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

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“You can’t be afraid to kill”

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Familiarity and relationships are things a lot of us may still cling to in a post-apocalyptic world. That feeling of safety and comfort you secure in those you surround yourself with. Even children need that constant. So it is certainly no surprise that some of the younger members in The Walking Dead have found their way to follow those who have stepped up; those who have given them the attention they so desperately need.

In Season 4 Episode 4 of The Walking Dead we see first hand Carol’s incessant longing to parent with an iron fist, reminding Lizzie that there is nothing left of a person when its corpse has risen from the dead. Making sure that Lizzie understands that she must be ready and willing to do what it takes to protect herself, Carol shows little emotion toward Lizzie when she responds the way a child would to their mother.

We also finally get a change of scenery…with supplies running dangerously low and the need for medicine still the main priority, another cluster from the group set out to restock on provisions. In the last episode Daryl, Michonne, Tyreese and Bob headed to the veterinary school for antibiotics and encountered a large hoard of walkers. They were forced to take the path of least resistance and were detoured through a small, mostly deserted town. A few zombies taken out and one ivy covered hot-wired minivan later gets them back on track to reaching their destination. The group doesn’t spend much time inside the school. There are walkers around every corner. We do start learning a bit more about Bob’s addiction to alcohol. I’m not sure if he is helping or hurting the groups success. This is the third group he’s been in and I am wondering if his actions in the past lead to the other groups demise.

“How many have you killed?”

Meanwhile, Rick and Carol devise a plan to go house-hunting for anything of use to bring back to the prison. On the road, Rick gets down to business and confronts Carol on her decision to take out Karen and David in her fouled attempt to save the group from the sickness. Arriving in a torn up cul-de-sac, it isn’t long before they realize that they aren’t the only ones there. Some quick convincing from Carol gets Rick to allow the pair of drifters to aide in the scavenging for supplies. Something he may soon come to regret.

As both missions come to an end, Bob is given a choice and Carol is left with none at all. For someone who was basically done making decisions for the group, Rick is rounding back to his old ways and letting people know it. Are we finally seeing Michonne let go of her personal vendetta against the governor?

“Anger makes you stupid and stupid gets you killed.”

What do I think?

It’s about time someone started harvesting from urban gardens. My only issue is that after so much time has passed, with the change in seasons and no one actually maintaining the garden, would there really be anything there to take?

I am curious to see what direction, if any, they take Carol in. Will we follow her story as she goes rogue? I picture her killing a few more disorderly housewives and adopting any stray children she finds along the way. Maybe she’ll start some sort of Lord of the Flies group of killing machines.

Did the Adam of our ‘Adam and Eve’, who was found bearing fruit, cut Eve’s leg off to save himself? It didn’t exactly look like it was gnawed off and now he’s missing. What the heck?

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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