As we rest back into our couches, we are faced with a new problem for the team: A giant chasm full of zombies. Going by the trucks that are strategically placed at each entrance, my guess is this is the work of the Wolves. But of course, is this an elaborate plan and if so, how long have they been working on it?
This episode has taken a page from the book of artsy-fartsy and cuts from current time in colour, to what we have to catch up on in black and white. Perhaps this is a play on the phrase 'Not everything is black and white' or perhaps it just looks clever. Either way, it is visually appealing and eerie as hell.
It isn't long before we are reminded just how lost Rick is and how much everyone actually dislikes him. Our very own team of apocolyptonites seem stuck in a loop of we-must-follow-rick, we-must-follow-rick. He locks up Morgan (AKA new Herschel), just in case he's a bad guy. Yeah ... I'm going to say he's locked up because he sees Rick has gone cray-cray. Of course Michonne is quietly keeping her eye on Rick, proving she is one of the smartest in the team, and hooray for the return Michonne's samurai sword! Take that zombie heads.
After the team find the chasm of zombies, Rick convinces Alexandria to help with an elaborate plan to move the herd, which is the crux of the episode. Of course, we couldn't possibly just set them on fire. No, lets take them out of the pit, lead them for miles and expect that everything will go to plan. Carter (one episode throw in played by Ethan Embry) is against it from the beginning. It's obvious he's not going to last long, whether by zombies, or Rick. (Turns out it's both, for those playing at home.)
Resident Bad-ass, Glen leads new addition, Heath (AKA Dreds) and Nicholas on a separate part of the elaborate plan, although we'll have to wait until next week to find out exactly what they were doing. Glen delivers the best line in the history of TWD: 'I'm supposed to be delivering pizzas', reminding us all how far he has come since the kid who freaked out because he had to wear a zombie intestine scarf in season 1.
Carol appears for a few short scenes, but by golly, they were mighty fine. Carol has adopted her new status of fake housewife seriously, but Morgan can see through her like a grease on paper. This of course raises the question: Who will Morgan become? Will he be one of us?
Lastly, Daryl. You know you're the baddest of them all when even though you have relatively no lines in the episode, you're still the toughest kid on the block, crossbow and all.
The elaborate plan comes to a terrifying end when a horn is held down somewhere in the distance. Now we are all wondering: Is there a mole in our midst?
Oh, and one more thing; Is it just me, or is Eugene the only normal person left? He seems to be content with Tara waking up, and that there is a fellow apocolyptonite with long hair. Should we all be taking a page from Eugene's book?