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Walking Dead S4 Ep3 Recap: Daryl & Michonne, love connection?!

Killer couple alert? Daryl and Michonne?!

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Killer couple alert? Daryl and Michonne?!

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October

It took exactly 49 Hershel-happy minutes for Episode 3 of The Walking Dead's sluggish Season 4 to go from chitty-chatty to holy-bleep-did-you-see-those-6-million-zombies?! It was worth the wait, as Us Weekly's No.1 Killer Couple to Watch -- Daryl and Michonne, gruntingly flirty ("He's already given me fleas") -- plus a percolating Tyreese went looking for drugs to combat the Super Flu.

The scene went a lil' something like this (I'm paraphrasing here): "Hey Zack's hot rod is pretty shiny for being parked in a dusty prison for so long!" "Wait -- is that a voice on the radio?" "Look out for those six million zombies!" "Ewwww, you're totally spinning the car out on their gooey heads!" "Tyreese, stop lollygagging!" "Look at Tyreese, now he's going all Thor with that bloody hammer!" "Tyreese is dead!" "No he's not!" "Where the hell are we?"

It was adrenaline-pumping stuff -- just what this talky episode needed -- featuring the three most dynamic characters on the show. (By the way, that FX shot of the 6 million zombies looked expensive, but all in all, doesn't the show appear a little cheaper this year? Sheesh, I'm surprised they had the money to buy Rick a new shirt.)

That said, some interesting questions were raised last night. Feel free to answer aloud at your work desk. Chances are good your cubemates watched the show, too.

1) IF YOU WERE WALKING IN ZOMBIE-INFESTED WOODS, WITH WHOM WOULD YOU FEEL SAFER: RICK OR KILLER CARL, WHO HAS SINCE BEEN REUNITED WITH HIS HAT AND MINI-BAZOOKA?

I'm starting to warm to Carl 3.0. Yes, he loves shootin' and slayin', but there's also a calm in his eyes. You never know which Rick you're going to get. Sure, Farmer Rick has been replaced by Fight Club Rick, but still, he's a wild card. I'm going with Killer Carl on this one.

2) IS CAROL A MURDERER OR WAS SHE JUST CLEANING HOUSE?

The ep's final kicker was the reveal that Carol has been going rogue, including torching Tyreese's near-zombie girlfriend. Maybe I'm confused (always possible), and maybe Sophia's Mom jumped the kerosene a bit, but Carol is a level-headed, competent woman with a sensible haircut. If she "handled" two people with the Super Zombie Flu, she probably had a good reason.

3) IS GLEN TOAST?

Probably not. But if the water's infected, and Hershel's elderberry tea is actually making things worse, Maggie could be back on the singles scene. Hey, Tyreese is available!

4) WHAT'S THE BETTER HALLOWEEN COSTUME: TREE MOSS ZOMBIE OR BEAR-TRAP ZOMBIE?

Or better yet, go as the coughing, Super-Flu-ridden Woodburyian who tried to convince us that she was feeling much better: "I swear. It's just allergies!" Ha-ha. Love that. The zombie post-apocalyptic equivalent of "The dog ate my homework."

See you next week, boys and ghouls!

[Last modified: Monday, October 28, 2013 9:20am]

    

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