Although it is easy to kill zombies with a sharpened stick through the fence, zombies in riot gear prove to be quite the challenge. After the successful attack (and a gory detailed removal of a riot guard’s face) Rick and his fellow zombie killers infiltrate the prison. It is revealed that there are a few dead civilians in the prison, and zombies shot within the prison, which hints that the prison has been a refuge for people like Rick before.
While in the prison, the group begins to make the place homey and search around for remaining zombies and uncover the valuables that the prison has to offer. Tensions have grown between Lori and Rick. Lori summons Hershel to her cell and unleashes her doubts and worries about her unborn child. Lori is afraid that she has lost the baby and that it is dead inside her, ultimately becoming a zombie that could potentially rip her apart from the inside out. Lori further reveals to Hershel that if she dies during childbirth, they are not to hesitate to kill her, as she does not want to return as a zombie and harm the group (her first selfless decision since the beginning of the series…)
Rick, Daryl, T-Dawg, Glen, Hershel and Maggie explore the prison, where they encounter a hoard of hungry and angry walkers. During the chaos and confusion, Maggie and Glen become separated from the group. Hershel passes by a seemingly dead walker–and is surprisingly bitten in the leg! In an effort to keep Hershel alive, Rick cuts of Hershel’s leg with a hatchet (a graphic scene which can only be rivaled by the prisoner in Saw hacking off his foot in an effort to survive). The episode ends after the amputation with Rick spotting a group of alive prisoners behind glass in another room.
- T-Dawg will finally serve some importance to the story besides getting injured or dropping keys.
- Daryl’s brother, Merle, will finally make his much anticipated appearance after he escaped without his hand in season one. And, by coming back in this season, Merle will cause some friction in the group, with his racist hillbilly attitude and will potentially threaten Daryl’s acceptance within the group.
- Michonne’s limbless zombies will be interesting use to the show. They are chained within easy biting distance to her, yet they do not show any hostility, or look at her with those hungry eyes. Does this mean that the zombies can be trained to regain some of their humanity?
- Lori’s baby will be born a zombie, just like in the 2004 remake of the classic Dawn of the Dead, and Lori will die (I really hope she does, she’s probably the most annoying character on the show).
- Daryl and Carol are going to have a fling. She’s a lonely widow and he’s the right hand man who looks a bit lonely as well. Although she seems a lot older than he is, it might be an endearing moment for the show.
- Shane is finally gone, which is a great thing because he’s an idiot, but I think someone else in the group is going to try to rise up and challenge Rick. Maybe it’ll be T-Dawg. Or, Merle will try to convince Daryl that they could lead the group as a team better than Rick can.
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I loved this recap and I loved the episode it was recapping! Though Shane an idiot? He was just . . . aggressively motivated 😉