This week's episode is another filler, except this time, it's a filler-filler. Half of our very own don't get screen time and yes, I mean Daryl. (And the others, but you know, Daryl.)
The focus is purely on the Alexandria morons and their inability to cope with the gruesome reality that is now their daily life.
There are some characters that seem to be getting prime time within the town, such as Rick's replacement for Lori, Jessie and Tara's new love interest, Denise which poses the question: Will these characters become part of our team, or are they being built up for a violent end?
Although we sit through Denise's whining and Jessie's new found I-want-to-be-like-Rick attitude, apart from learning that Maggie is now pregnant, our big hitters miss out for a second episode. (Let's not forget that Maggie was present for the birth of Judith and the subsequent death of Lori which must be playing on her mind.)
Rick arrives back to Alexandria running from a herd of zombies, supposedly those who had surrounded him in the RV, but there is no story to go with it. Aren't we going to learn how he escaped?
Michonne appears for a brief few minutes to tell Maggie that Glenn is missing, but the scene is shot from the distance, leaving us unaware of how the conversation unfolded. And Carol, the reason Alexandria is still standing is MIA.
In terms of zombie-ness, I can't go past the epic sewer-zombie scene that made us all greatful for land-zombies. Throw in the intense and drawn out moment that Maggie's hands disappeared inside the guts of the slimy walker and we are all in heaven.
So once again I raise the question: What is the point of this episode? The only theory I have come up with is that as well as force feeding us a reminder that we are all still human last week, now we need to be reminded that once upon a time, slaughtering zombies was mentally draining. In the beginning, seeing the dead bodies of those who once were, was simply, devastating.
Hopefully next week's episode will feature those favourites who we have missed for the last fortnight. Because, you know, Daryl.