Cherokee Rose, episode 4 of season 2 of The Walking Dead, premiered last night on AMC, and it was the most boring episode of the season so far. It was all talking and no action, so not a whole lot got accomplished outside of two key things. 45 minutes to have two important things happen = a butt ton of wasted time. Let’s check in with Dale to see what he thinks. Dale?
Thanks for the update, Dale. Now, one little thing I did like happened to Glenn. Talk about foreshadowing! Maggie says this to Glenn early in the episode, “I hear you’re fast on your feet and good at getting in and out.” I’ll let you figure out what exactly that could be a foreshadowing of. Go Glenn!
Another point against this episode is that there was one zombie in the whole thing. A very disgusting, bloated water zombie that was awesome looking, but I’m going to need more of them to keep me interested.
One big revelation happens at the end of the episode, but for anyone who’s read the comics or just paid really close attention to the season 1 finale may already know about it, and will be, like me, very unsurprised by the ‘revelation.’ Overall Episode 4 was a very flat, boring episode.
Here’s what happens:
The rest of the group that stayed out on the highway joins Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), and the rest at the doctor’s house. They hold a memorial for Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince) with Shane (Jon Bernthal) making up a heroic story for him. Hmmm, he failed to mention how he shot Otis in the leg and used him as zombie bait so that he could make it out alive. Oopsie, must have slipped his mind.
Lori tells Shane to stay, and Shane gets a look on his face like a dog in the rain who’s finally being allowed inside. Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) and T-Dog (IronE Singleton) discover a nasty looking zombie in their water supply, and the brain trust of a survivor group decides not to shoot the zombie, as it might contaminate the water supply, and instead send in Glenn (Steven Yeun) as live bait in order to get the zombie out. Of course, the anchor they had the rope tied around breaks and almost drops Glenn in the well with the zombie, but they pull him out safely. Glen did manage to get the rope around the zombie so they could get it out and they start pulling. The water logged zombie gets stuck on the edge of the well and they end up ripping it in half. All of its blood and guts fall back down into the well, contaminating the water supply. T-Dog said it best with “Good thing we didn’t do anything stupid like shoot it.”
Daryl (Norman Reedus) takes off by himself to look for Sophia and returns with a Cherokee Rose and tells the history behind the rose. Don’t care. Sensitive Daryl is not the Daryl I want to see. I want too see Wisecrackin’ Badass Daryl with his sidekick the Woodchuck Skull from the season 2 premiere.
Glenn and the doctor’s daughter, Maggie, go into town for a supply run. Lori asks Glenn to pick up something personal in the feminine hygiene section (spoiler alert: it’s a pregnancy test.) While in town, Maggie and Glenn do it!! Don’t worry, they had condoms. After all, they were in a pharmacy.
The doctor tells Rick that his group needs to leave when Carl is better, Rick pleas with him to let them stay.
Lori finds out that she’s pregnant and starts to cry. She’s going to have to go on Maury to find out the father is!
- The water zombie!!! Ewww.
- Glenn got some!
- Really, really slow.
- The episode as a whole.
- Too much talky, not enough zombies.
- Seriously there was only one zombie.
- Shane’s overalls at Otis’ funeral. He looked like a reject from an Osh Kosh B’gosh catalogue.
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