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The Walking Dead Recap, ‘Slabtown’


In Sunday night’s episode, we finally found out what happened to Beth and learned that people are alike all over

Since Beth was kidnapped, the lingering question had been who took and why. It seemed like Daryl was the only one who seemed to care that she was still out there, somewhere, and she was concerned about him, asking the female officer Dawn Lerner if he was with her when she was taken. Beth was being cared for at Grady Memorial Hospital, which was still operating thanks to a few remaining staff including a doctor named Steven Edwards. In return for them “saving” her life, she is expected to help them take care of patients and keep the place running. Right off the bat, something seems off about these people and their rules. Beth realizes that she has to pay for everything, including her food, and that the price for staying there is way too high.

When Joan, a woman who was working as a nurse, tries to escape, she is bitten by a walker and then has her arm amputated. If she was willing to take her chances with the walkers, then something must have been too awful for her to endure at the hospital. Enter Office Gorman, who you just instantly wanted to die. He makes it obvious to Beth after she’s been awake for all of 5 minutes that he wants to have sex with her, whether she wants to or not. I hate that the threat of rape is what made it possible, but in that moment, I was rooting for Beth. Rooting for her to get the hell out of there, to get back to Daryl or anyone that wasn’t going to hurt her. The only person she finds she can trust is Noah, who had then for about a year, working in the laundry room. He tells her that he thinks he was treated instead of his father because he was bigger and stronger, and they thought he would be easier to control.

When she sees a patient they brought in starting to have a seizure, she knows he’s going to die so she stabs him in the head with a pair of scissors. Officer Dawn is peeved, so Noah takes the blame for her and gets a beating from the other officers. Dawn thinks Beth is weak, pointing to the scars on her wrist from her suicide attempt, and in her delusion actually thinks that they’re all doing the right thing at the hospital. Later Beth steals some keys in Dawn’s office, where Joan has bled out and died on the floor. Seeing an opportunity, Gorman comes in to blackmail her, and just as he begins to put his hand up her shirt, Beth smashes him over the head with the lollipop jar and lets Joan have her way with him. She escapes with Noah, while hearing Dawn and another officer’s screams from down the hall, through the elevator shaft where they had been dumping the bodies of patients. Noah falls and hurts his leg, but is well enough to go outside where it looks like they could have a chance.


She shoots her way through a group of walkers, but is taken down by some officers. Noah manages to evade all of them, but how long can he last out there by himself? Inside, Dr. Edwards reveals that Beth was an important part of his plan to make sure he was the only doctor in the hospital. He purposely gave him the wrong medication, knowing that she would act. Beth had enough reason, and the courage, to kill him, but then she sees that they’ve brought in a new patient, Carol.

Unless you’re into that whole Baryl thing, she probably hasn’t been your favorite character, but Beth needed this episode. She certainly needed the growth. As slow as it had been, since she stopped feeling sorry for herself and got drunk like a normal post-teenage girl, Beth became a person and a stronger character. At times, it does seems like they make the villains, whether they be out right bad folks or ambiguously bad like the people at the hospital, extra awful to get us to cheer for their deaths. You have wonder if the main group are the last semi-sane people left in the world. Or at least Georgia.

Carol didn’t look too beat up or sick when they wheeled her in, so do you think Noah was the person Daryl found in the woods and he told them about the hospital? Or did she leave and something happened to her on the road? Tell us theories!

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The Walking Dead Recap, ‘Four Walls and a Roof’


There were some slow moments bookended by some pretty intense scenes on last night’s ‘The Walking Dead.’ Bob bit the dust, Rick got some delicious revenge, and the group splits up, for now.

There was a lot of talking in this episode, which might have worried some of the gorehound fans. Gabriel explained those creepy carvings outside on the church walls. When members of his congregations came to the church for refuge at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, he refused to let them in. Curiously, there aren’t a lot of bodies around the church, and the group hasn’t seen that many walkers. Maybe they got tired of waiting for filet-o-priest and shuffled off. Rick is set on killing Gareth and the remaining Terminians for what they did to Bob, but Abraham thinks that going to Washington D.C., and protecting Dr. Mullet, is a bigger priority. Considering that everyone vetoed going back to Terminus to finish these fools off, they should have been with him on this. If they would have killed them when they had the chance, Bob would still have two legs, at least. Though he still wouldn’t have been completely out of the woods.


Sure enough, Bob was bitten by the water walker and he delights in telling Gareth that he is eating his tainted leg meat. Seeing as how everyone is infected, though Gareth might not know that, it really doesn’t matter. But it is still totally gross. So Bob was going to die either way, and at least his final moments were spent with Sasha. She was gung ho to take out Gareth, but her brother is still on that whole no killing people thing. I’m glad that Sasha felt like she needed to avenge Bob, defend the group, and most importantly, stick up for herself. Rick doing exactly what he said he was going to do in the season opener was a cheer worth moment that couldn’t have come sooner. Gareth deserved to die, if only because he talked too damn much.


In the light of day, when it was safe to leave, Glenn kept his promise to Abraham that if they stayed to help them, he and Maggie would leave with their group. Again, why isn’t Maggie concerned about her sister? Did she just assume she was dead? Well of course, she isn’t. We’ll find out who took Beth next episode, and it seems she was being kept at a hospital. On the map Abraham left Rick, he apologized for being a dick and hoped that he and the others would eventually join them in D.C. The world does need more Rick Grimes, doesn’t it?

Did Bob’s death leave a meaty…er…sour taste in your mouth? How do you think the group will do without two of it’s core members? Let us know!

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The Walking Dead Recap, ‘Strangers’


With the group reunited, there’s a question of what do they do now and where do they go. Plus a new character raises suspicions, and another one loses a limb.

In the middle of the woods, the group rescues a man named Gabriel Stokes from a couple of walkers. Rick instantly doesn’t trust, and neither do I. He takes them back to the church he’s been occupying and offers them shelter. Rick asks his two questions, and Gabriel tells him that he has never killed a walker or another man. He is a priest after all, but something stronger than faith had to have kept him alive all this time. Before he heads out to find food and weapons, Rick leaves Carl in charge with Tyreese and gives him some sage advice. No matter how many people are around, he’s never going to be safe. They gather supplies at a local food bank that just happens to have a gaping hole filled with walkers in the middle of it. Of course Bob falls into the putrid water, mirroring the scene from last season where he almost got killed in another store. Luckily Sasha was quick to take out the walker that pulled him under, and Michonne is pretty handy with a blender. Rick had save Gabriel, again, after he got spooked by one walker in particular.


Back at the church, Carl shows Rick some strange cuts, or scratches, along one of the windows. There’s also the phrase “You’ll Burn For This” carved into the wood. Carl says that it isn’t hardcore evidence that Gabriel can’t be trusted, but it is something to give them reason to be concerned. Oh, like father, like son. During a brief moment of peace, Abraham gives a speech about why they should all make their way to Washington. His main purpose has always been getting Eugene there, but he knows he can’t do it alone. With Judith’s blessing, Rick agrees that they should go, but Dr. Mullet’s explanation as to what exactly is supposed to be in D.C. still sounds shady. Abraham’s blind faith in him is still a questionable, I mean, you just can’t trust someone with a mullet like that.

While this episode didn’t offer much in action, there were all of these little side convos between the characters that showed that the past is always hard to forget. That is all that Tyreese wants to do when it comes to telling the group about what happened to Lizzie and Mika. When Rick asks Michonne how she became so handy with her weapons, it’s because she spent so much time alone killing walkers. She doesn’t miss the world before all of this happened,but she does miss Andrea and Hershel. I miss seeing her with her kitana. I couldn’t help but notice how close Tara and Maggie were getting, almost like sisters. It really does seem like everyone, Maggie especially, has totally forgotten about Beth. Tara explains that she was with The Governor at Woodsbury, but didn’t know how vicious he was, and of course it was before she knew them. Though Daryl is obviously happy to have Carol back, but she seems distant and doesn’t give up much about what happened while they were separated. At night, he finds her packing up the car they found by the side of the road, but before she can leave he spots the car he saw the night Beth was kidnapped.


Just as I suspected, Bob is probably a goner. Him and Sasha just seemed too happy with each other, and couples can’t last too long on this show. He may have been bitten while he was down in the water, he seemed to almost be saying goodbye to Sasha before he went outside to cry. He gets knocked over the head and wakes up to Gareth and the remaining folks of Terminus roasting something over an open fire. Turns out to be his leg. You know Gareth, you don’t have to eat people. Daryl has been doing just fine with his rattlesnakes and other non people vittles. I’m sure fans of ‘The Wire‘ enjoyed seeing Chad ColemanLawrence Gilliard Jr. and Seth Gilliam in scenes together. Gabriel has secrets of his own, like the walker who looked a lot like the woman in the picture he kept hidden. Morgan is still out there, somewhere, he might be the one the group can feel watching them. Or maybe it’s more of the Terminus cannibals.

So tell us what you thought of this episode. Does Gabriel creep you out? What do you think Bob tastes like? Let us know!

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