A severely wounded Herschel is put on a cart and wheeled to cell block ‘home’ with medical supplies for dressing. The inmates try to follow, but are stopped before seeing who else is in the party. These guys spent 10 months locked up where a guard had secured them and given them a gun. Clueless as to the events the rest of the world has experienced, one asks for a cell phone to call home. Rick tries to get it to sink into their thick skulls that there is nothing and nowhere to go. Since this isn’t working, it’s time for a visual lesson. They take the inmates outside. Then ‘the one’, there’s always one, tries to assert his dominance and says that the prison is theirs. His name is Tomas, by the way. Rick says they can have a cell block and they’ll help them with clearing it. The How To Kill A Walker verbal lesson is given, yet these guys go all street when they encounter walkers. The largest one, Tiny, takes a walker bite and ‘the one’ takes a crow bar to him in a move of overkill. Look at me! I’m tough. I give him five more minutes. They move on to the doors of the cell block and walkers can be heard on the other side. Rick orders Tomas to open ONE of the double doors. He has to open both. In the fracas, Tomas pushes a walker onto Rick, sending him on his back. Five minutes is up!
Rick cracks Tomas square in the head with a machete. It had to be done. One of the inmates freaks out and starts to run. Rick chases him out to the yard where live walkers are milling about. He tells the inmate that he better run and shuts the door. Rick is not playing anymore. Shades of Shane and the experience of their detainee last season is in his eyes. Back in the inmates new home area, the others are quick to separate themselves from Tomas and his ways. One of them may love pharmaceuticals, but he’s no killer! They view the bodies of former cell mates, still in disbelief. T-Dog advises them to burn the body. Here’s the keys to your kingdom. At some point, #oneleggedherschel starts trending and I’m still laughing about that hashtag. Back at the groups home cell, Herschel has been cuffed to the bed, just in case.
Carl wanders off and returns with some medical supplies. Late to realizing she has a child again, Lori chastises him for leaving and he mouths off to her that he killed two walkers. #WhereIsCarl Herschel nearly dies and Lori saves him. Carol is concerned because Lori had a caesarean section with Carl and a V-Bac isn’t looking good for baby Shrick. With Herschel in his present state, he probably won’t be birthin’ no babies. So, there’s this walker female type just hanging around the fence while Carol talks this out with Glenn. She’s about to become useful. Glen puts her down humanely with a rod through the brain and she’s brought into the compound. Carol sets to on-the-job training by cutting on Annie. That’s what we used to call the CPR dolls when I worked in a hospital, ResuciAnnie. Hopefully, Annie still has her inner lady bits. This is a new, confident and bold Carol than the one we met before. I like that she’s still a soft and kind woman, but she now has more edge and has found her place in the group. As she’s operating on Annie, someone is watching from the trees. More survivors? Lori and company? Another satisfying episode. The jail is now a condo of sorts, but something lurks that can change it all. Next Sunday can’t come fast enough!
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