getting their daily hour of exercise. For a prisoner, I must say Axel is remarkably well dressed. Little bit of a Johnny Cash thing going on. Axel is going on about how cheap his brother was or something similarly inane WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN he’s taken out by a headshot – WHAT?!!??!?!? OH SNAP. We should’ve known something was up when he started sharing his personal history and got like 11 lines this week!!!!