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The Walking Dead – Season 4 Episode 3 ‘Isolation’ Recap and Discuss

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The Walking Dead - Isolation


“Smooth Seas Do Not Make Good Sailors”

Spoilers AHOY!

Viruses have taken out people, their families, even entire villages further back then recorded history.  It’s no surprise that this new infection has played host to more deaths than zombies have in the most recent episodes of The Walking Dead. You put a couple handfuls of people in a non-functioning prison, with bad plumbing and poor hygiene, you’re bound to catch something.

In The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 3, ‘Isolation’ seems more so a juxtaposition, wherein the group is forced to quarantine or isolate their sick to keep others from an illness that seems to have no bounds. An illness far from isolated as we see it stretch farther outside the reaches of the prison. With an entire cell-block completely decimated and others developing symptoms, some take matters into their own hands. Tensions rise as the group tries to figure out exactly who’s behind the murder and torching of Karen and David.  I’d like to think that in a time of utter chaos that even I would have a solid mind to make good decisions for myself and those around me. What if that also meant taking away one from their loved ones regardless of their already determined death sentence?

As the sickness spreads the group becomes more disbanded and are forced to act quickly in order to save themselves from dying off altogether. A recovery team is sent to a veterinary school to obtain antibiotics while Hershel sets out to collect berries. He is such the gathering type. So what could go wrong, right? Cue the largest zombie hoard I think we’ve seen yet in the history of The Walking Dead…

“Everything could be OK”

What do I think?

I’m glad to see Carl finally showing some restraint, he was getting a little to cocky for a prepubescent with a handgun. His decision making seems a bit more realistic even if it is guided by Hershel. They really are a good hunter/gatherer team!

Rick appears to be a little smarter than he had previously let on as he taps back in to his small town cop investigative ways in order to close the case on Karen and David.

Oh no. Glen has gotten down with the sickness in a bad way. Has Hershel’s herbal remedy made it back to the quarantine in time? I don’t really now how I feel about one of the original cast members (especially Glen) checking out. Honestly, he’s gotten a bit soft since he fell in love with Maggie but I almost hope this weakness becomes his ultimate revival as the snarky post-delivery boy gone rogue.

Carol, Carol, Carol…looks like Daryl’s bad-ass ways are starting to rub off on you. I try not to guess a plot too much when watching each episode but this bonfire you’ve created came out of nowhere for me. Unfortunately it didn’t do much to help.

“Life. The only thing you can choose is what you’re risking it for.”


What did you think about this episode of The Walking Dead? Where do you think it’s headed (or should be) and why? Comment below!

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