Its nighttime and Maggie checks in at the window. But Hershel shows up. Maggie wants to see Glenn but Hershel tells her he needs to rest to get better. Maggie insists on going inside to help but Hershel isn't having it. Hershel asks about Beth. Maggie is still insisting on helping Hershel but Hershel is standing his ground because people are going to die and turn...and someone will have to take care of it.
Rick returns to the prison and Maggie helps open the door. Maggie is happy to see Rick but is stunned that Carol isn't with him. Rick tells her that she was the one who killed Karen and David. Rick explained that Tyrese would return and if Carol stayed, it wouldn't have been pretty. Rick then asks what Maggie would've done. Maggie agreed with Rick's decision. But before they can discuss it, Rick makes Maggie promise not to tell anyone and that he'd be back to help her fix the fence. Rick goes back inside and finds Carl. Carl is okay and wants to help Rick. Rick tells Carl to stay on guard. Hershel checks on Doctor Caleb. Caleb has hit a high fever and his eyes are red. He refuses to look at Hershel and tells him to move forward and to save the other victims who have a chance at living. Hershel tells him he is not going to give up. But Caleb is fading; he tells Hershel he has more IV bags and that he also brought in a shotgun with rounds in case things got really bad. He also told Hershel to keep each cell door shut. Hershel finally shines the lantern against his face and see's Caleb bleeding out tears and more blood from his mouth.
As Hershel checks the cells, one patient passes out and dies in the middle of the cell. The others come out of their cells to see. Hershel tells everyone to get back in their cells. Sasha gets out the stretcher but Hershel tells her to go back in her cell and rest. Hershel takes the patient to a room where no one can see, covers the body and head and stabs him. Rick calls out to Hershel to ask him if it's okay. Hershel suggests that they take out the bodies to burn because "that's what its come down to". Yet Hershel still doesn't want anyone to see the harsh ends of the sick lives. Rick commends Hershel for him being the solid, saving figure in the isolated unit. Rick then explains to him what has happened to Carol. Hershel checks the cells and notices that Sasha has passed out. But not before not closing the cell of a dying patient that has revived....
Hershel is kneeling down besides Sasha, who just woke up. She passed out from dehydration. She confesses to Hershel she thought he was an "idiot dying old man" for going inside the isolation cell. Hershel jokes he'll take it as a compliment. Sasha laughs that she wouldn't be alive if "he wasn't so damn stupid". Meanwhile, Glen is trying to keep Henry alive and applies CPR but it is hopeless. Glen tries calling for Hershel but coughs up blood and stumbles down. Hershel continues closing the cells and checking on people. He checks on one patient; his friend, whose awake, tells Hershel that he will watch him sleep. Shit then hits the fan as Henry wakes up and the other female walker attacks Hershel. The man alive in the cell opens up and shoots at the female walker but not before his dead friend revives and attacks him. Meanwhile, Lizzy is trying to guide a walker Henry in some sort of trap. The woman walker is still alive. Rick and Maggie hear the gunshot from the man; Rick tells Maggie to go help Hershel while Rick goes to grab Carl to help him hold the logs up for the fence.
Back in isolation, Lizzy trips and Henry traps her but Hershel grabs Henry and throws him over. Hershel tells the kids to stay in their cells. Hershel then goes to Glen and tells him to hold on. Maggie is desperately trying to break in the door with an axe but with no luck. Hershel calls on the doctor but the doctor has turned. Hell is breaking loose. The fence outside the prison has broken down. Carl and Rick run to safety in the prison tower. They go in the courtyard but they continue to run as walkers start breaking down the fence to the courtyard. Rick and Carl load up on guns and ammo near by. Rick tells Carl that he can either shoot or run. The fence breaks down. Walkers are coming in by the dozens. Rick and Carl open fire.
In isolation, Hershel loads up the rifle and is drawing in the walkers in the cell. Maggie shoots down the open window pane as Hershel shoots the walkers. Hershel then goes to Henry, who still has to respirator around his mouth. Hershel bravely wrestles Henry for the respirator. A determined Maggie aims right at Henry. Hershel successfully grabs the respirator as Maggie leans Glen over on the side. Maggie holds his arms down and Hershel shoves the respirator tube down his throat. Glen finally has air in his lungs.It quiets down. Lizze walks out of the cell, asking him if it's all over. "I hope so, honey," Maggie replies.
Back outside the courtyard, Rick and Carl stab the walkers that haven't been shot in the head. Even better news is that Daryl, Michonne, Ty, and Bob return.Ty rushes to the isolation cell to see Sasha. Fortunately, Sasha is still alive. Ty holds onto her close. Bob follows Ty and is assisting Hershel in giving Glen medicine. Hershel sits back in the cell where the dead doctor is in. Hershel pulls out his Bible and begins sobbing.
It's the next day as Michonne is loading up the bodies on a trailer. Rick walks out in the yard as Carl catches up. They walk to the crops. Hershel walks out and tells Ty and Daryl that Glen is doing okay and that he'll be okay. Daryl asks about Carol. "She's okay, just talk to Rick about it," Hershel replies. Hershel asks Michonne if she's heading out. Michonne smiles and asks "you want to come?" "Hell yeah!" Hershel replies. They get in the jeep with the trailer.
Rick and Carl are checking out the plans and snacking on some green beans that they grew. Rick and Carl walk back up to the prison with their new snacks, content they overcame another obstacle...as the Governor watches on in the distance just outside the prison...
Janes Notes: Wasn't this episode NUTS?!?!?!
First of all, I don't know about you but I think Rick let Carol go for her own safety because if she came back and it was somehow discovered that Carol is the killer....awww hell, the prison would break loose.
NOW I was on Facebook and there was one theory that really stood out to me...that Lizzy was the one that actually killed Karen and David. I thought that was so out there until I noticed Lizzy was casually playing footsies in the puddle of blood. Another one said it was Maggie because of the comics. Maybe it can be Beth, the one that they least likely suspect. Who knows. While the show has followed the comics to a point, there have been some monkey wrenches thrown in.
Now these are my predictions and feel free to add in yours because all these theories and predictions have been excellent!
- Carol didn't kill Karen and David. She's covering for someone to save the group.
- I think either Lizzy or Beth killed Karen and David because 1. they would be the least likely suspects and 2. you know those quiet ones...
- Bob is going to help bring the group down. Dude is a ticking time bomb.
- I don't think we're going to see the Governor on the offense....yet. I think throughout the seasons, we will see Carol trying to make it on her own and then we will see the Governor and how had survived the days after the fall of Woodbury.
- The prison group, the Governor and Carol will all merge towards the end of the season.
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