The horn blowing has attracted half of the herd to migrate towards the Alexandria safe zone. Morgan is sent ahead to stop the horn, Rick and the others run ahead of the hoard trying to control their actions as much as possible. Darryl wants to join Rick and the others in the opposite direction, but gets strict orders from Rick that Sasha, Abe, and him, should be continuing east. If they break away from moving fast the remaining portion of the hoard can end up moving towards the safe zone and then they will really be up shits creek.
Apparently what ever was in the water Carter drank, was shared with another Alexandrian. Some safe zone idiot that was never relevant, until now, goes into panic mode and blames Rick for all the failures. Carters death and a list of things that happened due to others decisions were coming out of this mans mouth, as if he hadn’t just witnessed what happens when your too dumb to understand what needs to be done.
Michonne and the group are sent towards Alexandria, while Rick will brave the woods alone. Michonne briefly explains the importance of Rick’s decisions and ushers this guy ahead. Rick, Michonne, and Glenn have a brief meeting before they split up,where Rick bluntly acknowledges that not every one of the Alexandrians may survive this journey. They are weak and untrained, and lets say it, incredibly stubborn. The stubbornness and fear is really what gives these people no real chance at survival. In the end, Rick concludes that no matter who dies they must keep going.
The ranting idiot is meandering while this mini meeting is taking place, when he gets bitten in the throat. They kill the walker and Michonne kills the idiot. Rick come over to check the mans pockets for anything useful and wishes everyone a safe trip back. Then he leaves. The safe zone people are stuck there like, did he just rob this guy and he just died? No time for mourning or anything–just keep moving. The death was almost destined. It’s a fact that ignorance leading to death is a major theme in TWD.
Then the horn stops. The group is worried out of their minds during this journey as to what is going on at the safe zone. Will they find their friends and families alive? They come across a few walkers and Michonne, Glenn, and Heath (The only safe zone inhabitant that knows how to fight), take down the walkers one by one. A few stray towards the safe zone people that don’t know how to defend themselves, but they try their best to get them and it seems like some good training. Till some coward panics and takes out his gun. He ends up shooting another Alexandrian in the leg by accident and runs away when more walkers show up for the show.
Meanwhile, Darryl is beyond antsy about not being involved with the group. what he doesn’t understand is that his job of moving the walkers east, is as much important as going back to protect the safe zone. He leaves Sasha and Abe behind and rides is bike back towards home.
There was this husband that was worrying about his wife the entire time the group was traveling back and he gets bitten in the back, because of all the confusion that happened with the walkers. Now this poor man is not going to make it because the idiot that didn’t follow orders and gave into fear, just couldn’t help himself. The husband had been married for three months, there is hope for romance in the zombie apocalypse after all. His wife Betsy was one of the first friends he made after living a life of pure survival.
The group makes a stop for supplies because of their wounded They end up finding the guy who ran away being eaten by some walkers, his hat left in the dust. Another example–call it foreshadowing or a theme– but those that become irrational end up dead. he abandoned the group to save himself and ended up dead because there was no team work and he wasn’t ready to survive in the woods alone.
The group heads into a side street that leads to a small town. There is a heavy walker presence in this town and they finds themselves surrounded, one of many times in this episode, Nicholas begins to blank out. Glenn brings him back to center and they all hide out in a pet store. They have a large amount of walkers collecting because they know they are in the store, they need a distraction to make their get away. Nicholas is familiar with the town due to some past runs and suggests burning down a nearby feed store. Glenn plans on going alone, because two strong team members shouldn’t go out to do a distraction together. Michonne tries to go with Glenn, but Nicholas volunteers to accompany him.
In the meantime, they are confined within the store listening as walkers moan from the outside. Heath wraps up the man that was shot. One of the girls they were traveling had also sprained her ankle. The two wounded people in the group realize their burden on everyone and request to be left behind, because they know they will slow them down. Heath lets them know that their group isn’t the type to leave people behind, but he looks at Michonne with a meaningful look. Heath has looked a little frustrated since they went out on their mission and it seems directed towards Michonne. Michonne tells the two wounded that no one will be left behind.
Before Michonne is pushed to punching Heath in the face, they have a little private gathering to discuss Heath’s animosity. Heath admits that he heard when Rick said the safe zoners were weak and if someone should die, they should keep moving. The thing is that being a capable safe zoner, who has gone on many runs, Heath thinks that Rick’s teams level of care is inhuman. What he doesn’t understand is that after over a year, of killing walkers, and encountering humans that are a bigger threat then the walkers themselves, these people have realized that they can sit and mourn a death or move on and mourn later.
Michonne gets snippy and tells Heath that although he has his experience he’s never been so covered in blood that he couldn’t tell if it belonged to a walker, a friend, or himself. That being said, he couldn’t possibly understand the magnitude of how the current world runs, even with all of his experience. Take that Heath!
On the way to the feed store, Glenn and Nicholas encounter a 19 yr old walker that Nicholas knew. Actually, the walker is the result of one of their runs where Nicholas and the others carelessness and fear, caused the death of the young boy. He is filled with remorse and regret at the sight of him but Glenn encourages him because he is no longer the person he used to be. Nicholas takes out this walker as him doing his part.
Then there are gunshots from the safe zone–
Even more walkers are attracted and move away from where ever they are walking aimlessly and head to the safe zone.
This can be heard from the town Michonne, Glenn, and the others are in. But it can be also heard from where Rick is walking. Rick finds the Winebago they had used earlier, and drives it to a side street where they are expecting the walkers migrating west, to emerge.
Michonne and the others trapped inside the pet store, hear the shots too. The husband writes a note to his wife and gives it to Michonne. He doesn’t know if he will turn and not make it back home, so the note is all he can do to tell his wife how he feels. Michonne is determined to show these safe zone people that the life that her group has been leading isn’t so savage, it just creates better results in survival. She writes on her arm that he will be going home theres no need for her to take the note.
There’s a sudden banging noise from within the pet store that arouses the attention of he walkers outside. They all begin to thrust themselves on the outside. The noise is coming from walkers that are within another room in the pet store. The herd has arrived and the sounds of the banging attracts them straight to the town, well atleast a good portion. We are talking about hundreds if not thousands.
They have to exit the pet store and make their way somewhere safer, with or without the distraction. the girl with the sprained ankle gets caught behind, and before they can save her, the walkers take her.
Glenn and Nicholas find the feed store has a already burnt down and is nothing but a pile of ashes. That’s when they see that the herd has reached the town. With no idea where to go, Glenn follows Nicholas’ direction since he is more acquainted with his surroundings. They end up running in a random direction.
The group manages to escape the pet store and try to climb a fence to safety. They have one wounded guy, so I thought that this would have been some what easy. But everyone gets across except for the husband. As the husband is climbing the fence they grab a hold of him and pull him down. The group watches as the walkers completely surround the man, since there are literally hundreds, and then eat him alive while he holds on to the fence. The note he had written for his wife falling to the ground, where walkers are stepping on to get to his corpse.
Glenn and Nicholas reach a dead end, with nothing but a dumpster in front of it and a locked door across from it. The amount of walkers headed towards the dumpster is innumerable. They are trapped. Glenn climbs on top of the dumpster and drags Nicholas up with him. Nicholas has already begun to spaz out again. He’s losing focus and becoming overwhelmed with the overabundance of walkers. He turns to Glenn and says, “Thank you,” before shooting himself in the head.
As Nicholas’ body falls to the ground below, Glenn falls too. His face and screams are indicators of pure torture as we see intestines and blood savagely being eaten by the surrounding walkers. Everyone fears that Glenn is gone, but I don’t believe it to be true. Not because he’s a main character, but because you clearly see Glenn fall underneath Nicholas when the swarm pounces. If it’s a coincidence, then they are playing with our emotions. Shame on you TWD writers, if you purposely created this detailed scenario to then pull the rug from beneath us anyway. The purpose of this scene is to however imply that Glenn has died. We’ll have to see how that turns out in the future episodes.
Michonne, the wounded guy, and another, are what is left of the group they started with. She turns back to see if she can see fire from Glenn’s distraction, but the air is clear. The guys tell her the just cause she can’t see fire, doesn’t mean that Glenn didn’t make it. They’ve escaped the herd and are moving through a creek that will slow the walkers behind them down. Michonne sees the note she wrote the husband on her arm, that he would be making it home, and she erases it with her other hand. That didn’t go as planned.
Rick’s in place with his Winebago. He calls out to everyone on the walkie talkie and can’t get a response. The only one that reaches out is Darryl, who is actually headed in Rick’s direction. Rick pushes the mission for Darryl going west, although he heard the gun shots in the safe zone. Rick gives Darryl some silence, and Darryl returns to meet Sasha and Abe.
Rick is suspiciously bleeding from his hand and it makes everyone question what happened there. Did he cut himself killing walkers on the way to the vehicle? Is he bit? His hand is somewhat impaired because of the injury. He sits it out in the Winebago and gets shot at by a wolf (that misses). Rick kills him quickly and finds Judith’s baby food in the wolf’s pocket. Rick now knows that the wolves are in the safe zone for sure. He looks at the rear view mirror and spots a few wolves that think they are being inconspicuous and are sneakily creeping on the side of the vehicle.
Rick grabs an automatic and shoots the side of the Winnebago from within. He gets every single last one of the wolves. Can you say Rambo?
Michonne and her two partners finally reach the safe zone and see the remnants of a war. The wall and houses within have been partially destroyed.
The herd finally reaches the part where Rick is waiting with his Winnebago and he tries to start the damn mule of the RV and it won’t turn on. There are hundreds of walkers coming and Rick can’t move.
Do you think Glenn is dead? What’s going on with Rick’s hand? And what will happen now? Comment below or message me– I’d love to talk about this !
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