On the last episode of The Walking Dead, we saw what became of Rick, Carl, and Michonne following the prison attack. Well in this episode, we got to see what happened to everyone else! Violet recaps Season 4 Episode 10 of The Walking Dead, titled Inmates, and after the recap, she shares her thoughts on the episode.
Episode Recap of The Walking Dead, Season 4 Episode 10: Inmates
- As Beth does a voiceover reading an old entry from her diary, she and Daryl fight and run from walkers, then collapse exhausted in a field. Daryl reluctantly helps Beth track other survivors from the prison. When a walker attacks Beth, she and Daryl work together to kill it. They find and kill walkers eating dead bodies by the train tracks. Beth breaks down and cries.
- Tyreese does his best to take care of Judith, Lizzie, and Mika. Lizzie secretly kills two rabbits, the remains of which we saw earlier when Beth and Daryl passed by. We also recognize from grapes that the girls drop that Beth and Daryl pass this way later. Tyreese hears screams and goes to help, while he leaves the girls with the baby. He runs to the train tracks and tries to help the people being attacked by walkers. Judith cries and attracts walkers, so Lizzie starts to smother her. Mika fires a shot at an approaching walker.
- The girls approach Tyreese – with Carol. A dying man tells them to follow the train tracks to a safe place up ahead. Carol leads Tryeese to believe she was still out on a run when the prison was attacked. They find a sign along the tracks saying “Terminus” and “Sanctuary for all, Community for all. Those who arrive, survive.”
- Maggie, Sasha, and Bob go to look for Glenn, despite Sasha’s protests. They find the bus from the prison with walkers inside, and try to let them out and kill them one by one to see if Glenn is inside, but they get overrun and have to fight for their lives. Maggie enters the bus to keep looking for Glenn. She finds a walker inside that looks like Glenn from the back, and kills it.
- Glenn wakes up laying at the edge of the demolished catwalk at the prison, then goes to his cell and gets his riot gear and other supplies. Wearing his riot gear, he pushes his way through a crowd of walkers, and finds Tara. Glenn throws a Molotov cocktail to distract the walkers, then he and Tara run to the road.
- Tara informs Glenn of Hershel’s death, and is angry at herself for helping the Governor. Glenn tells Tara he needs her help finding Maggie. They kill a few walkers that followed them from the prison, then Glenn passes out. An army truck drives up and two tough looking men and a woman step out and confront Tara.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 4 Episode 10 of The Walking Dead: Inmates
I thought this week’s episode of The Walking Dead was better than last week’s episode (though still not great). Maybe it was because last week’s episode focused on so few characters that things felt like they were going really slow, while in contrast, this week’s episode featured several different groups of characters, so it felt like more was going on.
I especially liked the Vantage Point-like perspectives shown of Daryl and Beth’s point of view, and how we later get to see what happened from Tyreese’s group point of view to create what Daryl and Beth saw. One thing was obvious – the grapes that the girls dropped were the smashed ones that Daryl and Beth came across, where Daryl concluded that things had gone bad. One thing I didn’t realize until we watched Talking Dead, which was that we saw the rabbits that Lizzie killed. I remember seeing the log that Daryl and Beth passed, and that the camera focused on something hanging out the side of the log, but I wasn’t sure what we were supposed to be seeing at point.
Daryl and Beth’s dynamic is really weird and awkward. She tries to be optimistic, while he seems pretty pessimistic – that is, when he even makes the effort to acknowledge Beth’s existence. Whenever she tries to talk to him, it seems like he prefers to ignore her.
Definitely called Tyreese running into Carol, if you look back at my thoughts on the midseason finale. It was just a little too convenient that Rick gets interrupted right before he’s about to tell Tyreese about Carol. Not to mention it was pretty obvious that Tyreese would have Judith, just as we predicted. The way Carol walked up to Tyreese holding Judith felt kind of like she was using Judith as a shield in case Tyreese was going to attack her. Carol had no way of knowing whether or not Rick told Tyreese that she had killed Karen, so she had to take the chance that either he didn’t know, or if he did know that he wouldn’t attack her in front of the children, especially holding the baby. In any case, with Lizzie killing the bunnies and attempting to smother Judith, we can safely assume that she’s the one who mutilated the rats at the prison, because apparently she’s a psychopath. But was she also the one who was feeding the rats to the walkers? It seems unlikely when you consider the fact that the rats were fed to them at mouth level, and she’s pretty short comparatively. I suppose she could have reached her hand up and fed it to them at that level, though. Not sure what to think about this “safe” place that the guy told them to go to. Is it really safe, or was he leading them into some sort of trap? (Side note: there were at least two children with Lizzie and Mika at the end of the midseason finale. I guess we’re just supposed to assume they died trying to run away from the prison?)
As for Maggie, Sasha, and Bob, apparently Bob’s gunshot wound turned out to be less of a problem than I thought it would be. Seems like he’s good as new, able to fight off walkers like nothing ever happened. Why was the bus full of walkers anyway? What happened? I guess someone must have gotten hurt or shot during the prison attack and then died on the bus and reanimated. What is Maggie’s move now that she knows Glenn was not on the bus? Will she return to the prison to look for him?
Lastly, there’s Glenn and Tara. I can’t hate Tara too much, because she withdrew from the fighting before it began. I thought we might see Lilly again too, but Tara tells Glenn that Lilly was overtaken by walkers. I didn’t expect Tara to be sitting at the prison, I thought she would be out in the woods, since that’s where her girlfriend, Alisha, told her to meet her. We know that Lizzie shot Alisha in the head, but Tara probably wouldn’t have know that. So now Tara and Glenn meet up with these three well armed people, who apparently are very important figures in the graphic novel, which I still need to read, so I don’t know what their deal is.
In the scenes from the next episode, it looks like we’ll only be focusing on the Rick/Carl/Michonne group and the Tara/Glenn/& new friends group. Does that mean we’re going to switch off on what groups we’re focusing on each week? I’m not sure I like that. It might make things feel like they’re going too slow, and like they felt when the show broke off from the prison group and focused on the Governor for a couple of episodes. We’ll see how it goes though.
Scenes from The Walking Dead, Season 4 Episode 11: Claimed
Here are scenes from the next episode of The Walking Dead, titled Claimed:
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