‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Episode 6 Recap: “Live Bait”

By November 18, 2013
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Well, if you’ve been wanting to know what The Governor has been up to, last night’s episode was a dream come true. Especially if you wanted his activities to be incredibly ho-hum. I for one wanted to see a bunch of The Governor this week…but really? Nothing else? This episode was not my fave. That being said…the recap must go on!

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So we start the episode off right after The Governor’s slaughter of his peeps. It’s just him and his two henchman, Martinez and Shumpert. The Governor seems completely broken, even sitting motionless as he’s approached by a Walker. Luckily, Martinez saves him. Unluckily, the next morning both of his henchmen have abandoned him. Henchmen can be incredibly unloyal!

Next up, The Governor walks to Woodbury and duh! Burns it to the ground. It’s all very symbolic I guess. Then he continues his walking. He’s the walking dead inside (yeah – I’m super proud of that).  He continues walking until he reaches another small enclave. We can tell time has passed because he looks like a member of a ZZ Top cover band. Or a poor man’s Snake Plissken maybe? ANYWAY…he sees a little girl in a second story window. Is it a Penny hallucination or is it real? He goes to investigate…and she’s real! Her name is Megan and she has a whole family–a mom (Lilly), an aunt (Tara) and Grandpa Don, who is dying of stage four lung cancer. Uh oh.

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He tells the family that his name is Brian Heriot, a name he saw scrawled in graffiti earlier, and he quickly returns to his charismatic leader persona, helping the family and in turn, earning their trust. I still don’t trust him, but naturally Lilly is all goo goo eyed over him. Oy, I’m having Andrea flashbacks. The Governor does have a relatively exciting scene battling senior citizen walkers in a nursing home as he attempts to get more oxygen tanks for Grandpa Don and an endearing scene with Megan as well. One thing this episode did well was that it really illustrated the man The Governor was before this whole apocalypse thing went down. I still don’t trust him, but I like when my villains aren’t one-dimensional. I like the softer side of the Governor!

BUT WAIT! Then Grandpa Don dies and The Governor crushes his skull in with an oxygen tank. Did I mention Megan, Lilly and Tara saw the whole thing? And none of them know that you turn into a walker immediately upon death? So yeah…it was a bit disconcerting for the ladies. But we all know that he did the right thing, just in an incredibly ungraceful way.

For some reason they all decide to leave. Also The Governor and Lilly hook-up. Next to a sleeping Tara and Megan. Eww. The truck breaks down and the gang embark out on foot. They are ambushed by some walkers and The Governor and Megan are quickly separated from Lilly and Tara. They fall into a pit with some walkers and The Governor kills them like a total badass. Then this happens:

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Oh man! Just when The Governor thought he was out, they pull him back in!

What did you think of this episode? 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.