Welcome to another Walking Dead recap! As always, this post has spoilers from the episode, so if you haven’t seen it yet, feel free to read previous recaps first!
I’m sad we only have one more episode until the mid season finale. How did it go by so fast?! Anyway, let’s dive in! We start off with folks taking apart the church, from the organ pipes to the pews to fortify the church. Carl wants to go to Atlanta, but stays back with Michonne, Judith and Father G.
Oh my goodness, little Judith is the cutest.
Father G is acting strange (as always) and tries to scratch off the dried blood from the Terminus massacre. That scene made me nervous, like he is going to lose it right at the time we need him the most and then one of my people will die. He better hope that doesn’t happen.
As they head into the Atlanta, Tyreese and Sasha attempt a heart to heart, but Sasha won’t have any of it. It’s too soon T. Too soon.
We catch a quick snippet of Beth checking in on Carol, who is still in a coma of sorts. YOU BETTER NOT DIE CAROL.
Then we get back to the other group. Tara attempts to make a team name, Mullet man is still knocked out and Abraham is freaking me (and the world) out. He looked like he might beat any human that came close to him. Then Maggie made sure he didn’t. Don’t mess with her, she’ll put you down like a dog. Her words, not mine.
The scene of a game plan for the Beth/Carol rescue mission was in.ter.est.ing! Rick has a whole “go in silent and take out everyone” kind of plan. Tyreese thinks instead they should grab two cops and make a trade. Rick wants to keep his plan. Then who agrees with Tyreese?? Oh, just Daryl. Y’all, Rick’s face was along the lines of “Como bruh?!” I think that was the first time that’s ever happened, but I don’t think the “nice” plan will work in the end.
Back in the church you get one guess what Father G is doing. That’s right, scrubbing the floor. Carl tries to get him to pick a weapon to defend himself. He refuses at first, but then Carl tells him he can’t stay in one place and outside he’ll come across trouble he can’t avoid. After he chooses a machete, Carl begins to explain how to use it and Father G can’t handle it, so he says he’s going to go and lie down. Something fishy is obviously up.
We find Beth mopping and she overhears Dictator Dawn and another cop talking about Carol. The other cop says she is a waste of resources, so Beth tells him to keep her on longer and calls him out for charging his DVD player every night. Dawn tells him to shut it off and then…
WHA???? Dictator Dawn wants to help Carol????? She gives Beth a key to medicines that will keep Carol alive. After Beth asks why she’s helping, she responds she thought she was weak, but her outburst proved her wrong. She tells her to save Carol’s life. You know, can’t say I saw that one coming.
Back we go to the fire truck crew. Maggie stays back with Abe and passed out Mullet Man while the other three go look for water. I kept thinking about all the water Eugene wasted on those walkers. Bummer huh? Anyway, Maggie makes a little tent for Eugene so he doesn’t burn and Abraham is still staring off into who knows what.
Back in the hospital Beth goes in to talk to Doc about what medicine to use on Carol. He guesses that Dawn gave her the key, but warns her it wasn’t out of the kindness of her heart. He tells her the medicine she’ll need though and says good luck. I never know what to think with any one from Grady Memorial.
Next, we find Glenn, Rosita and Tara getting water (it’s nasty water, so Rosita creates a filter with her shirt). We get a little background of how Rosita ended up with Abraham. It was in Dallas and he said he could use her help, so she went. Glenn sees some ripples in the water, so he creates a plan to go fishing. Were their scenes kind of boring to y’all or was it just me? I’m trying to be unbiased.
Now back to the rescue mission…Noah creates a diversion and two cops in a car chase him down. Looks like they went with Tyreese’s plan. The cops think they got him cornered, but then our team comes out, but as they are taking them prisoner, another car comes zooming in and we have a bit of an O.K. Corral type battle.
The car speeds off only to be stopped by some burned up nasty McNasty walkers (they were folks who were part of the original napalm bombing). One of the cops starts fighting with Daryl and it’s all sorts of nasty when Daryl uses the head of a walker to knock the cop off him. I’ll leave it at that because it’s too gross to type out the description of what happened. Ew!
Rick looks ready to take the guy out with one bullet, but Daryl stops him saying three hostages are better than two. The supposed “good” cop says he only wants peaceful resolution and that the trade will only work, but only if they talk to Dawn. The others claim they want Dawn out, but the “good” cop says he’s known her for eight years. I trust thee not!
Glenn and Rosita manage to make a fish net with the mesh from suits of some walkers. I can’t help but see walker clothing as all contaminated. Yuck. Anyway, good thing Rosita knows how to clean a fish and Glenn tells her that they should stick together even though DC is out. She’s happy and agrees. My heart hurt a little – it’s like he forgot his previous (rather awesome) family. Rude. Anyway, Tara finds something awesome in the backpack, but we don’t find out until later…and… it’s a yo-yo. A little bit of a let down, not gonna lie. But hey, it’s a piece of happiness right?
Michonne has a chat with Father G. She says what they do, it’s worth it and that she just wants to help him. He thanks her and shuts the door and then we see him in some straight up MISCHIEF. He’s taking apart planks, like he’s going to escape underground. Coward.
Beth bribes one of the patients with strawberries and as he fakes an attack, Beth sneaks the medicine to help Carol. She gives it to her and holds Carol’s hand, letting her know she was there. Please remember what I said earlier Carol. It was along the lines of DO NOT DIE.
Tyreese finally got through to Sasha with the grieving, so that’s good. I thought at first she got scratched or something like that, but they needed that moment.
Father G manages to get out from the church, but stepped on a nail in the process. Only he would manage that. How long does he really think he’s going to last? And why the heck does he want to leave? He still can’t kill a walker. How is he seriously alive?? Why didn’t he stay? He could have at least taken his machete, but he goes out weaponless. Lame.
Maggie gets Abe to finally talk and Eugene wakes up (although he totally sounded like a walker!). The others walk up carrying some fish and water.
Then poor Sasha! I knew not to trust the “good” cop. He seemed too nice and too much of a back story about one of the burned up walkers. Sasha being nice, said she would help by shooting the walker in the head. As soon as he got behind her I knew something shady was going to happen. Have these folks not learned about turning their back on strangers?! When you do that, you get knocked out by your prisoner. Geez….
It looks like there’s plenty for the mid-season finale! What did y’all think of this episode and what’s to come?! Join in below or on Facebook!