This week’s episode recap of The Walking Dead, has Rick returning sans Carol. Hershel does his best to help the sick. Who lives? Who dies? It is always scary on The Walking Dead. You never know who is next! Let’s get into this week’s episode walkthrough of The Walking Dead for episode 5, Internment!
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The Walking Dead, Season 4 Episode 5: Internment Recap Overview
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- Rick drives angry after leaving Carol. At the prison, Hershel and sick Glenn and Sasha do their best to help the more severely sick.
- Hershel and Glenn deal with the dead. Maggie visits Hershel. Maggie discovers Carol hasn’t come back, and why from Rick.
- Sasha helps with more dead. Sasha gets weaker, and Hershel tries to help her. Meanwhile, the dead quarantined people begin to rise…
- Glenn becomes sicker, and Maggie hears a gun shot from the prison. Rick has her go help, leaving Rick alone to repair the fence as walkers are building more and more.
- Hershel struggles with a zombie to retrieve the breathing device needed for Glenn. Maggie comes to the rescue. Outside, Rick and Carl defeat the walker horde with assault rifles.
- The Medicine Crew is back. Tyreese visits Sasha, Hershel and Bob begin administering antibiotics. And The Governor returns.
The Walking Dead Episode Recap: Internment, the Details
Rick Returns, the Sickness Spreads Further
Season 4 Episode 5 of The Walking Dead begins with Rick driving back to the Prison. He has an intense look on his face, that gets deeper in thought as he drives. He glances at Carol’s watch. He drives by a pack of dogs which are eating a immobile walker. He begins to floor the gas, and speed back.
Back at the prison, Glenn and Sasha, as sick as they are, try helping Hershel with saving the sicker people in quarantine. They manage to get the unconscious man breathing again, and they joke about the Council meeting they are having. Hershel tries to make light of the situation. Hershel moves on to help others, and asks Sasha to help watch the sick man. Glenn goes with Hershel to help him.
Glenn Worsens, Maggie Discovers Carol’s Fate
Hershel and Glenn find a dead man, and Hershel makes Glenn hold off on killing him. Hershel wants to take him away for a more humane death. Glenn and Hershel put the dead man on a gurney and wheel him away. Lizzie sees what they are doing and asks what they are doing. Hershel tries to distract her by asking her to read a book. After they have moved the body, Glenn does his duty, and realizes that Hershel hasn’t had to do it yet.
Maggie then pays a visit to Hershel, and asks to see Glenn. Hershel tells Maggie that he is resting, due to being tired helping him. Maggie wants to go in, but Hershel refuses to let her in. They talk a little more, and we realize Glenn was listening to the conversation. Glenn didn’t want her to come in, as if she saw him, he thinks she wouldn’t stay out. Hershel tells Maggie that he believes they will pull through, and Maggie tries to hold it together.
Outside, Maggie is trying to contain the zombies on the fence when Rick returns–alone. Maggie asks where Carol is, and Rick asks if everyone is ok. Maggie says they’re doing the best they can, and Rick breaks the news to Maggie about Carol. Maggie seems shocked, but says he is probably right, but couldn’t do it herself. Rick then visits Carl, and everyone is OK, including Judith. Carl asks to come out, but Rick says not yet. Carl says he will stay, but tells Rick, “You can’t keep me from what always happens”. Rick replies, “Maybe, but it’s my job to try”.
The Doctor’s Last Bit of Advice
Back in the quarantine, Glenn has taken over helping the patient breathe, and Hershel visits the Doctor. He tells Hershel that he is beyond saving, and that he needs to focus on the people who can live. He also tells Hershel he has made more IVs and has a shotgun–just in case. Hershel refuses to give up. The doctor makes one final demand–that all of the doors remain shut for containment.
Hershel begins closing the cells, and a man falls to his death. Hershel tries to lift him out, but he needs help. Sasha comes to assist, so he doesn’t have to kill him there. Hershel wheels him off. He then struggles with his next move. He covers the now dead man and stabs him through the sheet. As he finishes, Rick comes and visits. Hershel is having a harder time than he has been letting on. Rick tries to boost his spirit. Hershel is still resolved in his religion, amazingly, believing in the “plan”. Rick then drops the bomb–Carol. We do not see the conversation, but we see after that Hershel is rattled by the news.
Maggie’s Tough Call, as Chaos Ensues
Outside, Maggie and Rick work on reinforcing the fence. Maggie tries to argue that she should be in there with Glenn and her father. Back inside, Hershel has revived Sasha. Glenn is still pumping air for the sick man, but he loses consciousness. Glenn tries to help him, but then blood fills Glenn’s mouth and he falls over. Hershel hasn’t heard him yet. Lizzie, in the meantime, has found Glenn, and zombies have begun attacking. A man tries to help using his gun, but winds up shooting another girl, and chaos breaks out.
Rick and Maggie hear the gunshot while still working on the fence, and Rick demands that Maggie goes. Inside, Lizzie is coaxing a zombie to follow her, and she trips. Hershel is able to get up there, and pushes the walker onto a chainlink fence. Maggie runs to the quarantine area, and tries to break in, but is unable to. Hershel finds Glenn, and realizes he needs the medical respirator thing that is still on the walker he pushed. Unfortunately, the Doctor has turned as well. Hershel grabs the shotgun from his cell.
Maggie Saves the Day, Carl and Rick Bond Over Walker-Killing
Maggie finds a window that she is able to get in as Hershel tries to shotgun his way out. Hershel gets to Glenn to try to help drain him. He finds it on the walker he pushed onto the chainlink, and winds up trying to get it. Maggie finds him struggling with the zombie, takes careful aim, and shoots the zombie dead. They both rush to help Glenn, clearing his airway, and shoving the medical device down his throat.
Rick heads back to Carl, and Rick asks for his help. They go outside and begin putting up the reinforcing logs. The logs aren’t strong enough, however, and the fence falls. Rick is nearly swarmed, but he sprints through, pushing down zombies in front of himself to protect Carl. They escape through a door, but the zombies are making their way through another fence.
Rick heads to their gun stash, and gives Carl a quick training on their assault rifles. The walkers break through, and they open fire on the swarm. The assault rifles help a lot, and they are both able to mow the zombies down well. Rick and Carl finish the remaining zombies. They see a car coming, and the crew out for meds has returned.
Guess Who’s Back…Back Again
Tyreese heads to visit Sasha, who is very sick, but alive. Glenn is doing better as well, and Bob begins mixing antibiotics. Hershel goes to take a rest, and he pays one final respect to the doctor who is still dead in his cell. He opens his bible and weeps quietly.
The next day, the walker clean up begins. Michonne cleans up, and Rick heads to tend his crops, and Carl comes up too. They seem to be doing well. Daryl pulls in the gate and asks about Carol. Hershel tells him to talk to Rick about her. Michonne and Hershel are “heading out” but no destination is given.
At the end of the episode, the music becomes creepy, and the final scene has The Governor looking at the prison from far. The show then goes black, ending.
Josh’s Thoughts: The Walking Dead, Season 4 Episode 5: Internment
This was a great episode of The Walking Dead. I think it might have been one of my favorites of the entire series. The episode revolved mostly around Hershel, whose character has been vital in these past few episodes. As Sasha comments this episode, without Hershel helping, many more people would have died. The previous episode, I thought it was silly for him to go in and expose himself, but now after seeing exactly what he has been doing, I take all of that back.
The back and forth between the Doctor, before his death was great, as it showed the tough decisions Hershel has to make, or should say–refuses to make so far. Luckily for him, the decisions for the most part were made for him. People died beyond his control, and he didn’t much have to choose who lived or died.
Funny, in a morbid sort of way, we see Rick and Carl having some father-son time in this crazy walker-filled world. Who knew taking two assault rifles out and mowing down zombies would become a bonding activity.
One thing I wish we had seen this episode was the talk Rick had with Hershel regarding Carol. I guess it wasn’t a necessary scene, but I did want to see the reaction Hershel had when Rick told him what happened. We can see after Hershel finds out though, that he is deeply affected by it. Since he didn’t get hysterical when Daryl asked about Carol, I have to assume that he is ok with Rick’s decision.
And then we have the final scene. The Governor is back. What has he been doing for the past 6-7 months? Does he have followers still? Is he alone? Alone I think he would have a hard time wreaking havoc, but perhaps he has another group of followers. I guess time will tell!
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 4 Episode 5 of The Walking Dead: Internment
It’s official. The Walking Dead has definitely brought it this season! This was an amazing episode that had everything you could have asked for in a Walking Dead episode. It contained not only intense, emotional, and thought provoking scenes, but it also included several exciting scenes filled with suspense and action. On the one hand, you get to see all the pain, suffering, and tough decisions that Hershel has had to struggle with, and on the other hand, you get a lot of walker action, both inside the quarantine area, and outside with the walkers finally breaking through the fence. It was as if everything that happened this season built up and culminated into one great episode. Then, if that for some reason wasn’t enough for you, the episode ended with what we’ve all been waiting for — the return of the Governor!
The only person’s reaction that we’ve seen to Rick’s decision about Carol was Maggie’s, who seemed to agree with it. We don’t exactly know how Hershel responded to Rick when he found out, and I’m wondering if we will get to see what happens when Rick tells Daryl. I’m also wondering when/if Rick is planning on informing everyone else, especially Tyreese, and how they will react. Right now, it seems like Rick feels he made the right decision, but I’m wondering if others, such as Daryl, will have strong reactions that will make Rick re-think his decision.
So now the audience knows that the Governor is back, but when will the prison residents know? Is he planning on showing himself soon? Has he been lurking around the prison all along? What has he been up to since we last saw him? Very excited to get started on the Governor’s story next episode!
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