‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Episode 4 Recap: “Indifference”

By November 4, 2013
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After steadily getting better every week, this week’s episode, “Indifference”, kinda sorta couldn’t have been titled better. It was a bit “meh,” I ain’t gonna lie. While last week’s episode had a ton of action and a huge WTF revelation at the end, this one kind of just puttered along. I mean yes, technically there was a Carol banishment, but who are we kidding? There’s no way that’s going to stick. I think. It’ll certainly be the catalyst for some mega Daryl/Rick conflict though. Just a guess!

This episode was pretty much divided between the crew getting the meds and Rick and Carol. So let’s start with Daryl and the rest of the crew, shall we? After escaping the zombie road block, Daryl, Michonne, Tyreese, and Bob are continuing their trek on foot to get the much-needed antibiotics. Tyreese is a bundle of raw, uncontrolled emotion, which comes in handy while cutting through things with a machete, but not much else, so it’s a very good thing when Michonne is able to soothe Tyreese before that emotion causes something stupid to happen. The good news is the posse finds a car! It’s broken…but still!

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As Daryl attempts to fix the vehicle, we learn a bit about Bob’s past. What about Bob? HAHAHA! We learn that Bob has a serious case of survivor’s guilt and is an alcoholic (did we know this before? I forget.) Luckily Daryl fixes the car and we don’t have to hear anymore about Bob. Because Bob is boring to me and I have a feeling he should have survivor’s guilt because he seems like he screws things up a lot. BUT MORE ABOUT THAT LATER.

The posse finally reaches the hospital, getting the meds they need before being confronted by a pack of flu-infected walkers. The crew barely escape through a window, because Bob almost drops his backpack of meds. BUT OH WAIT! It’s not meds! It’s alcohol! Friggin’ Bob! Good thing everyone didn’t die saving your alcohol, forcing you to have completely warranted survivor’s guilt. Daryl gives him a Dixon verbal smackdown, securing his rightful place in all of our hearts forever. Rick better watch out because you know he’s about to be the next victim of a Dixon verbal smackdown or worse. Because this is about to happen:

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The delay of the posse’s return gets Rick edgy and he decides to go on his own supply run. He takes Carol and a gas can with him…hmmm.  No reason. Carol tries to explain her murdering ways, but Rick says nothing. They come across a couple, for some reason, the lady eventually dies and the dude goes missing, so the point here was…? Am I not getting something?

Carol badgers Rick into responding to her murder confession. Then she says this: “You can be a Farmer, Rick. You can’t just be a farmer.” I don’t know why but this made me laugh really hard. Carol talks about her new-found strength and it’s all true, I mean we all remember annoying Carol, right? So it’s kind of sad that right when Carol starts getting really interesting, Rick banishes her. It just seems so old school. But right or wrong…I can’t wait to see how Daryl reacts!

What did you think of Carol’s banishment? Let us know in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.