‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Episode 3 Recap: “Isolation”

By October 28, 2013


Not to skip ahead but…WTF CAROL!? Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s start form the beginning and then we’ll get back to the big end scene shocker because JEEZ CAROL!

So the prison is in full-on infected mode. The virus has swept through the cell block at an alarmingly fast pace. I’m not even a germaphobe but with all the coughing going on this episode, I honestly felt like I caught something.

Killing Walkers is one thing, but the elusive nature of the virus has everyone on edge. Especially Tyreese, who is also pissed off about the deaths of Karen and David, who he found charred at the end of last episode. Tyreese won’t let up on Rick regarding finding their killers and RICK SNAPS! Personally I’m always a fan of cool cucumbers getting their rage on…even if it is unjustified.

Tyreese and Rick go at it! Hey, I guess beating someone up is one way to deal with your frustration…the other way would be, well…I guess no one wants to see Rick and Tyreese get it on. (Although if Rick grabbed Tyreese and kissed him after the first punch that would have been HILARIOUS.) On a side note: it was nice to see Cutty fighting again. (This makes no sense if you didn’t watch “The Wire.” But it also makes no sense that you haven’t watched “The Wire” by now.)

Rick apologizes and he and Tyreese are cool for now. Which is good, because there are more important things happening than two grown men and their misplaced rage. THE OUTBREAK!


The counsel assembles to discuss options. Herschel recommend that they raid a kinda sorta nearby veterinary hospital for antibiotics. Meanwhile the infected are quarantined in Cellblock A and the children are also separated from the group, since they’re considered vulnerable. Did I mention that Glenn is infected??? I’d also like to say no to Glenn dying. Just no…are you listening to me, writers? Daryl, Glenn, and Michonne are on the “Do Not Kill” list.

Daryl and Michonne head up the meds posse, bringing Tyreese and Bob (!) along with them.

BTW it didn’t take Carl long to go back to his headstrong ways. NOTHING CAN GO WRONG WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT. He even gets bossy with Herschel, which made me mad because who the heck could ever be disrespectful to Herschel!? Meanwhile, back with our badass posse (with the possible exception of Bob – sorry Bob!),  the crew is confronted by I don’t know…like a million Walkers, at least? The Walkers are blocking the road, so the posse abandons the muscle car they’re riding in (sucks!) and hightail it into the woods. My stomach was in knots during these scenes. I can’t even play “Resident Evil” because all I do is run away from the zombies. I’m not a fan of undead confrontation.


This time it’s Tyreese’s turn to take out his anger and rightfully does so on the Walkers. It’s pretty amazing to watch. It seems like he’s a goner for sure, but a battered Tyreese joins the crew in the woods shortly after and we’ll have to wait until next episode to see the conclusion of this dramatic med run. Is there any other kind?


Now to the shocking confession! After acting pretty dang suspicious, Rick finally straight up asks Carol if she killed Karen and David. Carol’s all like:


And the viewing audience is all like “WTF?” Now we have to wait to find out how and why Carol did what she did. I mean I can guess why, but why did she think that was acceptable? I don’t know about you but I think what she did is completely effed up. It seems like Karen and David met a painful and gruesome end. I’m curious as to what’s going to happen if and when the others find out what she’s done. Carol’s going to have some ‘splaining to do!

What say you? Do you approve of Carol’s actions? Did you like this episode? Let us know your thoughts 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.