TV RECAP: ‘The Walking Dead’ Episode 404: ‘Indifference’

TV RECAP: ‘The Walking Dead’ Episode 404: ‘Indifference’

Carol will be going on a run with Rick for supplies. Lizzie tells Carol that she is glad people come back after they die, because at least they are something. Carol tells Lizzie to fight her fear, and not to be afraid to kill. Meanwhile Rick is either imagining how Carol killed Karen and David, or he actually saw her do it and said nothing. It was hard to tell what picture they were trying to paint.

Tyreese escaped the zombie horde unhurt, but he is clearly not ok. He is convinced everyone back at the prison is already dead, and is displaying some erratic and violent behavior. The gang finds a car covered in branches near a repair shop, and Tyreese’s hasty actions almost gets them killed by walkers.

Michonne can’t understand why Tyreese wouldn’t let go of the walker that had a hold of him. She doesn’t know if he’s trying to get himself killed or what. She tells him that being angry makes you stupid, and being stupid gets you killed.

Daryl finds a battery in the shop, and is putting it into the car as Bob watches on. Bob explains that he was the only survivor of two previous groups, and that his need for booze is what caused the shelves to go down in the store when Zach was killed.

Daryl, Bob, Michonne, and Tyreese get to the vet school and gather all of the necessary supplies. Trying to find a way out, they attract quite a few walkers from within the school. They manage to blow out a window and climb onto the roof, where Bob almost falls and the walkers grab onto his backpack. The group tries to convince him to let the bag go, but he has the medicine.

Actually he doesn’t. The bag clanks when he pulls it back onto the roof. I was thinking that the medicine bottles had all broken. It turns out Bob had no medicine in his bag, just a bottle of booze. Daryl is furious, but calms down a bit. He tells Bob if he takes one sip of the booze before any meds have been distributed, he will kick Bob’s ass.

While all of this is going on, Carol and Rick find a couple hiding out in a house. They found a bunch of fruit at a greenhouse, but the man was cut and hurt his shoulder as they were leaving. Carol manages to pop his dislocated shoulder back into place, and they offer to help Carol and Rick gather supplies.

Carol and Rick share stories of their prior lives until they find the body of the woman they had just met, being eaten by zombie. Rick and Carol wait inside the house for the man, but he doesn’t come back. Carol is not convinced that he is dead, but he is not there, and they have to go. Carol intimates that Rick is more worried about not getting his watch back than the man not being ok.

As Carol and Rick are packing up the car, Rick finally confronts Carol about killing Karen and David. They may have survived, and now they are dead. If Tyreese finds out, he’ll kill Carol. If everyone else finds out, they’ll make her leave. Rick has decided that Carol is not coming back with him. He tells her the group will take care of Lizzie and Mika. He gives her some supplies, and she drives off.

This was a big surprise to me. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that Rick kicked her out of the group, or that she basically was just like “ok, no problem”. It’s the first (as far as I can remember) instance where a main member of the group was just told to leave. I was waiting for her to try and kill Rick, or to hit him with her car. But, she just drove off. I will be very interested to see how the rest of the group reacts when they find out Carol was the killer, and that Rick just left her out there. And I’m also guessing the “Bob” story is not over yet.